Eating fresh and local is especially sweet during the summers along the New England seacoast...blueberries are practically falling off the bushes and make for delicious additions in pancakes, muffins, breads, parfaits and smoothies. Berries (and especially blueberries) are full of Vitamins and various phytonutrients which function as powerful antioxidants that help protect cells against free radical damage. Take advantage of Mother Nature's warm weather gifts and incorporate berries into your summer cooking and baking as often as possible! This superfood smoothie recipe is a great mix of vitamins, proteins, fiber and heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. Enjoy in the morning as an energizing start to your day or for a sweet cool treat in the evening.
What you'll need:
1 cup blueberries
1 cup almond milk
1/4 cup almond butter or peanut butter
1 teaspoon maple syrup
2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
1 tablespoon chia seeds
How to Create:
In a blender, mix all ingredients together well. Add ice if you prefer this chilled. Garnish with fresh berries + mint, and enjoy this healthy treat!
Add organic dark chocolate bits and chill in the freezer for 15 minutes for a divine frozen desert!
LAUREN LEE is passionate about holistic health, exploring the world and empowering others to live vibrant and happy lives. Founder of Raise Your Beat, dedicated yogini and sun seeker, she lives for creating connection and enjoying simple pleasures. Read more about her here