Coconut Blackberry Smoothie – there are greens in here, but you’d never know it! This Coconut Blackout Smoothie recipe comes from Becky Striepe’s eBook, 40 Days of Green Smoothies. Keep reading to get the recipe for this delicious dairy free smoothie and for a chance to win your very own copy of this eBook!
When I gave up coffee last year, I replaced my morning
cup pot of joe with a green smoothie or green juice. It’s a healthy habit that I’ve now been able to stick with several months. I love getting a big dose of greens in the morning. It helps me feel healthy and energized – a feeling that lasts throughout my day helping me make better choices all day long. If you’re looking to start a green smoothie habit too, I’ve got just the book to help you – 40 Days of Green Smoothies by Becky Striepe: Kickstart your mornings with this 40 day program designed to develop your green smoothie habit!! Keep reading to find out why it’s so awesome, get the recipe for this dreamy blackberry smoothie, and enter for a chance to WIN a copy for yourself!
Drink Your Greens
You know how healthy and nutrient dense leafy greens are and you also know that your kids (or you, for that matter) probably aren’t eating enough of them. Adding them to smoothies is the perfect way to hide them and still reap the nutritional benefits. Becky has mastered the perfect balance of sweet fruits and leafy greens so the whole family will enjoy drinking these. Each recipe makes enough for one – so you might want to double it up if your spouse is drinking too or if you’re serving littles.
My daughters just wandered over as I’m writing this and one pointed to the picture of the Coconut Blackout Smoothie saying “Yummmmm. I remember when we drank that!” I thought I’d ask for their thoughts on this particular smoothie to share with all of you. Here goes – C says, “Yummy. I LOVE this pink smoothie.” K says, “Mommy makes the best smoothies. Can we have that again one day?” There you have it – kid approved! (Side note – these little ladies turn 5 in 2 weeks. Time, please stand still!)
40 Days of Green Smoothies
40 days! That’s 6 full weeks of smoothie recipes, including this blackberry smoothie, to start your day off on the right track. Becky includes tips throughout the book to help you stay on track and make the most of your ingredients. She even includes weekly shopping lists for you. And most of the recipes in any given week share a lot of the same ingredients (and carry over to the following weeks) so your shopping lists are actually quite small.
Even though I’ve been on my own green smoothie kick for the last several months, I find myself falling into the habit of making the same ones over and over. My Coconut Water Smoothie w/ Berries & Spinach and my Superfood Smoothie have been in high rotation over here! I was super excited to try out Becky’s recipes and start adding some more variety to the mix!
Check out some of the super creative smoothie recipes you’ll find in this book:
- Pineapple Parfait
- Raspberry Beret
- Spicy Mango Tango
- Ginger Cherry Cream
- Tropical Chocolate Milk
- Beet Greens & Berries
Not to mention some of the classic flavors as well – all with added greens of course:
- Strawberries & Cream
- Blueberry Shake
- My Apple Pie
- Pumpkin Pie
There is so much variety in the book – your tastebuds definitely won’t get bored! Which one are you most excited to try?
Coconut Blackout Smoothie (Coconut Blackberry Smoothie)
I hope you love this Coconut Blackout Smoothie as much as we do. Trust me, if you like this one, you’ll love the rest too, so make sure to enter below to win a copy of 40 Days of Green Smoothies for yourself. And, as always, if you make this, please come back and leave me a comment below with your feedback. You can also find me on social media. Be sure to tag @veggie_inspired and #veggieinspired so I’m sure to see it!
Yields 1 serving
Becky says, "Lettuce has an even lighter flavor than spinach in a smoothie, so don’t be shy about adding a healthy handful. Most lettuce is pretty watery, so your lettuce smoothies will be a little thinner than the green smoothies you’re used to."
5 minPrep Time
5 minTotal Time
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup frozen blackberries
- 1/2 cup of lettuce
- 1/2 cup light coconut milk
- 1/4-1/2 cup of water, as needed to get things moving
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 3 ice cubes
- Puree until smooth.
Reprinted with permission from 40 Days of Green Smoothies, © Becky Striepe.
Notes from Veggie Inspired: I used part romaine and part green leaf lettuce for this smoothie that I had already chopped for a salad the night before. I like to grind my chia seeds in a coffee grinder before adding them to the smoothie to ensure there are no full seeds left. You can eat the seeds whole, I just simply prefer them ground.
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