Make this delicious Berry Coconut Water Smoothie by blending up five different types of antioxidant-rich berries with coconut water and creamy, dairy-free coconutmilk yogurt alternative. It's a five-minute, nutrient-packed dairy-free drink to whip up whenever you want a quick, plant-based pick-me-up!
(This post is sponsored by So Delicious®. As always, all opinions are my own.)
Coconut water is one of the most refreshing ingredients and can be hydrating. I love sipping on it throughout the day whenever I'm looking for a drink that's a little more exciting than plain water.
Sometimes even coconut water isn't going to do the trick, and then I step up my game with this sweet and tart berry smoothie. This flavor-packed drink has five (yep, five!) different types of nutrient-packed berries: goji berries, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries. It's packed with plant-based antioxidants and phytonutrients.
To make the texture extra creamy and delicious, I also add in a banana and a scoop of So Delicious® Coconutmilk Yogurt Alternative. This is my favorite dairy-free substitute for yogurt and it works great in any smoothie recipe that you want to make vegan and dairy-free. Another bonus is that So Delicious® is a part of Danone North America, a Certified B Corporation®, which means they're committed to high standards for their workers, the community, and the environment.
Conveniently, you only need six simple ingredients to make this vegan smoothie recipe. I like to keep everything on hand so I can whip a smoothie up whenever I'm in the mood for one.
- Frozen berries (such as a frozen Berry Medley with blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries)
- So Delicious® Unsweetened Coconutmilk Yogurt Alternative
- Coconut Water
- Goji berries (dried)
- Ground cinnamon
Optional ingredients for garnish and serving:
- Granola (homemade or store-bought)
- Fresh berries
- A blender is all you need to make this recipe!
First, blend up the goji berries in your blender. I like to do this before I add in the rest of the ingredients. This way, you can break up the hard texture of the goji berries fully and prevent any small pieces from ending up in your finished smoothie.
To blend the goji berries, add them to the blender container with a couple of spoonfuls of warm water. Next, blend the goji berry and water mixture for about 30 seconds, or until the berries break down and form a thick paste. You may need to pause the blender to scrape down the sides with a spatula if they're getting stuck to the container.
After you blend the goji berries, uncover the blender and toss in the rest of the smoothie ingredients: frozen berries, coconutmilk yogurt alternative, coconut water, a banana, and a little ground cinnamon for extra flavor.
Next, cover the blender and blend on high for a couple of minutes, or until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
Once fully blended, transfer the smoothie to glasses and garnish with granola and fresh berries if desired. (The garnish is optional but adds some more texture and definitely steps up the visual appeal!)
This recipe makes two large, 16-ounce smoothies. If you prefer, you can also easily divide the smoothies into four smaller, 8-ounce portions.
Smoothie Troubleshooting Tips
This Berry Coconut Water Smoothie is really so simple to make, but if you're having any trouble, try these troubleshooting tips.
First, if the ingredients are getting stuck on the sides of the blender, pause the blender to scrape the edges with a spatula. Then, cover the container and blend again.
Second, if the smoothie seems too thick and the ingredients are getting stuck in the bottom of the blender container, try pouring in a little more coconut water. Then, blend the mixture again. Adding more liquid should help the smoothie ingredients get moving again.
This Berry Coconut Water Smoothie is packed with nutritious ingredients and makes a delicious quick breakfast drink or a hydrating, post-workout refreshment after a long sweat session.
- Berries are a rich source of essential vitamins and antioxidants, such as vitamin C.
- Goji berries have been recommended for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine.
- Bananas and coconut water both contain potassium, which is a type of electrolyte.
Meal Prep and Storage
Smoothies are super quick and easy to make right before you want to drink them. If you know you're going to be in a hurry, though, you can also prep smoothies ahead of time. To store for later, transfer the fully prepared smoothies to jars. Then, cover the jars with lids and refrigerate for up to two days. Easy-peasy!
Ingredient Substitutions and Recipe Modifications
- Use any combination of frozen berries you have on hand.
- Try ground ginger instead of cinnamon.
- If you don't like bananas, substitute an avocado.
- Omit the goji berries (and water) if desired.
- If you don't have coconut water, try this smoothie with Coconutmilk.
Best Recipes to Serve With:
This Coconut Water Smoothie makes a delicious snack or drinkable, on-the-go breakfast. If you're looking for something more filling to have on the side, add one of these easy, plant-based recipes.
- Mushroom Bean Avocado Toast
- Roasted Tomato Avocado Toasts
- Spicy Tofu Jerky
- Cheesy Roasted Chickpeas (Vegan)
- Easy Baked Avocado Tempeh Tostadas
Berry Coconut Water Smoothie
- ¼ cup goji berries
- 2 tablespoons warm water
- 3 cups frozen berries (such as a frozen Berry Medley with blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries)
- 1 cup So Delicious Unsweetened Coconutmilk Yogurt Alternative
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1 banana
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Optional for serving:
- Granola (homemade or store-bought)
- Fresh berries
- Add goji berries and water to the blender container and blend for 30 seconds, or until a paste forms. Pause to scrape down the sides of the blender with a spatula as needed.
- Add frozen berries, coconutmilk yogurt alternative, coconut water, banana, and cinnamon to the blender container and blend on high for 2 minutes, or until smooth and creamy.
- Transfer to glasses and garnish with granola and fresh berries if desired.
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