Blueberry Smoothie

Blueberry Banana Chia Smoothie |How to make

Looking for summer breakfasts that are light, easy and nutritious? Blueberry Banana Chia Smoothie has got it all! Packed with nutrients, healthy, creamy deliciousness, made in a jiffy for a leisurely breakfast or breakfast on the go in summer time.

Blueberry Smoothie
Blueberry Banana Chia Smoothie

What is a smoothie?

smoothie is a thick and creamy beverage made from pureed raw fruit, vegetables, and sometimes dairy products (e.g. milk, yogurt, ice-cream or cottage cheese), typically using a blender. It is a healthy and refreshing drink.

Are blueberry smoothies good for you?

Blueberries are a great source of fiber and antioxidants. They can be used in a smoothie fresh or frozen.

What can you pair blueberries with?

Blueberries pairs well with other berries, cardamom, mango, lemon, hazelnut, ginger, fig, and lavender. Their sweet and tangy complex flavor is enhanced when paired with these either in a smoothie or a dish.

Do you add milk in smoothies?

It is always good to start your smoothie with a cup and a half of a liquid base. This can be milk, or a dairy-free alternative such as soya or almond milk, natural or flavored yogurt, fruit juice, or for a tropical flavored smoothie, low-fat coconut milk or coconut water.

The Back Story

Smoothies are on a roll this summer at our home.They make a perfect healthy breakfast packed with nutrients & are fiber rich. While some prefer to have them for breakfast, personally I prefer them for brunch, coz they are so filling and make up both breakfast and lunch for me.

Taking advantage of the seasonal produce, I pack my refrigerator with summer produce be it berries or fruits or veggies and plan the day’s menu accordingly.

It’s not like summer is going to last forever, so make the best use of the seasonal produce! Each morning before I go for my walk, I make fresh smoothie, fill them in

Do you know what is in season each month?

Make your grocery shopping a breeze and save dollars while shopping by knowing exactly what to buy and what is in season each month.

In My E-Book: The 12 Monthly Seasonal Produce Guides  I have compiled a list of vegetables and fruits available each month for the entire year, which can be handy and helpful to have with you before you go grocery shopping .

What’s more it will also help you meal plan ahead to pick the right fruit or veggie that is in season, each month. You will  then, bring home loads of nutrient rich and healthy seasonal produce and eat healthy. My E-Book will also help you save and budget wise for the entire year, when you know what to buy and which produce is in season for you to pick & bring home.

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Seasonal Produce Guides for the entire year
E-Book : The 12 Monthly Seasonal Produce Guides

What are some health benefits of blueberries?

Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants and anti inflammatory compounds.They are also a rich source of immune boosting Vitamins like K and C and are packed with dietary fibers. I watched the sweet, mysterious and dark blueberries swirl in a gentle dance in the blender as they chased each other to make a fine blend.

These little berries are so good for our skin & bones.They are heart healthy & are proven to be good for brain health too.

There are many studies to prove that blueberries reduce to risk of cancer in humans.

What are some health benefits of using bananas?

Bananas are another ingredient of this smoothie. Put your over ripe bananas to good use in your smoothies, because they are packed with numerous health benefits.

Other than being rich in vitamin B6, bananas are a good source of vitamin C, dietary fibre and manganese. Bananas are also fat-free, cholesterol-free and virtually sodium-free.

The sweetness in the Blueberry Banana Chia Smoothie is provided by the bananas. There is no need for any added sugars.

One may choose to use honey instead for extra sweetness.

What is the role of Chia seeds?

Chia seeds, are rich in fibers, proteins, and heart-healthy Omega-3 Fatty Acids, apart from being loaded with antioxidants.

Blueberry Banana Chia Smoothie

Blueberry Banana Chia Smoothie |How to make

Blueberry Banana Chia Smoothie |How to make

Recipe by Maya Shetty
Course: BANANA, BLUEBERRY, FOOD, HEALTHY DRINKS, SMOOTHIESCuisine: International
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Servings

servings
Prep time

minutes
Cooking time

minutes
Calories

742

kcal
Total time

minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Blueberries

  • 1 Banana ripe

  • 2 tbsp Chia seeds

  • 1 cup Milk

  • 1/2 cup Yogurt

  • 2 tbsp Honey optional

Directions

  • Wash the blueberries under running cold water.
  • Place all the ingredients in the blender and blend them to a smooth mix.
  • Serve chilled.

Notes

  • If not drinking immediately , place covered in the refrigerator, lasts fresh for 2-3 hours.

Nutrition Facts


  • Amount Per ServingCalories742
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 21g 33%
    • Saturated Fat 8g 40%
  • Cholesterol 40mg 14%
  • Sodium 171mg 8%
  • Potassium 1260mg 36%
  • Total Carbohydrate 132g 44%
    • Dietary Fiber 18g 72%
    • Sugars 96g
  • Protein 20g 40%

  • Vitamin A 15%
  • Vitamin C 47%
  • Calcium 59%
  • Iron 17%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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The Bottom Line

What’s not to love about the “star of the show”, the blueberries ? The sweet, tangy taste and their fresh fruity fragrance make them a delight in many a recipe.

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