This post may contain compensated links. Refer to my disclaimer for more info.
Not so sure about drinking a purplish drink like a blueberry smoothie? I wasn’t either, at first. Until I tasted one that was fabulous. Then I just had to figure out the hacks to make that tasty treat at home for myself! I drank green smoothies but was in need of a new idea for a healthy, warm weather snack. I was staring at a bucket of fresh blueberries and decided to perfect a new blueberry smoothie recipe for you and me.
Now I’m hooked and want to share the secrets with you …..
Why Make A Blueberry Smoothie?
Not only do blueberries taste great fresh off the bush or crunchy from the freezer, they are quite a little powerhouse of nutrition. Blueberries are full of Vitamins C, B6, K, A, and E, as well as iron, calcium, potassium, folate, and zinc. Many specialists suggest that they maintain healthy bones, ward off heart disease, prevent wrinkles, prevent cancer, and improve mental health and brain power, among other things.
Need I say more?
Depending on which additional fruits and greens you use in your blueberry smoothie will determine the exact nutrients, but typically vitamins C, B6, antioxidants, potassium, and fiber are the most common. A myriad of health benefits definitely will exist with the spinach or kale you will use like healthy heart, skin, and digestion. Maintaining a healthy place with diabetes is also noted among the medical community.
So essentially, blueberry smoothies are able to pack in a whopping amount of vitamins and nutrients in a single serving for a very, cheap price tag.
What could be better?
6 secrets to your blueberry smoothie success:
- Blueberries must be frozen when you start your blueberry smoothie recipe
- Let cleaned blueberries dry completely before freezing
- You must use one ripe or frozen banana
- Frozen spinach or kale is best but fresh will do
- You must get your portions correct
- Use a single serve blender for smoothest results
Of course, you can experiment by using alternatives to my “secrets” but do so carefully. Trust me on this one.
The ingredients and directions are super simple and once you have success with your blueberry smoothie a few times, you can experiment with different frozen fruits and greens. You will be fine as long as your water, fruit, and greens portions are equal to each other, a third of each.
- 1 Cup Greens (frozen is best)
- 1 Cup Liquid (water is best but coconut/almond milk will do)
- 1 Cup Frozen Fruit (includes one banana with a mix of other fruit)
- Put one cup of greens and one cup of water into single serve blender and blend on high for 30 seconds. Add frozen bananas 3/4 of a cup of other frozen fruit and blend til smooth. Pour into a pretty clear glass and insert a cute, colorful straw.
Nutrition. Simplicity. Yumminess. All in one glass = Divine!
Go make this guilt-free treat and let me hear about your blueberry smoothie success in the comments.
More you may enjoy:
Clean meal ideas