Blueberry Coconut Kombucha Smoothie

Blueberry Coconut Kombucha SmoothieMy foray into the wonderful world of kombucha began last summer and has now come full circle with my first kombucha smoothie!

For those that don’t know, kombucha is a fermented tea. It’s teaming with probiotics or friendly bacteria, which are increasingly getting more attention because of how important they are not only for digestion, but overall health.

Kombucha has a long history of use, in fact, the ancient Chinese went as far as labeling it “Immortal Health Elixir”.

Here are a few of the key health benefits associated with this bubbly fermented beverage.

  • Increased metabolism and energy
  • Improved digestion
  • Headache and migraine relief
  • Alkalizing effect on the body
  • Helps rebuild connective tissues
  • Detoxification of the liver
  • Helps clear up candida & yeast infections
  • Improved eyesight
  • Anti-cancerous
  • Reduced blood pressure
  • Gray hair reduction

If you don’t like the taste of kombucha, try “hiding” it in a smoothie.

Store bought kombucha is good, but somewhat pricey and not as healthy as homemade. Making it yourself really isn’t that tough. Here’s a good how to make kombucha video.

I made the version of this smoothie minus ice cubes and it was a little runny. If you like nice, thick, creamy smoothies either include ice cubes or 1/2 banana. Enjoy!

Blueberry Coconut Kombucha Smoothie Recipe

The Ingredients

  • 1 cup kombucha (homemade or store bought – I like GT’s Kombucha)
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 heaping tablespoon chia seeds or chia seed gel
  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes or shreds
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey (substitute maple syrup or stevia)
  • 3-6 ice cubes (optional)

The Add-ons

  • 1/3 avocado for a thicker, creamier smoothie
  • 1/4 inch ginger, peeled and minced or 1 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 1/2 cup additional fresh or frozen berries

Show Time

Place all of the ingredients into your high-speed blender and blend for around 30-45 seconds or until nice and smooth.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 310
  • Fat: 320g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 34g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Sugar: 19g
  • Vitamin A: 1% RDA
  • Vitamin C: 13% RDA
  • Calcium: 6% RDA
  • Iron: 12% RDA

I’d love to know if you tried this blueberry coconut kombucha smoothie – please do tell in the comments below. Happy Blending!

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6 Responses to Blueberry Coconut Kombucha Smoothie

  1. dorothy #

    I have made smoothies with blueberries, strawberries, bananas, coconut, and many other kinds of fruit, depends on my taste at the time. My own kombucha is great. I have never used chia seeds, but I am going to try soon. I also use my Milk kefir for a great many things. Healthy is what it is.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Dorothy,

      I think you’ll like chia seeds. Kombucha and milk kefir are excellent ferments that are staples in my diet. Healthy and delicious :)

      Best,
      Ryan

  2. Hi Ryan,
    Thanks for this recipe. I made this without the honey and added some frozen spinach. It was great! Even my 1yr old liked it.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Fantastic, Anita! Thanks for leaving a comment.

  3. Meg #

    I made this today! I substituted wheat germ for chia seeds because I didn’t have any and I added hemp hearts! Thanks, it was very good!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Very good, Meg :)

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