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BEAUTIFUL BLUE SMOOTHIE

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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.

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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 to 2 cups unsweetened almond or nut-free milk, adjusted to desired consistency

  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries

  • 1 frozen banana (or 1/2 to 1 cup steamed-then-frozen cauliflower for a low-carb option)

  • optional Lakanto monkfruit sweetener, raw honey (nonvegan), pure stevia, or maple syrup, adjusted to taste

Optional add-ins:

  • 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 Clean Lean vanilla or natural protein powder or 2 Tbsp Further Food collagen (nonvegan) or 1 Tbsp of each (used here)