This blueberry coconut water smoothie is packed full of healthy, anti-oxidant rich ingredients, and is kid-approved!
Hi friends! Smoothie number two of smoothie-palooza. I am sharing four brand-spanking new smoothie recipes with you today and showing you how to make them ahead for the world’s easiest breakfast smoothies.
All of these smoothies are packed full of nutritious ingredients, but they are also sugar free, relying completely on the natural sweetness of the fruit rather than any juice, honey or maple syrup to sweeten. They also happen to be banana-free, because I’m a banana-phobe. I feel like it’s so hard to find banana-free smoothie recipes these days!
So recipe number two is this blueberry coconut water smoothie!
This blueberry coconut hemp smoothie could really be considered a base recipe. Swap the blueberries for cherries, strawberries or any other berry for that matter. Add a handful of spinach. Add in some chia seeds, flax, or your favorite smoothie add ins.
Blueberries are one of my favorite superfoods, packed with anti-oxidants, linked to improved memory, and low in sugar.
I added coconut water and a touch of coconut extract to bring out the coconut flavors, added some hemp hearts (which I’m a bit obsessed with, they have the most delicious nutty flavor and crunchy texture!), and a touch of Greek yogurt to bring out the creaminess in this smoothie. This is officially one of my favorite afternoon snacks.
The blueberries, coconut and slightly nutty hemp seeds go together so incredibly well, and you don’t need any additional sweetener, since the blueberries bring enough sweetness on their own.
This is a great recipe for kids, with the enticing purple color. You don’t need to tell them that it’s good for them…that would just ruin it for them, right? 😉
More healthy smoothie recipes for us:
- check out this Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Smoothie with Pineapple
- and this Green Mango Superfood Smoothie
- or how about this Cherry Peach Goji Berry Smoothie
- or this Strawberry Mango Chai Smoothie
- and don’t forget this post, which shows you how to prep them all ahead of time!
Blueberry Coconut Water Smoothie (with Hemp Hearts)
- 1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1/2 cup yogurt (full-fat plain or greek)
- 1/4 teaspoon coconut extract
- 1 tablespoon hemp hearts
- Combine all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.
Calories 301 // Fat 5 g // Saturated Fat 1 g // Cholesterol 0 mg // Sodium 98 mg // Carbohydrate 49 g // Fiber 7 g // Sugars 38 g // Protein 17 g