Blueberry Muffin Smoothie
Updated: Oct 10, 2020
If you love blueberries or even more specifically love blueberry muffins, you will love this! This smoothie tastes so refreshing and delicious. It is a close resemblance of a blueberry muffin and is a satisfying and filling smoothie that you can eat as your meal.
I am someone who loves making smoothies so I follow the simple steps below to create every smoothie I make!
1. Pick your fruit: as many as you'd like!
Adding whole fruit can provide some extra dietary fiber to the smoothie. Some great choices include berries (even better if frozen because then youcx don’t have to add ice to make the smoothie cold), pineapple, banana, grapes, or any fruit you have available to you. You can even use fruits that you may not eat before they turn bad, that way you don't have to throw anything out!
I typically use any type of berries and banana as a base to many, if not all, of my smoothies.
2. Throw in some vegetables.
I always try and add some sort of vegetable to my smoothie. This is an easy way to get in a serving of vegetables without even tasting it! Generally, the taste of the smoothie masks the taste of any vegetable you add to your smoothie so don't be afraid to throw in some leafy greens, carrots, or even celery.
I generally use spinach or any leafy green I have available to me and sometimes some carrots. All of the smoothies I make contain some sort of vegetable as an easy way for me to consume more vegetables in my day.
3. Add a liquid.
Water is a great option for smoothies seeing as it doesn't add any extra calories or unnecessary nutrients such as sugars that a liquid like fruit juice may. I am one that loves using milk in my smoothies to add creaminess and to obtain some Calcium and vitamin D.
Other options include low fat milk, almond milk, soy milk and coconut milk. Diabetics should also be sure to count the milk as a carbohydrate source.
4. Protein and Fiber
Adding protein and fiber to your smoothie is a great way to pack in all the nutrients that would be in a meal into a smoothie. This way, you could have the smoothie as the meal instead of a side to a breakfast or lunch.
Some sources of protein you could add to your smoothie include: nut butter, greek yogurt, milk, chia seed, and protein powder.
Some sources of fiber to add include: oats, flaxseed. Along with vegetable sources of fiber that include: avocado, kale, and any other leafy greens.
I generally stick with greek yogurt and milk as my protein source. I am not big into protein powder but sometimes I will resort to that if I have no other food source of protein in the house. For fiber, I use oats or leafy greens to cover both the fiber and the vegetable in my smoothie!
Time saving tip:
Prepackage your fruit and vegetable smoothie ingredients in a zip lock bag and place in the freezer over night. (On the bag you can even write the measurements/ other ingredients you need to add in the morning to save time thinking about what else you should add in the morning). That way you can easily take the bag out of the freezer and dump it into the blender and just add your liquid and your desired protein/fiber source.
You can meal prep the smoothies you want for every day of the week this way!
Check out and try the NEW! Blueberry Muffin Smoothie recipe under the "Recipe" tab!