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Protein Rich Blueberry Almond Smoothie

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Start your day with this protein-rich and nutrient-dense blueberry almond smoothie or make it for a filling afternoon snack.

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 the 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.

Smoothie bowl with frozen blueberries, napkin, spoon

Why You’ll Love This Blueberry Almond Smoothie: 

  • It’s vegan and paleo
  • Protein-rich and easy on digestion
  • Is an easy breakfast or afternoon snack
  • Nutritious and delicious  

Ingredients For Your Shopping List:

Frozen Blueberries

Banana

Avocado

Almond Butter

Collagen or alternatively you can use quality vegan protein.

Coconut Oil

Almond Milk (or any other plant milk you like)

Let’s Make It

Step 1. Add all ingredients together in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve right away.

Step 2. Additionally, you can turn this into a smoothie bowl and add additional blueberries, chia seeds, and toasted coconut flakes.

Smoothie bowl with frozen blueberries, coconut flakes

Top Tips + FAQs

Can You Skip The Collagen?

Yes, if you want to make this smoothie vegan, feel free to skip the collagen and you can use pea protein which will give you quality protein.

Can You Use Fresh Blueberries?

Most definitely. You can either use frozen bananas or ice cubes in place of the frozen blueberries.

Can You Turn It Into A Smoothie Bowl?

This smoothie is quite thick because of the creaminess of the avocado so it can easily be turned into a smoothie bowl.

What Are The Best Toppings For Smoothies?

Some of my favorite toppings for smoothies are chia seeds, coconut flakes, almond slices, granola, berries, cacao nibs, goji berries, and bananas. But of course, you can use whatever toppings you’d like.

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Protein Rich Blueberry Almond Smoothie

Protein Rich Blueberry Almond Smoothie

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 3 minutes

Start your day with this protein-rich and nutrient-dense blueberry almond smoothie or make it for a filling afternoon snack.

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
  • 1/2 of a banana (skip if you want it lower carb)

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients and blend well for one minute.
  2. Serve right away.
  3. * For a more liquid consistency, add 1/2 cup more nut milk.

Notes

1. If you want to make the smoothie vegan, feel free to skip the collagen and use pea protein which will give you quality protein.

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