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Coconut, Berry, and Spinach Smoothie Recipe (Paleo, Gaps)

by Deliciously Organic on March 7, 2012

“This has spinach in it?” Pete made my day with his question. I’ve learned a little lesson – when I’m using new or different ingredients I don’t announce it to the family. Instead, I serve them, see what the feedback is and then tell them the ingredients. Works like a charm.

So go ahead and serve up a smoothie with spinach. No one will ever know.

 

Coconut, Berry, and Spinach Smoothie Recipe (Paleo, Gaps)

Serving Size: Serves 4

Coconut, Berry, and Spinach Smoothie Recipe (Paleo, Gaps)

We prefer the egg yolks in our smoothie because it gives the drink a nice creamy consistency. Organic, pastured egg yolks are a rich source of carotenoids, omega-3 fatty acids, and fat-soluble antioxidant nutrients. When consuming raw egg yolks, I prefer to only use pastured or good quality organic eggs. If you don't want to use raw yolks, simply omit them.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups coconut milk (I prefer Native Forest)

  • 1 1/2 cups cold water

  • 1 1/2 cup frozen blueberries

  • 1 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 1/2 cup baby spinach, washed and patted dry

  • 4 raw egg yolks, pastured or a good quality organic egg (optional - see headnote above)

  • 2-3 tablespoons honey (I used clover) or a few pinches of stevia

Instructions

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Adjust sweetness to taste. Serve.

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VA DE PAN March 7, 2012 at 9:19 am

wow…yummy, healthy and great smoothie. A perfect flavors combination.!!!!

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Bev Weidner March 7, 2012 at 9:24 am

Your new picture is GORRRGEOUS!

and I want this smoothie. Like, BAWD.

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Shanna March 7, 2012 at 9:33 am

My kind of recipe!

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Linds Eats March 7, 2012 at 10:22 am

mmm! there is nothing I enjoy more than a berry smoothie made with coconut milk. i know what I’m having later!

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Katrina March 7, 2012 at 11:33 am

This is pure bliss!

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Nicole B March 7, 2012 at 11:37 am

I’ve been making smoothies with spinach for a few months now, and my family has no idea! Just don’t let them in the kitchen when you blend the greens and they will never know!

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Amanda March 7, 2012 at 11:53 am

These pictures are so gorgeous… and I cant wait to try the recipe!

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HeatherChristo March 7, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Carrie, you look so beautiful in your new headshot!
This smoothie looks yummy. I am a little scared about the raw yolks- but I trust you!

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Brooke @ Food Woolf March 7, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Sneaky! That says a lot about what we expect healthy food to taste like. Turns out healthy really can be tasty!

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Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] March 7, 2012 at 9:31 pm

I am always looking for new smoothies to try, especially healthy ones. Thanks Carrie!

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Danijela March 8, 2012 at 2:27 am

Hello Carrie,
I can’t believe that this lovely looking drink has a spinach inside. I like the fact that it has so many vitamins and the taste must be great too. Great recipe.

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The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh March 8, 2012 at 5:04 am

My Mr would love this! :-)

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Marla March 8, 2012 at 8:37 am

I make something very similar…… love it!!

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Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. March 8, 2012 at 9:32 am

love this! I am sharing on my FoodLife Project page today

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Deliciously Organic March 9, 2012 at 9:29 am

Thanks Alison!

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Eat Good 4 Life March 8, 2012 at 10:51 am

I just made a smoothie with coconut milk as well. I am on a smoothie journey right now. Yours looks really good and packed with very refreshing and nutritious ingredients!!

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Karen March 8, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Are you sure there’s spinach in there? It looks too pretty!

I’m on day 8 (day 6) of the GAPS intro diet, when do I get a fancy treat like this? :o) I can’t wait! Any menu suggestions for the intro diet for GAPS? I’m dying for something different.

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Deliciously Organic March 11, 2012 at 5:35 pm

I’d love to help, but can I don’t understand – “day 8 of day 6″. I’m sure it’s just a typo, but I need to know what stage you are at so I can answer the question. :)

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Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen March 9, 2012 at 1:34 am

Sounds perfect, I love my smoothies as well!

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Trish March 9, 2012 at 5:51 am

I just made this for breakfast this morning – absolutely delicious! I used almond milk because it’s what I had on hand, but it still tasted great. Thanks for sharing!

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eila @ the full plate blog March 9, 2012 at 6:39 am

Yum! I think you’ve inspired me to try smoothies again. My children were the only two kids in the universe, I think, who don’t enjoy the consistency of a smoothie/milkshake. Even if this does not rev them up, I can’t wait to share your recipe with my readers who ask for “juice” alternatives.

