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.
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!
- 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.