Very Berry Coconut Chia Smoothie
This Very Berry Coconut Chia Smoothie is a power smoothie packed with flavor and nutrients! Filled with your favorite berries, coconut flakes and chia seeds, it is the right way to start your day on the go.
Happy Monday! I am so excited to be back and posting new recipes. It’s been a crazy few weeks with me traveling all over the place. I just got back last night from a long stretch that involved a Maryland weekend, followed by a week-long conference in the outskirts of Boston and a weekend exploring Boston with the hubs where we had an amazing time staying with one my girlfriends. I will share with you pictures and details of the trip later this week on a BEYOND THE OVEN post. For now, it’s a recipe!!
After any overhaul in my schedule, I am itching to get back to a routine. That includes getting my breakfasts back in line. I LOVE fresh berries and the summer is the perfect time to enjoy them at their prime. You will always find pints of berries in our fridge and I am constantly throwing them in everything we are eating. Anything from salads, desserts or in this new favorite smoothie; a very berry coconut chia smoothie.
I made this smoothie a few weeks ago when school was hectic and I’ve been enjoying it every morning since including today as I try to get back in the game. It’s packed with lots of berries (duh!) and nutrients. I use whatever berries I have in hand which that day was raspberries, strawberries and blackberries. Coconut milk and toasted coconut flakes added in my favorite flavor and of course a heaping serving of chia seeds for a boost of fiber and nutrients. This delicious power smoothie with just the right amount of sweetness is quite filling for breakfast and will keep you going for hours. You have to try it!!
- 1 cup + 3 tablespoons canned coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon Bob's Red Mill chia seeds
- 6-8 ice cubes
- 1 cup mixed berries (blackberries, raspberries, strawberries)
- 1 tablespoon Bob's Red Mill coconut flakes, toasted or untoasted
- 1 tablespoon organic maple syrup (optional)
- In a small bowl, mix the chia seeds with 3 tablespoons coconut milk. Let soak for an hour or overnight.
- In a blender, combine the rest of the ingredients with the chia seeds and blend until your desired consistency.
Soaking the chia seeds in coconut milk is optional and a personal preference. You can just add the dry seeds to the blender and mix.
I use (and recommend) Bob’s Red Mill for all my whole grains, seeds and natural flour products. NO they did not pay me to say that! Just sharing the love. But they did send me some free samples of their products when they discovered I love their products.
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