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Blueberry Smoothie

A great way to start your day is with a blueberry smoothie.  Add nuts and seeds for a nutrient-dense meal.  To give berries a “frosted’ look, follow these steps:

  1. Use whole fresh berries that have a nice shape.
  2. Wash and thoroughly dry the berries.  They frost well when they are air dried.  Use a paper towel to gently dry them and then let them sit out a little while to finish the drying process. Unfortunately, packaged frozen berries do not work well for frosting berries.
  3. After drying the berries, freeze them so that none of the berries are touching.
  4. Once frozen overnight or for several hours, remove berries from the freezer.  They will usually frost by just sitting outside of the freezer for about 10 minutes, but you can speed up the process by blowing on them (if you are to eat them) to turn them a frosty white.  Use tweezers to move them to your bowl because your fingers will take off the white “frost.”  Enjoy!
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Blueberry Smoothie
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Course Anytime, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Wash and dry any fruit and flowers used for decoration.
  2. Cut up fruit into chunks, slices, and interesting shapes. Use mini cookie cutters to cut shapes out of slices. Chop all leftover scraps into small pieces to use as filler or to sprinkle onto bowls.
  3. Drizzle lemon juice on any fruit that will turn dark upon standing. Set decorating fruit aside.
  4. Place coconut milk, frozen blueberries, cream of coconut, and yogurt in a blender and blend until smooth.
  5. If smoothie is too runny, add more frozen fruit to thicken or place in the freezer for 10-15 minutes. You will need a stiff smoothie to hold up the fruit decorations.
  6. Decorate smoothie bowl with the fruits and other decorations you prepared.
Recipe Notes

*Recipe tested with unsweetened Silk coconut milk.  May substitute whole or 2% cow’s milk or almond milk.

**Coco López© and Coco Real© cream of coconut are the brands tested with this recipe. Honey or maple syrup or one half of a very ripe frozen banana can also be substituted for the cream of coconut.

Smoothie bowls are the most aesthetically pleasing if the fruit is arranged in a crescent moon shape or an “I” shape down the middle of the bowl, letting some of the base smoothie show through.

Smoothie bases can be made in advance and placed in the freezer. Set out 10 or more minutes before you plan to eat it so it can thaw. With a spoon, chop up the frozen mixture and stir.  Then place fruit and flowers on top.

For those who like a hot bowl, substitute oatmeal for the smoothie base and then decorate.

Cut kiwis into flowers by using a paring knife. Start in the middle and cut a zig-zag all the way around the kiwi, making sure you cut all the way through with each cut. Pull apart for two flowers.

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