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Birthday Blueberries

Today is my birthday. I turn 29. And since Luise and Elsa still are in Denmark I didn’t really feel like baking myself a cake. Instead I bought a big big box of fresh Swedish blueberries and made myself a blueberry coconut super smoothie. It’s quick, easy, delicious and also super nutritious (seriously, look at the ingredient list). That’s a pretty good way to start your birthday, right?

Blueberry Coconut Super Smoothie
2 glasses

1 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup coconut water
1 frozen banana
a big chunk fresh ginger, minced
juice from 1 lime
2 tbsp coconut flakes
a handful of walnuts

Throw all the ingredients in the blender. Blend it for half a minute. Taste it and add more ginger if needed. I used almost 2 inches, but I like it quite strong.


  1. Posted 24 Aug ’10 at 09:26 | #

    Happy Bırthday:)

  2. Posted 24 Aug ’10 at 09:39 | #

    GRATTIS bror!

  3. Luise & Elsa
    Posted 24 Aug ’10 at 09:53 | #

    TILLYKKE! We’ll make this right away and celebrate you all the way from Copenhagen :)

  4. Posted 24 Aug ’10 at 10:00 | #

    Happy birthday! What an awesome birthday treat – mhmmm, blueberries! Too good… hope you have a lovely, relaxed day =) Hard to go too wrong when you start it so well, eh?

    Jax x

  5. Posted 24 Aug ’10 at 10:33 | #

    Happy birthday! I adore blueberries, especially “wild” or lowbush blueberries which I found this summer in woods so I made pies and cheesecake with it.. This smoothie sounds so delicious! :)

  6. anusha
    Posted 24 Aug ’10 at 10:37 | #

    hi.. many many happy returns of the day

  7. Sanna
    Posted 24 Aug ’10 at 11:52 | #

    Hej David o grattis på födelsedagen!
    Grattis också till er otroligt läckra och inspirerande hemsida, bilderna är fantastiska precis som recepten – hoppas ni fortsätter länge, länge!
    Kram från Sanna

  8. Posted 24 Aug ’10 at 11:52 | #

    Happy birthday! Must be lonely w/o little Elsa and Luise

  9. Posted 24 Aug ’10 at 12:18 | #

    Happy birthday!
    great smoothie :) I love blueberries

  10. Posted 24 Aug ’10 at 14:36 | #

    Oh happy birthday!!!
    (and such beautiful photos!)

  11. Posted 24 Aug ’10 at 15:05 | #

    Happy Birthday!!! I hope you will have a wonderful one. Just relax.. enjoy a bit of solitude (well deserved time for daddy) and perhaps, drink some champagne ;-) By the way, great pictures. You have a lot of talent!

  12. Posted 24 Aug ’10 at 15:39 | #

    happy birthday david! vi får styra upp en middag alla fyra (eller sex som vi nu är..) så fort luise o elsa är back in town. ha en mysig födelsedag! kram lina, fredrik o isabelle

  13. Posted 24 Aug ’10 at 15:49 | #

    Happy Birthday!! This sounds like such a great combo – and something I would never think to combine. I love ginger – I can’t wait to try this. Must.buy.coconut.water.asap. :)

  14. Posted 24 Aug ’10 at 16:23 | #

    Happy Birthday!

    The smoothie looks so refreshing – I love the addition of coconut water.

  15. Posted 24 Aug ’10 at 17:04 | #

    Happy birthday! Mine is tomorrow (turning 28!). This smoothie looks so refreshing and indeed a perfect way to start the day. Hope it’s a great one!

  16. Posted 24 Aug ’10 at 17:12 | #

    Happy birthday! What a good way to celebrate, the smoothie sounds yummy, anything that has coconut water + blueberries = love :)

  17. Julie
    Posted 24 Aug ’10 at 17:32 | #

    Happy birthday! =)

  18. shanley
    Posted 24 Aug ’10 at 19:01 | #

    happy birthday!! that smoothie does sure look tasty. enjoy!

  19. Posted 24 Aug ’10 at 21:35 | #

    Gorgeous photo.
    Happy birthday!

  20. Posted 24 Aug ’10 at 23:23 | #

    Thank you so much for all your birthday wishes!!!
    You are all too sweet!
    I do miss Elsa & Luise very much, and even more when I was talking with them on the phone, but they have already celebrated me big time before they went to Denmark.
    Regarding Coconut water; this is our first recipe with it but we will be using it more often and explaining it a bit more later. Meanwhile, you can read more about it on wikipedia.
    Thank you again!

  21. Posted 24 Aug ’10 at 23:34 | #

    Oh David! I haven’t been on your site in a while, so I’m really happy I came back on your birthday! I really wish you all the best! What an exciting 29th birthday year you have ahead of you: traveling through America and getting to experience the big wide world with your little family! A dream! All the very best from me!

  22. Posted 25 Aug ’10 at 01:06 | #

    Happy birthday! That smoothie looks amazing. What a great way to celebrate!

  23. Posted 25 Aug ’10 at 03:39 | #

    Happy Birthday! A blueberry coconut smoothie is certainly a great way to kick off a birthday celebration. I like the addition of the ginger – I’m sure that really rounds out the flavors very nicely!

  24. Elizabeth
    Posted 25 Aug ’10 at 03:40 | #

    Happy birthday! The smoothie sounds delicious–I have not thought of ginger and blueberries before. As dinner tonight was a big stirfry, I still have a good chunk of it and will be making this tomorrow! Thanks for the beautiful pictures.

  25. Posted 25 Aug ’10 at 05:11 | #

    A very happy birthday! I couldn’t think of a better, or healthier way to celebrate a birthday! Have a good one.

