Blueberries have a very sweet taste that you can enjoy just by eating them alone or combined with many other products. This makes them great additions to smoothies, not only for taste but for the great health benefits as well. Blueberries will add some natural sweetness to any smoothie no matter what other ingredients are combined. That is why there are an abundance of blueberry smoothie recipes. The two recipes we have listed here come in different forms and hopefully you will enjoy both of them.
Benefits of Blueberries in Smoothies
Wild blueberries have many health benefits. With a high level of antioxidants and other nutrients, blueberries can help in anti-aging, cancer prevention, preventing urinary tract infection, vision health, and helping in the prevention or fighting of other diseases as well. The nutritional value of blueberries is increased in smoothies as no heat is added and nutrients are not removed. For more information on the health benefits of blueberries visit ttp://www.wildblueberries.com/health/benefits.html.
Blueberry and Yogurt Smoothie Recipe
Blueberry and Yogurt Smoothie Recipe Ingredients:
1/2 cup of wild blueberries
1/2 cup of blueberry yogurt
1/2 a banana
1/2 cup of ice
Blend the the banana, ice and yogurt together until the banana is well blended. Add the blueberries and blend on low speed for 30 seconds. Adding the blueberries at the end leaves the blueberry flavor at the top.
Blueberry Pieces Smoothie Recipe
Add a handful of blueberries instead of sugar to your smoothie for a naturally sweet and very healthy drink.
This recipe allows the enjoyment of the blueberry in little pieces as well as in the smoothie itself. By adding small blueberry pieces to the finished smoothie, the fun is in eating the fruit pieces.
1/4 cup of wild blueberries
1/4 cup of wild blueberries chopped into small pieces
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 a banana
1/2 cup of icebr
Start by blending the ice, banana, honey, and unchopped blueberries on a high speed. Add the chopped blueberries into a cup before pouring the smoothie. Stir and enjoy a great fruity smoothie
Tangy Mango Smoothie Recipe
1 large mango diced and chilled
5 slices canned pineapples chilled
1 cup of Welch's Orange Pineapple juice
4 ice cubes
Blend the banana with the juice until banana is well mixed. Next add the ice cubes with the mangos and pineapples and blend for 1 minute on high or until ice is slushy. This mango smoothie recipe is very tangy and sweet at the same time.