Health Nut Blueberry Smoothie

Evening friends! I hope you’re having a great weekend thus far. I have a tasty little blueberry smoothie to share with you all tonight.

Health Nut Smoothie with almond butter and almond milk

Last week I found out that there is a blueberry recipe contest for bloggers being put on by the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council that ends tonight. Blueberries, which are now being called Little Blue Dynamos are an everyday superfood with only 80 calories per cup and a plethora of health benefits including vitamin c, manganese, fiber, and antioxidants.

I find it easy to use them all of time (fresh in the summer or frozen in the winter) as a part of my breakfast because they’re perfect as a topping for protein pancakes, greek yogurt and in overnight oats. After looking over a few of my recipes here on EBF that feature blueberries, I decided my favorite blueberry smoothie was worthy of winning a blueberry recipe contest (and in need of a good photo) so here she is – a gussied up version of my ABB Smoothie.

Health Nut Smoothie with almond butter and almond milk

Health Nut Blueberry Smoothie
 
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Healthy, a little nutty and extra delicious - per the usual here at EBF.
Serves: 1-2
Ingredients
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen (or fresh) blueberries
  • handful of fresh baby spinach
  • 1 Tablespoon natural almond butter
  • 1 Tablespoon unsweetened dried coconut
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 3-5 cubes of ice
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into a high powered blender and blend until smooth. If the smoothie is too thick, add a little more almond milk to get the consistency you like. Pour into a glass and enjoy.

It’s been way too long since I’ve made this smoothie. I’d forgotten how good it is! I love the overall fresh flavor and natural sweetness of the fruits as well as the creaminess of the almond milk and almond butter. The dried coconut also adds a nice texture and gives a little something to “chew on.” And don’t be scared of the spinach, you can’t taste it at all!

Health Nut Smoothie with almond butter and almond milk

What’s your favorite blueberry recipe?

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Comments

  1. Yum! Always love a new smoothie recipe. Where did you get the silver straw? I love it!

  2. Oh how I love smoothies! This one looks delightful. Do you think I could add in protein powder without compromising the texture?

  3. Beautiful! I love blueberries in my smoothies too. I also *adore* the addition of coconut! Nice touch :)

  4. Definitely blueberry pancakes! Fave fave fave. And a blueberry smoothie like this comes a close second. (;

  5. Apple butter and crarceks is my favorite. Here is some more information that might help you.I am not a doctor, so either way you will want to talk to them, but this is what I have to say as a long time sufferer of Acid Reflux (G.E.R.D.)! Three part answer information, what not to do, and what to do!INFORMATION!!!!!!I have a very severe case of Acid Reflux (G.E.R.D.). I have had to go to the hospital for some of the heartburn that I have had because the pain can become overwhelming or your breathing can be effected. It can be caused by Smoking, Drinking Beverages with caffeine (My case), Drinking Beverages with Alcohol, or can be HereditaryThe good thing about G.E.R.D. is that it can be a temporary thing and can be cured. It is never a permit thing even if you end up with it for the rest of your life it has the ability to be cured.WHAT NOT TO DO!!!!!!!!In most cases, stress is a factor to the reflux if you watch what you eat and reduce some of the stress it will help. If you watch what you eat for about a week you should find relief, if you do not then that is when you definitely what to listen to the doctor. Things to watch for are as follows:Fatty FoodsCitrus FoodsFoods That Contain GreaseFried FoodsChocolate (including any Coco)CaffeineSmokingAlcoholTomato Based ProductsLactoseWHAT TO DO!!!!The two foods that I recommend is Black strap Molasses and Raw honey. The apple is better for night time reflux while these will work for just about all of it. What you will do is take about a tsp. of whatever one you chose. Molasses being the better because of strength and nutrition, but must be use to the taste. What the substance will do is stick to the sides of the esophagus and do two things, one is heal and the other is protect.On the healing end, both substances have a healing property in them, and as they sit on the walls of the esophagus they will heal it. This is also helpful if you have a sore throat in the morning from refluxing.On the protection end, both substances are high in sugar and when acid that is refluxed comes up to that the sugar will neutralize it and it will not longer be a problem at that point. I would also look to putting Cinnamon in you diet, it has been know to help with digestion and will help you reduce the amount of acid needed to brake down food, therefore causing you to reflux less.

  6. Looks delicious!

  7. Hey there, love your posts. I always wonder why people throw in ice cubes…frozen bananas are so much better! They blend nicely and make your smoothie smoother. ;) thanks for a great blog!

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