The combination of blueberry and coconut in this smoothie will have you thinking you are on a tropical beach somewhere. It’s quick and easy to make and this Blueberry and Coconut Smoothie makes the perfect sunny morning breakfast.
Spring is in the air, and we couldn’t be more excited about that! We have started to move away from comfort food breakfasts and we are getting creative in the kitchen again with smoothies. This smoothie was created after we had some coconut milk left over and as part of our mission to not waste anything. The coconut milk makes it nice and thick, as well as adding tons of flavour. We have balanced the sweetness out with a little bitterness from some Barleycup, and it’s a really nice combination.
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I know not everyone is a fan of sweet breakfasts, but we love them and smoothies are the ideal thing for us at the moment. It can be easy to let the morning get away from us and before we know it we have missed breakfast. This takes seconds to make, so there really is no excuse for us not to make breakfast. And a tasty breakfast at that.
As if this smoothie isn’t bursting with goodness and flavour already, we added in some Barleycup. Barleycup is a range of caffeine free, (certified by Coeliac UK) gluten-free instant cereal drinks with no added sugar made from roasted cereal grains and chicory root. It’s the natural alternative to tea/coffee with a rich aroma and mild taste. It has the same slightly bitter taste that you know and love from coffee. It is made with only natural ingredients and no artificial additives, as well as being a source of fibre.
Barleycup is not only aimed at adults but families too as a family friendly natural drink that everyone can enjoy, especially due to the mild taste. Not only is Barleycup gluten-free, it is also free-from any caffeine or artificial additives, making it the natural choice for those who care about their diet, yet like tea and coffee. Simply add hot water to a spoonful of Barleycup for a drink that contains no added sugar but has a tempting aroma and a mild taste and contains just 10kcals a cup! Enjoy a cup of gluten-free Barleycup on its own or with milk, including soy, almond or rice milk as part of a healthy balanced diet. It really is a great way to add a different flavour to your smoothies, without having to add extra sugar to get flavour.
There are four great tasting variations of Barleycup to choose from – all of which are gluten-free. You can choose from Barleycup Powder, Barleycup Granules, Barleycup Organic and Barleycup with Dandelion. Pick some up yourself and give it a try – not just in your morning cup, but in some recipes too. You can pick some up in Holland and Barrett, on Amazon and at independent health food stores nationwide and online.
I suggest that you really go to town when it comes to decorating your smoothie. Throw some chunks on coconut on top and a few whole blueberries to make it looks even more appetising. You could even turn this in to a smoothie bowl and eat it with a spoon. That way, you can pile the toppings high! With an extra sprinkling of Barleycup of course!
Blueberry and Coconut Smoothie ingredients – Serves 2:
– 500ml cashew milk
– 200ml light coconut milk
– 2 tbsp Barleycup
– 150g blueberries
– 1 banana
1) Add all of the ingredients to a blender and mix until smooth.
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**This Blueberry and Coconut Smoothie recipe was commissioned by Barleycup, however all opinions are my own**