Coconut Berry Smoothie

by lydia on August 16, 2012

If you follow me over at Divine Health From The Inside Out on Facebook, you will know that I often post my daily meals. Since I have been enjoying this coconut berry smoothie lately, I thought I’d share the recipe. I had noticed several people commenting with their breakfast of the very same smoothie! Hmm, I think itmust be a good one!

The reason I love a smoothie as a meal sometimes, is simply because I can pack so much nutrition into a glass when I need an easy quick lunch. It’s also a refreshing way to enjoy a meal amidst the summer heat. Without further to do, here’s the recipe……..

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Coconut Berry Smoothie (or popsicles)

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Place all ingredients in blender. Puree on high for 1-2 minutes to fully blend. Serve.
  2. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze about 4 hours.
  3. This makes a very thick smoothie, add more coconut to thin out if desired.
  4. [Note: The green cannister of Great Lakes Gelatin is cold soluble - therefore it's the best option for your smoothies, and it won't be thick and gritty.
http://divinehealthfromtheinsideout.com/2012/08/coconut-berry-smoothie/

(Some of you may be wondering, why add the gelatin? Well, for one thing I am trying to create a dairy free recipe, so using whey protein powder is out. I am also trying to get some protein into my smoothie, since I think it’s critical to add to every meal.  Since most of the protein in eggs is within the white, I am only getting a small amount of protein in each egg yolk, about 2 grams per yolk. Gelatin is collagen protein, at about 6 grams of protein per tablespoon. Additionally, it’s a great source of amino acids and gelatin aids in healing of the gut lining. Not to mention, it is much easier to digest and for anyone with digestion problems it’s a good option. It’s also a good option because often people drink their smoothies on the go, which is not the best idea because it’s important to be in a relaxed state in order to digest. So, having something easily assimilable is a side perk for this busy world we all live in.

If you are wondering about the probiotic that I mentioned in the recipe, Prescript Assist, you can read more about it here: The Missing Piece to the Probiotic Healing Puzzle.


 

 

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Jaki (Slim Down U) August 20, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Looks yummy. I like the idea of making them into Popsicles.

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lydia April 30, 2014 at 2:14 pm

Yeah -it’s a great trick I use for having easy snacks available for my kids!

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kim June 24, 2014 at 10:36 am

i do not have any gelatin, can i leave it out? or can i use a scope of sun warrior protein powder? i am going camping for a week and freezing smoothies to take with me.

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lydia June 24, 2014 at 12:12 pm

Yes you can leave it out – and yes if you have a protein powder you like you can sub that instead. Have fun!

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