This refreshing blueberry coconut smoothie will surely take the tropics right into your home! I love blueberries and coconut, so why not have them both in a yummy drink? You can also add scoops of your favorite protein powder to make this the perfect pre- or post-workout drink.
I used to think smoothies would never be a part of my diet, ever. But hey only fools don’t change their minds right? Ever since I’ve found out about the wonders that smoothies can do to my body, there is no turning back! All the more when I learned about meal replacement smoothies that are so convenient for busy mommas who barely have time in the mornings to even make a decent breakfast.
Smoothies are a great way to also incorporate fruits & vegetables which one couldn’t otherwise consume if eaten on its own like beets, or kale, which are sooo nutritious but may not be a favorite of all! But blueberries… hmm who doesn’t love blueberries? These purple babies are so rich with anti-oxidants it’s considered one of the superfoods that we ought to include in our diet. They are also high in fiber that does wonders for your heart health. Not only that, there have been many studies made showing how blueberries protect against DNA damage, a leading cause of aging and degenerative diseases.
The colorful, the better. That’s my mantra when it comes to smoothies! If you wish to make the shade of the smoothie darker, just add strawberries or blackberries into the mix. I usually add more fruit toppings and some crunch like granola or more coconut flakes to add some texture into the smoothie. You can use fresh or frozen blueberries but the latter will give you a creamier, richer texture and taste. Now go make your purple smoothie and indulge right in!
What you’ll need:
300-350ml unsweetened coconut milk (or can sub with other milk of choice like almond milk or skim milk)
3 scoops high quality protein vanilla powder shake (I use Usana Health Sciences Nutrimeal in French Vanilla)
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 tbsp desiccated coconut
1 tbsp pure maple (or raw honey) –not the artificial kind
2 heaping tbsps greek or plain yogurt
1 tbsp chia seeds
Mix all ingredients in a blender on high speed until smooth. Transfer into a glass and top with more blueberries and coconut flakes. Enjoy!
As always, tag me in Instagram @tara_fitfoodiemommy if you ever try this recipe. I would love to see you enjoying these creations too.