blackberry coconut smoothie

Blackberries are one of the top 10 foods for containing antioxidents and are high in Vitamin C,  Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, manganese and fiber.  Best of all they are sweet, portable and a perfect addition to your morning smoothie.  I’ve paired it with pears and toasted coconut for a delicious and unique morning pick me up.  If you don’t have a powerful blender you may want to forgo the toasted coconut and add a tablespoon of coconut milk instead.  To toast the coconut pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees, spread out the coconut on a baking sheet and toast for 5 minutes or so just until it takes on some color and is fragrant.

Blackberry coconut smoothie


  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 1 pear, cored and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/4 inch piece of ginger
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1 tsp agave nectar or honey
  • 2 tablespoons toasted coconut
  • few sprigs of fresh mint


Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth

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