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Optavia Coconut Shrimp Waffles

Optavia Counts

  • 1 Lean
  • 3 Green
  • 3 Condiments
  • 2 Healthy Fats

A fresh, fun, and tasty way to enjoy the refreshing flavors of coconut and lime juice, crisp veggies, and lean protein. Served with a light veggie wrap, it’s the perfect Lean & Green meal to enjoy on a hot summer day. This NEW recipe makes 4 complete Lean & Green meals (1 leanest, 3 green, 3 condiments, and 2 healthy fats per serving)!

Optavia Coconut Shrimp Waffles


  • ¼ cup light cream cheese
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 6 tbsp shredded coconut, unsweetened, toasted
  • 3 tbsp almond flour
  • 2 tbsp chives, chopped
  • ½ packet calorie-free sweetener, divided
  • 21 oz. cooked shrimp, chopped
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 tbsp canned coconut milk
  • 1½ tsp lime juice
  • 2 cups shredded red or green cabbage
  • 1 cup thinly julienned cucumber
  • 1 cup julienned red bell pepper
  • ½ cup thinly julienned radishes
  • ½ cup sliced scallions
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • 4 medium butter or Boston bibb lettuce leaves

Optavia Coconut Shrimp Waffles


  1. In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese with a spatula or wooden spoon until smooth. Whisk in the beaten eggs until thoroughly combined.
  2. Stir in the shredded coconut, almond flour, chives and ¼ teaspoon calorie free sweetener. Add the chopped shrimp and toss to combine.
  3. Preheat a waffle iron and spray both sides with the cooking spray.
  4. Put an adequate amount of the coconut shrimp mixture in your waffle iron (the amount may vary depending on the waffle iron’s size), and cook until golden brown, about 10 minutes.
  5. Once done, remove the waffles and place on a wire rack.
  6. Repeat until the mixture is used up.
  7. In a small bowl, combine the coconut milk, lime juice and ⅛ teaspoon of the calorie free sweetener. Chill until ready to serve.
  8. Combine the cabbage, cucumber, red bell pepper, radish, scallions, chopped cilantro and chopped mint.
  9. To serve, divide coconut shrimp waffles among plates. Place a lettuce cup on each plate, and fill each with a quarter of the vegetables (about 1⅓ cup per serving). Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of the coconut dressing and serve.

Optavia Lean and Green Recipes

Hi, we have found that almost the 3rd person facing the problem of being overweight. In our team and research, we have some fellows who have been facing this for years. So at the beginning of 2021, we began to take the weight loss efforts seriously and have lost 60 lbs so far on the OPTAVIA 5&1 Plan! It's been amazing, and while our journey isn't over, we are well on our way! When we started our team and fellows had a hard time finding the top OPTAVIA 5&1 recipes, so we were so inspired to build this website to help compile some of what I felt are the best OPTAVIA recipes around. We are very happy to share it with you as well! For those not familiar, OPTAVIA is not some fad diet but instead is a program designed to help those who are looking to lose weight make better choices with their health and wellness via better habits. We've worked hard to make sure that all OPTAVIA 5 and 1 recipes listed are approved for the OPTAVIA 5&1 plan.

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