BreakfastAugust-September 2012

Blueberry Cherry Smoothie

SERVES 2

Blueberries and cherries have high levels of antioxidants, molecules that sweep through the body looking for dangerous free radicals to knock out. Coconut oil adds creamy richness while cloves provide a hint of mystery.

2 cups unflavored hemp milk, rice milk or milk of choice
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
cup pitted cherries
1 tablespoon coconut oil
-Pinch of ground cloves
1 cup blueberries, preferably frozen

1. Place all ingredients into a blender container in the order listed.

2. Blend until smooth, about 1 minute. Divide between 2 serving glasses.

Each serving contains 257 calories, 13g total fat, 6g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 112mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, 3g protein.
Switch Hits
  • Sweeten with honey instead of maple syrup.
  • Try fresh apricots instead of cherries.
  • Swap out cloves for ground nutmeg, cinnamon or allspice.
Canadian-based Matthew Kadey, RD, muffintinmania.com, is a dietition and a food writer. He is author of Muffin Tin Chef (Ulysses Press).

Comments (5)

Very delicious! The cloves do add a lovely subtle flavor although I am sure cinnamon would be good as well. used chia seed instead of the coconut oil and it worked well.

Posted by: Graycie | April 7, 2014 9:12 AM    Report this comment

The sodium comes primarily from the brand of hemp milk used in our nutritional analysis. You may want to use a different brand or a different type of milk. Coconut milk has 29mgs sodium per cup; cow's milk (3.25% butterfat) has 98 mgs. Changes in the milk will affect other nutritional counts, of course. - Moderator.

Posted by: LW Moderator | August 17, 2012 1:41 PM    Report this comment

The smoothie sounds wonderful and i am definitely going to try it.
My one concern is the high sodium count. Where does the sodium
come from?

Posted by: Unknown | August 16, 2012 8:18 PM    Report this comment

I would use something mild, like flaxseed oil.

Posted by: Elgie | July 12, 2012 2:17 PM    Report this comment

What would be a good sub for coconut oil ?

Posted by: sandra j | July 12, 2012 11:53 AM    Report this comment

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