This Blueberry Pineapple Smoothie is not only super tasty and easy to make, it is soooo delicious! Use wild blueberries from Maine for maximum nutrition and benefits!
Happy Friday everyone! I am featuring an awesome blueberry pineapple banana 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. Read about some other benefits of blueberries here. And I love this book as a great resource about the benefits of fruits and veggies.
Last week, I featured a Peach Blueberry Crumble recipe using fresh blueberries. I love using fresh, in season, local ingredients wherever possible.
Related: Healthy Pineapple Smoothie – just two ingredients!
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. If you happen to have an opportunity to use fresh, wild Maine blueberries in this smoothie, all the better.
It is sometimes hard to find a good blueberry pineapple smoothie without yogurt, but this recipe does just that. And, 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.
Tips When Making Your Blueberry Pineapple Smoothie –
It is best if some of the ingredients are frozen to achieve the best consistency. So, if for example, your blueberries are fresh, use a frozen banana, or vice versa. If you just happen to want to use fresh ingredients, or don’t have time to freeze, no problem! I know this situation very well. 🙂 I would add a few ice cubes and it should thicken up the smoothie.
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Recipe: 1 cup fresh blueberries (may be frozen), 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks, 1 Banana (fresh or frozen), 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (would probably be good with coconut milk), Garnish with blueberries and/or banana slices. Place all ingredients in a blender for several minutes until combined and creamy in consistency.
This is a refreshing, healthy, delicious smoothie; perfect as a snack, breakfast, after a workout, or anytime!
- 1 cup fresh blueberries (may substitute frozen)
- 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 1 banana (may use frozen)
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (this would probably be good with coconut milk)
Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth and you reach the desired consistency.
Garnish: slices of banana and blueberries
Do you have a favorite smoothie or blueberry recipe? Do any foods remind you of places, vacations or specific memories?
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