Most days during the summer the LAST thing I want to eat is something warm. Smoothies are a great go-to for those hot summer days, BUT it is important to be mindful of what you are throwing into that blender.
It’s easy to pile an array of fruit in there, mix it all up and call it a day. And sometimes that’s the way to go. But if you are looking at a smoothie to serve as breakfast or lunch, you’re going to want (and need) some more substance (I’m looking at you, fats and proteins).
Blueberries are one of my favorite summer fruits because not only are they delicious and in season this time of year, but they also are low in calories, high in antioxidants, can boost heart and brain health and are an anti-inflammatory food.
This blueberry protein smoothie bowl not only packs in tons of antioxidants, but it will also give you a boost of those healthy fats and protein for sustainable energy and satiety. PLUS, it is the tastiest way to cool off on one of these dreadfully hot summer days.
1.5 cups frozen blueberries
1 scoop protein powder of choice
¼ cup plain greek yogurt
1 tbsp almond butter (can sub any nut butter)
¼ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (add more or less for desired consistency - the less liquid, the thicker the smoothie)
Frozen blueberries, granola, chia seeds, almonds, almond butter
Combine all ingredients in the blender until smooth and thick. Pour into a bowl and add desired toppings. Enjoy!
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