Velvety Blueberry Smoothie Recipe
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As part of our “healthier new year” goal, we’ve been blending daily smoothies in leau of a meal (usually instead of breakfast). It’s weird how this blueberry smoothie can keep you feeling full and satisfied all while giving you some serious feel good energy.
Since we welcomed our Blendtec Blender into the family, we’ve been experimenting with smoothies almost daily and we’ll be sharing all of our favorites with you. What makes this purple smoothie fantastic? I’m glad you asked. Well, first of all, it’s purple. Secondly, blueberries are a powerhouse of antioxidants.
They are known for their ninja-like ability to fight off free radicals. We also used almond milk and if you haven’t tried it, go on and give it a whirl. Trust me my peeps, it makes the smoothie velvety and adds a subtle nutty appeal. The almond milk also has Calcium, Vit E and Vit D. Most importantly this blueberry smoothie is deeee-licious.
Blueberry Smoothie Ingredients:
1 cup original almond milk (or water)
1 Tbsp chia seeds (did you know these are like a dieters dream food because they make you feel full?)
1 banana, peeled
2 oranges (or 3 clementines), peeled
2 cups frozen blueberries
How to make blueberry smoothies: (Are you ready for this?)
1. Add everything to the blender in the order listed (1 cup almond milk, 1 Tbsp chia seeds or 1 Tbsp of flex seeds, 1 banana, 2 oranges, and 2 cups froz blueberries) and whirl to the desired consistency. If using a Blendtec, push the smoothie button and watch it go! Serve right away (if using chia seeds, it will thicken as it stands).
If you’re interested in the nitty gritty nutritional details (I’m not to be honest, despite the fact that I’m a nurse, I like to enjoy my food without sweating the details and making sure I have enough manganese for the day), you’ll be really excited to know the following:
- Very low in saturated fat
- No cholesterol
- Low in sodium
- High in dietary fiber
- High in manganese
- Very high in vitamin B6
- Very high in vitamin C
And of course, because many of you have requested this, here’s the handy dandy nutritional info:
Antioxidant Rich Blueberry Smoothie
- 1 cup original almond milk, or water
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1 banana, peeled
- 2 oranges, or 3 clementines, peeled
- 2 cups frozen blueberries
- Add everything to the blender in the order listed (1 cup almond milk, 1 Tbsp chia seeds, 1 banana, 2 oranges, and 2 cups froz blueberries) and whirl to the desired cosistency. If using a Blendtec, push the smoothie button and watch it go!
For the rest of us who were sold at “purple”