This blueberry smoothie recipe is simple, refreshing, gluten-free, and delicious. You only need 5 minutes at the most to make it.
If you are looking for a morning drink to debloat and get your digestive system going, you may find this blueberry smoothie helpful.
It’s packed with superfoods and fresh fruits that aid with constipation, inflammation, and reduce bloating.
Blueberries: They are truly magical little berries. Not only do they contain iron, magnesium, and potassium, but also anti-inflammatory agents that help reduce pain and inflammation in the body.
Blueberries are also high in vitamins and antioxidants. Antioxidants in fruits can help boost your memory and decrease inflammation in your body and more.
Feeling constipated? Blueberries can also aid with that too. These tiny berries are a rich source of dietary fiber that promotes your digestive tract and helps relieve constipation.
Fiber is also one nutrient that controls appetite and increases satiety. It helps regulate your overall calorie intake and keep your hunger at bay.
This is why fiber is one nutrient you see a lot in healthy snack recipes. And this berry smoothie recipe is no exception. When you’re looking for a quick breakfast recipe or quick midday snack, this high-fiber berry smoothie is just perfect.
For this recipe, you can use fresh blueberries if they are in season and available. If not frozen ones are perfectly fine as well. In fact, frozen fruits help keep a smoothie cold longer.
But blueberries aren’t the only ingredient in this recipe that does good for your body. There is another fruit that’s also a superfood.
Avocado: t’s one fruit that’s high in total fat yet low in carbs.
Too often, a blueberry smoothie even a healthy one is actually a blueberry banana smoothie. That’s because banana is a staple natural sweetener in many smoothies and makes smoothie’s dessert, like a creamy texture.
But it’s hardly the only ingredient that can bring creaminess and satiety.
Avocado is also creamy, rich, and boasts many health benefits. Best of all, it’s nutritious without adding sugar.
For those on a low-carb diet or special diet with sugar and carb restrictions, it’s one ingredient you want to take note of.
To start, they are rich in Heart-Healthy Monounsaturated Fatty Acids. Regularly eating avocados can help lower your cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Research shows people who eat avocados are tend to be healthier.
The healthy fats found in avocado play an essential role in weight loss, particularly around the belly.
Besides these two superfoods, this delicious smoothie is full of other health-boosting ingredients.
Milk and Yogurt
It has low-calorie almond milk as a liquid base. If you have a nut allergy or prefers another milk base, there is also soy milk and the coconut milk you can sub with. Then it has Greek yogurt, healthy breakfast food to add probiotics, protein, and fiber.
Greek yogurt is a preferred choice of yogurt here as opposed to regular yogurt. It’s higher in nutritional content that you don’t want to miss.
A burst of sweet flavor is brought by the mango you add in addition to the blueberries. This tropical fruit is my favorite ingredient in a healthy smoothie as it adds a much-needed vitamin C. They are also a healthy source of magnesium and potassium, nutrients that help reduce the inflammation of the heart, and aid in lowering blood pressure.
While it’s not always easy to find mango as fresh fruit, you can find the frozen ones in the freezer at your local grocery store all year round. It’s one ingredient that’s perfectly fit for this flat tummy berry smoothie. If the mango is not accessible to you, other fruits like peach can be a great way to replace the sweetness without needing to add other sweeteners.
Nuts and Seeds
The nut butter, chia seeds, flax seeds, and hemp seeds (optional) are also nice additions to this recipe. Together they bring healthy fats, nutrients, and health benefits along with irresistible nutty flavor. In smoothies, they also work as a thickening agent, especially the chia. If you find this recipe too thin or thick, adjust the consistency with these add-ins.
As you can see, this smoothie is full of healthy ingredients that make this a healthy breakfast.
If you are interested in an even more nutritional boost, there are a few more ingredients you can add.
Other berries: other berries like raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries bring additional antioxidants and a dose of vitamins. They also bring a bit more tartness.
Greens: If you’ve been missing greens in your daily diet, an easy way to add it back into your eating is to put in this berry smoothie recipe. Spinach and kale are a perfect choice. Add a handful to your mix. They bring calcium, iron, along with a slew of other nutrients.
Better Than Store-Bought
If you are used to store-bought smoothies, I urge you to ditch the habit and make this your favorite smoothie.
It’s way better and healthier to make your own smoothie at home since most stores bought smoothies are loaded with unnecessary calories that can add pounds to your waistline. Not to mention, they often use fruit juice as a liquid base and packs the drink with carbs.
This tummy yummy smoothie recipe has none of that. And it miraculously does good for your health and waistline.
It’s just a plus that it takes as good as a sugar-filled Jamba Juice smoothie.
It means you’ll burn more calories and store less fat around your belly.
Blueberry Smoothie Recipe
- 1 cup blueberries frozen or fresh
- 1 1/2 cup mango
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp flaxseed
- 1 scoop protein powder optional
- Place all of the ingredients in a high powered blender (vitamix) in the order listed: blueberries, avocaod, yogurt, and almond milk. Blend until smooth.
- If you want a thicker smoothie, add a few handfuls of ice.
- For toppings, add some fresh berries: strawberries, blackberries and coconut flakes. Enjoy!
This is one of the best blueberry smoothie recipes I have ever created. Whether you’re looking for an easy recipe for snack, breakfast or a post workout recovery this blueberry banana smoothie is a great option.
These healthy smoothie recipes can do wonders to keep you feeling full and satisfied for longer and hunger at bay. All of which can make it easier to maintain a healthy body and weight.