Jul 222013
 

Granola is one of those food choices that’s been around for a awhile and has developed a well deserved reputation as being a nutritious and healthy food. Often used as a breakfast food, granola can included in many healthy meals.

According to Wikipedia, Granola was invented by a Doctor Connor Lacey in 1894. Dr. Lacey practiced at Jackson Sanitarium, a health spa in Dansville, New York. He called his new food invention “Granula”. Soon after, Kellogg’s developed a very similar product which they called “Granola” and that’s the name we recognize today.

By either name, Granola is a nutritious and healthy food with nuts, rolled oats, honey and, occasionally, puffed rice. Here we have a Granola and Blueberry Fruit Smoothie that makes full use of this tasty treat and adds in fresh fruit to give you a healthy start to your day.

Chia seed is an optional ingredient here. If you do choose to add it, you will be adding a whole lot more nutritional value to the smoothie including important heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Chia doesn’t have much taste of its own so it will disappear into this Granola Blueberry Smoothie without changing the very tasty results at all.

In your favorite blender mix:

Enjoy!

1/2 cup Granola
1 cup Blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1 frozen banana, peeled and sliced
1 1/2 cups Greek Blueberry Yogurt
1/2 cup milk (low fat, no fat, 2%, your choice)
1 tbsp. Chia seed


Healthy Meals: Granola Blueberry Smoothie

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