Banana Blueberry Smoothie

 

Smoothies are an excellent way to start off your day as they are delicious, nutritious and easy to make. Superfoods and protein powders can also be added to all your smoothie recipes for the added benefits they provide.

The blueberries and bananas dominate the flavour in this smoothie, with a slight citrus undertone. The avocado helps to create a smooth texture, making the smoothie extra creamy.

Banana Blueberry Smoothie

Ingredients                               Makes: 4 servings
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 tbsp maple syrup
2 bananas, medium sized
1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
1/4 cup avocado, fresh or frozen
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup purified water + 1/4 cup purified water

Optional Health Boosting Ingredients
•    2 tbsp of unflavoured vegetarian protein powder
⁃ Good for vegetarians and body builders.
•    2 tbsp wheat germ or oat germ
⁃ Superfoods that offers many health benefits for everyone and completely dissolves.
•    1 tbsp finely ground flax seed
⁃ A superfood that offers many health benefits for everyone. Coarser flax is detectable in smoothies.
•    1 tbsp of unflavoured green superfood powder
⁃ This blend of superfoods offers many health benefits for everyone; will alter flavour if more than a tablespoon is added.

Instructions
Combine all ingredients in a blender except for half of the water (1/4 cup); puree ingredients until smooth. Slowly add the remaining water if the smoothie is too thick, until a desired consistency is reached. Smoothies can be drank immediately or stored in a refrigerator to be enjoyed throughout the day. If all ingredients are fresh and none were frozen, then a few ice cubes can also be added to chill the smoothie.

Recipe shared by: J. Marshall

This recipe is an excellent source for the essential nutrients: Vitamin C, Calcium, and Potassium.

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