There is nothing better than a refreshing blueberry smoothie with coconut water on those hot summer days. This smoothie will also help you to stay hydrated. In this post you will also learn how to make coconut water at home in 2 minutes. Coconut water can also be added to green juices and smoothies and gives them a delicious, tropical taste. Keep reading to find out more or if you are really thirsty go straight to the recipe…you will love it.
This blueberry smoothie requires only 4 ingredients: blueberries, frozen banana, spinach and dried coconut. They create a smooth, fresh blueberry smoothie within seconds.
In this smoothie recipe I used coconut water instead of water which adds an interesting tropical flavour. But wait, you don’t need to buy expensive coconut water in your supermarket! Coconut water can easily be made by blending water and dried coconut together in a blender, then leave it to rest overnight to intensify the flavour of the water. Strain and it is ready to use. I usually make a big bottle and use it in other smoothies over 3-4days.
We can say this is a green smoothie because we have plenty of spinach in it although it is not green in colour. The combination of blueberries, banana, spinaches and coconut water tastes delicious and it is very difficult to know that we have added spinach to it. I think kids will enjoy its fruity flavour and mums and dads can rest assured that they are enjoying a healthy drink. Let me know if they like it.
While you are enjoying your smoothie have a look at these light, summer recipes. They are simple, colourful, healthy and delicious dishes.
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I want you to be ready for Summer...and there is nothing better than a refreshing blueberry smoothie with coconut water.
- 1 cup water
- 1 Tbsp dried coconut
- 1 frozeen banana, sliced
- 1 1/2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen
- 2 cups spinach leaves (fresh spinach is better)
Blend the water and dried coconut together for a few seconds. Transfer to a jar and leave to rest in the fridge overnight, to intensify its flavour. Remove the coconut pulp from the water with a strainer or leave it in if you have a powerful blender (you won't feel the grated coconut in it)
It can also be made without using a blender; whisk the water and coconut together in a jar and leave to rest in the fridge.
Add 1 cup of coconut water and the rest of the ingredients to a blender or food processor, blend until smooth.
Serve cold with grated coconut on top. You can also make a smoothie bowl by adding your favourite fruit and granola on top.
*Add 1/2 extra cup of water if you like a thinner consistency.