Recipe of the Week: Active Blueberry Smoothie

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Active Blendie
  • ¼ cup blueberries
  • ¾ cup milk or soy milk
  • ¼ cup coconut water or extra milk

Garnish:

  • Cacao nibs or dark chocolate shavings (60% cocoa solids or above)

Method:

  1. Combine the Blendie, blueberries, milk and coconut water in a blender and blitz until smooth. Garnish with cacao nibs.

Notes:

  • Studies have shown that blueberries can help improve cognitive abilities – great for memory and completing tasks
  • Cacao also helps you focus and has similar effect as coffee due to the caffeine content – however it also contains more of a compound called theobromine which has similar effects to caffeine with less of an effect on the central nervous system
  • Caffeine may help prolong physical endurance and focus – improves fatigue
  • Using cows milk provides the greatest amount of protein per serving with the most branches chained amino acids (BCAAs)
  • Cows milk and coconut water contain electrolytes to help keep you hydrated

TIP: Try freezing the coconut water and or blueberries for a thick and refreshing twist

 

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This beautiful delicious recipe was created by our Hummingbird expert nutritionist Alanna!

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