Okay, we’ll admit it – we love blueberries! Not only are they delicious, but they are low in calories and incredibly nutritious. Now, that’s a great combination, don’t you agree?
A one cup serving of blueberries contains 36% of the recommended daily amount of vitamin K, 25% of the recommended daily amount of manganese, 25% of the recommended daily amount of vitamin C, 3.6 grams of fiber, and only 84 calories with 15 grams of carbohydrates.
One of our favorite ways to satisfy our blueberry cravings and kickstart the day is with this tasty, customizable Babealicious Blueberry Smoothie. Babealicious because it’s so nutritious and delicious that it will bring beauty to your world inside and out.
One of our favorite ways to satisfy our blueberry cravings and kickstart the day is with this tasty, customizable blueberry smoothie.
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- ½ cup liquid - our favorites are almond soy, coconut, or dairy milk, coconut water, apple or white grape juice
- ½ cup yogurt - we love vanilla Greek yogurt for the extra protein
Blend all together until smooth. Enjoy!!
Here are some optional additions to customize according to your preferences:
- Add half a banana for added sweetness and creaminess
- Protein powder
- Flax seeds
- Chia seeds, which will make it more pudding-like
- Peanut butter
Blueberries are believed to contain the highest antioxidant capacity of all commonly consumed fruits and vegetables. Antioxidants protect our bodies from damage by free radicals, unstable molecules that can damage our DNA and contribute to aging and diseases like cancer. Studies have also shown blueberries to be linked to lowering blood pressure, preventing heart disease, helping memory and brain function, improving insulin sensitivity, lowering blood sugar levels, and accelerating muscle recovery after strenuous exercise.
Frozen blueberries are available at any time of the year. It only takes 4 minutes for blueberries to freeze. They’re frozen straight from the farm with all the good stuff locked in and can keep up to 10 months in your freezer. With the availability of frozen blueberries, it’s easy to enjoy the goodness of this yummy fruit all the time!