Blueberry Smoothies are made with fresh or frozen blueberries and usually a banana or yoghurt as a thickener. Most are sweetened some how, with honey or some form of low cal sweeter.
Blueberries are rich in anti-oxidents which provide your body with a sort of ‘cleaning’ agent. Very healthy, very tasty and very easy to make. One of my favorite ‘health foods’.
Blueberry Smoothies and Health
One cup of fresh blueberries contains approximately 1.2 grams of protein, 3.5 grams of dietary fiber and 85 calories.
Major Vitamins Include: A, B1, B2, Niacin, Folate, B6, C.E.and K.
Major Minerals Include: Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Calcium, Sodium, Iron, and Manganese.
1 cup frozen blueberries
8 oz fat free yogurt
milk to thin (Skim is fine)
Process in blender.
Because the berries are frozen, the result is almost like a malt.
If I use plain yogurt, I add a little sugar or Equal and sometimes vanilla.
Or, I have used blueberry or lemon yogurt.
Makes 2 servings.
BLUEBERRY BANANA SMOOTHIE
1 ripe medium banana
3/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1/4 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt
3/4 cup skim milk
pinch of cinnamon (if desired)
1/2 cup of crushed ice
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.
BLUEBERRY BLAST SMOOTHIE
1/2 frozen banana (or unfrozen + 1 ice cube)
1/4-1/2 c frozen blueberries
1/2-3/4 c rice dream vanilla lite
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 pkt lo-cal sweetener
Dump it all in the blender and whir until creamy.
BLUEBERRY BUTTERMILK SMOOTHIE
1 banana, ripe, peeled and cut into chunks
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
4 ice cubes
1 cup buttermilk
Place all ingredients in blender and process until smooth.
BLUEBERRY PINEAPPLE SMOOTHIE
2 cups chilled fresh or frozen blueberries, slightly thawed
1 cup chilled pineapple-orange juice, or pineapple-orange-strawberry juice
1 8-ounce carton vanilla nonfat yogurt
1 tablespoon sugar
In a blender container, combine all ingredients.
Cover and blend for 1 to 2 minutes or until almost smooth.
Makes 3 servings.
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup plain, low-fat yogurt
1/2 cup washed, stemmed blueberries
honey to taste
Place all the ingredients in a blender.
Blend on high speed until smooth.
BLUEBERRY TWIST SMOOTHIE
2 cups fresh blueberries
1 cup pineapple orange juice
1- 8 ounce vanilla yogurt
2 teaspoons sugar or honey
Place everything in a blender.
Blend until SMOOTH!
CREAMY BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIE
6 oz. light (reduced sugar) fat-free blueberry yogurt, frozen
(This is one container of Yoplait)
1 cup blueberries, fresh
1 cup non-fat milk
Put all ingredients into blender.
Blend until smoothie consistency is reached!
[1/2 cup frozen blueberries may be added to make it thicker!]
…Blueberry Smoothies for fun and health…