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This is my go-to smoothie for a between-meal snack, or as a healthy way to 'carb up' before a workout. It takes only 5 minutes to prepare, and I always make sure to have frozen bananas and blueberries in the freezer for when I need to make this smoothie on the run.
You can also turn it into a more complete meal-substitute, breakfast for example, or as a post-workout drink by adding some almonds or almond butter for a source of protein and healthy, whole-food fat source. This will help to keep you fuller for longer.
Other add-ins would taste delicious as well, such as coconut meat from a baby coconut or strawberries, fresh or frozen. Feel free to get creative with this one.
Vibrant Blueberry Vanilla Smoothie
▸ ▹ Vegan, raw, gluten-free, soy-free, refined sugar-free
Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 min
Total Time: 5 min
1 cup (100 g) blueberries, frozen (if not frozen, add 1/4 cup ice cubes)
2 bananas, ripe and spotted, frozen (if not frozen, add 1/4 cup ice cubes)
2 cups (500 mL) plant-based milk*
1 tsp (5 mL) pure vanilla extract
2 Tbsp (30 mL) almond butter or 1/4 cup (35 g) whole almonds (optional)
Blend all ingredients until well combined. Serve and enjoy immediately.
*Nutrition tip: try to use a plant-based milk that is fortified with calcium (offers approximately 120 mg calcium per 100 mL serving).
Optional add-ins: this will taste wonderful with other add-ins as well. Try fresh baby coconut meat, fresh or frozen strawberries, and/or a handful of spinach.
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