Healthy and Delicious Blueberry Smoothie

I have been on the lookout for a morning drink that will not only boost my energy and health, but also actually taste super yummy. This smoothie is perfect for those in that similar search. This super simple recipe is something that my brother, a personal trainer, created and really stands by. When I first saw what went into it, I’ll be honest, I was pretty hesitant. But I swear to you it is WAY tastier then I ever thought possible.

Blueberries are considered a superfood and have an abundance of antioxidants that help protect your body against heart disease, cancer, and other diseases. They also are anti-inflammatory along with being high in potassium and Vitamin C making them super recommended with doctors and nutritionists.

Another superfood ingredient in this smoothie is the spinach. I know, spinach isn’t always the most desired food, especially in drinking form. But TRUST ME, you really can’t even taste it and it is so incredible to know all the nutrients I’m getting from it. Spinach is rich with Vitamans A, C, K and iron. It can even lower your stress, increase your eye health and help fight against blood pressure levels.

It’s a perfect way to start your morning right and to get a head start on all the nutrients our bodies crave throughout the day!

The Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup fresh spinach
  • 1/2 Cup blueberries, frozen
  • 1/3 Cup plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 whole banana
  • Splash of orange juice
  • Splash of water

The Instructions:

  • Combine all ingredients into blender and pulse until completely smooth
  • These ingredients are the perfect size if you have the Nutribullet blender. It makes one tall glass or two smaller cups if you want to share

Cheers!


The Perfect Peach and Strawberry Smoothie

Living down south can have some brutal summers. The mornings are hot and sometimes having a freshly brewed cup of coffee just doesn’t sound as appealing during these temperature rising months. What I tend to gravitate towards each morning is this peach and strawberry smoothie and it truly is one of the greatest parts of my day. It’s consistency is a perfect combination of thick and creamy which makes for a delicious and healthy breakfast for on the go or lounging out on the front porch. 

With barely any time in the kitchen and just a few small ingredients to work with, this smoothie is so perfect for satisfying that sweet tooth while staying guilt free. Which is so exciting! If you would like to use fresh, non frozen fruits then you certainly should. I would just suggest adding in some ice so you can get more of a thick and colder consistency. If you plan on sharing this smoothie with more than just yourself, I would recommend doubling these ingredients.

Here’s how to make it:

The Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup frozen peaches
  • 2 Cups frozen strawberries
  • 1 Cup almond milk
  • 1 Cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • Pinch of honey (to taste for sweetness)

The Instructions:

  • Combine all ingredients into a blender
  • Blend until smooth and no chunks (unless you like chunks)
  • Transfer into glass and enjoy

And that is literally it! How easy is that?! Feel free to use your creativity with garnishes to make it look exactly how you want it. Again, this smoothie has no extra added sugars which makes it such a great treat.

Calories: 184kcal | Protein: 11g | Fat: 2g | SaturatedFat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg |  Sodium: 198mg | Potassium: 469mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 27g Calcium: 173mg

Cheers!