This coconut lime smoothie is a refreshing, icy drink perfect for summer. Enjoy with or without rum.

This coconut lime smoothie is a refreshing ,icy drink perfect for summer. Enjoy with or without rum.
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I know smoothies have ice in them but this coconut lime smoothie is particularly “icy”, almost like a slushie.

It’s a half smoothie, half Italian ice kind of consistency with a whole lotta piña colada going on.


Whip up this easy refreshing coconut lime smoothie to beat the summer heat.

These were made around 3pm on a day that I woke up to a half broken blog and proceeded to spend an inordinate amount of hours (still in my pajamas) glued to the computer, on the phone with my server tech support and deleting, reinstalling and configuring new plugins. If you have a blog, I know you can sympathize.

If you don’t, just imagine pure stress and a feeling of utter hopelessness. Here’s the thing about blogging, it doesn’t come with a manual or any (free) tech support. Shit breaks and it’s all on you. When “you” has learned everything through trial and error or past experience it can be kind of fun.

And by fun I mean completely infuriating. So yeah, that was a “fun” day.

Want to know what I could really have used after that? Some alcohol. But, since 5pm was still two hours away, I behaved and resorted to the next best thing. Coconut, lime, ginger, mint and teeny tiny bit of kefir for a tangy kick all mixed up with a ton of ice in this coconut lime smoothie.

Next time, I might try something more decadent like this coconut panna cotta or this coconut lime ice cream float.

It instantly took me to a tropical beach somewhere and my head desperately needed that. My body wouldn’t have minded it either but I haven’t figured out a food or drink that has that ability yet.

Icy Coconut smoothie with lime is refreshing and delicious for an easy summer drink.

So in conclusion, we’ve learned that blogging leads you to drink and when that isn’t possible it makes you hallucinate.

Obviously, I’ll be continuing with it.

5 from 1 vote

Coconut Lime Smoothie

Servings: 2 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Coconut smoothie with lime
This coconut lime smoothie is a refreshing, icy drink perfect for summer. Add some rum for an easy summer cocktail or keep it virgin.


  • 10 ounces coconut milk from a can
  • 5 leaves of mint, plus more for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 inch nub of fresh ginger
  • juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 1/4 cup kefir
  • 3/4-1 cup ice


  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth but still icy.
  • Add additional crushed ice to two glasses, pour in drink and garnish with more mint leaves.


This would be delicious with the addition of some rum.


Serving: 1SERVINGCalories: 331kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 4gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 27gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 39mgPotassium: 322mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 67IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 67mgIron: 5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
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  1. These flavors will soothe any stressed out blogger. Love the idea of it being like an Italian ice.

  2. Wow, this looks amazing! I have never heard of kefir (even my spellcheck hasn’t!), but I’m going to look it up right now!

    1. It’s not the easiest thing to find depending where you live. You could definitely sub in plain greek yogurt instead. They’ve both got that same tangy taste to them.

  3. This looks delicious! I can’t get enough coconut…love it!

    Your blog is awesome, I am so glad I came across it. Definitely going to subscribe! Can’t wait to see what you come up with. I recently started a blog and I’d love for you to follow it. New blog friends are the best! :)

  4. The flavors in this sound incredible. I was thinking of doing some kind of coconut milk smoothie(probably more along the lines of a pina colada) but this has stolen my attention. Mint, ginger, honey, lime. Holy that sounds amazing. Glad everything’s working fine on your site now – I can totally sympathize! It’s awful when stuff like that happens.