I love blueberries, especially when they are in season during late spring and summer in the Midwest. As a matter of fact, there is rarely a time in my household where there isn't blueberries in my house. When fresh blueberries are hard to come by, I am perfectly content with having frozen blueberries just a few steps away in my freezer.
Although, I like to have a high protein, low carbohydrate breakfast at 6:30 A.M. every morning with eggs cooked in butter made from grain fed cows and Virgin Coconut Oil, I still have to complement it with fiber. Usually my fiber comes in the form of Psyllium Whole Husks or the very healthy Flax Seed Meal. Eating like this helps to maintain a slow-carb burn and keeps me full until noon and reduces the urge to snack. Yet, I still like the taste of cereal with blueberries on top and covered in Carrageenan Free Almond Milk.
Blueberries are such a super fruit, that their benefits cannot be ignored and should be incorporated into your eating routine as often as you can. That is why I find smoothies to be the ultimate vehicle to receive the full health benefits of blueberries blended with other healthy ingredients. The ingredients in this recipe for “The Blueberry Detox Smoothie” is one of the many smoothies and juices under my “Cleansing Juices and Smoothies” category.
Made up of the following ingredients with the health benefits associated with each ingredient you will find this smoothie to be, not only refreshing but also invigorating.
Ingredients and Health Benefits
- 2 cups of coconut water. Chock full of electrolytes, calcium, potassium and magnesium, this purest form of liquid second only to water has many health benefits. The magnesium potency can help lower blood pressure. Coconut Water can also aid in your complexion and muscle tone. It also speeds up circulation which promotes weight loss.
- 2 cups of baby spinach and 2 cubs of blueberries (frozen or fresh). Blueberries along with Spinach are free radical scavengers and have massive amounts of antioxidants. The Phytonutrients in spinach are anti-inflammatory and anti-cancerous. Blueberries benefits include cardiovascular, cognitive, eye health and anti-cancerous.
- 1/2 frozen banana. Spinach and banana are loaded with vitamin K, Potassium and Vitamin A.
- 2 tablespoons spirulina. Rich in protein and packed full of rich vitamins in minerals, spirulina is one of the most beneficial products you can take. It helps fight allergies, regulates blood pressure, manages cholesterol, fights against cancer, especially oral, boosts immunity and improves memory and academic performance. You cannot go wrong adding spirulina to your smoothie any part of your diet for that matter.
- 1 cup ice (optional)
Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth. Adjust ingredients to your taste as needed.