Blueberry Apple Smoothie

This blueberry apple smoothie is not only healthy but it tastes just great. An amazingly refreshing wakeup call in the morning or maybe as a lively pick me up during the day. 

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Whatever your preference for when you like to have your smoothie, this blueberry apple smoothie gives you a good shot of vitamin C, adds to your daily fibre requirements and contains valuable antioxidants.

We all know we should be eating lots more fruit and vegetables than we do. But it’s not easy is it? We’re told on a daily basis about the health benefits of eating as much, or at least 5 portions (some nutritionists promote 7) per day.

Studies show, and indeed if you go by the Mediterranean diet, that I love, there is definitely truth and evidence to show that adopting such a lifestyle help to lower the level and risk of heart disease and cancer.

This blueberry apple smoothie can also help to get you there.

This blueberry apple smoothie is not only healthy but it tastes just great. Ideal as a refreshing wakeup call in the morning or as a pick me up during the day.

The baobab powder in this blueberry apple smoothie (which you should be able to find in your local health food store) adds an additional 12 minerals and vitamins including calcium, iron, manganese and potassium. You can read about why you need those vital elements on a daily basis vitamins and minerals.

If you’re not eating enough fruit and vegetables daily, to get your daily vitamin and mineral requirements, adding a teaspoon of this superfood powder can help. However, leaving it out will not change the delicious taste of the smoothie, it will only lower the nutritional content.

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Blueberry Apple Smoothie
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
3 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
This blueberry apple smoothie is not only healthy but it tastes great. Ideal as a refreshing wakeup call in the morning or as a pick me up during the day.
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 2
Calories: 191 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 300 g blueberries
  • 225 ml apple juice
  • 120 ml 0% fat vanilla yogurt
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 50 g raspberries
  • 1 tsp baobab powder optional
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients into your blender / smoothie maker and blend until smooth
  2. Best served chilled

Nutrition Facts
Blueberry Apple Smoothie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 191 Calories from Fat 25
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.8g 4%
Saturated Fat 1.4g 7%
Cholesterol 8.1mg 3%
Sodium 35mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 40.9g 14%
Dietary Fiber 5.5g 22%
Sugars 30.3g
Protein 3.7g 7%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 37%
Calcium 10%
Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This blueberry apple smoothie is not only healthy but it tastes just great. Ideal as a refreshing wakeup call in the morning or as a pick me up during the day.

This blueberry apple smoothie is not only healthy but it tastes just great. Ideal as a refreshing wakeup call in the morning or as a pick me up during the day.

So anyway, hello, how was your weekend? If you’re a regular blog followers, you may well be reading this thinking, is it Tuesday? ❓ Well no, sorry it’s not!

Yeah, I know I normally post my recipes and general ramblings on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s but I thought I might run with posting Monday’s and Thursday’s for a while to see how it goes.

It means there’s more days in between for me to write them, if you see what I mean. Plus it means you got this blueberry apple smoothie recipe earlier, doesn’t it? 😉

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Comments

  1. ohhh i have yet to try this combo! on my list. what a refreshing twist! and great job on the photos!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thank you Lindsay. I know how hard you work on your food photographs too, so your comments make me feel much more confident about this particular recipe’s set of photographs. 🙂

  2. Wait – Neil – you think you need to go to “smoothie photography school”??? Bwahaha – that’s funny – these photos are absolutely fabulous – in fact, I wish they weren’t so good because then I could just mosey on through WITHOUT the need to slurp the smoothie through my screen! 🙂
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Aw, thank you Shashi. 😀

      I’m so glad you liked the smoothie recipe and that you think the photos are good. I think I’ve probably gone and looked at too many other smoothie recipe photographs from other sites, and probably over compared mine to those ones. Mental note – must not compare my work to other peoples work. Everyone sees things differently. Thanks again . 🙂

  3. I actually think you have great photos here, but I have also struggled with smoothies before, too. I think because the texture changes the longer it sits, you need to make sure the top of the glass is clean, etc. I’ve learned that smaller glasses (and dishes in general) are easier to photograph!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Meghan. I think you are right about the texture changing the longer it sits, you’ve got to be quick to photograph smoothies haven’t you?

      After reading a photography article the other day, I’m in agreement with you that smaller glasses and dishes in general are the way forward. I’ll be keeping that in mind from now on! 🙂

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