I could be coaxed into surrendering my teeth for a blueberry smoothie. I used to enjoy a version of this blend every day until I learned to mix things up. I then switched to drinking a different green smoothie every day. But, for today, let's be nostalgic and embrace this blueberry blast – that blends up berry well.
High in fiber, low in sugar, and with a quota of high-efficiency healthy fats, blueberries metabolize like a low-GI fruit regulating blood sugar while they sweep toxins out of the colon to aid digestive detox. Chock-full of antioxidant anthocyanin pigments, these brilliant balls of bliss fizzle free radicals, burn fats to aid weight loss, and boost brain function for better memory and brain function. A truckload of vitamins and minerals support healthy eyes, skin, and hair, too.
The downside of blueberries in smoothies is that their natural gelatinous quality turns smoothies into slimy sludge when left to sit. So, enjoyed your blueberry blends right after you've made them.
Sweetened with orange juice, and fortified with chia, flax, and hemp for an omega explosion, this blend is an oldie but a goodie, and for my money, it's always gonna be on the rotation. Enjoy.
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*Probiotic Powder - I add 1/2 teaspoon of probiotic powder to all smoothies to replenish stores of healthy bacteria for immunity, digestion, detox, and to balance the acidic effects of high-sugar fruits and other sweeteners. The really potent probiotics require refrigeration. If you have capsules, break the shell and release the powder. Unsweetened probiotic-rich liquids like kefirs (water, coconut water, milk varieties) or kombucha make wonderful health-promoting additions to shakes, too.
*Celtic Sea Salt - I add a pinch (or more) of this alkalizing, mineral-rich salt to all smoothies to boost the natural flavor of fruits and veggies; temper the acidity of sweet fruits and sweeteners; stimulate the lymphatic system; replenish electrolytes; aid digestion; and help the body access energy. I do not recommend adding common table salt which is generally heated to extreme temperatures, iodized, bleached, processed, and refined. This salt does not have the same benefits. If you have a health condition that requires you to limit your sodium intake consult your doctor before adding salt to your smoothies.