This powerful blueberry smoothie is full of amazing ingredients that fill you up, pump you up and make you feel good. The blueberries are superstars in that they provide healthy and high doses of antioxidants, fiber, copper, potassium and multiple vitamins. Frozen strawberries add a much-needed frostiness while giving the body vitamin C, polyphenols (protects against free radicals) and manganese (supports bone health). A little bit of avocado provides the healthy fats, while keeping this drink as creamy as can be. The chia seeds are great here because you don’t actually taste or feel their texture, yet you’re still reaping the benefits of the protein and omega-3s. And the maca? That’s optional, but I’ve been using it as a natural energy boost every now and then and it’s amazingly effective at getting me up and going. This smoothie is all that and one more thing: it’s completely delicious! It’s no wonder it’s so powerful.
As with any smoothie, this recipe is highly adaptable. You don’t need to use nut milk, like I did. Any other milk or even coconut water would be fine and should you like it more runny, then add a little more of it. If you want it more creamy, add more of that avocado. For more icyness, you can throw an ice cube or two into the mix, or even more frozen fruit. And if anything else, add more blueberries because blueberries are just the best.
Powerful Blueberry Smoothie
1/2 cup of fresh blueberries
5 frozen strawberries
1/4 flesh of an avocado
2 cups to start with of your favorite nut milk
1-2 tablespoons raw honey
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon maca powder (optional)
Pinch of nutmeg
Blend all ingredients together in a blender. Adjust/add more ingredients to suit your taste.
So, my blender broke. Womp, womp. But I’m happy that it waited until all the ingredients were perfectly blended before it malfunctioned. I was wondering if I should get another cheap little thing or bite the bullet and go full-on Vitamix or some other high-powered blender that costs a boatload of money. But I think I’ve resolved to go with quality (cha-ching!) because in the long run, that might end up costing me less anyway. A friend has been singing the praises of the Vitamix, so I’m thinking about going in that direction. What do you think? Do you have a Vitamix or a good blender that you swear by? I’m open to suggestions.