You know those smoothies that are just fruit and a little bit of water? You know, the ones that are super filling?
Kidding. Bullshit* smoothies are a drag, because they leave you hangry by 9:30am. Which is why I’ve brought you a healthy and filling blueberry smoothie. Hanger is a real thing for me, so I have no tolerance for pre-lunch hunger.
This recipe gives you fats, proteins AND carbs, which all help create a balanced smoothie recipe so you’re not stuck drinking fruit milk for breakfast and turn into a T-Rex before noon. And of course we throw in some ingredients high in great micronutrients to round it all out.
*Bullshit = “smoothies” that only include two hand-fulls of fruit and a dash of orange juice.
A few words about this recipe and the ingredients…
I always keep frozen fruit around to make smoothies creamier. It’s hard to find frozen bananas, so I recommend buying a bunch or two, quarter each banana and keep in a bag. A little bit of planning can go a long way with frozen bananas.
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I love having a variety of seeds in the pantry because of how easy these are to add to smoothies, while upping the fill-factor. My go-to’s are chia seeds, hemp seeds and ground flax seeds. I keep ground flax because the omega 3’s can be absorbed when it’s ground.
Peanut butter is one of my all-time favorite foods and is a key ingredient in this smoothie, so don’t skip it! This is where you’ll get a big protein boost to keep you full. It also makes smoothies creamier. Can you tell I like creamy smoothies?
Oats in smoothies are a new development for me, but DAMN are these awesome. I am not someone who can thrive on a low-carb diet (especially in the morning), which is why smoothies can often feel like BS to me, but oats helped balance that out and up my filling smoothie-making game.
I always keep a resealable coconut water and almond milk around. Mostly for smoothies, but it’s nice to have these around when needed.
And lastly, always know that recipes are a suggestion! Unless you’re following a very specific recipe, view each recipe as a guideline. If you don’t have something, I’d be willing to bet you have something that you can substitute.
Let’s say you don’t have blueberries, but maybe you have some fresh strawberries that are about to go bad – use those strawberries! Or maybe you only keep chia seeds around, and not hemp seeds or ground flax, just skip the last two. Don’t feel restricted, just let your creative juices start running. You could also turn this into a smoothie bowl if you’re really feeling fancy.
*Makes enough to nearly fill a large mason jar
- 1.5 Frozen Bananas
- 1C Frozen Blueberries
- 2T Ground Flax
- 1T Chia Seeds
- 1T Hemp Seeds
- 2T Peanut Butter
- 1T Raw Oats
- Fill to cover ingredients with 75% coconut water and 25% milk of choice (I use almond milk)
- Start by placing the frozen fruit into the blender first.
- Top with remaining dry ingredients.
- Pour wet ingredients to just cover the rest of the smoothie ingredients.
**This will keep a nice consistency. If you prefer a thicker smoothie, use less liquid.
- Blend until well combined.
And voila! Enjoy your filling and healthy blueberry smoothie.
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