Blueberry Coconut Milk Smoothie

Today, we have a special guest writer to introduce our blueberry coconut milk smoothie. His name is Cole; he is 6 years-old, in 1st grade, loves to read, play hard and just learned to tie his shoes. Also, he happens to sleep across the hall from us.

“We made a blueberry smoothie for breakfast one day. It was red. It tasted sweet and it was creamy like ice cream. I like smoothies for breakfast, but I don’t ask for them all the time. Eggs give me more energy for school than smoothies. Making smoothies is fun because you get to push the button on the blender.”

From time to time, when I don’t have the desire to make eggs and bacon for breakfast, I’ll make the boys something simpler like a smoothie paired with hard boiled eggs or lunch meat leftover in the fridge. The boys love making them and will pour over our freezer supply of frozen fruit looking for just the right ingredients. Then comes the fun part: BLENDING! Here is a favorite of ours, the blueberry coconut milk smoothie. This is great for kids on school mornings because it’s has a high fat and caloric content, but minimizes the free fructose (as blueberries, like most berries, as well as bananas have a favorable glucose to fructose ratio).

Blueberry Coconut Milk Smoothie
dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free

Ingredients

1 C frozen blueberries (we love Costco’s wild organic)
1 14 oz can full fat coconut milk (we like this brand)
2 bananas
14 ice cubes
Optional: 7-10 drops vanilla stevia*

Instruction

  1. ♥ Place all ingredients in blender in listed order
  2. ♥ Blend until smooth

This makes enough smoothies for our family, about 4 servings. Let your kids help with everything on this one (♥)!  The boys love this one and we hope you will too!

*Stevia is a low glycemic load non-caloric sweetener. We don’t use it because we find the fruit sweet enough, but a few drops goes a long way if this isn’t quite sweet enough for you.

About Matthew

Matthew McCarry has written 223 post in this blog.

Matt is the husband of Stacy and somehow manages to contribute to this blog in between taking care of three children, producing the Paleo View Podcast and cooking most of the food featured here.