This healthy Vita Coco Banana Blueberry and Spinach smoothie is perfect for getting your 5 a day as well as keeping you hydrated!
With the Christmas season beginning and temptation everywhere in the form of delicious sweet treats, tasty snacks and fatty comfort food, sometimes it's good to have a few quick healthy tricks up your sleeve for those days when eating healthily is otherwise just not going to happen.
As I was sent some samples of Vita Coco natural coconut water, which is 99% pure coconut water plus just 1% fruit sugar and a little vitamin C I felt a quick healthy smoothie would be the perfect antidote to all the overindulgence of the Christmas party season and so I created this healthy Vita Coco banana blueberry and spinach smoothie.
You can't taste the green vegetables in this smoothie!
I'd never made a green smoothie before but I keep reading about them and so decided to go just a little bit green with a handful of spinach but as I also added blueberries, the finished smoothie was a rather dark purple with a just a slight greenish tinge. No one would know they were drinking their greens with this! Perfect for encouraging fussy kids! Or partners!
I have to admit that at the moment I am a bit lazy with making sure I eat my 5 a day. Sometimes after making sure the children are eating well, tidying up after them and entertaining them, the last thing I get around to doing is picking up a piece of fruit to eat myself.
It may take slightly more work to make a smoothie but I made sure that all the ingredients for this one can be thrown together in less than a minute. Bananas are so quick to peel, the spinach was already washed and the blueberries were straight from the freezer so it really was something I could make more quickly than peeling a kiwi fruit!
Recipe for Vita Coco Banana Blueberry and Spinach Smoothie
Vita Coco Banana Blueberry and Spinach Smoothie
- 1 carton of Vita Coco 330ml
- 1 banana
- Handful of frozen berries I used blueberries
- Handful of spinach
- Put all the ingredients in a blender or use a stick blender. Blend until smooth.
- Serve immediately
Disclosure: I was sent free samples of Vita Coco but the recipe and opinions are my own.