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BLUEBERRY GLOW GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPE
This fruity smoothie packs a ton of nutrition while being low calorie, and since it easily masks the flavor of kale or spinach, it makes it a very kid friendly green smoothie.
Depending on the ripeness of your fruit, it can be sweet enough without natural stevia or another sweetener, so I recommend blending it without sweetener and then adding it to taste. Try using frozen fruit to give it extra thick texture, perfect for a breakfast or pre-workout smoothie or just a refreshing afternoon snack.
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Blueberry Glow Green Smoothie
- 1 cup 8 ounces coconut water or coconut milk or other milk substitute (unsweetened)
- 2 cups kale or spinach
- 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1 fresh or frozen banana
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 to 5 drops of Stevia or other sweetener
- 1 cup ice if using fresh fruit
- Place all the ingredients in the jar in the order listed.
- For Vitamix: Start on variable speed 1, turn the machine on and slowly increase to speed 10, then flip high. Blend until smooth (about 1 minute)
- For Blendtec: Press the WHOLE JUICE Button (if using frozen bananas, may have to run twice OR use the soup button)
- All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments! 🙂 Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes
HEALTH BENEFITS & FUN FACTS
North America is the world’s leading blueberry producer, account for nearly 90% of the world production (thank goodness, cause here at Blender Babes we LOOOOOVE Blueberries!)
New studies make it clear that we can freeze blueberries without doing damage to their delicate anthocyanin antioxidants. Berries, in general, are considered low in terms of their glycemic index (GI). A recent study that included blueberries as a low-GI fruit has found that blueberries, along with other berries, clearly have a favorable impact on blood sugar regulation in persons already diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
Participants in the study who consumed at least 3 servings of low-GI fruits per day (including blueberries) saw significant improvement in their regulation of blood sugar over a three-month period of time.
If you want to maximize your antioxidant benefits from blueberries, go organic! A recent study has directly compared the total antioxidant capacity of organically grown versus non-organically grown highbush blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum L., var. Bluecrop) and found some very impressive results for the organically grown berries.
Organically grown blueberries turned out to have significantly higher concentrations of total phenol antioxidants and total anthocyanin antioxidants than conventionally grown blueberries, as well as significantly higher total antioxidant capacity. (Source: WHFoods)
13 thoughts on “Blueberry Glow Green Smoothie”
This was excellent. The taste of the cinnamon , banana and berries was delightful..
This sounds really good! I love blueberries and cinnamon! . im going to make this tomorrow if i can 🙂 I dont have a vitamix or blendtec, i dont know how this will work on a Ninja!
I like it has blueberries on it, not only for their antioxidant properties but for the beautiful pinkish color they give to this smoothie!
just made some soo good !!
I really wanted to like it but I don’t know….maybe user error. I’ll attempt again
Love this! I put my liquid in first, (used low-fat almond milk) and kale and gave it a whirl for about a whole minute until smooth, adding a little liquid as I went to blend it smoothly. Then added my frozen organic blueberries and banana. Tasted it and then added a packet of stevia. It's almost a gray black color or greenish black, yet so tasty! My almost two year old keeps sneaking sips.
I skipped the stevia, went heavy handed on the frozen blueberries, frozen super ripe banana, ice cold coconut water and used spinach. This is a great recipe for kids since it hides the greens if they aren’t used to eating spinach! Loved it!
I didn’t have blueberries so used frozen blackberries from our last years crop
Nice smoothie, not my favorite, might be that I used purple kale instead. It was kind of gritty even after blending twice. Flavor was pretty good
This one wasn't my favorite but I think its because I used half purple kale and half spinach. Its filling and refreshing, the flavor was pretty good, just not my favorite 🙂
Love the blueberry and dash of cinnamon! Yummy
Awesome as usual! Definitely a 9…ok 10!
It was a bit on the sweet side, but I really liked it.