Blueberry and Coconut Water Smoothie

What can I say.....if there was a competition for the most healthy drink, this would probably get first prize...and the second...and the third...It would also receive an honorary award for being extra healthy. Blueberries are often hailed as one of the many super-foods found in nature. They are packed with antioxidants (the highest level of any fruit) and will help fight against certain types of cancers (especially colon cancer). They are also excellent for maintaining good vision (especially night vision). The coconut water (not to be confused with coconut milk) is also amazingly healthy, containing potassium which is good for keeping our blood pressure in check. Did you know that in some developing countries coconut water is also used as an intravenous fluid where medical saline is unavailable!!! Coconut water is also a natural isotonic so it re-hydrates your body just like a sports drink. If you are feeling under the weather or tired, drinking this amazing drink can revive you and help you feel energised. Finally, this drink contains tahini (sesame paste) which is packed with minerals such as calcium, iron and copper. The copper is important for people with arthritis or stiff joints.

Note that although the drink is nut free it contains the water from a coconut and the sesame paste which is made out of sesame seeds.

You will need a blender or a food processor to make this smoothie.

A brilliantly healthy drink

This recipe is:

  • Egg free
  • Gluten free
  • Lactose (dairy) free
  • Nut free but includes seeds/oils from seeds
  • Vegan

Blueberry and Coconut Water Smoothie

Serves 2 people


  • 100 grams (3½ oz) blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 200 millilitres (7 fluid oz) coconut water
  • 1 large banana, very ripe
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 2 teaspoons tahini (sesame paste)
  • A couple of ice cubes


  1. Place the ice cubes and the 100 grams blueberries in a blender or food processor.
  2. Pour 50 millilitres (1½ fluid oz) coconut water on top of the ice cubes and berries.
  3. Blend for 5 seconds.
  4. Peel the banana and add to the blender along with the 2 tablespoons agave nectar and the remaining 150 millilitres coconut water.
  5. Add more agave nectar if you prefer a sweeter smoothie.
  6. Add the 2 teaspoons tahini.
  7. Blend for 30 seconds or until smooth.
  8. Serve immediately.


  • You can use maple syrup or acacia honey instead of the agave nectar.
  • You can use a pear instead of the banana.