Let’s pretend that summer is here already! How? By creating the warm, easy-going feeling that summer sunshine brings in a cup. That’s right, we have the perfect smoothie recipe to whisk you away to all that summer time madness. This Blueberry Avocado Smoothie recipe, courtesy of Creme De La Crumb, is everything you never knew you needed! Not only is it a gorgeous smoothie, tastes amazing, but it’s also loaded with health benefits.
Blueberry Health Benefits:
Whether you chow down on them raw or mix them in a recipe, blueberries are super healthy for you. Studies have shown that blueberries can help protect against heart disease and cancer, and can even help maintain bone strength, mental health, and healthful blood pressure. Just one cup of blueberries offers 24 percent of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C. Add some blueberries to your yogurt, waffles, pancakes, muffins, yogurt, cereal, or you can blend them in a smoothie.
Avocado Health Benefits:
Tons of studies have discovered that avocados can help decrease the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and overall mortality. Moreover they help promote a healthy complexion and hair, increase energy, and can help to lose weight. Avocados are a just naturally nutrient-dense food and even contain some 20 vitamins and minerals. Plus, they only have 64 calories, nearly 6 grams of fat, and just less than a gram of sugar. Additionally avocados are loaded with vitamins C, E, K, and B-6, but that’s not all, they also provide riboflavin, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium, and potassium. Let’s not forget it also has lutein, beta-carotene, and omega-3 fatty acids. Yeah, we’d say those are a LOT of health benefits, and it’s all in a lip-smacking tasty smoothie!
Blueberry Avocado Smoothie
Serves: 2 ** Prep Time: 5 minutes
– 1 avocado, diced
– 2 cups frozen blueberries
– 6 ounces blueberry Greek yogurt (around ½ cup)
– 1-2 cup milk or water (I used almond milk)
– ½ cup ice
– ⅛ teaspoon vanilla
– Sweetener to taste
1. Add 1 cup of milk and all of the remaining ingredients to a blender. Puree until completely smooth.
2. Add milk ¼ cup at a time until you reach the desired consistency. Cheers!