Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

It's Blueberry Season! In our household we can’t get enough of them. Fresh, frozen it doesn’t matter around here. Our kids love smoothies and now that they are old enough to make their own, the Magic Bullet is whipping up magical blueberry smoothie concoctions daily.

Health Benefits

These blue orbs are packed to the brim with antioxidants and phytoflavinoids. High in vitamin C, E and K, blueberries also are high in iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium potassium and full of fibre. Blueberries are anti-inflammatory and can reduce DNA damage which may in turn protect against aging and cancer. Blueberries can help maintain healthy bones, reduce blood pressure, manage diabetes and protect cholesterol in your blood from becoming damaged.

Here is one delicious way to add blueberries into your diet!

This bowl is SO easy to make and you can add lots of goodies to for an extra health boost.

Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

Prep Time: 5 Mins

In a Magic Bullet, blender or VitaMix add:

  • 1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries (frozen blueberries make it thicker)
  • 1 small frozen banana (or use ½ banana if large)
  • Couple tbsp of fresh filtered water – add more if needed
  • I like to add a scoop of raw oats to thicken my smoothie bowl
  • Sometimes I will also add a handful of fresh or frozen spinach to add some greens.

You can substitute almond, hemp, flax or oat mylk for the water, but some of these mylks may make the smoothie bowl congeal a little bit. I prefer water. You don’t need to add any agave or syrups as the blueberries make the bowl sweet enough on its own.

 

Toppings:

  • Chia seeds, flax seeds and hemp seeds are a great source of protein, Omega-3 fatty acids, are high in fibre and low in carbs.
  • Coconut helps with metabolism of carbs, protein, and cholesterol. Rich in copper and iron (help form red blood cells) and selenium (helps protect your cells).
  • Sunflower seeds are high in vitamin E, magnesium, protein, linoleic fatty acids and several plant compounds
  • Pumpkin seeds are a great source of antioxidants, magnesium, zinc and fatty acids — all of which may help keep your heart healthy.
  • Bananas have manganese (great for your skin), potassium (good for your heart) and help digestion.
  • Raw honey is high in antioxidants, helps aid with digestion and immune health and can provide an energy boost. Look for raw, organic unpasteurized honey as it is believed that pasteurized honey removes the benefits of the bee pollen, which reduces antioxidants. It is the bee pollen in honey that contains all those special health benefits. Be aware also that some studies have shown that some honey is not 100% honey – some also include additives such as high-fructose corn syrup, or brown-rice sweetener.

Want more smoothie recipes? Our Delicious Oat, Almond, Date Protein Smoothie is a must-try!

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