Chocolate Coconut Blueberry Smoothie

January 18, 2016

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.

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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.

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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.

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Chocolate Coconut Blueberry Smoothie

Serves One

Ingredients:

  • 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

Steps:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Serve in a bowl with suggested toppings, or in a cup with a straw.

Enjoy!

XO, Bailee

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1 Comment

  • Reply Michael G. May 15, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Nice blog! I’ve always love chocolates specially when cold weather strikes i need to buy a lots of hot chocolates. I think i need to try that Chocolate Coconut Blueberry Smoothie. thanks for the post!

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