Superfood Blender Recipes

By on June 21, 2017
Blueberry Muffin Smoothie

Smoothies are an easy way to help you get the nutrients you need. For sustained energy and balanced nutrition, be sure to include a source of protein (like whey), some fat (avocado or nut butter), and fiber-rich foods such as fruit, vegetables, seeds or even whole grains or legumes. 

Blueberry Muffin Smoothie

If you love blueberry muffins, then you are certainly going to want to add this smoothie to your morning routine. Full of fiber and protein, this smoothie helps to keep your appetite in check while providing anticancer phytonutrients and gut-friendly prebiotics. Makes 1 serving.

Ingredients
• Tall cup
1 frozen banana, halved    
1 cup frozen blueberries    
2⁄3 cup plain Greek yogurt    
1⁄2 cup large-flake (old-fashioned) rolled oats
1 tbsp ground flax seeds (flaxseed meal)
2 tsp lemon juice    
1 tsp pure vanilla extract    
Unsweetened almond milk

Directions
1. Add banana, blueberries, yogurt, oats, flax seeds, lemon juice and vanilla to the tall cup. Add almond milk to the “Max Line.” Twist the extractor blade onto the cup to seal. Blend for 30 seconds or until smooth.

Raspberry, Beet and Mint Protein Smoothie

Raspberry, Beet and Mint Protein Smoothie

This rockin’ red smoothie is loaded with beets, berries and protein for a great way to start your day on a high note. With protein, calcium, flavonoids, fiber, magnesium, betaine and carotenoids, this smoothie promotes healthy bones, heart and gut health, and weight management.

Ingredients
1 small beet, peeled and halved    
1 cup raspberries
3⁄4 cup plain Greek yogurt    
3 tbsp goji berries    
3 mint leaves    
Unsweetened hemp milk
• Tall cup

Directions
1. Add beet, raspberries, yogurt, goji berries and mint leaves to the tall cup. Add hemp milk to the “Max Line.” Twist the extractor blade onto the cup to seal. Blend for 30 seconds or until smooth.

Tips
Wear kitchen gloves when peeling and cutting the beet to avoid staining your hands. You can substitute another type of milk, such as almond 
or cashew, for the hemp milk.

Courtesy of “175 Best Superfood Blender Recipes Using Your Nutribullet” by Marilyn Haugen & Doug Cook © 2016 www.robertrose.ca. Available where books are sold. Image credit: Colin Erricson

Superfood Blender Recipes book cover

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