This Convertible Wild Blueberry Smoothie is packed with abundant nutrition and can be adapted for fueling different situations throughout your busy day.Disclosure: By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the Wild Blueberry Association of North America and I am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.
What comes to mind when you hear the word convertible? I think fast. I think flexible (top up/top down). Are you with me? Ok, good.
Then you’ll understand why I am calling my lastest smoothie creation Convertible Wild Blueberry Smoothie. It’s fast (make it in under 1 minute)! It’s adaptable for different nutritional demands. It’s made with only 3 ingredients: pecan milk, maple syrup and frozen Wild Blueberries. Wild Blueberries are the hero ingredient of this beverage and are simply a perfect ingredient for any smoothie. They’re different than regular cultivated blueberries. They’re called “wild” because they are. Wild Blueberries are not planted and occur naturally in barrens and fields in Maine and Eastern Canada that have been here for 10,000 years! These tiny gems have a more intense blueberry flavor and twice the antioxidants of regular blueberries! Because they’ re frozen you don’t need any ice (unless you’re like me and drink your smoothie over ice). You can enjoy the delicious taste and health attributes of wild blueberries year round. Find them in the frozen fruit section of your local grocery store; just make sure the package says “Wild.”
If you’ve never combined Wild Blueberries with pecan milk and maple syrup you’re in for a wild ride! (BTW, if you can’t find pecan milk or would like to make it yourself, see this post at Healthy Aperture for Homemade Pecan Milk.) My Convertible Wild Blueberry Smoothie makes a refreshing afternoon snack (I like it when I’m craving something cold, but don’t want the calories and fat of ice cream; one serving clocks in at 100 calories, 3 grams fat, 19 grams of carbohydrate, 13 grams sugar, 5 mg sodium.) It can also be adapted to your nutritional needs. After a bout of exercise, I add a little protein (2 tablespoons of whey or soy ) making it a delightful recovery beverage providing 8.5 grams protein and 140 calories. Adding a full scoop of protein powder and I’ve got a light meal replacement with 180 calories and 16 grams of protein. Please give it a whirl and let me know what you think!
Convertible Wild Blueberry Smoothie
Prep Time: 1 minutes
Ingredients (serves 1)
- 1/2 cup frozen Wild Blueberries
- 1/2 cup pecan milk
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- Optional : 2- 4 Tablespoons Whey or Soy Protein Powder
Add all ingredients to blender and process for 30 seconds or until combined. Serve immediately straight up or over ice.