A very beautiful morning to all the readers!
We’re sure you’re going all YOLO in taking care of your health and managing your time; at the same time, you’ve managed to reach Day 6 of the guide! Congratulations for doing so well.
For Day 6, we have the dainty and healthy Blueberries smoothie for you. This smoothie offers an absolute nutritious profile.
Your 7-Day Plan for Easy Breakfast Smoothies
- Blueberries: Contain fiber, folate, and potassium, vitamins C and B6, and phytonutrients that support health.
- Bananas: Laden with essential minerals and vitamins such as potassium, calcium, manganese, magnesium, iron, folate, niacin, riboflavin, and B6.
- Spinach: Contains vitamins B2, K, A, and C and folate, manganese, magnesium, and iron.
- Almond milk: Rich in calcium, phosphorous, potassium, vitamins E and D, and low in sugar and calories.
So, let’s shoot and get ahead with preparations.
And of course, works like a charm, like always: Mix, Freeze, Blend, and Drink!
Ingredients you require:
- Unsweetened vanilla almond milk - 1 cup
- Banana (frozen) - 1
- Blueberries (frozen or fresh) - 1 cup
- Baby spinach - 2 handfuls (or more to taste)
- Ice (optional)
Instructions to go about it:
- Chop the blueberries and put them into a blender.
- Slice the banana into pieces and put them in the blender as well.
- Pour 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk on the blueberries and banana pieces.
- Add two handfuls (or more) of baby spinach to the mixture.
- Close the lid of the blender and blend all the ingredients of your smoothie.
- Pour your smoothie into a glass.
- Your delicious smoothie is now ready to be served!
How is the blueberries smoothie good for your health?
- Good for the heart: The absence of cholesterol from blueberries is beneficial to the heart. In addition, the presence of fiber in both bananas (fiber is both soluble and insoluble) and blueberries reduce the amount of cholesterol in blood, thus decreasing the risk of heart disease. Potassium regulates heartbeat and blood pressure and keeps the brain proactive.
The high iron content in spinach and banana also improves anemia.
- Prevents cancer: Vitamin E in almond milk is a powerful antioxidant that fights inflammation and stress in the body and is also known to prevent cancer.
Blueberries are believed to contain the highest number of antioxidants. They protect the body from free radicals and unstable molecules that can damage cellular structures and contribute to aging and cancer.
- Improves bone health: The high calcium content is important for bone health, including the prevention of fractures and osteoporosis.
- Improves digestion and prevents diarrhea: Bananas help in gaining lost nutrients and are also part of the BRAT diet recommended during diarrhea.
- Solves problems of the kidney: High levels of phosphorus and potassium.
- Increases energy: Vitamin B and magnesium in spinach and banana help support metabolism.
- Freeze bananas the night before for a “shake” like texture.
- You might switch water or almond milk for coconut milk as per your taste. The options are endless.
- If you want to keep yourself away from additives and preservatives and eat more healthy and organic foods, then homemade almond milk is your go-to option.
- If you are lactose intolerant or follow a vegan diet, then opt for lactose-free milk.
- With summer at its peak, an ice-cream float would be a perfect addition to any of your get-together.
- You can also try the irresistible watermelon slushie to find relief from the brutal, soaring temperatures this summer.
- If you have a sweet tooth but are worried about your weight, then try a strawberry smoothie for weight loss.
- If you want to substitute any fruit in the smoothie, feel free to do so.