This smoothie is the perfect healthy treat for the Fourth of July, or anytime you’re looking for a delicious snack that satisfies the entire family. It’s full of fresh berry and coconut flavor and comes together in just about 5 minutes!
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Looking for a 4th of July treat that is as festive as it is healthy? This Red, White and Blueberry Blender is for you! It has just a few simple ingredients – frozen berries, coconut milk/cream, orgeat and ice – and is the perfect addition to a simple breakfast like Coconut Chocolate Chip Banana Bread or Pumpkin Macadamia Nut Muffins.
Even better? It takes just about 5 minutes to make, which means you’ll have plenty of time to get out and enjoy the sunshine and any other planned festivities of the day.
Why This Recipe Works
- It has just three ingredients – four if you count the ice!
- It’s quick and simple to make – throw the ingredients in a blender and have a delicious smoothie on hand in less than 5 minutes.
- It’s easily adaptable. Feel free to sub in any berries or frozen fruit you like.
- It can even be frozen into popsicles. Your kids will never know how healthy they are!
Ingredients You’ll Need
It really couldn’t be simpler!
Frozen berries – To make your smoothie truly patriotic, be sure to use a variety of red and blue berries. I used strawberries, blueberries and cherries. If you don’t care whether or not your smoothie is “patriotic,” feel free to sub in any frozen fruit you like!
Coconut milk or cream – To make your smoothie ultra-creamy, be sure to go for canned coconut milk or cream rather than coconut beverage (the popular milk substitute). Give the can a good shake before opening it up to make sure you don’t end up with a chunky, watery mess.
Orgeat – This popular cocktail ingredient lends just the right finishing touch to this smoothie. Find it at your local beverage store, large grocery store or order it online here.
This recipe couldn’t be easier to make!
Simply combine all the ingredients in a blender…
And blend until combined!
Now all that’s left is to pour the smoothie into glasses, garnish with a fresh strawberry and perhaps some coconut flakes, and enjoy!
Absolutely. If you’re wanting to keep things festive, be sure to stick with frozen fruits that are red and blue in color. If you don’t care if it’s festive or not, feel free to go wild with whichever type of frozen fruit you prefer!
This smoothie is best enjoyed in its intended form immediately after it’s blended. If you want to make this in advance, I highly recommend pouring it into popsicle molds and freezing to enjoy as a cold treat on another day!
If you want to sneak some extra nutrients into this recipe, try adding in one or two steamed and peeled beets before blending. Your family will never even notice they’re there!
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Red, White and Blueberry Blender
- 1 13.5 ounce can coconut milk or cream
- 3 cups frozen berries I used strawberries, blueberries and cherries.
- 1 tablespoon orgeat
- 1/2 cup ice
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until combined. Divide mixture evenly among two glasses and garnish each one with a fresh strawberry.
- While the red and blue frozen berries make this smoothie patriotic, you’re welcome to substitute frozen fruit that fits any occasion.
- Be sure to use the canned coconut milk or cream as opposed to coconut beverage (the popular milk substitute).
- This smoothie is best enjoyed right after making.
- However, if you want a special frozen treat, make it into popsicles and freeze for up to 3 months.