A Blueberry Smoothie packed with greens is the perfect way to start the day. Healthy, easy to make, full of fruits, veggies, and filling flax seed. The blueberry smoothie is packed with protein and heart healthy fats. It may just knock Wheaties out of the title holder “breakfast of champions”. It’s Monday, Breakfast is calling, it’s hot and I’m always rushing around trying to get to work. Most mornings that means I’m having breakfast in the car! I don’t know about you but having something cool and refreshing first thing in the morning is just about my favorite way to start the day in the summer. An added bonus, the gorgeous color and sweet blueberry flavor.
Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants, and they also have vitamin C in them, which is amazing for your skin heath. Vitamin C is necessary for the production of collagen in your skin. Collagen is what helps your skin stay supple and help keep the skin from developing wrinkles. Who knew a breakfast smoothie could do so much for you?
The flaxseed (affiliate link) in this recipe is a crucial ingredient as it helps thicken the smoothie to make it almost like dessert. I’ve mentioned before that I love to add greens to my breakfast if possible, and this smoothie is no exception! It starts with a healthy base of frozen spinach. Frozen spinach is one of my essential pantry ingredients for healthy cooking and eating. If you had to buy that much fresh spinach it would be triple the cost. And because it’s frozen it’s less likely to go bad on you. Frozen spinach is great to have on hand, you can also add it to soups, pasta sauce or as an easy healthy side dish sauteed with a little bit of garlic and olive oil.
I have been trying to incorporate more healthy fats into my everyday diet and that includes my breakfast. I had no idea how adding a little bit of fat in my smoothie would help bring out the sweet flavors in the blueberries as well as add a creamy consistency to the entire smoothie making it so much more like a dessert. My recent obsession is coconut butter (affiliate link)in my smoothies. I could eat coconut butter by the spoonful like it’s peanut butter only sweeter, and much thicker. If you don’t have coconut butter, you can always use peanut butter or almond butter.
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- ¾-1 cup frozen spinach
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
- 1 tbs. flax seeds
- 1 tbs. coconut butter (or nut butter of choice)
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- ½ - 1 cup cashew milk (or milk of your choice)
- Add ingredients to the blender in the order listed. Blend until smooth
What about you?
- Do you eat your breakfast in the car?
- Green smoothies – what’s your favorite flavor combo?
- Have you tried coconut butter before?