This easy blueberry smoothie takes the popular blueberry and mixes it into a wonderfully tasty treat all smoothie folks with love.
In the last few years blueberries have become more popular than ever before. According the the Blueberry council, an industry group, between 1995 and 2011 blueberry consumption in the U.S. has increased from 283 million pounds annually (15.5 oz. per person) to 853 million pounds annually (39.5 oz. per person). The reasons are many; they are low in fat, provide dietary fiber, are a good source of vitamin C, and most of all, they taste great!
Its also easy to turn this blueberry 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.
In your favorite blender mix:
– 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
– 1 cup frozen blueberries
– ¼ cups milk (soy, 2%, low-fat or whole)
– 1 teaspoon of honey
– 1 tbsp. Chia seed