|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 2g||2%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||3%|
|Total Carbohydrate 59g||21%|
|Dietary Fiber 14g||50%|
|Total Sugars 34g|
|Vitamin C 78mg||392%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Berries are recognized as some of the most powerful superfoods. They're rich in disease-fighting antioxidants that protect us from cell damage. They’re also delicious and blend beautifully along with banana and coconut water in this healthy smoothie. Feel free to use a mixture of berries, such as blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries, fresh or frozen.
This recipe is also gluten free and dairy free, making it a great breakfast for anyone in the family. Enjoy this refreshing smoothie in the summer or as a tasty pick-me-up in midmorning or midafternoon.
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"Dairy free and vegan, this smoothie comes together effortlessly in about 5 minutes. Delicious and satisfying as an on-the-go meal replacement or snack. Thick, rich, filling, healthy, and naturally sweet." —Diana Andrews
1 cup unsweetened organic coconut water
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen mixed organic berries, such as strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, or blueberries
1 ripe banana (preferably frozen), cut into chunks
1 tablespoon protein powder, optional
4 ice cubes, optional
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high speed until smooth.
Pour into a tall glass.
- Creamy consistency: You can add nut milk if you'd like to keep the smoothie dairy free, or use skim milk or yogurt if dairy is OK.
- Sweeten it up: Add honey for sweetness or pomegranate juice for extra berry flavor. Adding liquid to the blender will thin out the berries a little, but it will allow them to move more freely in the blender. Add liquids a little at a time so you can monitor the smoothie for the consistency you like best.
- Protein boost: Add a tablespoon or two of peanut or almond butter; the nut butter will create a thicker smoothie so you may need to thin it down a little with more coconut water.
- Refreshing twist: Finish off the smoothie with a squeeze of fresh lime juice and/or a sprig or two of fresh mint.
- It’s advantageous to use frozen fruit because the fruit is frozen at its peak of ripeness. The frozen fruit also can eliminate the need for ice cubes.
- If you aren't a fan of seeds in your smoothie, choose strawberries or blueberries instead of raspberries or blackberries.
- If you have an abundance of fresh berries that you bought while they were in season, you can freeze them to use later. Place them on baking sheets and put them in the freezer; once frozen, seal them in freezer-proof bags and use them in smoothies year-round.
How to Store
- Leftover smoothies can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to two days.
- You can also increase the recipe and freeze the extra for later. Place in an airtight container and freeze for up to three months. To thaw, place in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight. Shake or reblend if the ingredients have separated.