Creamy Blueberry Coconut Smoothie with Fresh Ginger


Wild blueberries are in season now, but they also freeze well, retaining their nutrients, for year round enjoyment. Those potent little gems are perfect for healthy breakfasts like this blueberry coconut smoothie, which is packed with probiotics and spiked with one of my favorite spices, ginger.

If you don’t have fresh ginger on hand, you can use crystallized ginger for a sweet and potent punch. You can optionally rinse the crystallized ginger before adding it to your blender if you want to reduce the sweetness.

This blueberry coconut smoothie uses canned light coconut milk for a creamier finish. This is richer than coconut milk beverage (the stuff in the cartons), and more like light cream or half and half in consistency. If you sub coconut milk beverage, you may want to add a little ice for thickness. On the opposite end of the spectrum, you can use full-fat canned coconut milk for even more luxury.

Creamy Blueberry Coconut Smoothie with Fresh Ginger (dairy-free, soy-free, vegan recipe)This blueberry coconut smoothie recipe with photo, was created by Rachael Hartley of An Avocado A Day, and shared with us by the Wild Blueberry Association.

Special Diet Notes: Creamy Blueberry Coconut Smoothie

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, nut-free, soy-free, vegan, vegetarian, and generally top food allergy-friendly.

Creamy Blueberry Coconut Smoothie with Fresh Ginger
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This creamy smoothie gets it's sweetness from the blueberries and dairy-free yogurt - so pick your brand wisely.
Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1 serving
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Serve immediately. Garnish with additional shredded coconut, if desired.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


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  3. That looks phenomenal! Such a great photo! I admit that I have not added ginger to a smoothie yet because I’ve been afraid that I’d add too much and I know there’s no going back once you do! LOL But I might do it now that I have an exact measurement. 🙂


    • Well, not that it would be the right direction, but a little sweetener (even stevia) or banana can counteract too much ginger! Just make sure it is very fresh. I’ve found that ginger which isn’t really fresh can give an off taste.

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