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Metabolism Boosting Blueberry Smoothie

This Metabolism Boosting Blueberry Smoothie is the perfect way to start your day. It’s quick, tasty and full of antioxidants and fat burning goodness!

blueberry smoothie in a glass with a straw

Metabolism Boosting Blueberry Smoothie 

When it comes to kitchen cleanup, we like to do the minimum. We minimally like to do dishes! 🙂  Dishes in the morning, just aren’t fun! That’s why we start our day with a healthy breakfast smoothie like this delicious Blueberry Smoothie or this Cherry Almond Smoothie [1] almost every morning!

Not only do we get the nutritional benefits of the antioxidant blueberries, but we have one, just one, kitchen appliance to clean! Yippee!

If you like blueberry, then you’ll definitely want to try this Blueberry Lemon Smoothie [2] or another fruity option is a Strawberry Kale Smoothie [3] (shhh, you can’t even taste the kale!)

Things can be hectic in the morning, so whether you’re a busy mom (who doesn’t like a lot of dishes) or just want to eat healthy and clean, starting your day with a breakfast smoothie is the optimal way to keep your metabolism running smoothly.

Breakfast smoothies are so satisfying and filling, plus you can take them on the go! We consider a smoothie an essential part of my morning because:

  1. It’s easy to make.
  2. It primes your metabolism.
  3. It sets you up for a clear, clean pattern of eating for the day.

 

Related:  Healthy Smoothie Recipes [4]

Dr. Axe also has a recommendation for Healthy Smoothie Recipes [5] that are delish!

Blueberry smoothie with fresh blueberries

The blueberries and banana in this recipe make a naturally sweet combination that totally satisfies you. The spinach might seem like a strange addition, but you won’t even taste it and you’ll reap the nutritional benefits of fiber, folate, vitamin C and much more.

 

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How to Make a blueberry Fat Boosting Smoothie!

Use this simple three-step process to ensure you blend a metabolism-boosting breakfast every time!

Step 1: What to put in your blueberry smoothie

Begin with Core Smoothie Ingredients

  • 1 – 2 Scoops High-Quality Protein Powder. Your powder should be between 15-25g of protein, less than 6g of carbohydrate, less than 2 grams of sugar, and preferably at least 2 grams of dietary fiber.
    I like whey or pea protein the best. Here are my two favorites: Whey Protein [7] and Vega Protein & Greens. [8]
  • 1 Tablespoon Chia and/or Flax Seed. This adds some healthy omega-3s and fiber to your smoothie. {optional}
  • 4–8+ Ounces Dairy-Free Liquid. You may use one liquid alone or a combination of two different liquids (i.e. half water and half unsweetened almond milk). Less liquid may be used if you prefer a thicker consistency to your smoothie. Add more liquid if you prefer a thinner consistency shake. Dairy-free liquid choices include Water, coconut milk, or unsweetened plain or vanilla almond milk.

 

Step 2: Choose Some Add-Ins

The add-ins will provide you with some awesome nourishment for your day. Adding powerful nutrients in the form of fiber and/or fat will help keep you satiated and satisfied for several hours! Perfect! No snacking on empty calories! I recommend you choose 1-2 items from the list below:

  • 1⁄2 ripe avocado
  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 scoop of Green SuperFood [9] or Reds powder [10]
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds [11]
  • 1 Tbsp flax seed Oil [12]
  • 1 Tbsp Hempseed  [13]
  • 1⁄2–1 ounce nuts (i.e. almonds, cashews, walnuts) or 1 TBSP nut or seed butter (i.e. almond or cashew butter)

 

Step to make a blueberry smoothie.

Step 3:  Blend and Enjoy!

Blueberry Smoothie with Yogurt

If you’d like your breakfast smoothie to include yogurt, just sub out all or part of the milk for the yogurt of your choice. (Regular, Greek, coconut, soy, etc.) Plain, vanilla or blueberry flavored would all work. 

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Metabolism Boosting Blueberry Smoothie in a mason jar with a straw. Chia seeds are scattered in the background.

Metabolism Boosting Blueberry Smoothie

This Metabolism Boosting Blueberry Smoothie is the perfect way to start your day.  It's quick, tasty and full of antioxidants and fat burning goodness!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
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Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 203kcal
Author: Erin Henry [21]

Ingredients

  • 1 - 2 tbsp protein powder (scoops)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (plain or vanilla or 1⁄2 cup canned full fat coconut milk)
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/4 cup baby spinach leaves (optional)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed or chia seeds

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in the blender. Process until smooth. Add a tiny bit of water if needed to create desired consistency. Serve immediately.

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Notes

Optional Add-ins:
  • 1⁄2 ripe avocado
  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 scoop of Green SuperFood [9] or Reds powder [10]
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds [11]
  • 1 Tbsp flaxseed Oil [12]
  • 1 Tbsp Hempseed  [13]
  • 1⁄2–1 ounce nuts (i.e. almonds, cashews, walnuts) or 1 TBSP nut or seed butter (i.e. almond or cashew butter)
Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator and does not include additional add-ins.
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Nutrition

Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 172mg | Potassium: 578mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 780IU | Vitamin C: 19.6mg | Calcium: 168mg | Iron: 1.1mg
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
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Updated Images and additional instructions added on July 22, 2019. 

This is one tasty, healthy and refreshing healthy breakfast shake to help you boost your metabolism in the morning!

If you enjoy the benefits of protein shakes for breakfast, try this Metabolism Boosting Chocolate Almond Shake [24] or this Cherry Almond Smoothie [1].

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