Blueberry Superfood Smoothie

blueberry superfood smoothie

January is often about making amends for the weeks (months?) of dietary debauchery leading up to the close the year. It’s about getting back on track with healthy eating, which usually involves resolutions over what we’re going to knock out of our three square meals:

no dairy
no wheat
no sugar
no meat
no white food
no gluten
no processed food
no fat
no soda
no alcohol
no snacking

NO, NO NO.

I get it.  BUT all those “NO’s” feels like a downer start to a bright and fresh New Year.

SO, how about putting a positive spin on healthy eating by focusing on what our diets will be FULL of, not lacking. In the spirit of this upbeat outlook, here’s a breakfast (or anytime of day) smoothie chock full of superfood ingredients you can say YES to.

Blueberries

Full of fiber, antioxidants, and naturally sweet. I use frozen this time of year, which pack nearly as much nutrition as fresh-off-the-vine.

Avocados

Potassium- and fiber-rich with healthy fats, which help make this smoothie mega filling.

Coconut water

For hydration and potassium.

Kefir

A good source of protein and calcium, this probiotic-rich drink boosts “good” bacteria, which can play a role in a healthy immune system.

Banana

Frozen banana adds creaminess along with natural sweetness and potassium.

Seeds

Hemp and chia flax seeds add crunch along with good-for-you Omega-3 fats.

P.S. Try applying this “say yes” approach to other meals, honing in on the good stuff that is IN them instead of what’s not (goodbye beloved holiday Joe Joes) and see if it helps you shift from feeling deprived to feeling nourished and satisfied.

P.P.S. Check out my Peach Raspberry Spoon Smoothie, another kefir-based option that is a favorite around here.

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Blueberry Superfood Smoothie

This purple powerhouse is so lip-smackingly tasty, you’d never guess it’s packed with super foods. Blueberries deliver fiber and antioxidants, probiotic-rich kefir lends healthful bacteria, coconut water is the best natural sports drink I know, banana kicks up the potassium, chia seeds add Omega 3s, and the avocado? It’s full of fiber and good-for-you fats that give the smoothie creaminess your kids would never guess came from a green plant.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 275 kcal
Author katiemorford

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain kefir or plain yogurt
  • ¾ cup coconut water , plus more if needed
  • 1 frozen banana , cut into thick slices
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 small ripe avocado
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • 8 ice cubes
  • 1 to 3 teaspoons hemp or chia seeds (optional)

Instructions

  1. Put all of the ingredients except the hemp seeds into a blender and run until creamy and smooth. Add a splash of coconut water to thin the smoothie, if desired. Top with hemp seeds, if desired.
  2. Pour into glasses. Serve immediately.

 

Comments

01.06.2017 at 11:37 AM #

Terry

THANK YOU for your inspiration and good nutritional advice. I have grown children and grandchildren. My interest in your web site is for me – I am still so much a child. I also depend on it for inspiration and introduction into nutritional data applied to what I eat. It helps. I enjoyed your email regarding your hopes and goals for the new year. Speaking for myself, it is a constant challenge to be organized in specific ways that I have decided would make my life easier. MY STATEMENT ABOUT MYSELF IS
‘I AM CONSISTENT ABOUT BEING INCONSISTENT”. I strive continually to make my life less chaotic. I am convinced my ADD brain has made my life wonderful, fun, and so challenging. GOOD LUCK TO YOU, IT IS ALWAYS WORTH A TRY. Don’t be too hard on yourself, please. Remember the positive purposeful things you do take on and get done on a daily basis. It is good. Good luck to both of us

01.06.2017 at 11:37 AM #

katiemorford

I like your statement. And I do recognize that, perhaps, the fact that I spend a lot of time exercising my creative side means my organizational side isn’t quite so strong. Not a bad tradeoff, but I haven’t given up on trying to be a little more ordered in my life! Thanks for the comment.

05.03.2017 at 11:21 PM #

Bernice

Blueberry Superfood Smoothie looks delicious! My kids will probably like it, were planning to go camping this weekend but I have question we need to worry about almost everything we take into our body..even our water. I checked my city ( Aliso Viejo) and found Fluoride is added. Uggh.
If you want to check your city, Google your local water quality report . I used this site, it had all of Socal and OC cities listed : http://aqualistic.com/water-quality-in-your-city/

05.03.2017 at 11:21 PM #

katiemorford

Thanks Bernice. Hope the camping trip was lovely.

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