Wild Blueberry Post-Workout Recovery Smoothie
Need a new smoothie recipe? Then check out this Wild Blueberry Recovery Smoothie by @fANNEtasticfood. It was a HUGE hit at my house this week! And it checks all my boxes when it comes to a perfect smoothie – no added sugars, good source of protein (from natural sources, not a powder), and tastes really good!
Also, make sure to buy frozen “wild” blueberries if possible. I didn’t realize until a few months ago that there’s a HUGE difference between ordinary blueberries and wild blueberries. In fact, research suggests wild ones contain twice as many antioxidants and two times the fiber as compared to ordinary blueberries.
Serve this smoothie as 1 or 2 servings – nutrition stats for both below!
Makes 1 - 2 servings
Link to original recipe is above, as well as posted below. For a dairy-free option, substitute soy yogurt for protein comparable to what is in Greek yogurt or use another plant-based yogurt. Also, I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk in place of coconut water. It has comparable calories and nutrients while adding a hefty dose of calcium and Vitamin D!
1 cup frozen WILD blueberries
1 small banana
1 (6-oz) nonfat plain Greek yogurt (DF option: use soy yogurt for comparable protein)
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon walnuts
2/3 cup unsweetened coconut water (OR use unsweetened almond milk for comparable nutrients but EXTRA calcium and Vit. D)
Place all ingredients in blender; process until smooth.
Nutrition Served as 1 Serving: 398 Cal | 9g Fat (1g Sat, 8g Unsat) | 22g Protein | 61g Carb, 13g Fiber, 34g Sugar (0g Added Sugar) | 111mg Sodium
Nutrition Served as 2 Servings: 199 Cal | 5g Fat (1g Sat, 4g Unsat) | 11g Protein | 30g Carb, 6g Fiber, 17g Sugar (0g Added Sugar) | 55mg Sodium