Blueberries are considered a superfood. They are loaded with antioxidants. Antioxidants are what keep those disease causing free radicals in check within our bodies. Blueberries are also a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, and the mineral manganese.
These small fruits are a staple in breakfast smoothies in our home. They taste delicious and the color is magnificent. In this recipe you can use either fresh or frozen berries. I like to pop my blueberries in the freezer the night before so they are cold in the smoothie. The texture is like soft ice cream.
Yogurt vs. Kefir
You can use plain yogurt in place of the kefir. I like kefir because it is virtually lactose free. Some people have trouble digesting lactose. It is also thinner in consistency than yogurt. Both yogurt and kefir have beneficial probiotics in them that we need for digestive health. Look for high quality brands that list the strains of probiotics.
When choosing honey, look for raw and preferably locally produced brands. You can find these at your farmer’s market. Raw honey is antibacterial and contains pollen that is helpful in treating seasonal allergies.
Cinnamon is a digestive tonic and has been shown to help lower blood sugar levels.
This very simple smoothie recipe is filled with healthy properties. It is a great breakfast treat or a pick me up for after a workout. Enjoy.
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup plain kefir or yogurt
1-1/2 tsps raw honey (more if desired)
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
Place all of the ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.