Blueberries may be small but they have earned the title of superfood. Besides their high antioxidant count, the berries are anti-inflammatory, and high in potassium and vitamin C. They are beneficial to both your brain and heart health. Fresh or frozen berries can be used for this recipe, though if you use frozen berries there is no need for the ice cubes. I am becoming more and more grateful that I was able to pack fresh blueberries away in the freezer while they were at their peak this summer. Now I can just pull out a handful whenever I’d like to make a smoothie such as this.
Chia seeds are also added to the smoothie. They are a concentrated source of omega-3s and are bursting with calcium and fiber. Again, great things come in small packages. Walnuts share the same nutritional qualities as chia seeds, and are also added to the recipe. Maple syrup adds a bit of sweetness – you can adjust the sweetness of the smoothie to your personal taste – and cinnamon adds the spicy flavoring of fall. Almond milk is the liquid that I used, although coconut milk would work just as well. You can adjust the thickness of the smoothie by adding more or less milk depending on your personal taste.
Take the natural approach to supporting your body’s immune health with this delicious blueberry smoothie. The beautiful shade of purple is not the only reason to make it. Have one of these brain-boosting, immune-supporting smoothies for breakfast or an afternoon snack.
- 1 cup blueberries
- 2 tbsp walnuts
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- 1/2 cup ice cubes
- In a large cup (if using an immersion blender) or a blender, combine ingredients and blend until smooth. Add more almond milk if necessary to reach desired consistency. Serve immediately.
Hi, Sounds delicious. I will definitely try this. I need some help with the oxalic acid level of items I add to my smoothies. Are walnuts acidic or alkaline? How about chia seeds or hemp seeds? And, I need to boil kale, Swiss chard and spinach before putting it in my smoothie to reduce the oxalates? TY
Hey there, looks delicious! I need something like this that I can have when I’m on the move, can’t wait to give it a go.
I definitely recommend it for breakfasts on the move – just pour it into a lidded cup!
I totally ADORE this smoothie, it’s super yum and quick to make which I love for a post workout breakfast. Even the hubby approves which is high praise 🙂 x
That’s great to hear, thanks Samantha!
That looks really good. I try to have a smoothie at least a few times a week. I generally use coconut milk instead of almond milk since I haven’t been able to find an almond milk that doesn’t have carageenan and I have never made my own.
I use Silk unsweetened vanilla almond milk and there is no carageenan in it.
Hi Ellen, coconut milk would also work in this smoothie! Also, I have found almond milk without carageenan at Trader Joe’s, if you have access to one of their stores.
Could I leave the walnuts out? I have a sensitivity to them.
I made this tonight and it was really good. I made my first batch of homemade almond milk last night and I cannot believe how incredibly delicious and easy it is to make. Really wish I would have made it for my children when they were young.
This looks amazing! Are the walnuts raw or cooked? Also, what are the nutritional facts per serving? Thanks!
Should the chia seeds be soaked first? If so, directions plz.
I like the taste of the cinnamon, but overall this recipe was just OK for me.
I found this was a very refreshing smoothie. Enjoyed