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Coconut Berry Ice

Following on from my ‘Water‘ post yesterday, I thought I’d share the anti-oxidant loaded, coconut water smoothie I made myself for a nutritious, healthy, fast breakfast this morning.  Between getting my kids fed and to running club by 7am, as well as organising a hundred other things in preparation for the day ahead- let’s just say I didn’t have the luxury of sitting down to breakfast.

This is also a nourishing, healthy snack and I always make this for my kids prior to sports events or if they’ve had a very active day.
I love the taste of coconut water though I know a few people who just don’t.  So if you want to benefit from the impressive mineral profile and hydration of coconut water – without the taste, then try it in a coconut berry smoothie.  The berries give you an antioxidant boost of note and the LSA (or almond meal) adds protein and good fats to keep you full for longer.

Ingredients
350ml of coconut water
1 cup of fresh or frozen berries
1-2 tablespoons of LSA or almond meal
1 teaspoon of vanilla powder

Optional extras

  • 2 tablespoons of natural yoghurt or kefir
  • Add a banana or brown rice syrup for extra sweetness, to taste
  • Make a meal of it – Top with 2 tablespoons of my homemade muesli
  • Extra protein – add a tablespoon of nut butter too

Method

  1. Throw it all into a blender or food processor and process at the highest speed until smooth.
  2. If your berries are not frozen, add a little ice also.

Variations
Dairy-free 
Don’t add the yoghurt or kefir.

Nut-free
Use ground linseed or chia seeds instead.

Gluten-free
Omit the muesli or use a gluten free muesli.

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  • Rosanne O’Brien

    Hi Georgia

    The smoothie looks great, can’t wait to give it a go. Your photos look amazing as well. Looks like your having fun with it.

    • Thanks Rosanne. Just hope everyone loves the site as much as I love putting it together. I’m also glad I have lots of beautiful edible plants and flowers in my garden – they really help to make everything look pretty! G x

      • Dianne Winterbine

        Hi Georgia
        The flowers do make the smoothie and food look great. I can’t wait to try this one tomorrow. What edible flowers have you used here and for the mint fudge slice? I am looking for edible flowers to replace my old flowers that I removed to plant out an edible garden.

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  • I’ve got to say I’ve had some not great coconut water, are there any particular brands you preferrer to use?

    • I like Celebes, C coconut water and Nakula brands. Coconut Essence is also a popular brand, though I personally find it a little too sweet. My favourite is of course the real deal – whole young coconuts straight form the fridge. Lots of cafes are selling these now – the taste is quite different again, but oh so good! Unfortunately it’s just not practical to keep these in the fridge at home, so a can or tetra pack will have to do! Also avoid flavoured versions and always drink icy cold or on the rocks. http://www.coconutwateraustralia.com.au/coconut-water-reviews a site that reviews coconut water, though like anything it really is a matter of personal taste. G x

  • Anita

    I made this post Bikram Yoga class, it was delicious & exactly what I and my body needed.

  • Sally

    Hi Georgia, so I’ve been thinking about a smoothie for brekky, but does this one contain enough protein now that I’m pregnant? Should I use milk or yoghurt (or kefir) instead?

    • I would beef it up with the extras, LSA and or chia, even oats and definitely yogurt or kefir (either or). I’m a little addicted to goat yogurt at the moment. G x

  • Kate G

    Oh yum.. and so easy!
    Might be nice with a little raw cacao as a treat 😉

    • Definitely – I love raspberries and chocolate combined, heaven! G x

  • Kristianne

    Hi Georgia, I have just planned my week’s meals from looking at your website, so thank you for making things easier! Just wondering if I can substitute vanilla powder with extract for this smoothie?

    • That’s wonderful Kristianne. Yes you can directly sub the vanilla no worries. Enjoy your Well Nourished wee, G x

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