Friday, May 21, 2010

"Wild Blueberries are Doubly Good" Smoothie

To look at the above graph closer, just click on it. It shows today's smoothie's approximate nutritional values. The above values are based on 2.5 servings. The 2.5 servings average about 415 calories all together, or 166 calories per serving.

The two great things about wild blueberries are:

1. They are high in antioxidants.
2. They camouflage spinach better than anything else I have used.

Wild blueberries are higher in antioxidants than raspberries, blackberries, cranberries, granny smith apples, cultivated blueberries, prunes, strawberries and sweet cherries (according to the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry).

I bought mine frozen in a big ole bag at Costco. I can't tell you how much they cost, but I can tell you that they seem like they are lasting FOREVER.

The second great thing about wild blueberries, or blueberries in general, are that they really take the green factor out of the green smoothie. That can be an indispensable factor in convincing people (including yourself, perhaps?) to drink them.

Here is today's recipe which is totally NOT vegan:

1/2 c. frozen wild blueberries
1/2 c. Kefir Probiotic Yogurt
1 c. organic whole milk
1 c. organic raw spinach
1/2 c. ice
1/2 c. filter water
1 frozen organic banana
1 shot of agave
1 shot of vanilla extract

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