A better guilt and dairy-free blueberry coconut smoothie to help you start your day the right way!
Turns out coconut milk and fresh blueberries are meant to be. I show you how to make it and share tips and variation ideas in this recipe.
Theoretically you will just need two ingredients to make this smoothie. Especially if you like your smoothie unsweetened as I do (Paul likes it with palm sugar).
- Coconut Milk - unsweetened store-bought or homemade coconut milk
- Blueberries - The higher the quality the more flavorful and the fresher the better. Remember, bigger berries doesn't mean better!
Coconut milk can come in different quality. High fat percentage is usually a sign of quality thick coconut milk.
That said, if you prefer a light coconut milk, feel free to use that instead. You can also get special organic coconut milk which is usually more climate friendly.
Tip: You can use Bilberries too instead of Blueberries, which are way more flavorful than blueberries. They can be found in the colder regions in Europe, such as in Scandinavia and in the alps and they are also known as the European Blueberries. We shared how to collect bilberries in the wild.
🔪 How to make it?
Preparing a batch of homemade blueberry smoothie is thankfully a breeze! Perhaps this is why we like it as a breakfast booster.
Here is a quick overview. The recipe with exact US and metric measurements + video is located at the bottom of this post.
Place the blueberries with the coconut milk into the blender jar.
You can also add a sweetener of your choice and ice if you like.
Close the jar with the lid and place it into the blender.
Switch on the blender and mix it all to a smooth smoothie.
Pour your beautiful blueberry coconut milk smoothie into a glass to serve up.
To make this healthy beverage thicker, add crushed ice or ice cubes to the jar before you blend it all together.
You can also choose to use frozen blueberries instead of adding ice.
Another idea is to freeze coconut milk into small batches as for example into ice cube shapes.
That way you just need to take out the required quantity of frozen coconut milk and throw it into your blender jar.
Freezing coconut milk will be your choice too if you don't plan on using up a new opened pack soon enough. You will avoid wasting and throwing it out.
By just keeping the smoothie in the fridge it will thicken also.
🥣 Variations to make this your own!
Get creative by adding any of the following ingredients to your smoothie and turn it into your own recipe!
- other fresh berries such as raspberries, strawberries, blackberries to add more vitamin C. Freeze dried and powdered is another option.
- fresh bananas or a frozen banana, to thicken your smoothie further. Bananas are also a good source of potassium.
- a few drops of vanilla extract to add some smooth notes.
- A knife tip of ground green cardamom powder. It adds a whole new dimension of flavors to your fruit smoothie!
- dried sweet raisins, apricots or dates to sweeten instead of sugar
- tender coconut and coconut water. You get that only in young, freshly picked coconuts in the tropics, but that stuff is a super food and it adds a lot more coconut flavors to your blueberry smoothie recipe.
- coconut flakes as a topping
To make this smoothie vegan use brown sugar or palm/coconut sugar. Honey is not vegan.
🍹 More Vegan Smoothies
Yes you can keep the smoothie in an airtight bottle or container in your fridge for up to 2 days. Alternatively you can also freeze it. Thaw frozen smoothie by keeping it in the fridge over night.
The blueberry coconut smoothie is packed with protein and fat. If you are counting calories, add this smoothie to your dietary plan and have it as a light lunch. This smoothie is also gluten free. Enjoy it as a quick breakfast or as a little boost in-between by turning it into a smoothie bowl.
Yes, just switch the coconut milk with your choice of milk. Other suitable plant-based milks include almond milk and oatmeal milk.
Blueberry Coconut Smoothie Recipe
To make the Smoothie
- Place clean blueberries into your blender jar.1 Cup Blueberries
- Pour the coconut milk into the jar to the blueberries.1½ Cup Coconut Milk
- Add sweetener of your choice or skip that if you don't want sugar. You can also add ice cubes.Brown Sugar or Honey
- Lock the blender jar with the lid and place it into the blender machine.
- Switch on and mix until you are satisfied with the texture.
- Pour smoothie into a glass or bowl. You can add a topping if you wish. Enjoy.Blueberries, Coconut Shredded, Mint
- Sweetener and ice are optional. You can make this with just coconut milk and blueberries for a health boosting smoothie.
- topping is optional and may look better if the smoothie is in a bowl.