While sitting on the airplane enjoying a Chimes Salted Toasted Coconut Candy, one of my favs and one of my musts along with gum and ginger chews while traveling, I though hmm why not make a Salted Toasted Coconut Smoothie. I got back home and since my smoothie bowl craving is still going strong that got changed to a smoothie bowl instead of a smoothie. Of course it can easily be made into a smoothie just add more milk or less coconut, or omit or reduce chia seeds depending on your needs and taste. The candies have a rich caramely toasted coconut flavor with sea salt added so they are sweet but then as you suck on them you get these little sea salts that dissolve. Oh and they are vegan, which most caramel candies have milk other than another fav of mine Cocomels.
I like to make this smoothie bowl for breakfast, although the day I photographed this one I had in the afternoon, as it has chia seeds, protein, healthy fats, and it is really satisfying and filling! It’s perfect after yoga or a resting day for me.
Salted Toasted Coconut Smoothie Bowl
Makes 1 serving
1c coconut milk (So Delicious Unsweetened Vanilla Coconut Milk)
1 TBSP chia seeds (Navitas Naturals)
1 scoop vanilla protein (Vega Sport, new formula)
1 pitted date, chopped
1/4c toasted coconut or caramel coconut like Navitas Naturals Caramel Coconut (Trader Joe’s Finely Shredded Unsweetened Coconut)*
pinch or two of sea salt
extra toasted coconut, or I used Navitas Naturals Caramel Coconut, for topping as desired
*To toast coconut lay a layer on a cookie sheet liked with parchment paper and bake at 350F for a couple minutes watching closely.
In a jar or container mix chia seeds and coconut milk and refrigerate over night, or at least 6 hours. In a Vitamix, or high-speed blender, blend together soaked chia seeds and remaining ingredients except sea salt and toppings until smooth. Add in ice if desired, I add a few cubes, blend smooth. Pour into bowl and top with salt and toppings. Enjoy!
Salty and sweet this Salted Toasted Coconut Smoothie Bowl can't be beat! @VegaTeam @NavitasNaturals #SweatPink #WorkoutWednesday Click To Tweet
While I do receive some Vega products from time to time, which I listed as an option in this recipe, I do purchase much of it on my own. It has been my plant-based protein of choice since before I started blogging. Even though most Vega products used are purchased by myself I do add this disclaimer. I do not make any money off any Vega sales or posts. I only write about foods I love, my blog is an extension of my hobby to make fun healthy food creations for me and my family.