Packed with feel-good nutrients and flavorful ingredients, this blueberry smoothie recipe is synonymous with a good morning.
“Morning is an important time of day, because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have.” — Lemony Snicket
I love Thrive Market, for good reason.
I love finding natural and organic products at wholesale prices. I love that my membership means one free membership for a low-income American family. I also love that my last Thrive package included a little something extra – this blueberry smoothie recipe card.
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Now, on to the recipe…
A Good Morning Blueberry Smoothie
This is a vegan, gluten-free, and paleo recipe.
- 1/2 cup baby spinach
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1 Medjool date, pitted
- 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
For freshest results, the first three ingredients can be bought at your local farmers market. The remaining ingredients are available at Thrive Market.
- Place all the ingredients together in a blender and blend on high until well incorporated.
- Serve cold.
This is a perfect smoothie to wake up to!
Delicious and Nutritious Ingredients
Packed with phytonutrients that possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities, these wonderful berries positively affect virtually every body system. Blueberries boast cardiovascular, cognitive, blood sugar, eye, and anti-cancer benefits. They are a very good source of vitamin K, vitamin C, and manganese, and a good source of fiber and copper.
This well-loved fruit may benefit heart health with its fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin B-6 content. Bananas may also lower blood pressure, preserve memory, boost mood, ease depression, keep you regular, and reduce the risk of cancer, diabetes, and asthma. Here’s a wonderful article on 10 surprising health benefits of bananas.
This dark leafy green is rich in iron, vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, and folic acid. It’s also a good source of manganese, magnesium, and vitamin B2. With anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, spinach may help with cancer prevention, asthma prevention, diabetes management, and lowering blood pressure.
Spinach may also promote regularity and healthy bones, eyes, skin, hair, and nails.
Extremely hydrating and packed with nourishing electrolytes, coconut water has a lot going for it. Coconut water can have anti-aging effects and can also help prevent heart attacks, lower high blood pressure, treat Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, and prevent cancer.
An energy-dense fruit rich in fiber, potassium, and copper. They are also a good source of manganese, magnesium, and vitamin B-6. These properties are known to promote and help maintain healthy blood glucose and cholesterol levels, lower high blood pressure, and support digestion.
Hemp seeds have the potential to beneficially influence heart disease, skin conditions, bad cholesterol, degenerative diseases, and inflammation. They are rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants; they have anti-inflammatory properties; and they have an ideal ratio of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids.
It’s no surprise hemp seeds are considered a “superfood.”
Deemed a “tiny nutritional powerhouse,” chia seeds are packed with nutrients and can help regulate blood sugar levels, aid weight loss, fight constipation, lower LDL cholesterol levels, reduce inflammation, boost energy, enhance performance, and positively affect mood.
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