It might be 30 degrees, but I’ve been whipping up smoothies like its my job.
I think this is partly due to my refusal to accept that its freezing outside. Even if I have to eat my smoothies cuddled under a blanket, next to a space heater, or snuggled up in a sweatshirt with a piping cup of coffee, I still find myself breakfasting on them multiple times a week.
One combo that keeps popping up in my bowl/blender is chocolate-coconut-blueberry. Sounds decadent and dreamy, right? Because it is. I absolutely love the combination of chocolate and blueberries. It’s tart, sweet, velvety, and full of good-for-you antioxidants. Add in some coconut and things go to the next level.
After raving about this combination on Instagram for months, I have finally followed through with sharing the recipe! Everyone needs some chocolatey-coconutty-blueberry goodness in their lives, so I sincerely hope you give this combo of mine a whirl.
Chocolate Coconut Blueberry Smoothie
- 2/3 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/2 a frozen ripe banana
- Spinach; 2 handfuls of fresh or 1/2 cup of frozen (optional; I use frozen spinach for added texture/thickness)
- 1/2-1 scoop chocolate protein (I use this one; can sub for 1 tbsp cacao or cocoa powder but you won’t have extra protein)
- 1-2 tbsp coconut butter (Essentially Coconut is my favorite brand; can sub for almond butter if needed)
- Unsweetened almond or cashew milk (can sub for milk of choice)
- 1 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
- 1 Mejool date or 4 stevia drops (optional for extra sweetness)
- Suggested toppings: granola, unsweetened coconut shreds, and cacao nibs
- Add spinach, blueberries, banana, chocolate protein, coconut butter, and chia seeds to the blender. If you are making any substitutions, add them in here now as well. I always suggest adding the spinach in first so its closest to the blade and gets blended up first.
- Add unsweetened almond/cashew milk. I like my smoothies really thick and hate measuring, so I generally pour for about 4-5 seconds then add more as I need to to get things to blend. If you like your smoothies more drinkable and less thick, keep adding more until it reaches the thickness you desire.
- Once everything has blended, take a taste and see if it is sweet enough for your liking. If not, add in one mejool date or a few drops of stevia and blend until combined.
- Serve in a bowl with suggested toppings, or in a cup with a straw.