Blueberries, chia seed and coconut come together for a creamy low carb smoothie. Jam-packed with antioxidants and healthy fats, it’s a great snack for kids and adults alike. This post is sponsored by Wyman’s of Maine. Dairy-free and vegan options.
My family is crazy for smoothies. My husband makes them frequently as a way to fill himself up with good nutrition, and the kids always clamour for some as well. I am more than happy to see them drink a homemade smoothie concoction, full of fruit and dairy and maybe a little extra protein. It’s a far better choice of snack than the pre-packaged yogurts and energy drinks so many kids seem to crave. Our freezer always has several large bags of frozen fruit at the ready and Wyman’s wild blueberries are a particular favourite. My girls actually love to eat a bowl of the frozen berries on their own and often leave for school with purple lips and teeth.
Wyman’s is currently hosting a great Instagram Sweepstakes called 7 Days of Smoothies, to show off the vibrant array of smoothies that can be made with Wyman’s. For three consecutive 7-day periods, you can post a photo of your favourite smoothie made with Wyman’s frozen fruit to Instagram and be entered to win a high quality blender ($500 in value) and a year’s supply of Wyman’s products.
What do you need to do to enter?
- Post your photo to Instagram and include the recipe in the caption.
- Tag @wymansfruit and use the #SpringIntoSmoothies hashtag
- That’s it! So go get your smoothie on!
This smoothie is full of wonderful, low carb nutrition, with plenty of antioxidants and healthy fats. I have to confess, I tried to pack it even more full of nutrition by adding in some spinach on the first go round. I figured the beautiful purple colour of the Wyman’s berries would hide the spinach and my kids wouldn’t notice, but apparently I miscalculated. The green of the spinach, the purple of the berries and the black of the chia seeds did not come together well and I ended up with what looked like purply-black sludge. It tasted fantastic but really did not look appetizing AT ALL, and I knew there was no way I’d get my kids to drink it. So I ditched the spinach, knowing that we were still getting great nutrition from the blueberries, coconut and chia. They simply couldn’t resist that gorgeous purple hue and neither could I!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Wyman’s of Maine. All thoughts and opinions are my own. We really do keep bags of their blueberries in our freezer!
Blueberries, chia seed and coconut come together for a creamy low carb smoothie. Jam-packed with antioxidants and healthy fats, it's a great snack for kids and adults alike. Dairy-free and vegan options.
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 cup full fat Greek yogurt (you can use almond milk or coconut milk yogurt for dairy-free and vegan options)
- 1/2 cup coconut cream (the really thick creamy stuff from the top of the can of full fat coconut milk)
- 1 cup unsweetened cashew or almond milk
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp ground chia seed
- 2 Tbsp Swerve Sweetener or equivalent sweetener (use your favourite!)
- Feel free to add protein powder, collagen or any other supplement that appeals to you.
- Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
- Divide among 4 glasses and serve.
Serves 3 to 4. For 4 servings, each serving has 7.71 g NET CARBS.
Food energy: 249kcal
Total fat: 21.07g
Calories from fat: 189
Carbohydrate, by difference: 11.26g
Total dietary fiber: 3.55g
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