So if you happened to miss it, earlier this week I announced that I have chosen blueberries to be featured as August’s Ingredient of the Month here on Happy Food, Healthy Life. I filled you in already on the health benefits of adding blueberries to your daily intake, and throughout the month I will help you out with a few recipes that will feature this antioxidant packed gem.
Today, I’m excited to share one of the easiest blueberry “recipes” out there. I’m hesitant to even call it a recipe because of how simple it is. This is what happened though. I ran a 5k this morning. Which means I was up at 5:00 am to start my pre-race routine. What this means for the rest of my day: I’m tired and pretty much useless when it comes to doing anything productive.
So I needed quick and really easy. I needed something throw-in-the-blender-without-any-prep easy. There was no chopping. No hulling. Nothing.
Another factor for food on race day is that I have a very sensitive stomach, and it’s sensitivity is definitely heightened after a race for some reason. While everyone was ordering
a heart attack on a plate the Lumberjack Platter at breakfast after the race, I stuck to a blueberry muffin and a side of scrambled eggs to go with my coffee. And for the afternoon, I’m going to take it easy since my stomach’s a little rumbly.
Right now, I have a blueberry smoothie setting up in the freezer (because I would rather eat my smoothies like ice cream with a spoon) that I’m hoping will be easy on my tummy as my body recovers. Want to try it out yourself? Check it out!
Easy Blueberry Smoothie
makes 1 serving
1/2 cup of blueberries, fresh or frozen
1/2-3/4 cup greek yogurt (I used lowfat, vanilla)
1 scoop vanilla protein powder of your choice
enough water or milk to get things moving (around 3/4 cup)
Simply throw all ingredients in a blender. Mix until all is blended.
If you prefer a more icy smoothie, toss in a few ice cubes.
I put this in the freezer for a couple hours to set up, so I can eat it with a spoon. Completely up to you.
See! I told you… siiii-mple. Can’t wait for my afternoon snack.
I hope your weekend is fun/relaxing/enjoyable/whatever you want it to be!