Quick Coconut Savory Smoothie

By Laura Enssle | April 13, 2021

savory smoothie

Here is another recipe for soft, high protein, high calorie comfort foods packed with nutrition. Eat these warm, at room temperature, or cold. You can also make a double batch and freeze the extra for later!

This recipe is a theme with variations listed below. Start with the base, then pick whatever combination you’d like from our suggestions to make it your own!


1. Take a look at the flavor options listed in step 2. If you want a warm smoothie, warm the coconut milk for the base of your smoothie in the microwave or on the stove until it feels warm to the touch. Then add all of the base ingredients listed below to the blender.


2 Tbsp almond butter (or your favorite nut or seed butter such as peanut butter)

1 cup coconut milk (for extra calories, add in 2 Tbsp coconut cream)

1/2 cup tofu (or 1/2 cup garbanzo beans or a serving of unflavored protein powder + 2 Tbsp water)

Small pinch of salt

2. Pick your flavorings. Here are a few suggestions:

Room-temperature options:

Refreshing Mint

Soothing ginger

  • 5 sprigs fresh mint (about 20 leaves)
  • 1/2 tsp lime (leave out if you have mouth sores)
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1/2 tsp grated ginger
  • 1/4 tsp spice of your choice: cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice

Warm options:

Warm turmeric

Traditional tomato

  • 1 Tbsp turmeric
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1 tsp Panang curry paste (red works well)

3. Add your flavorings to the base ingredients. Blend until smooth and enjoy!

Nutrition facts for smoothie base: Serves 1, Calories: 780, Protein: 32 g, Sodium: 199 mg

Recipe developed by Laura Enssle, UCSF Dietetic Intern