As our days start getting longer and the sun starts shining, my body starts to crave lighter foods. I love trading in the heavy soups and stews for smoothies and salads.
When I first started making smoothies they weren’t that good. In fact, we used to call them ‘grities’ because they were so coarse.
Seriously, I would just throw EVERYTHING in the blender just because it is good for you. That didn’t make for the tastiest smoothies.
As time went on I learned that you don’t need to put everything in your smoothie just to make it healthy. You can have a healthy smoothie and make it taste good. Just make these ingredients count!
Blueberries are one of my favorite fruits to add to a smoothie because they are full of antioxidants.
To make my smoothies creamy, I love to add Greek yogurt. You get a nice dose of probiotics along with it adding a nice, thick consistency to your smoothie. This also is a good source of protein.
I love to add cinnamon to my smoothies as well because it can help stabilize blood sugar levels. This can be key for managing PCOS, thyroid, and adrenal issues.
Gelatin (available on Amazon) is another great add-in. I love that it is good for gut healing as well as great for joint health because of the collagen. (Make sure you are using the cold soluble kind for smoothies!)
Adding fresh greens give you a nice boost of minerals and vitamins. I love getting my veggies in with a breakfast smoothie. (If you are sensitive to oxalates, then be sure to lightly steam your greens first.)
As far as a sweetener goes, you can add as much or as little as you like, though, for the most health benefits, less is preferable.
Add a pinch of salt in there to support your adrenals too.
Healthy blueberry smoothie
- 1/2 cup blueberries I use frozen
- 1 cup greek yogurt
- 1-2 cups leafy greens spinach or kale
- 1 cup water
- 1 tbsp collagen cold soluble
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- pinch sea salt
- sweetener to taste if desired
- Put all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.
Smoothies come together fast and are great for a breakfast on the go when you load it up with nutrient dense ingredients.
We really have come to enjoy smoothies in our house and are always experimenting with the flavors.
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Sounds delish! Love blueberry smoothies! I would also like to suggest using a frozen ripe banana, which sweetens the smoothie perfectly and adds another dimension of flavor.
I love putting frozen bananas in mine! Especially when I make them dairy free – they add a nice creaminess.