Dinner Tonight: Blueberry Smoothie

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BlueberriesSome nights, there just isn’t time to make a traditional meal.  With hockey, soccer and swimming practices, a smoothie can be quick and nutritious and provide  the whole family with energy to keep going until bath time.

Usually reserved for breakfast on the go, smoothies are great any time of the day, especially in the summer, when sometimes you need something refreshing. This time of year, blueberries are everywhere and they make a perfect seasonal addition to the recipe below.

Blueberries are a fantastic source of disease-fighting antioxidants, while ricotta cheese provides protein, and the almonds are brimming with healthy fats.

 

Blueberry Smoothie 

  • 1 1/4 cup unflavored almond milk
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 ricotta cheese
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 or 4 raw almonds

Place all ingredients into a blender container in order listed and blend until smooth, about 1 minute. Pour into a chilled cup and enjoy! This makes one large smoothie, or two smaller smoothies. You can add more or less of the ingredients depending, on your taste.

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