Thursday, February 28, 2013

Healthy Recipes || Two Different But Delicious Blueberry Smoothies

What is so great about blueberries? Well, they have a high content of antioxidants, which are known to stabilize free radicals and reduce oxidative stress.  Free radicals have been associated with certain diseases.

BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIE #1 (Recipe Source)

This smoothie is a rich source of potassium (banana), antioxidants (blueberries, strawberries, and mango), protein (almond milk), and calcium (almond milk).

Ingredients:
1/2 medium banana, peeled and cut into chunks
1/4 cup frozen blueberries
1/4 cup frozen strawberries
1/4 cup chopped fresh mango
2 cups chilled unsweetened vanilla-flavored almond milk

Directions:
In a blender, add the banana chunks, blueberries, strawberries, and mango. Blend until combined, about 30 seconds. Serve in chilled glasses with straws.


BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIE #2 (Recipe Source

This smoothie is a rich source of antioxidants (blueberries), protein (yogurt), and calcium (yogurt).

Ingredients:
1 cup blueberries
1 cup plain yogurt or 1 cup vanilla yogurt
1 1/2 tablespoons honey (or agave nectar)
3/4 cup ice cube

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend at high speed until smooth. Serve! 

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