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Berry Coconut Smoothie

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A simple, healthy and delicious smoothie to start your day

This is my favorite smoothie. If I’m not in the mood for a full breakfast, I have this. If I don’t know what to make for lunch, I’ll make this. If I want a snack post-workout, I go for this smoothie every day. It’s that good.

Keep reading to find out specifically what ingredients I use to make this – because I think that matters, but you might not so if you don’t care then just jump down to the bottom and check out the recipe.

Choose your yogurt carefully...

Any yogurt will not do. If you really want this to be a healthy smoothie you need to check the labels of your ingredients, especially yogurt.

Yogurt is known for being loaded with sugars and it’s hard to find a yogurt that has little or none added and still tastes good. Often times yogurts will have less fat and lots of sugar to make up for the loss of flavor due to the loss of good fats. Not great.

My preferred yogurts have little to no added sugar, are made with whole milk, and grass fed is always preferred. I’ve listed my two favorites below!

 

Siggi's plain whole milk yogurt
24oz. Siggis' Plain Whole Milk Yogurt

No Sugar Option: Siggi's Plain Whole Milk Yogurt

Siggi’s plain whole milk yogurt is my favorite. You can buy a 24oz. tub for around $5 at Whole Foods and it will last for a couple of weeks in the fridge. The best part – no added sugar.

Siggi’s plain whole milk yogurt is thick, smooth, and creamy. It’s a little tart, as sugar free yogurt should be, so if you absolutely need something sweeter, beyond what the berries in this recipe are going to add, you could add some maple syrup or honey.

You can also add some alcohol-free vanilla extract for a little flavor boost – totally optional and not necessary but can be a nice addition.

Maple Hill Yogurt
32oz. Maple Hill Grass-Fed Whole Milk Vanilla Yogurt with Cream on Top

Low Sugar Option: Maple Hill's Organic Grass Fed Vanilla Yogurt Cream on Top

My second favorite is Maple Hill’s Organic Grass-Fed Whole Milk Vanilla Yogurt with Cream on Top. It does have some added sugar but it’s not much and it tastes really good. Maple Hill’s yogurt is smooth and creamy but will make your smoothie a little more runny. If you’re ok with that cool, if not, just add more ice to your blender and it will thicken back up.

Make it your own

If you don’t do dairy then use your milk and yogurt non-dairy alternatives instead. Just know, that the thickness of the smoothie will obviously vary based on what you swap. Same goes for flavor.

If I were going to make this dairy-free, I would get a can of organic coconut milk (not the stuff in the cartons with all the additives) and I would just add more ice. You’ll miss out on the extra protein the yogurt and milk add, but you could add a scoop of your favorite protein. If you add protein, I would make sure the flavor is neutral like a vanilla or something complementary like a strawberry or coconut flavor.

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Berry Coconut Smoothie

A quick, healthy and delicious berry coconut smoothie that checks all the boxes. Want something healthy but sweet? Yup. Need a protein boost? Yup. More antioxidants in your diet? Yup. This smoothie might be your new favorite.
Prep Time5 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Keyword: berry, coconut, healthy, smoothie
Servings: 1

Equipment

  • 1 Blender

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Organic frozen mixed berries Blueberries, strawberries and raspberries
  • 1 cup Organic whole milk Whole, coconut, whatever you want
  • 2 tbsp Organic unsweetened plain yogurt OR vanilla yogurt I add two heaping spoons to my cup. I use Siggi's Plain Yogurt (no sugar option) or Maple Hill's Organic Grass Fed Vanilla Yogurt (low sugar option)
  • 2 tbsp Organic shredded coconut The blender will shred them up more, but I like the super super thin shreds that I can also use as a topping on other foods I make
  • 1/2 cup Ice optional

Instructions

  • Add everything to the blender and blend it. That's it. Ice is optional. If you want your smoothie colder, and thicker, add more ice. Enjoy!
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Andrea is the voice behind Living Like Lacasse. She is a mom, designer, and all-around creative who loves good food, good company, and good design.

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