A creamy coconut berry smoothie made in under 5 minutes with simple ingredients.
Looking for a quick breakfast on the go with a sweet berry taste yet keeps you feeling good all morning long? This might be your new favorite go-to! Meet the Coconut Berry Smoothie.
As I’m writing this, it’s mid-August in Nashville and that means…it’s so hot, like 99 degrees F hot and humid! Regardless if you’re trying to the beat the heat or not, I hope you enjoy trying this nutrient dense shake I’ve been making most mornings this summer for a quick breakfast on the go and it’s refreshing.
Like the title suggests, this smoothie has coconut milk, frozen coconut chunks (more on this later), mixed frozen
berries, chia seeds, protein, and frozen zucchini. All in all, an easy macronutrient balanced smoothie covering your needs for protein, healthy fats, fiber, carbohydrates, and it tastes delicious!
I was shopping at Trader Joes the other week, browsing the frozen fruit section because I needed to stock up on some frozen organic berries to use for this recipe when I stumbled upon frozen coconut chunks. I was so excited I bought three bags, yes, seriously three! The ingredients are 100% NS approved and they’re literally just mature coconut chunks, frozen and ready to thaw and eat/snack on or add to a smoothie frozen like I use here. If you don’t have access to Trader Joes for these frozen coconut chunks, I recommend using 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut with an additional 1/2 cup frozen zucchini. This will give you the same taste and texture, plus the fiber since this frozen coconut has about 7g per heaping 1/2 cup!
This has been a go-to smoothie recipe for breakfast but it would also be a great dessert, especially if you have a sweet tooth after dinner. By the way, if you haven’t tried these Mint Chocolate Feel Amazing Fudge bites, then you have to for a sweet treat! Otherwise, I’ll bring this to work in the morning for breakfast on the go and store it in my favorite glass bottle.
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