This is my personal go-to superfood smoothie recipe when I want a shot of nutrition that also satisfies my hunger, keeps me hydrated, and is easy to take on-the-go!
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How to Make Smoothies Part of Your Routine
What makes this smoothie recipe so great is that it’s basically a base that you can build upon as your nutritional needs vary day-to-day. Sometimes, smoothie recipes get way too complicated and require too many exotic ingredients. To make smoothies a regular part of your wellness routine, I’ve found it’s helpful to have this basic formula that I can tinker with based on what my day is like, and what I have on hand for ingredients on any given day.
You’re going to want to cart this superfood potion with you everywhere! This gorgeous blueberry smoothie is the most simple recipe, and yet it’s so versatile and helpful for those that are trying to fuel their bodies with nourishing, vibrant foods that taste great and make them feel amazing!
1 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup frozen blueberries
1 scoop protein powder
Combine all ingredients in the blender on medium speed
That’s it guys—it’s that simple! Read on for different ways to adapt this recipe to your lifestyle and nutritional needs!
Today, for example, I really wanted to load my diet with more healthy fats, so I added half an avocado and a generous spoonful of almond butter. These didn’t really alter the taste at all, but they gave the smoothie great volume and more “stick-to-your-ribs” healthy fats that would keep me full all afternoon! This recipe is also a great vessel for things like MCT oil if that’s more your jam.
Get Your Greens
You can also add a few handfuls of baby spinach, or powdered greens to load this up with more plant power. This is great to do periodically, especially if you struggle with getting enough servings of green vegetables each day!
Workout Recovery Drink
If you’re drinking the smoothie as a workout recovery drink, add a banana (or avocado) for more potassium! It’s a great way to add some superfood nutrition to your post-workout protein drink. Right now, I’m really big on collagen peptides. But any protein powder pairs wonderfully with this. And it can be made with water, dairy milk, or almond milk if you’d rather, or if you don’t have coconut milk on hand.
Breastmilk Supply Booster
While I was breastfeeding my daughter, I would use a smoothie base like this to layer in flax seed, brewer’s yeast, and sometimes moringa powder, to keep my supply strong. You can even add oatmeal, which will give it a fluffy, super smooth texture. Adding oatmeal, chia seeds, or any other type of seed or grain will help fill you up with slow burn carbohydrates that are essential for nursing moms!
Smoothie that Tastes Like Blueberry Pancakes
I’ve also found that dumping the last of my pot of coffee into the smoothie tastes like having blueberry pancakes and coffee. A very pleasing combo! Add a little high grade maple syrup for natural sweetness and more of that “blueberry pancake” flavor.
Take this simple recipe and make it your own. :Let me know how you’re making yours by leaving a comment below!