This simple, nutritious and delicious blueberry smoothie is one of my Basic Blend favourites. It looks and tastes beautiful and is beautiful for our bodies too!
Blueberries are native to North America and are loaded with vitamins, minerals, fibre and powerful disease and inflammation-fighting phytochemicals. In fact, blueberries are one of the most nutrient-dense, antioxidant-rich foods on the planet! Studies suggest that blueberry consumption can help to combat the signs of aging; promote heart, skin and gut health; reduce the risk of cancer; boost brain function; and support healthy weight loss.
The base recipe makes a light and refreshing berry shake. For a more substantial snack or ‘real meal deal’, I have suggested some add-ins that provide extra nutrients, fibre, healthy fats and protein.
For 2 servings, blend together:
1.5 cups unsweetened cashew, almond, or nut-free milk
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 frozen banana or 1 cup steamed-then-frozen cauliflower or 1/2 cup of each
optional raw honey (nonvegan), pure stevia or maple syrup to sweeten as desired
Optional add-ins (adjusting almond milk as needed to achieve desired consistency):
2 handfuls fresh baby spinach (for a blue-green smoothie)
2 Tbsp cashew or almond butter (cashew used here)
2 Tbsp white chia seeds (used here)
2 Tbsp Nuzest plain or vanilla protein powder or 2 Tbsp collagen peptides (nonvegan) or 1 Tbsp of each (used here)