Tropical Blueberry Vanilla Smoothie
Yum...blackberries!! Wegman's has some awesome organic ones.
Ok so here is the recipe. My nutritionist told me to add some kind of protein to my smoothies so I get a balance of sugar and protein. I also don't have a lot of superfoods on hand (goji berries, cacao nibs) so I haven't added toppings except for a macaroon :)
Ok...tropical blueberry vanilla smoothie
1 cup of blueberries
16 oz of coconut water
2 scoops of vanilla protein powder (I use Arbonne)
1 cup of tropical fruit blend (Trader Joe's blend in the frozen foods section)
I made each layer individually then washed out the blender. Blend the coconut water, 1/2 banana, blueberries and 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder first and pour in a mason jar. Blend the tropical fruit layer, 1 scoop of protein powder and coconut water and pour on top of the blueberry layer. Drink and enjoy!
I think the coconut water is better than using milk because it keeps you hydrated and it makes the smoothies less thick. If you need to add more than 8 oz of coconut water, go for it. The frozen fruit gets an ice cream consistency unless you water it down enough.
Other toppings you can use: fresh berries, 1/2 banana, goji berries, cacao nibs, flaxseed meal, chia seeds
This recipe makes about 16 oz of smoothie.