I created this smoothie because I wanted to have something high in good fat, antioxidants and fibre that would actually fill me up for the whole morning. It is also dairy-free.
If you would prefer a dairy smoothie, you can replace the almond milk with 120ml of your favourite plain yoghurt and 120ml of fresh orange juice.
Coconut butter is not the same as coconut oil. Coconut butter is thick and smooth, while coconut oil is liquid (at room temperature). Coconut butter includes the flesh of the coconut, while coconut oil does not. You can find coconut butter in most health shops.
I took the recipe submitter's suggestion and used 1/2 cup of plain greek yogurt and a half cup of naturally sweetened grapefruit juice. I kept the chia seeds but omitted the coconut butter. Very good. - 23 May 2014 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I just made this now and it hit the spot. Lately I've been pulling back from overly frozen smoothies because they either give me a headache or heartburn from the sugar. This was perfect because it's not too sweet. I actually forgot to add the honey in my haste and I don't even miss it. While I like coconut butter for cooking I couldn't bring myself to add it to the smoothie so I used unsweetened coconut flakes instead and I didn't have blackberries so I used raspberries and blueberries. It made a pretty purple drink. I've always used chia seeds but never noticed before they are a great iron, calcium, and protein source as well as fiber. Added bonus is this doesn't use frozen banana (a mainstay of my normal smoothie) so I might actually get my kid to try it. - 25 Feb 2015 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Throw in a handful of frozen kale - you'll never taste it and it will up the nutrients! - 26 Feb 2015 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)