Blueberry Power Smoothie

Thick, creamy and delicious, this smoothie is packed with antioxidants and will keep you energized all morning.  Easy to prepare and perfect for an on-th-go breakfast or snack.

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I’m “training” for an 8K.  It’s a really tough thing for me, starting a new routine because I’m a creature of habit. And I’m running on a treadmill because it’s so cold outside right now that my lungs would immediately freeze and I would probably pass out on the side of the road to be found later by one of my neighbors.  Running on a treadmill in my basement while staring at a cinderblock wall is awesome.  I love it…and struggling through that run while fueled only by Birthday Cake and cheese is equally awesome.  Oh…and I forgot to mention I’m listening to a playlist created by my daughter.  Totally awesome.

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So, in an effort to health up and fuel my body naturally for something that seems totally unnatural to me (running) I turned to my friend….the smoothie.  There was a time when I was super fit and ate healthy foods all the time.  It was easy, it was my habit and smoothies made meals simple, quick and filling.  I would concoct all different kinds of smoothies, mostly recipes mimicking milkshakes and pies….and cakes.  Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie, anyone?  (A Pinterest favorite, by the way!)

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This time, I wanted to add something more…I decided to try Spirulina which is the world’s first superfood and one of the most nutrient-rich foods you can find.  This blue-green microalgae is partly responsible for producing the oxygen in the Earth’s atmosphere.  I know, pretty deep.  The claims are that this vitamin boosts energy, immunity, supports cardiovascular health, as well as, eye and brain health.  It’s just all good in the little jar.  I bought mine at Whole Foods and decided on the powder form.  It seemed like it was easier to incorporate into a smoothie recipe.  In addition to the spirulina, I included frozen blueberries, banana, coconut water, vanilla and agave nectar.

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This is, by far, the healthiest (and scariest) smoothie I ever made.  It’s color is a little scary…deep blue-green, like the part of the ocean we will never see because who really owns the proper equipment to swim to that depth.  Right?  Back to the smoothie, it’s rich and creamy, super filling and definitely energizing.  Not like a caffeine induced energy….just a little more pep in your step and your brain.  AND without the caffeine crash.  The subtle coconut flavor is soothing and I literally sipped this like a milkshake about 30 minutes before my run while watching The Real Housewives of Somewhere.  I don’t know which one but really,  I bet they all would love this smoothie.

Blueberry Power Smoothie

Course: Breakfast, brunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: smoothie
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 244 kcal
Author: Kellie
Adapted from The Chelsea Market Cookbook
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 1 small banana
  • 11 ounces coconut water
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon Spirulina Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a blender, process the blueberries, banana, coconut water, agave nectar, spiraling powder and vanilla until smooth. Pour into two glasses and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Blueberry Power Smoothie
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 244 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 203mg 8%
Potassium 762mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 57g 19%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 40g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 2.4%
Vitamin C 28.2%
Calcium 4.6%
Iron 11.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

14 comments on “Blueberry Power Smoothie”

  1. This would be perfect after a workout

  2. Our neighbor recently turned us on to all of the health benefits of spirulina and we’ve been adding it to some of our smoothies too! I swear it makes a difference in how I feel!

  3. I’m all over the power smoothies lately. Love this!

  4. I’ve never use Spirulina powder and I must chance that since this look so good!

  5. This looks fantastic! I’ve been in need of a good smoothie.

  6. The color looks beautiful to me! I think the blueberries really take over, but that spirulina addition intrigues me!

  7. Your first paragraph made me chuckle. I hear you on all of those hiccups in training, but good for you for doing it! This smoothie looks like the perfect fuel for your running.

  8. This looks great! I’ve never tried adding spirulina to smoothie before. i love how the blueberries mask its color.

  9. I have never had spirulina before but I hear it’s great for your body. Love the look of this smoothie!

    • I was, seriously, scared of the spiralina. It doesn’t look appetizing but I wanted to give it a try since I’ve been living off cookies and cake for the past three months.

    • I was, seriously, scared of the spirulina. It doesn’t look appetizing but I wanted to give it a try since I’ve been living off cookies and cake for the past three months.

  10. I am on a blueberry smoothie and bluberry bowl kick right now, and I made one on the weekend very similar to this!! Thanks for sharing:)

  11. This smoothie has a WOW factor! SO impressive. 🙂

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