Sweet Corn Smoothie

By • August 4, 2011 • 25 Comments



Author Notes: Inspired after reading the soup and cream corn F52 entries, I thought, why not a refreshing smoothie. The taste of sweet corn with a blend of tropical fruits makes a perfect breakfast or pick me up any other time of day. Hmmm, I am thinking a little Coconut Rum might add a special touch, although I’ve not tried that, yet!lapadia

Makes about 5 cups

  • Note, I used a full fat yogurt and coconut milk
  • 2-1/2 cups fresh sweet corn kernels (3 medium cobs)
  • 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 3/4 cup honey flavor Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup chunks of pineapple
  • 1 cup chunks of mango
  • 1 small banana
  • 3 tablespoons honey - plus more, if needed after testing for sweetness
  • 2 cups ice
  1. Shave off the corn kernels - position the cob on the end of a bowl and run a knife down the sides to get all the kernels and its juice.
  2. Add the vanilla bean - split lengthwise and with the tip of a knife scrape the seeds from the bean into the bowl. Add grated ginger. Place into a blender.
  3. Add the honey, coconut milk, pineapple, mango, banana and honey. Blend till smooth. Taste for sweetness and add more honey, if needed.
  4. Add ice cubes and blend.
  5. Serve in a chilled glass - optional, grate a little fresh nutmeg over the top.
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3 months ago dymnyno

I know your recipes so I know that this is delicious...to make very soon.

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3 months ago lapadia

Hi Mary - Great to hear from you, it's been a while, thanks so much for checking out my recipe, and for your thoughts! Cheers...

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3 months ago lapadia

Hmmm, an afterthought = Fresh sweet corn is best as close to harvest as possible, here in the PacNW that won’t happen until late summer so I’ll more than likely be waiting for this year’s harvest before making this recipe and many others.

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3 months ago dymnyno

It will be awhile before there is any corn here in California. Where in the US is fresh corn to be found now?

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3 months ago lapadia

Florida, I guess :) @!

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about 3 years ago Sagegreen

Love your smoothie innovations!

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about 3 years ago lapadia

Thanks, Sagegreen, all you smoothie type drinks have inspired me to do something like this.

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about 3 years ago pauljoseph

lapadia! Excellent look like our 'payasam'

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about 3 years ago lapadia

Thanks, pauljoseph! I have never heard of "payasam", will have to look this up, they were just flavors that worked for me.

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about 3 years ago betty burner

Just wanted to let you know that I passed this on to a nephew who: a) is picky about food, b) eats mostly raw... He loved this smoothie! Thinks it's terrific, and is looking forward to trying some other flavors and tropical fruits!
Thanks lapadia, for providing me something a little different to offer him this summer!

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about 3 years ago lapadia

Thanks & you're welcome, BB! Yes, this smoothie is open for a variety of tropical fruits, would love to hear what he used; I always say that recipes are made for tweaking!

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about 3 years ago drbabs

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So great, and I LOVE your new profile pic!

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about 3 years ago lapadia

Thanks, drbabs and Happy Monday to you!

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about 3 years ago Larry Wellington Cauldwell

This looks amazing! I agree that you left out an ingredient though...rum!

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about 3 years ago lapadia

Thanks for your thoughts, LWC! :)

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about 3 years ago wssmom

Oh, definitely cocounut rum-worthy!!

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about 3 years ago lapadia

:) When I wrote the coconut-rum in I actually thought of you...for some reason, seriously, I did! Thx, wssmom :)

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about 3 years ago wssmom

LOL I am sure!

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about 3 years ago lapadia

SPECIAL NOTE RE: step #1!! This recipe has been submitted and I am unable to edit so I wanted to add that I totally missed F52's handy tip - how to dekernel, love it. Please check the link if you haven’t already seem it: http://www.food52.com/blog...

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

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This sounds great, I can just imagine how well the corn blends with the fruit and yogurt. Really nice!

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about 3 years ago lapadia

Thanks so much, sdebrango!

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about 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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This sounds awesome! Nicely done, lapadia!

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about 3 years ago lapadia

Thanks, HLA! Next time I will make this with corn from my own garden :)

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about 3 years ago mrslarkin

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Sounds great lapadia! So glad u made a cool summer drink. I was working on a hot drink lst night - was yummy, but couldn't get it smooth enough. And its august after all! Silly me.

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about 3 years ago lapadia

Thanks, for stopping by and checking out my recipe, mrslarkin!