Thursday, January 9, 2020

Blueberry Walnut Smoothie


One of my goals this year is to add more color to my diet. This may seem like a really weird thing for a dietitian/chef to say, but sometimes nutrition goes out the door when things get busy. Simple recipes like this smoothie are a great way to pack a lot of nutrition into one meal or snack. There's plenty of evidence to show that blueberries, walnuts and spinach are good for brain function and memory (and they taste great). I added coconut and flaxseed for added texture and healthy fats. The protein powder is in there to keep you full (and the collagen powder is great for skin health). Cheers!




1. Place all ingredients in a blender and process until very smooth, about 1-2 minutes.




2. Serve immediately. Garnish with extra frozen blueberries and walnut pieces, if desired.




Blueberry Walnut Smoothie
Serves 2

All you need:
1 cup baby spinach
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup raw walnut halves
1/4 cup frozen raspberries
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
2 tablespoons flaxseeds
2 scoops vanilla protein powder (I used collagen powder)
1 1/2 cups milk (I used unsweetened soy milk but any kind will do)
1 stevia packet (or 1 teaspoon raw honey or pure maple syrup)

All you do:
1. Place all ingredients in a blender and process until very smooth, about 1-2 minutes.
2. Serve immediately. Garnish with extra frozen blueberries and walnut pieces, if desired.

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