Day 25: blackberry coconut smoothie

blackberry coconut smoothie - Day 25 of my 30 day challenge - www.scalingbackblog.com

This is a variation on a smoothie I posted a long time ago.  I like putting a little toasted coconut into my smoothies, it gives them a nice nutty flavor that I really enjoy.  I don’t usually go for milk based smoothies but I’ve been making more of them lately.  I add some chia seeds for a little extra protein and it keeps my hunger at bay longer.

blackberry coconut smoothie - Day 25 of my 30 day challenge - www.scalingbackblog.com

 

Day 25: blackberry coconut smoothie
 
Ginger and toasted coconut give this breakfast smoothie a nice kick.
Ingredients
  • ½ cup frozen blackberries
  • ½ frozen banana
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • ¼ inch piece of fresh ginger
  • ½ cup almond or coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons toasted coconut
Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth

 

blackberry coconut smoothie - Day 25 of my 30 day challenge - www.scalingbackblog.com

blackberry coconut smoothie - Day 25 of my 30 day challenge - www.scalingbackblog.com

blackberry coconut smoothie - Day 25 of my 30 day challenge - www.scalingbackblog.com

blackberry coconut smoothie - Day 25 of my 30 day challenge - www.scalingbackblog.com

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    3 thoughts on “Day 25: blackberry coconut smoothie

      1. Tina Post author

        Hi Jackie,

        I toast it myself. I make a large batch and just keep it in my pantry to add to recipes. I take one cup of coconut and put it on a parchment lined baking sheet. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees and toast the coconut for 4-5 minutes. Check it frequently, it burns easily! You can also dry toast it in a small skillet on the stove if you find that easier!

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