Blueberry Smoothie Bowls
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Blueberry Smoothie Bowls have become a recent obsession, combining frozen blueberries, Greek yogurt, a banana, and milk. They can be a meal replacement, a snack, or even dessert. SO good and refreshing.
Happy First Day of Summer!
Summertime is smoothie time, and that’s perfectly alright with me. My boys do a lot of yard work, and we all try to get a workout in most days, so smoothies are often our go-to snack after a sweat session.
My guys are big eaters, so while this doesn’t work for a meal replacement for them, it does for me. Because why not?
If you’ve been following along here for awhile, you know that we are HUGE fruit lovers. I like to load up when berries go on sale, and have been stopped in the grocery store by people asking if I juice. Well, not so much with fresh fruit. We do use fresh fruit in so many ways, one being a topping for smoothie bowls. But we also eat it for a snack – like candy, and we mix fruit and yogurt, topped with granola. I also love using it in muffins or quick breads.
Blueberry Smoothie Bowls have ALL the good stuff.
- fruit – lots of it
- chia seeds
In other words, these have healthy carbs, calcium, protein – 13 grams!, fiber, potassium, and iron. There is no added sugar.
The best part? You can make these smoothie bowls in five minutes, especially if you have a great blender. My guys surprised me with a Vitamix for Mother’s Day, and I’ve been a smoothie queen lately. Love it SO much.
Let’s talk about blueberries and how they get a superstar status in terms of health.
- Blueberries are low in calories (84 calories in one cup) and high in nutrients.
- Blueberries are high in antioxidants, protecting us from many diseases and helping in the aging process.
- They help to lower cholesterol and reduce blood pressure.
- They seem to benefit the brain, improving memory and delaying age-related decline.
- Blueberries help to lower blood sugar levels and improve insulin sensitivity.
- They may be useful in preventing urinary tract infections.
- Blueberries accelerate muscle recovery after strenuous exercise.
So in summary, blueberries totally ROCK! Add them to your diets STAT. 🙂
Try this smoothie recipe next: Blueberry Mango Chia Smoothies
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Blueberry Smoothie Bowls
- 1 medium banana
- 5.3 oz. vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 cups frozen blueberries
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 Tablespoon pumpkin seeds
- 1 Tablespoon sunflower seeds
- 2 teaspoons chia seeds
- In a blender, combine the banana, Greek yogurt, milk, and frozen blueberries. Blend until fully combined. This mixture should be slightly thicker than a regular smoothie.
- Pour the smoothie mixture into two bowls. Top with fresh blueberries and seeds. You can use other nuts or fruits if desired, or even granola.
The best smoothie bowl ever. It is healthy, refreshing, tastes incredible and can be made within minutes! Love this recipe!