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Recipe: Morning Blueberry Smoothie

This recipe is modified from one in the book Clean, by Dr. A. Junger.  Thanks to Jorie for asking me to post it!

Morning Blueberry Smoothie

This smoothie is what we have been drinking almost every morning for breakfast for the last 3 weeks.  We plan to continue drinking it after we’ve completed our cleanse/detox.

Serves two - if you are only making it for 1, cut the recipe in 1/2.

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup frozen blueberries (I use 1/2 organic blueberries, 1/2 wild blueberries)
  2. 1.5 cups unsweetened almond milk
  3. 1.5 teaspoons raw agave syrup
  4. 3 heaping teaspoons raw cacao powder

Substitutes

  • You can substitute fresh blueberries for frozen, and add 1/2 cup ice.
  • You can substitute another non-refined sugar for raw agave syrup if you like.
  • You can substitute carob or cocoa if you like, though cacao – which is raw cocoa – is more flavorful and has more enzymes.
  • You can add 2-3 tablespoons ground flax for added fiber if you like.

Instructions

Blend all ingredients together for 30-45 seconds – it should be smoothe but still have some texture.

That’s it! Please feel free to share your favorite smoothies in the comments!

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11 comments to Recipe: Morning Blueberry Smoothie

  • Angela

    I just ordered Clean, but was wondering if you have any ideas for an all green juice combination, no fruit? Thanks!

    • Hi Angela, We don’t have a juicer so we’ve only been doing smoothies – all of them have some fruit. However, I’ll be buying a juicer soon and I’ll let you know what I discover!!

  • Mike

    I have a nutrient packed berry smoothie every morning, and after giving up grains over a year ago this makes excellent, filling replacement.
    I use our homemade goat milk kefir, a tiny bit of stevia powder, a spoonful of coconut oil, a scoop of green superfood powder, some heavy cream, lemon-flavored fish oil, a couple of our pasture-raised raw eggs, and a mixture of whatever frozen berries I have on hand.
    It’s fantastic!
    Incidentally, I have quit using agave as it is very high in fructose, upwards of 90%, whereas high fructose corn syrup is only 55%. There is a large amount of research pointing to fructose as being a major toxin on our bodies and possibly the biggest contributor to the obesity epidemic.

    • Mike, that sounds like a fabulous smoothie. When I’ve re-introduced dairy to my diet, I will try it!

      Interesting – you are the second person to comment on agave syrup. Our bottle is almost gone, and I may just switch. Thank you.

  • Jorie

    I just bought all of the ingredients and will try the smoothie for breakfast tomorrow…Please let me know if you find a sweetener to replace the agave…thanks!!! :)

  • Jorie

    Drinking it now!!! Wow, it’s YUM!!! I’m almost getting a buzz from it!!!

  • Jorie

    What about the green one? Did you adjust that one too? Your photo of it looks great… :)

  • Smoothies in the morning are a regular for me as well! We try to freeze as many summer berries as we can during the summer, and they are a lifesaver here in the dull winter months. I regularly throw a mix of raspberries and blueberries in a blender with plain whole milk yogurt, and some organic juice (I love orange carrot juice – you get to sweeten the smoothie with fruit sugars from the juice). Sometimes I throw in an “Emergen-C” packet in there to give me a little extra vitamin boost too. Delicious!

    • Susan, I will most definitely be freezing more fruit this summer. Excited to have fresh fruit smoothies as well. We just bought a juicer, so I look forward to trying carrot orange – thanks!

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