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Best Blueberry Smoothie | Nutrition Stripped
Eat Well May. 10. 2013
Beverages

Best Blueberry Smoothie

May. 10. 2013
Beverages
McKel Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

McKel Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

Founder of Nutrition Stripped® and the Mindful Nutrition Method™

Sometimes you just want a super simple smoothie, this Best Blueberry Smoothie is for all the blueberry lovers out there.

Not only is this Best Blueberry Smoothie nutritious, but it’s also beautiful.

This blueberry smoothie is packed with nutrients that will give your body the energy it needs to keep you running on high all morning long with plant-based fuel.

Sneak In Greens

The color that blueberries produce is so vibrant and solid that you’re able to easily sneak in a couple of handfuls of greens without noticing it. Secondly, the bananas create a creamy texture that combines well with the other ingredients (you may also add more bananas to your level of sweetness and thickness).

Stripped

Blueberries

In 1 cup of fresh blueberries, there’s vitamin C, K, and manganese, a good source of fiber and copper, and also a variety of antioxidants.

Blueberries antioxidants have been studied for their effects on cardiovascular health, ability to inhibit cancer cell growth, stabilize blood sugars due to the fiber and low GI nature of the fruit, improve skin health, may help combat obesity, and overall antioxidant support in the body.

  • Fiber
  • Antioxidants
  • Polyphenols
  • Phytonutrients: anthocyanins, flavonols, hydroxybenzoic acids, hydroxycinnamic acids, hydroxybenzoic acids, and resveratrol (all fancy ways of saying phytonutrients galore!)
  • Vitamins K, C, A, B6, and riboflavin
  • Minerals: manganese, calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, and copper

The Recipe

Serves 1

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Ingredients

1-2 frozen bananas

2 cups frozen/or fresh organic blueberries

1 heaping handful of organic spinach

1 heaping handful of organic red kale

1 teaspoon organic spirulina

1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (optional, may use a protein powder of choice or omit completely)

1/2-1 cup filtered water (or almond milk)

Dash of cinnamon

stevia (optional, for a sweeter taste)

Instructions

Step 1

Simply combine all ingredients in Vitamix or a high-speed blender until thick and creamy.

Serve in a glass with a straw to sip or add more ice to make a smoothie bowl and enjoy with a spoon (and a sprinkle of granola on top).

Enjoy!

Have Leftovers? Here’s What To Do With Them:

As always, store in an airtight glass container that we recommend from the NS Shop for up to 7 days.

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