When I was younger and we lived in a different area we lived close enough to huge blueberry farms and my mother and I would go with my grandmother and pick buckets full of fresh blueberries to eat and freeze for later in the year. I seem to remember disliking the amount of time we had to spend there(although, I think I ate most of what I picked) even though the end result was blueberry pancakes, muffins and my moms awesome blueberry sauce. Even though blueberries are grown in town at a smaller farm and we can go pick some in the summer, we’re fortunate enough that my husbands grandmother brings blueberries to the family each year to put in the freezer.
So here is another yummy smoothie recipe. The kids especially love this one, but it’s not one we have all the time. Maybe I’m a blueberry hoarder, but I feel bad using them frequently even though we still have some left in the freezer. Anyways, this is so good that I put it in the desserts category as well as the breakfast one 😀 You’d never guess that it’s so good for you. For those of you who usually like things a little sweeter you can always add some sugar(or something like stevia, if you like) but give it a try first, I think you’ll be surprised at how sweet it is.
- 1 large ripe banana
- 1 C frozen blueberries
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 – 1 1/2 C almond milk(or your favorite milk, dairy or non dairy)
- 1 tbsp chia seeds(optional)
- 1/4 C oats(optional – for a more filling version)
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend well until smooth. If using a low powered blender, or a small blender like a magic bullet try blending the dry ingredients to a powder first if using either of them, then add the milk, vanilla and banana and blend until smooth before adding the blueberries and blending again until everything is smooth. Otherwise I find the blueberries freeze the milk and make it difficult to blend. If you’d rather use fresh blueberries, use a frozen banana for a creamier milkshake or add a handful of ice just to cool it down. Enjoy!