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aida mollenkamp March 9, 2012 at 8:38 am

Carrie, I totally agree with you about having people guess what’s in it after they try foods. There are so many negative stereotypes with healthy foods and I think that helps people overcome them.

PS _ LOVE your new profile pic — you look stunning!

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Alisha March 9, 2012 at 9:55 am

I want to make this! When I click on the print link it has the title of the recipe, but not the actual recipe. What do I need to do? :)

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Deliciously Organic March 11, 2012 at 5:34 pm

It’s fixed!

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Amy @ A Little Nosh March 9, 2012 at 10:36 am

My son tells me all the time that he doesn’t like spinach….”except in smoothies and cupcakes.” When I make smoothies, he actually REQUESTS that I put spinach in there. Weird kid.

The cupcakes he’s referring to are the green ones I make for St. Patrick’s Day. They’re dyed using pureed raw spinach instead of food dye. Here’s the link: http://www.alittlenosh.net/2012/03/st-patricks-day-green-cupcakes.html

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Kristina Vanni March 10, 2012 at 10:20 am

What an interesting mix of flavors. I love the idea of using coconut milk, I bet it adds such great flavor and texture. So delicious and healthy!

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Kentucky Lady 717 March 10, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Can you omit the eggs ? Don’t like eating raw eggs…..and would you substitute something else?

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Deliciously Organic March 11, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Yes. As explained in the headnote, you can omit the eggs if you choose not to use them. Unfortunately, there isn’t a good substitute for them. Sorry!

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Jennifer July 31, 2012 at 8:10 am

Avocado will give it a nice creamy texture!

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Lucy Lean March 15, 2012 at 12:02 pm

It’s amazing what you can ‘hide’ in a smoothie – and for that matter in blended soups – this looks really good.

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Cookin' Canuck March 25, 2012 at 3:00 pm

I use the same trick with my family – and it’s so gratifying when they end up liking the dish with the “yucky” ingredient. This smoothie looks like a great way to kick off the day.

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Caroline April 24, 2012 at 11:42 am

This is similar to the smoothies I make. I use very ripe frozen banana for sweetness and texture and no sweetener is needed. And I use parsley instead of spinach – full of vitamin c and antioxidants! And you’d never know it was in there.

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michelle July 31, 2012 at 8:26 am

does the coconut milk label have carcinagens in it…most lables i check do and i dont want to use it…

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Deliciously Organic July 31, 2012 at 3:52 pm

I’m not sure about the label. If you call the company, they should be able to tell you what they put on their labels.

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MicHelle July 31, 2012 at 7:39 pm

Oh sorry i thought you recommended that brand…thought you would havecthe ingredient label! tons of the organic almond and coconut milk contain carcinagins which are harmful to your health!

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elizabeth January 18, 2013 at 9:20 am

Another thing to try- Guyana whole coconut, puree it in your blended with the coconut water, and freeze in ice cube trays!! Use this rather than the coconut milk for your smoothies, or use both!!

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Deliciously Organic January 18, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Great tip!

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Cari January 18, 2013 at 11:09 am

Thank you thank you! This is the first spinach smoothie I’ve seen that doesn’t call for banana, something I’m deathly allergic to.

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Cari January 25, 2013 at 5:06 am

Update~ I made these the other day, without the egg. My kids loved them, and I did too. In unison they said “These have spinach?!” They couldn’t believe it. I’ve also made them with a cup of whole, plain, organic yogurt. I think this summer I’ll throw some in the popsicle trays.

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Deliciously Organic January 25, 2013 at 7:44 am

Thanks for the feedback! I’m so glad they enjoyed it!

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Pam January 19, 2013 at 11:30 am

Just curious…why do you only use the yolk and not the whole egg?

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Deliciously Organic January 25, 2013 at 7:45 am

When consumed raw, the egg white can be harder to digest.

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Georgia January 20, 2013 at 9:55 am

has anyone tried this recipe with kale? Did it change the taste much?

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Jessica January 27, 2014 at 3:55 pm

Thanks for the recipe! I am always on the look out for smoothie recipes that use leafy greens. Spinach is my fave but I’ve also been experimenting with Chard and Kale. Found a couple more recipes with these two ingredients here for anyone who is interested: http://www.ivlproducts.com/all-day-energy-greens-drink/fitness-and-nutrition/Green-Supplement-Green-Smoothie-Recipes-to-Keep-You-Fueled-Throughout-Your-Day.aspx

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