Blueberry Coconut Smoothie

blueberry coconut

This month’s linkup is all about drinks! Cocktails (and mocktails) to serve at your next party. Well, I’m all about my Vitamix these days, and while I could easily whip up a frozen margarita, I am more into making healthy smoothies and drinks. You can add vodka to this if you like, or really anything to make it more of a cocktail. It’s a wonderful drink that quenches thirst and fights cancer! That is, as long as you can crack open that young coconut.

Lately I’ve been buying young coconuts and hacking them open with a knife, just enough to drain the juice, and then throwing them against my steps to crack them open and get the meat. Blending the coconut water and meat together makes the most delicious drink. I like to mix it with any fruit – pineapple for a pina colada and mixed berries are among my favorites, but my absolute favorite fruit to add is blueberries. I buy the frozen kind and it makes the smoothie a wonderful consistency. This drink is especially creamy because I added a little bit of almond milk to it.

young coconutblueberry coconutBlueberry Coconut Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh coconut water (from a young coconut)
  • Flesh from one young coconut
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup almond milk

Directions:

1. Drain juice from young coconut.

2. Crack coconut open and scoop out the flesh.

3. Place all ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth.

4. Serve immediately. Extra bonus points if you use a pretty glass and add an umbrella.

blueberry coconut

 

  • http://thekosherfoodies.com/ steph

    looks so pretty in that glass! also, delicious.

    • http://thekosherfoodies.com/ Jessica

      just bought another coconut i’ll make you one next time you’re here

  • dena @ohyoucook

    Love the combination!

    • http://thekosherfoodies.com/ Jessica

      thanks! it was sooo good I’ve made it about three times since posting.

  • http://www.ronniefein.com/ Ronnie Fein

    finally a smoothie without banana (I am allergic). This is for me especially since I love coconut, blueberries and almond milk. Perfecto!

  • Whitney @ Jewhungry

    I make a similar smoothie and force my kid to eat fruit :) You gotta do what you gotta do, right?

    • http://thekosherfoodies.com/ Jessica

      i often put spinach in richie’s smoothies!

  • LilMissCakes

    Jealous of your vitamix! I love smoothies, you recipe sounds great.

    • http://thekosherfoodies.com/ Jessica

      i’m obsessed with it (obviously)

  • mayihavethatrecipe

    Loved that you used a young coconut, water and flesh for this recipe!

  • Sarah Klinkowitz

    Looks incredibly refreshing!