Blueberry spinach smoothie is a fabulous breakfast. It is perfect for a hot day in summer. Generally, most of us complain, we do not have time to cook breakfast. Hence, we eat outside or order fast food. Here is a smoothie recipe, which takes only 5 mins. Make a blueberry smoothie with spinach. Easy breakfast which is ready in minutes. It will up your nutrition quotient too. It even makes Monday morning looks good. Healthy and filling breakfast when you have no time to sit and eat.
This smoothie is raw, vegan and gluten-free. Making it inclusive for most of the meal plans. It has no added sugar. Also, replacing one meal with smoothies, helps in weight-loss. Drink spinach and blueberry smoothies to stay healthy. It helps power pack your day with anti-oxidants & iron. Most people love strawberries but blueberries are also great for the body. You can also replace spinach with kale and add any fresh berry as a combination. Thus, you have a different recipe every week. If you like oats, you may add them too. Win-win!
P.S: You can use both fresh and frozen berries for this smoothie.You can also make blueberry smoothie with milk if not vegan
Are blueberry smoothies healthy? Are spinach smoothies healthy?
The answer is YES. Below are the some benefits.
- Vitamins are necessary building blocks of our body. Blueberries are a great way to up the Vitamin C quotient in your diet. 1 cup of blueberry has 24% of daily intake for a human.
- Spinach is great for Iron. Also, rich in fiber, zinc, vitamin A,K,B C , folate and calcium.
- Spinach also protects the body from free radicals. It is full of phytochemicals and is best eaten raw.
- Coconut water is fabulous for digestion. It hydrates and refreshes you. Cools your system.
- Bananas are great for potassium, manganese and Vitamin C. They are naturally sweet. Helps replace white sugar.
- Helps you avoid constipation.
What happens if you eat blueberries everyday?
- Blueberries are low on calories. They make an excellent snack. Just wash and eat them.
- They are loaded with anti-oxidants.
- Eating blueberries regularly reduces DNA damage.
- It helps fight ageing and cancer.
- It is excellent to boost your immunity.
- Blueberries help prevent diabetes and obesity.
- It helps prevent heart diseases.
- They also improve metabolism.
What type of spinach is best for smoothies?
Handful of baby spinach works best.
Can you put raw spinach in a smoothie?
When you first think about it, you wonder how it will taste. It looks lovely green. We usually eat it in curries, sandwiches and pies. However, eating it raw is best way of having spinach. Cooking spinach breaks down its anti-oxidants.
Can I make smoothies with frozen spinach?
You can also make spinach yogurt smoothies. Make a spinach shake with almond milk as well as a variation. Make a mango apple smoothie with blueberry and spinach in summer. An apple blueberry spinach smoothie in winter. Make a soy milk smoothie if you are allergic to almonds.
NOTE: Please consult your medical practitioner, regarding increasing blueberry intake, in case you take any blood thinners.
Read the Blueberry spinach smoothie recipe below:
Blueberry spinach smoothie
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 banana
- Handful of baby spinach leaves
- ½ cup coconut water
- Add handful of blueberries
- Cut the banana into small pieces.
- Wash the baby spinach leaves and add them to the blender
- Add all ingredient
- Blend for 2-3 minutes till you get a smoothie.
- Garnish it with blueberries.
Looking for more berry ideas?
- Overnight oats
- Eggless blueberry cake
- Sugar free blueberry ice cream are great ways to use surplus/frozen fruit.
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