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!
Blueberry Coconut Chia Smoothies
- 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.
Total fat: 21.07g
Calories from fat: 189
Carbohydrate, by difference: 11.26g
Total dietary fiber: 3.55g
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