Blueberries , amazing things always comes in little packets. Small, sweet and juicy berries rank 2 nd in US fruit consumption list after strawberries. It is one of the most recommended in every diet list , this is because it contains the highest antioxidants among fruits, vegetables, and spices.
Anti-oxidants are the terms we frequently hear during good health discussions. Our body produces free radicals and anti-oxidants to combat with them , if the free radicals are left unchallenged they may cause various illness. Naturally, we produce less no of anti-oxidants, so the external supply of anti-oxidants helps us to counteract with radicals and protect us from illness.
Blueberries are also very low in calories. Its glycemic index is considered to one of the lowest. So it is preferable to handle Type II diabetes.
Now it’s time to taste some of the delicious smoothies using blueberries,
Blueberry banana smoothie
- 1 frozen banana thawed for 10-15 minutes
- 2/3 cup of blueberries
- 1/2 cup soy milk
- 1 1/2 tsp of honey
Cut banana into small pieces and place into the bowl of a blender. Add the soy milk, yogurt, flax seed meal, and honey. Blend on lowest speed until smooth, about 5 seconds. Gradually add the blueberries while continuing to blend on low. Once the blueberries have been incorporated, increase speed, and blend to desired consistency.
Blueberry with avocado smoothie
- 1 cup of frozen blueberries
- 1/2 Avocado – peeled and diced
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup water
Blend blueberries, yogurt, almond milk, water, and avocado in a blender until smooth.
Tri-fruit berry smoothie
- 1 kiwi sliced
- 1 banana peeled and chopped
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1 cup yogurt
In a blender, blend the kiwi, banana, blueberries, strawberries, ice, orange juice, and yogurt until smooth.