A while ago I posted a recipe for the first smoothie I ever made, with persimmon as the main ingredient. Since then, I’ve been wanting to come up with another smoothie recipe, and decided to go for a very basic, no-fuss smoothie: a healthy blueberry smoothie! It has now become my favorite smoothie to drink after a serious workout. Not only do they taste delicious, but they are also high in anti oxidants and can boost up your immune system and prevent infections. They also help in reducing belly fat and risk factors for cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome. And if that’s not amazing enough, they also slow down visual loss, are good for your brain, prevent certain cancers and make you happy as a clam, since they are also good anti depressants. Long live blueberries!
How to pick the right blueberries? (thanks to Women Fitness)
Choose blueberries that are firm and have a lively, uniform hue colored with a whitish bloom. Shake the container, noticing whether the berries have the tendency to move freely; if they do not, this may indicate that they are soft and damaged or moldy. Avoid berries that appear dull in color or are soft and watery in texture. They should be free from moisture since the presence of water will cause the berries to decay.
If you can’t find any fresh berries, you can always go for frozen ones, you’ll end up with a slightly pinker smoothie, but it’ll taste good nonetheless!
Makes: 2 glasses
- 150g fresh blueberries
- 100g ice cubes
- 90g Greek yoghurt or blueberry yoghurt for an even stronger blueberry taste
Note: if you don’t like thick smoothies, replace the yoghurt with milk or water. If you can find blueberry flavored/infused water, try that instead of regular water!
As with most smoothies, all you need to do is add all the ingredients to a blender and blend blend blend!