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Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie

Happy 2024! Health experts have been saying it for years, but of all the fruits out there, you should seek ways to incorporate more blueberries into your diet. Blueberries are sweet, low in calories, nutritious, and incredibly popular. Blueberries are the most nutrient-dense of all berries. Just 1 cup of blueberries contains 4 grams of fiber, 24% of the RDA of Vitamin C, 36% of the RDA of Vitamin K, and 25% of the RDA of manganese.

Of all the fruits, blueberries are believed to contain the highest antioxidant capacity of all fruits and vegetables.  That is a very impressive title to hold.  I’ve always been a big blueberry fan and they are a go-to for me in any fruit salad and smoothie.

blueberry breakfast smoothie

Mangos, considered the “king of all fruits” are something I am learning to appreciate more.  I’m not sure why I have avoided them as much as I have over the years but tastes change as we age (that’s the good part).  In 2017 mangos were named the most widely consumed fruit in the world.

There are many different varieties of mangos; they can range in shape, color, flavor, and seed size.  The skin of mangos can vary from green to yellow or orange, but the flesh is always a lovely golden yellow and a distinct sweet almost creamy-like taste.  mangos are low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium and they are a fantastic source of dietary fiber as well as Vitamins B6, A, and C.

blueberry breakfast smoothie

There are many different varieties of mangos; they can range in shape, color, flavor, and seed size.  The skin of mangos can vary from green to yellow or orange, but the flesh is always a lovely golden yellow and a distinct sweet almost creamy-like taste.  Mangos are low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium and they are a fantastic source of dietary fiber as well as Vitamins B6, A, and C.

I add almonds (raw, milk  and yogurt) to this smoothie because they are as close to perfect as a food can get. Not only do almonds add protein, but they are also high in antioxidants and fiber so they help reduce hunger, and lower blood sugar levels to prevent that post-eating crash no one enjoys.

blueberry breakfast smoothieThe blueberry-mango combination speaks for itself in terms of health benefits. And if time is precious, but health matters, this blueberry breakfast smoothie should become your new go-to, especially in the new year when kicking off better, healthier eating habits is a goal for many of us.

About the Author

Andrea Potischman

I am a professionally trained NYC chef turned CA mom and food blogger. I post about real food, with doable ingredient lists that are family friendly.

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