Wake up with this antioxidant-rich smoothie made with wild blueberries. It's sure to satisfy your tastebuds and fill your belly!
Disclosure: I work with the Wild Blueberry Association of North America to help people make healthier food choices.
If you can't tell from my previous posts, I love smoothies. I didn't drink them frequently during this winter— but now that it's almost spring (wishful thinking, right?!), I'm in the mood to get blending again.
When I whip up breakfast smoothies, I always look to make them
balanced meals and full of satiating protein and fiber. That's why I used plain Greek yogurt and milk as a base for this smoothie—those ingredients are full of protein and fiber! I added
peanut butter for both yumminess and healthy fat, which is filling and good for us.
And of course I needed to add a boost of both color and antioxidants to my smoothie, so I chose wild blueberries as the featured fruit. The blueberries make this smoothie a beautiful blue-purple color. They're rich in antioxidants, offering more than 20 other fruits and vegetables, including both raspberries and cranberries. Then I added some banana to help thicken the smoothie and add additional nutrients like blood-pressure-helping potassium.
So there's my most recent smoothie creation! Each serving provides 22 grams of protein, which is an amazing 44 percent of the daily value, as well as 6 grams of fiber, or 24 percent of the daily need. That should keep you full throughout the morning.
Helpful kitchen tools:
*I used 2% fat milk and yogurt.
Blend ingredients together, and enjoy! Serves 1.
Nutritional information per serving: Cal: 410 Fat: 14 g Sat fat: 5 g Pro: 22 g Carbs: 48 g Sugar: 33 g Fiber: 6g Chol: 20 mg Sod: 170 mg
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