Here’s just one of many great healthy snack ideas: a vanilla blueberry smoothie that takes a bit of effort to make but provides a great return in terms of both taste and nutrition.
Its also easy to turn this vanilla blueberry smoothie treat into even more of 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 noticeable taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results.
Nutrition aside, at its core, this is one tasty smoothie anytime of year but especially in the warmer months. Use this for a breakfast and you will be starting your day the right way!
In your favorite blender mix:
- 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
- 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 frozen banana, peeled and sliced
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 1 cup filtered water
- 1 tbsp. Chia seed
- Ice to taste