I love carnivals.
There's something very nostalgic about it. When my sister & I were little, my parents would take us to every carnival our town would have. I can't recall a time we didn't go to the carnival when it was in town.
As we slowly grew up, we slowly stopped going to the carnivals. I want to go back.
One thing we tried to do when going to the carnival was avoid the food & drinks there. They're way overpriced for what you get. So we would sometimes just eat before we went & bought drinks if we got thirtsy. Sometimes if my sister & I were being good little girls we would get cotton candy.
Cotton candy is so gross.
One thing I did like from the carnival was their frozen strawberry drinks. My go to flavors when I was little was watermelon & strawberry.
Now it's coconut.
So the other day when I got a new case of coconut water I thought to myself, what would happen if I tried to combine my little girl-self & my...not so little girl-sell, together?
Well, a strawberry banana coconut smoothie would happen, that's what!
Let me tell you something, this recipe is so good & refreshing, I ended up drinking the second half of my leftover. Oops.
At least it's healthy, so I don't feel bad.
Strawberry Banana Coconut Smoothie
♥ Half Ripe Banana
♥ 2-3 strawberries (more for tangy, less for less tang)
♥ 1/4 Cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut (or to taste)
♥ 1 Cup Fresh Coconut Water
♥ 2 Tbsp Honey or 2-6 drops liquid stevia (or to taste)
♥ Ice Cubes (depends on how icy you want it, use your judgement, I used 5 large ice cubes)
♥ Mix all of the smoothie ingredients in a blender until you reach your desired consistency
Enjoy, my hungry little hearts!