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Are you keeping cool?  This heat wave is intense!  We’ve been beating the heat by hitting the local pool, eating lots of fresh fruits and veggies and drinking cool drinks like this refreshing smoothie that’s packed with antioxidants, vitamins and protein.

This recipe works with frozen berries, but if you can get some Ontario blueberries that are just about ready, all the better.

Blueberry Coconut Smoothie
1 1/2 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
2 cups coconut milk beverage
1 frozen, chopped banana
4 dates, pitted
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp vanilla Vega protein powder
cinnamon to taste

Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor then serve.  Optional: add ice cubes to make it an icier smoothie.  Makes two smoothies.

This smoothie is my submission to Wellness Weekend and Healthy Vegan Fridays.