By: Gleason Center Editors
It's blueberry season! Time to visit your local blueberry farmer to pick a pail of one of nature’s most nutritious berries. Packed with powerful antioxidants, blueberries are known for improving heart and brain health, reducing inflammation, and protecting against certain types of cancer. Opt for organic blueberries to avoid pesticide contamination and support local, sustainable farms.
This smoothie recipe is high in fiber, probiotics, magnesium, vitamin C, and valuable micronutrients. Probiotic rich yogurt adds a creamy texture to the sweetness and lovely color of fresh blueberries. Start your morning with a smoothie to ease your body into digesting on a hot summer day.
1/2 cup Organic Blueberries
1 cup Organic Yogurt*
1 cup Coconut Milk
2-4 Tbsp. Shredded Unsweetened Coconut
Optional 1/2 tsp. Vanilla
Blend blueberries, yogurt, coconut milk, and coconut in a blender until smooth. Pour into a glass or mason jar. Sprinkle with halved blueberries, coconut flakes, or a garnish of your choice. Serves one.
*Healthy yogurt options include raw, full-fat yogurt, organic probiotic yogurt, organic goat's milk yogurt, or kefir. Always look for organic, unsweetened, grass-fed (ideally raw) dairy products. Conventional dairy is contaminated with added hormones, antibiotics, and stripped of the beneficial probiotics necessary for a healthy gut. In this recipe, you may substitute coconut yogurt for a dairy free or vegan option.
If you like this recipe, you might also enjoy our: Mango Coconut Smoothie