This morning we had a delicious blueberry smoothie with yogurt. Since it is July and it is National blueberry month, I thought it would be a great time to play around with some blueberry smoothies to share with you. And for my Canadian friends, Canada proclaims a Royal Proclamation for blueberry month in August. So, with National Blueberry month(s) here, I thought it would be a great time to celebrate with this tasty little blue fruit. Give this blueberry smoothie with yogurt recipe a try in honor of National blueberry month.
- 8-12 oz of liquid (water, almond milk, soy milk, coconut water)
- 1 peeled banana (did you know that you can freeze peeled bananas?)
- handful of washed blueberries
- 2 cups of washed baby spinach (swiss chard or kale would work too)
- 1 scoop of blueberry yogurt (yogurt is optional)
- handful of ice and blend until smooth
- if you prefer, you can add additional berries or fruit in this smoothie
Click here for a blueberry smoothie recipe without yogurt. Regardless of which blueberry smoothie you decide to try, having a good blender for smoothies is a must! Check out our top picks and let us know if you have any questions.
Up for a Supercharge?
You know how we love our supercharged smoothies at Smoothies and Blenders. Why not add your favorite protein powder, chia powder to curb appetite or two tablespoons of flax seed for a dose of Omega 3’s.
The amazing benefits of blueberries
After just a few minutes of research on the nutritional benefits that blueberries offer, I am blown away by what a powerhouse of health benefits these little berries pack. Studies have shown that blueberries can:
- lowers cholesterol
- neutralizes free radicals for disease and aging in the body
- promotes urinary tract health
- known to rank #1 in the world of anti oxidants
- full of vitamins C, B complex, vitamin E, vitamin A, zinc and iron.
- improves glucose control
- promotes brain health
See what I meant when I said these berries packed a nutritional and healthy punch?
How to select blueberries for a smoothie
We would typically use frozen organic blueberries in our smoothies for convenience, but since they are in season, right now fresh is a great way to go.
If at all possible, try to select organic berries. Look carefully at the blueberry container to make sure there isn’t much or preferably any moisture in the berries (this could indicate that the berries were once frozen and then thawed.)
When shaking the container, the berries should move slightly and have a firm appearance without any discoloring.
Thanks for stopping by, please leave your thoughts and comments in the area below. Have you ever tried a blueberry smoothie? If so, do you have additional recipes to share with us here? Do you prefer to use fresh or frozen blueberries in your smoothie?