This blueberry smoothie recipe was created in honor of National Blueberry Month. Blueberries are very low in calories and rich in dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins, and anti-oxidants that contribute towards optimum health and wellness. These vitamins and minerals work together as anti-oxidants which help limit free radical injury to the body.
How to Make Blueberry Smoothie
You only need a handful of ingredients to make this smoothie, and the fresher the blueberries the better the result. My favorite thing to do is to go blueberry picking, come inside and make this shake. Here’s what you need:
- greek yogurt
- Almond Milk (or milk of your choice)
- Almond Butter (or nut butter of your choice)
- Waxing Kara Honey
- Kale or super greens or whatever greens you have on-hand
Making Blueberry Smoothie with banana and greens
Pull out the high-speed blender for this recipe. We have a Vitamix, my friend Joyce swears by her Blend-tech. Whatever you prefer, get it out and ready to blend.
- Add all ingredients to your Vitamix or blender.
- Blend until smooth and creamy.
- Pour into glasses and top with cocoa nibs, hemp hearts or granola.
Here are a few fun facts about blueberries according to the Huffington Post, perfect for National blueberry month.
- Blueberries protect against memory loss
- Maine produces more blueberries than anywhere else in the world
- Blueberries can be used as a dye, but the ultimate result is the color grey
Blueberries protect against memory loss. Maine produces more blueberries than anywhere else in the world and blueberries can be used as a dye, but the ultimate result is the color grey.
There is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ when you make smoothies.
You can replace any ingredient with an ingredient that you prefer using. If it’s not cold enough, add a few ice cubes. Like more banana, add more! Want to mix it up with different kinds of berries, go for it. Only have fresh spinach on-hand, it’s just as nice for this recipe.
At Waking Kara, we recommend using your favorite type of Eastern Shore honey. Clover and spring honey have a mild sweetness and flavor that fits any smoothie recipe. If you like your smoothie sweeter, try using blueberry or blackberry honey. Orange blossom honey is perfect for the summer and adds a nice flowery touch. The varietal honey is based on what the bees pollinate, so there is no added flavors; simply pure natural raw honey.
This blueberry smoothie will serve you and your family well as a super-fruit filled meal replacement. Satisfy hunger and soothe the soul. Perfect for a quick breakfast on those hot July morning or afternoons.
If you decide to make this blueberry smoothie recipe, be sure to take a photo and share them with us using #waxingkararecipes on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!
Blueberry Smoothie Recipe
- 1 c blueberries fresh or frozen
- 1 banana
- 1 c greek yogurt (I used 0% fat organic)
- 1/2 c almond milk (whatever milk you have on hand or prefer)
- 2 tbsp. almond butter
- 1 tbsp. Waxing Kara Honey
- 3 leaves kale removed from stem
Add all ingredients to your Vitamix or blender.
Blend until smooth and creamy.
Pour into glasses and top with cocoa nibs, hemp hearts or granola.