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.


  • 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!
  • Happy Birthday! I hope it is a wonderful year. This smoothie looks great. The combination of blueberries and coconut sounds delicious.
  • Hope you had a wonderful day! I can't think of a better birthday treat than blueberries!
  • Dora
    PARABÉNS !!! (happy birthday in Portuguese). I'm going to try that smoothie. Oh yes I am!!!
  • 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.
  • A very happy birthday! I couldn't think of a better, or healthier way to celebrate a birthday! Have a good one.
  • Elizabeth
    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.
  • 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!
  • Happy birthday! That smoothie looks amazing. What a great way to celebrate!
  • 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!
  • 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
  • Gorgeous photo. Happy birthday!
  • shanley
    happy birthday!! that smoothie does sure look tasty. enjoy!
  • Julie
    Happy birthday! =)
  • Happy birthday! What a good way to celebrate, the smoothie sounds yummy, anything that has coconut water + blueberries = love :)
  • 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!
  • Happy Birthday! The smoothie looks so refreshing - I love the addition of coconut water.
  • 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. :)
  • 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
  • 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!
  • Oh happy birthday!!! (and such beautiful photos!) oxo
  • Happy birthday! great smoothie :) I love blueberries
  • Happy birthday! Must be lonely w/o little Elsa and Luise
  • Sanna
    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
  • anusha
    hi.. many many happy returns of the day
  • 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! :)
  • 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
  • Luise & Elsa
    TILLYKKE! We'll make this right away and celebrate you all the way from Copenhagen :)

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