Updated: May 7
In a world of green smoothies this smoothie stands out. After meal prepping gluten free blueberry oat muffins I got to thinking-can I make that flavor into a smoothie? Thus, the blueberry muffin smoothie was born. So bright and bursting with flavor I'm positive you can trick your kids or the man in your life into drinking it.
I believe a smoothie a day is the way to a great day. However, not everyone believes that smoothies are the perfect breakfast food, and it sure is hard to convince others when they are a green or even a brownish color.
Insert this bright cheery blueberry muffin smoothie-who wouldn't want to try it?
Healthy blueberry muffin smoothie is made with:
Blueberries - low glycemic fruit with fiber and tons of antioxidants
Flaxseeds - high in omega-3 fats, fiber, and loaded with nutrients
Oats - gluten free whole grain with fiber and antioxidants
Cinnamon - anti-inflammatory and balances blood sugar
Almond butter - filling source of healthy fats and protein
Smoothies are simple to make and you can even prep them the night before and store in an insulated cup in the fridge. I like making smoothies at home to save money and to save myself from sugar bombs disguised as a healthy meal. Often, when you purchase a smoothie at a store or restaurant there is a good change that it is filled with too much fruit, juice, added sugar, and not enough substance.
My rule for smoothies is they must have :
Fiber (flaxseed, chia seed, hemp seeds)
Healthy Fats (coconut, nut butters, avocado)
Protein -here are my favorite proteins
*sneaky veggies if I'm being extra
Healthy Blueberry Muffin Smoothie:
1 cup plant based milk
2 tablespoons gluten free oats
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed or chia seeds
1-2 tablespoons almond butter
1 scoop of vanilla protein
3/4 cup frozen blueberries
1/4 frozen banana (a couple of slices)
1/2 cup frozen cauliflower rice* (optional for hidden veggies)
a couple shakes of cinnamon-or a bunch if you love cinnamon like me
Add ingredients to blender in the order listed and blend till smooth and creamy. Add more liquid or pause and stir with spoon to get moving if needed.
This recipe can be adjusted to your liking. The frozen cauliflower can be omitted or sneak it in for some hidden veggies. Don't like banana? Increase blueberries to 1 cup. If you want to get fancy you can add 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract and a pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt.
When I make this smoothie for my fiance I increase the oats to 1/2 cup, blueberries to 1 cup, 1/2 of a banana, and use 2-3 tablespoons of almond butter, and I don't tell him about the cauliflower...sneaky sneaky
Be sure to tag me @lauralivewell if you try it