Blueberry & Grape Smoothie
Blueberry & Grape Smoothie is creamy, refreshing, healthy and filling. Enjoy it for breakfast or as a snack.Using greek yogurt or thick yogurt makes this smoothie protein rich. It is recommended that one has a protein rich breakfast for good health and also so that one feels full for a longer period of time.
Memories – Breakfast Time In Montreal with Blueberry & Grape Smoothie
Woke up a bit late after tossing and turning half the night as it was pretty humid. Suddenly it has become very hot in Montreal. After doing a bit of housework, it was time for breakfast. Didn’t want to have toast, cereal or anything hot. Out came the yogurt and fruit. Instead of having everything on its own I made a nice cool smoothie. Filling, cooling, satisfying, refreshing and delicious. Within seconds had the smoothie ready.
During our stay in Montreal, hubby and I go crazy after all the berries that available in abundance. Blueberries,Strawberries, Blackberries, Raspberries. We get excited if any of the berries are on offer. We don’t get berries in abundance in Kenya. So we make the best of them during our stay.
Blueberries contain anthocyanin antioxidants, are an excellent source of manganese and Vitamin C. Low in fat, and are said to help fight urinary tract infections. Blueberries also help in improving memory and are good for the skin.
What is a Smoothie?
A smoothie is as the name suggests, a smooth thick drink usually made from fresh fruit/ vegetables with milk, water, yogurt or ice cream. Smoothie is much thicker than a milkshake. One can find flavored milkshakes that may or may not be made with fresh fruits.
Here’s a rough guideline as to what you can use to make a healthy smoothie/smoothie bowl:
Liquids can be milk, soy milk, almond or cashew nut milk, yogurt, water, juices
Fruits and Vegetables – can have either or both, according to your choice.
Good fat – peanut or other nut butters, coconut oil, avocado.
Thickener – yogurt, chia seeds, oats, banana, avocado, mango, roasted flours, cereals, etc.
Protein – milk, yogurt, cottage cheese, protein powder, nut butters
Topping – chopped fruits, nuts, seeds, shredded coconut, spices, dried fruits, cereals, crumbled cookies
Some More Smoothie Recipes:
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Fast forward from 15/05/2014 when I first posted this smoothie recipe, 2020 though a trying period for all of us, one advantage is that suddenly the Kenyan Fruit market is flooded with home grown strawberries and blueberries. When Renu who blogs at Cook With Renu suggested the theme Magic With Berries I had to take the advantage of redoing this post before the blueberries disappear.
Magic With Berries Recipes by Members of Sunday Funday:
- Berry Spinach Salad by Making Miracles
- Blackberry Spinach Salad by Amy’s Cooking Adventures
- Blueberry & Grape Smoothie by Mayuri’s Jikoni
- Blueberry Picking and a Summer Salad with Microflowers and Berries by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Eggless Strawberry Banana Muffins by Cook with Renu
- Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Sandwiches with Blackberry Jalapeño BBQ Sauce by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Kokum Sherbat by Sneha’s Recipe
- Sparkling Strawberry Lemon Cocktail by Food Lust People Love
- Summer Berry Turnovers by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Ingredients Required For Blueberry & Grape Smoothie:
- Blueberries – fresh or frozen
- Grapes – I’ve used red grapes. Use any of your choice, red, green or black.
- Yogurt – plain thick yogurt or Greek yogurt. For a vegan version, use vegan yogurt.
- Ice Cubes – optional. If you don’t want to use ice cubes, chill the smoothie for a while.
BLUEBERRY AND GRAPE SMOOTHIE
- 1½ cup blueberries fresh or frozen
- ½ cup red seedless grapes
- 1 cup thick yogurt plain
- ½ cup crushed ice
- Wash the fruits and add to the blender jug.
- Add the yogurt and crushed ice.
- Blend and serve.
- Use frozen blueberries. You don't need to add crushed ice if you use frozen berries.
- Add banana if you like.
- Add about 2 to 4 tbsp of oats.
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