Sweet Corn Smoothie

August  4, 2011
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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
In This Recipe
  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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    dymnyno May 14, 2014
    I know your recipes so I know that this is make very soon.
    Author Comment
    lapadia May 14, 2014
    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...
    Author Comment
    lapadia May 18, 2014
    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.
    dymnyno May 19, 2014
    It will be awhile before there is any corn here in California. Where in the US is fresh corn to be found now?
    Author Comment
    lapadia May 19, 2014
    Florida, I guess :) @!
    Sagegreen August 9, 2011
    Love your smoothie innovations!
    Author Comment
    lapadia August 9, 2011
    Thanks, Sagegreen, all you smoothie type drinks have inspired me to do something like this.
    pauljoseph August 8, 2011
    lapadia! Excellent look like our 'payasam'
    Author Comment
    lapadia August 8, 2011
    Thanks, pauljoseph! I have never heard of "payasam", will have to look this up, they were just flavors that worked for me.
    betty B. August 8, 2011
    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!
    Author Comment
    lapadia August 8, 2011
    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!
    drbabs August 8, 2011
    So great, and I LOVE your new profile pic!
    Author Comment
    lapadia August 8, 2011
    Thanks, drbabs and Happy Monday to you!
    Larry W. August 7, 2011
    This looks amazing! I agree that you left out an ingredient though...rum!
    Author Comment
    lapadia August 8, 2011
    Thanks for your thoughts, LWC! :)
    wssmom August 7, 2011
    Oh, definitely cocounut rum-worthy!!
    Author Comment
    lapadia August 7, 2011
    :) When I wrote the coconut-rum in I actually thought of you...for some reason, seriously, I did! Thx, wssmom :)
    wssmom August 10, 2011
    LOL I am sure!
    Author Comment
    lapadia August 5, 2011
    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:
    hardlikearmour August 4, 2011
    This sounds awesome! Nicely done, lapadia!
    Author Comment
    lapadia August 5, 2011
    Thanks, HLA! Next time I will make this with corn from my own garden :)
    mrslarkin August 4, 2011
    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.
    Author Comment
    lapadia August 5, 2011
    Thanks, for stopping by and checking out my recipe, mrslarkin!