July is here and in full swing and it is National blueberry month. For all of our Canadian friends across the border, Canada proclaims August as blueberry month. Why not try a blueberry smoothie without yogurt in celebration of this little fruit that makes for a tasty smoothie?
- 8-10 oz of liquid: almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk or water
- 1 peeled frozen or fresh banana (you can get a frothy, frosty result from frozen bananas, but fresh bananas that are room temperature make for great smoothies too. Look for yellow bananas and they blend best at room temperature.)
- handful of frozen or fresh washed blueberries
- 1 cup of greens (washed baby kale, baby spinach or swiss chard)
- 1 tablespoon of honey (optional)
- handful of ice
- blend until smooth
- You can always add additional fruit, like strawberries, raspberries or kiwi.
What? No yogurt, no dairy?
Smoothie recipes without yogurt and dairy are sometimes difficult to find. Whatever your reasons for not adding yogurt to your smoothie, you can still make great tasting smoothies with a good consistency without yogurt and dairy.
Supercharge your blueberry smoothie
Use Supercharge ingredients in your smoothie to add the extra boost of health benefits.
- Chia seeds: provide fiber, help to keep your appetite curbed and is known to be the ultimate mood enhancer and loaded with the good fat, “Omega-3’s.”
- Flaxseed: add two tablespoons of flaxseed for Omega 3’s and fiber.
- Protein powder: your smoothie now just became the perfect pre/post workout drink or meal replacement.
Let your creativity shine through
Smoothies should be fun to make, so let your creativity shine through in your concoctions. If at all possible, use fruits and vegetables that are fresh or in season and play with the produce you have available in your kitchen. You may even come up with the perfect mixture too.
Selecting the perfect blueberries
Using frozen blueberries are always an option, but since they are fresh and in season right now, here are a few tips in order to select the best fresh blueberries. If you can find organic blueberries, they would be the best option for you. Look for blueberries that are blue in color and avoid blueberries that have a white tinge to them. Look for containers that have little to no moisture in them. Moisture in can indicate that the berries have been frozen for transport and then thawed. Give the container a little shake to see that the berries are firm and have movement.
Blueberry fun smoothies
Did you give this recipe a try? Did you have fun and were you creative? Do you have a blueberry recipe that you recommend? Would you prefer to use frozen or fresh berries? Do you try to look for organic fruits and vegetables? Please share your comments below, we’d love to hear from you.