Wild Blueberry Lemonade Smoothie
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.
Blueberries are a staple in our home. On my trips to Costco, they are frequently on the grocery list. This time of year, it’s usually the frozen wild blueberries that find a place in my cart.
My family loves these flavor-packed blue morsels. I often find my daughter snacking on a bowl of frozen wild blueberries covered in milk. The frozen berries turn the milk into a slushy, blueberry goodness – kind of like blueberry flavored ice milk. It’s one of her favorite snacks – so, so good.
I have another kind of “good” for you today: Wild Blueberry Lemonade Smoothie. Blueberries and lemon . . . they just go together, don’t they? Like in my Zucchini Bread with Blueberries and Lemon, or this Wild Blueberry Lemonade Smoothie. Blueberries are a natural sweetener and lemon adds a bright, refreshing twist to this smoothie.
For the best flavor and nutrition, use frozen wild blueberries. You won’t find them growing on a farm. They’re wild, and they’re frozen right at harvest, which preserves more nutrition and flavor. In fact, they’re a nutrition powerhouse with nearly twice the level of antioxidants as other blueberries. If you taste them side by side with cultivated blueberries, you’ll find they’re sweeter and more intensely flavored. That translates into more blueberry flavor in your smoothie. Blend them with fresh lemon juice and lemon zest, along with Greek yogurt and coconut milk and you have a light, refreshing, and nourishing smoothie. Here’s the recipe:
Wild blueberries and fresh lemon juice are a match made in heaven in this light, refreshing, and nourishing smoothie.
- Juice of one large lemon (about 1/4 c.)
- 1/2 tsp. fresh lemon zest
- 1/4 c. plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 c. coconut milk
- 1 tsp. honey (optional)
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 2 c. frozen wild blueberries
- Place all ingredients in blender and pulse until smooth, about 2 to 3 minutes, scraping sides of blender as needed (turn the blender off first). Add additional coconut milk, one tablespoon at a time, if it seems too thick.
- Serve immediately.
- Makes about 2 cups.