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
Blueberry Smoothie Bowls are full of all of the good stuff, and have become a recent obsession. They can be a meal replacement, a snack, or even dessert.
- 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.