One of my favorite summer activities has very little to do with beaches, pools, and tanning lotion. Yep. Even though I love water sports and being outside in the summer, my absolute favorite summer pastime is smoothie-making. There is just something super exciting about pouring a bunch of fresh and frozen fruits (and sometime veggies) into my Vitamix and watching it turn into a cool and refreshing smoothie.
Some people like to add loads of liquid to their smoothies until it has water-like fluidity. Not me.
To me, the best smoothies have the consistency of soft-serve ice cream. A real A+ smoothie is thick and cold and eaten with a spoon. To really take this smoothie to the next level of thickness, try using a frozen banana instead of a fresh one. You just might have to add a little more almond milk to keep from killing your blender.
What I love about this recipe is that it is really simple, easy, has no added sugar or fat, and is chock full of blueberries. (FYI: Blueberries are good for your memory and are full of antioxidants which help prevent cancer. Someday I’ll come up with a reference for those facts. But, for now, just know that I’m telling you the truth. 😉 )
So, go ahead. Make yourself a giant smoothie and head on outside to enjoy the sunshine. You won’t regret it!
Blueberry Banana Smoothies
|Prep time||3 minutes|
|Dietary||Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian|
|Meal type||Beverage, Breakfast|
|Misc||Child Friendly, Serve Cold|
- 1 large banana (I used fresh, but frozen works too--you just may have to add more almond milk.)
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 cup frozen mango pieces
- 1 1/4 cup almond milk (I used the sweetened variety, but unsweetened works too.)
|In a very strong blender (like Vitamix), combine all ingredients and blend on high until smooth.|
|Slurp it up immediately. 🙂|