It's sunny and near sixty degrees today. Bring on the smoothies, baby.
I have a new obsession: frozen berries.
Raspberries, blueberries, mixed berries, whatever.
This is nothing revolutionary. I've always had them around, but I am adding them to my weekly (or bi-weekly) grocery list for good. They are SO convenient to throw into muffins, oatmeal, smoothies, and most importantly, my mouth.
Blueberries are a nutritional powerhouse. Once cup has a mere 84 calories and 14 percent of the suggested amount of daily fiber along with 24 percent of the suggested daily intake of Vitamin C. The anthocyanins (the polyphenols that give them their blue hue) also help to neutralize free radicals in your body to lower your risk of cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer's.
Almonds, another one of my fave superfoods, are loaded with Vitamin E, filling fiber and protein. Even better, they've also been shown to have the ability to actually block calories.
Research indicates that the composition of their cell walls may help decrease the absorption of their fat, making them a super lean nut. Almond butter makes smoothie extra rich and creamy, as evidenced by my favorite snickerdoodle smoothie.
If you use a super ripe banana, the natural sweetness will be all you need.
This is perfect for breakfast or a quick nutritious snack. Sweet, creamy, almond blueberry drippy superfood heaven.
Maybe I should have called it that instead. Let's sip on superfoods and pretend it's not halfway through November.Print
Blueberry Almond Smoothie Recipe
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 5 mins
- Yield: 1 1x
- Category: Smoothie
- Method: Blender
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegan
A deliciously creamy, superfood-packed almond blueberry smoothie.
- 1 overripe frozen, sliced banana
- ½ cup frozen bluberries
- ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk (I used Silk)
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 1 tsp ground flaxseed
- ⅛ tsp almond extract (optional)
- Combine everything in a blender or food proccesor and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
Oh my almond! I gotta try this smoothie..
Why not just use almonds instead of overpriced almond milk. An entire carton of almond milk has only a handful of almonds that are then watered down. And the cost is insane. Just buy a bag of almonds and throw in a couple tablespoons.
Wow, that looks so good! You're getting so good at taking food pics! Make me that smoothie...
Thanks! It's pretty funny looking back at the first pics....I'll for sure make you that smoothie!
Matt (@AthletesPlate) says
60 degrees is oatmeal weather for me 😉 #wimp
Khushboo Thadani says
That must be the prettiest smoothie yet- lovely color and so creamy! I am on a smoothie kick too lately- my current fave combo is frozen melon & banana with soy milk, yogurt and vanilla!
Yum! I've never used frozen melon in smoothies! Now that it's snowing, my smoothie days may be over :/