Welcome to the Summer Smoothie Series! For the next few weeks, I’ll show you how to drink the colors of the rainbow. There are so many delicious and unexpected fruit and vegetable combinations that make for a delicious breakfast or snack.
Today we are highlighting one of my favorite colors of the rainbow: blue! Though this smoothie looks a little purple… 🙂
I was in a rush this morning but knew I wanted to make the time for this. When you’ve overslept, like I did, you want to give your body the nutrients and energy it needs so that you can be alert throughout the day.
Blueberries are a great superfood, here’s why:
They rank the highest of any fruit for antioxidants (those free-radical-fighting powerhouses), and 1 cup delivers about 15% of the recommended daily fiber intake and about 25% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C. They decrease inflammation in the body and can help to lower cholesterol.
This smoothie is creamy, sweet, and tart due to the blueberries.
1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
1 small frozen or fresh banana, chopped
2 tbsp almond butter
¼ cup plain yogurt
½ cup almond milk
¼ cup ice, only if your fruit is not frozen
Blend all ingredients and enjoy. Serves one.
Asha Mattai is a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Reiki practitioner who is passionate about helping clients to lose weight, reduce stress, and feel energized and refreshed. Learn more about Asha and her work at www.shapingyourhealth.com.