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Nutrient Dense Blueberry Smoothie

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This nutrient dense blueberry smoothie is a perfect breakfast for starting your day with good nutrition. Or makes for a good afternoon energy booster.

Frozen blueberries

Dried rose petals in bowl

Smoothie bowl with frozen blueberries, napkin, spoon

Smoothie bowl with frozen blueberries, coconut flakes

So here’s a funny thing. As is the case with many foods, I tried my very first blueberry when I was close to 15. Not because I didn’t like them, but because I had never heard of them. Other than strawberries, I don’t recall having access to many berries growing up.

I was rather suspicious the first time my then step-sister insisted I try them. They reminded me of something poisonous so I passed the first few times they were offered. I don’t easily crack under pressure but eventually curiosity got the best of me and I decided to give them a shot.

And of course, it was love at first bite, okay, handful…no, bowlful. Without shame, I ate until I was stuffed. To this day that’s still the case. Blueberries probably rank as one of my favorite fruits next to cherries and watermelon. These three make me lose my mind and I will happily go into a fruit coma for them.

But in all seriousness, besides tasting wonderful, blueberries are packed with antioxidants and nutrients we could all use more of. And sure we are fortunate enough to be entering blueberry season, but it is awfully short and before we know it, it’s nothing but a memory. Though the great thing is, you can always (we are so very lucky) find organic frozen blueberries which have been picked at their peak.

And oh right, this post is about a nutrient dense smoothie. I wanted something that could be used as an actual meal, that would provide nutrients, give you energy and prevent sugar drops. So I kept this low in sugar but I promise you won’t miss it because the flavor makes up for it! Though if you’re trying to satisfy your sweet tooth, feel free to add 1-2 tsp of honey to the mix and a pinch of salt.

This nutrient dense blueberry smoothie is: 

  • vegan
  • paleo
  • whole 30
  • dairy free
  • nutrient-dense
  • easy on digestion
  • simple to make
  • delicious and nutritious 

So here’s what goes into this smoothie: Nut milk of your choice, collagen, avocado, coconut oil, almond butter and frozen blueberries. A quick blend and you’ve got yourself a tasty nutrient dense blueberry smoothie to keep you full and satisfied for hours. If you wanted to, add the smoothie to a bowl and dress it up a bit with additional blueberries, chia seeds and toasted coconut flakes would match up perfectly.

Smoothie bowls, napkin, two spoons, rose petal bowl

two frozen smoothie bowls, coconut flakes, napkin, spoons, bowl of rose petals

 Smoothies are a perfect way to start the day, but even better when they’re rich in nutrients, low in sugar and keep you full and satisfied for hours. Frozen blueberries are mixed with almond butter, coconut oil, cacao, cashew milk, collagen (skip if vegan), and avocado. #vegan #smoothie #breakfastsmoothie #nutrientdensesmoothie #blueberries #calmeats #nutrientdense #whole30 #paleo #breakfast #snack #whole30breakfast #whole30snack #paleobreakfast #paleosnack

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Nutrient Dense Blueberry Smoothie

Nutrient Dense Blueberry Smoothie
This nutrient dense blueberry smoothie is a perfect breakfast for starting your day with good nutrition. Or makes for a good afternoon energy booster.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 6 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1 tbsp cacao
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 scoop collagen (skip for vegan)
  • 1.5 cups almond, cashew or coconut milk

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients and blend well for one minute.
  2. Serve right away.

* For a more liquid consistency, add in 1/2 cup more nut milk.

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