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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.

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49 Comments

  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!)
    oxo

  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!
    /David

  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 …
      /David

  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 :)
    Casey

  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

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