Made with only five ingredients, this Blackberry Coconut Smoothie is made in just a few minutes and is the perfect way to start your morning. There are super-good-for-you blackberries, banana and unsweetened shredded coconut. Plus, that colour? How could you not smile just looking at it?
Hey hey! How’s it going? How was your weekend? Pretty low key around here. Though, I did watch the series finale of Girls. Any of you guys watch? The last season as a whole was one of the best, in my opinion, but I was left a little underwhelmed by the finale. However, we are back into watching Into the Badlands and that has been awesome so far (no surprise). We watched an episode of that this weekend and I was sad when it ended; you guys get like that with a favourite show? We had plenty of good eats this past weekend, including a stop off to a favourite mom-n-pop take out that we used to visit growing up. We made a visit to our hometown to visit family and knew a visit to that restaurant was in order! We got fries with dressing (aka stuffing) and gravy and used lots of vinegar. It was deadly good. I pretty much inhaled it. Ever have a craving for something and it doesn’t go away until you give in? Me? All the time. Now with that out of my system, time to reset with healthy food. Ergo – smoothie!!
A while back, I bought SO many blackberries at Costco, it was insane. Like ONE MILLION DOLLARS worth (just kidding, you guys) #AustinPowersReference #GeekingOut. As you’ve probably read here before, hubby and I are on a smoothie kick and trying all sort of delicious combos, like here, here, here, and here. After buying so many berries, I actually even went back and bought MORE! #CantStopWontStop
So I finally broke down and purchased a new blender. I’ve had the same one for years. I mean, years. And it started to get kinda funny. In the morning, I’m usually the one who makes the smoothies for hubby and I. I would put the fruit, milk and stuff in there and press start and, boy, would that machine suffer. But, nope, as long as it still whizzed and whirled, I wasn’t gettin’ a new one. Finally, after pressing start, shaking the machine like there was no tomorrow and not getting a good blend, I said ‘shag it’ and finally got myself a spankin’ new 1500 watt powerhouse. Woot woot!
I will always make some sort of smoothie weekdays and also often times on Saturday too when hubby and I are running around doing odds and ends around the house; it makes for a super fast and satisfying snack. Oh, Saturday, how do I love you?
Do you remember as kids on Saturday morning, you could spend hours on hours mindlessly watching your favourite cartoons and you didn’t have a care in the world? Sometimes I long for those moments. Where nothing else matters only right then and there. No outside worries. Nothing to do, but be. Nowadays I’m always planning and thinking what I have to do next. Hubby says I can’t sit still. I kinda have to agree with him. Gimme a glass of wine and I may be able to sit for a few minutes….hehehe. What do you guys like to do on Saturday? Spill the beans, my friends!
Healthy Homemade Smoothie
Like pretty much all smoothies, there’s nothing complicated here. Throw that stuff in a blender and you are good to go. Plus, you know what’s in there. No syrups, no crap ingredients, just pure natural goodness. And, so much cheaper than any smoothie that you are going to buy in a store. Do you know that my local coffee shop sells a small smoothie for $5?! What? I could make a smoothie for a fraction of that price and no line ups. Score! Plus, you can totally stay home in your comfy clothes, just sayin’.
Until next time, take care and chit chat again soon!
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Blackberry Coconut Smoothie
- 2 bananas -in chunks, frozen
- 2 cups blackberries -frozen
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- 3 tbsp maple syrup -or to taste
- Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth and combined. Portion and enjoy!