This Blueberry Pie Smoothie tastes just like your favorite summer dessert but is full of healthy proteins, fiber, antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids and probiotics for a delicious and nutritious breakfast for the entire family!
It's getting HOT!
The kinda of HOT that will not leave you alone. You go to bed hot, then when you wake up in the morning, it is already hot and you are unattractively sweating through your yoga pants. Making you consider for a few minutes the possibility of making your beloved yoga pants into cut-off shorts.
I am still on the fence if I (or anyone) could pull off cut-off yoga shorts.
What I am not on the fence about is having a cold refreshing smoothie for every meal. It's a done deal at this point in summer.
If made right, this frozen diet can be healthy.
Or at least, I am telling myself that so we can all survive this heat wave.
This blueberry pie smoothie, tastes just like that - a blueberry pie!
Well, as close to a pie as you are going to get with a smoothie.
Fresh blueberry flavors mingle with wholesome oats, vanilla and a touch of maple syrup for some sweetness. When blended together, you have a healthy flavor bomb of a drink that is full of protein, antioxidants, fiber, potassium and healthy probiotics.
Because this smoothie is loaded with a full banana and a good serving of old-fashion oats, it will leave you and the kiddos full and satisfied. You won't be hearing 'mom, I'm huuunnnngrrrrry' for at least a couple of hours!
For this recipe, I used wild blueberries which I found at my local Trader Joes because I have been majorly crushing on them lately. Wild blueberries are a lot smaller and contain more antioxidants then the regular blueberries. They also have a stronger 'blueberry' taste to them. If you can't find wild blueberries, no worries, regular blueberries work just as well.
To make this smoothie, first stick your head in your freezer and just stay like that for as long as you can.
Then blend up all of the ingredients - blueberries, a banana, Greek yogurt, milk, ice, maple syrup, vanilla extract until nice and smooth. Because of the oats, this might take a little longer (or two of your smoothie settings on your blender) then you standard smoothie making time. I blended mine for a full 2 minutes and the oats where no where to be detected.
Pour into glasses, find a cool spot on your front porch and enjoy a refreshing breakfast with the kiddos.
Blueberry Pie Smoothie
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 ripe banana
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup milk of choice (regular, almond, coconut, etc)
1/3 cup old-fashion oats
1-2 tablespoons maple syrup (to taste)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup ice
1. In a blender, add all of the ingredients and blend for 1-2 minutes, adding more milk if the smooth is too thick.
2. Pour into 2 glasses and serve.
Note about Blueberries - I used frozen wild blueberries (they are much smaller then regular blueberries) in this post and absolutely love them, but regular blueberries will also work. I found my wild blueberries at Trader Joes.
Add-Ins - If you want, you can totally add-in 1 tablespoon of chia or flax seeds for a little nutritional boost.
Yield - 2 large servings
Make Time - 5 minutes