  26. Posted 25 Aug ’10 at 07:25 | #

    Today you are you that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is you-er than you. Shout out loud “I am glad to be what I am!” “Thanks goodness I am not a clam, or a ham, or a dusty old jar of goosberry jam. I am what I am what a great thing to be if I say to myself HAPPY EVERYDAY TO ME!” – Dr. Suess.

    Happy Birthday. Blueberries should be honored that you picked them to celebrate your special day.

  27. Dora
    Posted 25 Aug ’10 at 13:21 | #

    PARABÉNS !!! (happy birthday in Portuguese). I’m going to try that smoothie. Oh yes I am!!!

  28. Posted 25 Aug ’10 at 15:18 | #

    Hope you had a wonderful day! I can’t think of a better birthday treat than blueberries!

  29. Posted 25 Aug ’10 at 20:17 | #

    Happy Birthday! I hope it is a wonderful year. This smoothie looks great. The combination of blueberries and coconut sounds delicious.

  30. Posted 25 Aug ’10 at 20:36 | #

    Happy birthday! I hope it is a wonderful day for you, and your smoothie does sounds like the perfect way to start it off. I, too, love ginger, but have never thought to add it to a smoothie. Thank you for the great idea!

  31. Posted 26 Aug ’10 at 00:30 | #

    Happy Birthday!! I love blueberries, but I’ve never tried mixing them with coconut water! I’ll have to try this, thanks for sharing!

  32. Posted 26 Aug ’10 at 01:27 | #

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! What a perfectly scrumptious and marvelously healthy smoothie. :-) Cheers to you!

  33. Posted 26 Aug ’10 at 06:55 | #

    Felíz cumpleaños desde España!

  34. Posted 27 Aug ’10 at 19:23 | #

    Wow! Happy birthday! What a wonderful site you’ve got! It’s amazing!

  35. Posted 27 Aug ’10 at 23:03 | #

    A VERY BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAY! That’s so exciting! Only one more year until you’re an old man, though. ;-)

  36. Posted 28 Aug ’10 at 21:39 | #

    I grew up on coconut water back in Brazil. I never thought of using it in smoothies. what a great idea. belated happy birthday.

  37. Posted 30 Aug ’10 at 15:54 | #

    happy, happy birthday! mmm sounds like a great birthday treat!

  38. Posted 31 Aug ’10 at 17:46 | #

    Im a little late :) but HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I made this smoothie this morning and wow what a way to start off my day! I love the ginger and lime…such a unique combination with the coconut! Thank you!

  39. Posted 2 Sep ’10 at 17:42 | #

    Ooops I was on vacay so missed your birthday:( Happy belated! Hope you still enjoyed your special day even if you were on your own and your delicious looking smoothie! Wouldn’t it be great if you started a new trend–healthy birthday smoothies instead of sugary birthday cakes?? Imagine the possibilities!

    • Posted 3 Sep ’10 at 23:45 | #

      Hi Julie, I can easily imagine the birthday smoothie trend! You could make them in lots of different colors and decorate them in a thousand different festive ways. Although it is kind of difficult putting birthday candles on a smoothie …

  40. Posted 11 Sep ’10 at 20:38 | #

    Have to say it looks and sounds yummie! :)

  41. Valeria
    Posted 14 Sep ’10 at 06:17 | #

    Happy belated birthday… sorry I missed it :(, I’ve been having trouble with my internet connection lately… Still hoped you enjoyed it and wish you the best

  42. Hope
    Posted 30 Sep ’10 at 01:58 | #

    Hi! I really like your blog. I went to your recipe archive and I have to say you have quite the volume of healthy-looking recipes. Your desserts are really appealing to me and I’ve already picked out a few that I’d like to try in the small cafe I work in at school. The blackberry/blue muffins for instance, the spinach muffins (wow!), the chili-choco sweets and lots more. I really like the style of what you’ve chosen- the specific recipes you’ve got really look great and definitely interest the health nut side of me. Your pictures are beautiful as well!

  43. Posted 16 Jan ’11 at 22:38 | #

    I love your blog. I keep bookmarking recipes I want to try. This smoothie is right up my alley because I love coconut water and never thought to add it to a smoothie!

  44. Beatrice
    Posted 8 Apr ’11 at 14:27 | #

    I love your website and your recipes. Great job. This smoothie was amazing. It tasted delicious and fresh. Thank you for the recipe.

  45. Casey
    Posted 2 May ’11 at 01:57 | #

    I just made and am drinking this beautiful smoothie now. A tasty balance of ingredients. The ginger in it is great! Tks for this recipe and happy birthday for a while ago :)

  46. Iason
    Posted 24 Jul ’11 at 14:15 | #

    I am drinking this smoothie right now as I am typing this comment. Delicious!!!!

  47. Posted 13 Oct ’11 at 21:27 | #

    MMMmmm, this is delicious. I especially love the walnuts!

  48. Raquel
    Posted 24 Oct ’14 at 14:30 | #

    I just made this. Its genius!

    The ginger made this really spicy but I loved it

  49. Lora Marie
    Posted 27 Apr ’15 at 12:19 | #

    Hi, David

    I’m Lora and I write for Eluxe magazine. It’s a French/London based online magazine dedicated to promoting sustainable, eco friendly fashion, beauty and skincare.

    We just did an article on 20 must try smoothie recipes, and wanted to let you know that we featured your smoothie recipe! Great recipe, please do go and check it out.

    Kind regards,
    Lora Marie


    Kind regards,
    Lora Marie

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