This blueberry almond smoothie is filled with blueberries and almonds, to start your day off with a boost of antioxidants.
It takes only a couple minutes to prepare, allowing you to quickly get out the door each morning, knowing you had something good for you.
No added sugar, no added sodium, and no chemicals.
Could there be anything better?
I first started my love of smoothies about 20 years ago when places like Smoothie King were popping up in my neighborhood. I found myself going back every day and trying a new flavor. Back then, they costed about $6 or $7 for a large smoothie. I was spending over $200 a month just on my smoothie fix! To a 16 year old, making $5.25 an hour, it was pretty much my entire paycheck.
It’s no wonder my car was always out of gas.
Fast forward 20 years and I am making them at home, making them my way, without added sugars, for way cheaper. I feel I have gotten smarter in that time. I also have a blender that I think is the greatest blender in the world (This is what I have). So it also helps when you are excited to use your appliances. It means you are excited to make things at home!
Non Dairy Alternative (If You Choose)
Aaron and I make this Blueberry Almond Smoothie nearly every morning. Yes, even my anti-healthy eating husband enjoys this smoothie! The only difference is we use soft silken tofu instead of the Greek Yogurt to make it completely non-dairy and more protein packed. But everyone we would mention it to, was “Ewwww! Tofu! Gross!”
Granted, these people also said they never tried tofu before, so I’m not sure why they think it’s gross.
I went ahead and switched out the ingredient anyway for this recipe so it wouldn’t scare a lot of people. Tofu actually tastes really good in this smoothie. So if you want a bit more protein and to make it completely non-dairy, try it with the soft silken tofu (about 4 oz of it).
You won’t regret it.
Yay For Health Benefits!
I love when I can find ingredients that give a boost of power to your body. This one certainly does the trick.
Almonds- Almonds are a powerful antioxidant and can reduce inflammation. Loaded with healthy fats, protein and fiber, your body loves these! They are also extremely high in magnesium which helps with insulin resistance and blood sugar levels. It also helps with blood pressure and bad cholesterol. Have a headache or migraine? Grab a handful of almonds. The magnesium helps relieve the pain! Almonds also keep you full longer, so are a great snack to eat when you are trying to lose weight.
Blueberries- Blueberries have one of the highest antioxidant levels of all fruits. It can fight aging, cancer, lower bad cholesterol, lower blood pressure, can help memory, may help insulin resistance in type 2 diabetics, may help urinary tract infections, and can reduce muscle damage. This seems like a super fruit, because it is! I will definitely be making more blueberry recipes in the future.
Greek Yogurt- If you read my article on Healthy Homemade Ranch Dressing, you already know how probiotics work and what exactly they are. Greek Yogurt includes probiotics to keep your entire body healthy and free of toxins. Make sure you get the unsweetened, plain variety otherwise the health benefits will be worthless!
Vitamins and Minerals!
Did you know besides above, health benefits, this is loaded with vitamins and minerals?
Here is what is has most of:
(% DV based on 2000 calorie diet)
- 33% Thiamine (Vitamin B1)
- 27% Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
- 28% Vitamin D
- 41% Vitamin E
- 62% Calcium
- 42% Manganese
What Does That Mean for Your Body?
It means the nutrients in this smoothie are rock stars at building and maintaining great bones and having a properly working nervous system.
Some other benefits the most abundant occurring nutrients of this recipe has is a better ability to convert food to energy, maintaining proper hormone levels, boosting immune system, and boosting blood vessel health.
Makes you want some every morning, huh?
Other Recipes With Greek Yogurt You May Like
- Probiotic Ranch Dressing
- Jalapeno Ranch Chicken
- Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza
- Buffalo Ranch Chicken Pasta
Smoothie is filled with protein, antioxidants, and magnesium to reduce inflammation and keep you full longer!
- Throw all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
This recipe calls for unsweetened, plain varieties of Almond Milk and Greek Yogurt. Anything different will affect the taste dramatically
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Blender
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 219
- Sugar: 9.4g
- Sodium: 200mg
- Fat: 14g
- Saturated Fat: 3g
- Unsaturated Fat: 11g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 18.1g
- Fiber: 4.3g
- Protein: 9.5g
- Cholesterol: 4.3g
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