Feb 262013
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Most of the way, this is a traditional blueberry banana smoothie and is well worth having. But this recipe adds in buttermilk for a very different outcome and one you should try. It is really good!

In its traditional form, Buttermilk was what was left behind after the churning process that made butter from cream. Today this is termed “traditional buttermilk”.

What we mostly use commercially was first called “cultured buttermilk” and is now known as “artificial buttermilk”. It is a product derived from cow’s milk that has been both homogenized and pasteurized. It has also been injected with a lactic acid bacteria which encourages the natural bacteria. Buttermilk is also available in condensed and dried forms.

Its also easy to turn this blueberry banana smoothie treat into a nutrition powerhouse just by adding a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia is a natural seed that adds a large measure of nutrition including heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Even better, unlike Flax, Chia doesn’t have a taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results.

Fire up your favorite blender and mix:

– 1 cup buttermilk
– 1 frozen banana, peeled and sliced
– 1/2 cup Blueberries (fresh or frozen)
– 1 Tbsp granulated sugar (or sweetener of your choice)
– 1 Tbsp Chia seed
– Ice to taste

Blueberry Banana Smoothie With Buttermilk

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