Berry Coconut Smoothie

I don’t know about you, but between helping my kids get ready and trying to leave on time every morning during the week (6:45am), it’s darn near impossible to find time for a healthy breakfast that isn’t in the form of a snack bar or pastry.

Enter the Berry Coconut Smoothie. This deliciousness is ready in a minute or two, and there’s hardly any clean-up. Plus, it’s full of strawberries, blueberries and raspberries which are known for their high levels of Vitamin C and ability to lower one’s risk of cardiovascular disease and increase metabolism in our fat cells. So, for someone like me who’s looking for ways to make better food choices without spending a half hour in the kitchen every morning, this quick and nutrient-dense smoothie is a great option.

What You’ll Need

  • A blender
  • 1 cup frozen berries (I use the tri-berry blend at my local grocery store)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice (I cheat here and use Simply Orange Juice)

What You’ll Do

Combine all ingredients in the blender using the “pulse” or ice breaker option for 5-10 pulses. Then, blend on smoothie setting (or other higher setting) for 45-60 seconds until its reached your preferred consistency. And viola! Breakfast!