I LOVE smoothies for breakfast, and as the months grow warmer, I love them even more. Smoothies make it ways to eat (drink) breakfast while getting ready for the day and checking emails. They’re a great way to pack in protein, antioxidants, vitamins and fiber first thing in the morning. The digestive system isn’t fully awake in the morning, so smoothies are a great alternative to heavy or carb-laden meals. I always have frozen organic berries on hand, but when I came across some extra blackberries, I had to invent a new recipe.
Black and Blue Coconut Smoothie
handful of frozen organic blackberries
handful of frozen organic blueberries
½ cup coconut milk (store bought, or better yet – make your own*)
1 scoop protein powder of choice (I like Clearvite and Warrior Food)
½ cup purified water
*You can make your own coconut milk with a young Thai coconut (available at most health food stores.) Here’s a great tutorial on opening a young Thai coconut, and an easy step by step recipe for making your own coconut milk!