Happy Friday everyone! I am featuring an awesome blueberry pineapple smoothie here today using fresh blueberries. It is delicious and healthy, and since blueberries are in season right now, the perfect smoothie to make.
Blueberries are well-known to be an antioxidant that contains flavonoids. Flavonoids are reported to help to prevent excessive inflammation throughout the body. So, blueberries are a good healthy food choice. There are some studies that say blueberries help memory, brain function and may even help prevent cancer.
Last week, I featured a Peach Blueberry Crumble recipe using fresh blueberries. I love using fresh, in season, local ingredients wherever possible.
Meanwhile, has anyone noticed this summer has seemed to fly by?! Although I am looking forward to fall, I haven’t had a chance to make several recipes using fresh summer tomatoes and corn that I had planned. Hopefully, in the next few weeks I will have the opportunity. September is truly one of my favorite months, especially here in the Massachusetts. I hope we have many Indian summer days. Or, maybe I should say my hair hopes for Indian summer days. Low humidity make for much better hair days for me.
When I think of blueberries, I think of Maine. When I think of Maine, I remember a tiny cottage we rented several years ago, right on the water with beautiful views. The cottage is located in South Thomaston, which is the mid-coast of Maine. Within walking distance of the cottage was a lobster restaurant, Waterman’s Beach Lobster. It is the quintessential outdoorsy lobster seafood restaurant. Another restaurant we loved when we were there is Thomaston Cafe. We had breakfast there and it was awesome. It is such a gorgeous area to visit. If it wasn’t a five-hour drive for us, we would definitely visit more often. If you are considering a vacation to Maine, this is a lovely area. The two larger towns close by are Rockland and Camden, both very nice.
This blueberry pineapple smoothie couldn’t be easier. Just place all the ingredients in your blender and blend for about a minute, until you get the desired consistency. Smoothies are great; they can be breakfast or a snack.
- 1 cup fresh blueberries (may substitute frozen)
- 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 1 banana
- 1 cup unsweetened soy milk (may sub sweetened soy milk, almond milk or milk of choice)
- garnish with banana slices and blueberries
- Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth and you reach the desired consistency.
Do you have a favorite smoothie or blueberry recipe? Do any foods remind you of places, vacations or specific memories?
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!