Wild Blueberry Avocado Energy Smoothie

Wild Blueberry Avocado Energy Smoothie

It’s green smoothie time again! I promised that I would start posting more of my favorite green smoothie recipes and this wild blueberry avocado energy smoothie is a keeper!

 

If you have visited my blog before you know that green smoothies are one of my favorite quick and healthy breakfasts. I drink a green smoothie almost every day to fill my body with energy and immunity! Green smoothies are an excellent way to get lots of fresh fruits and leafy green vegetables into your diet on a daily basis. To find out more about the benefits check out my post.

 

Breakfast means to break the fast. At night while you sleep, your body fasts, repairs, and rebuilds itself. In the morning your body needs to replenish and recharge. Green smoothies are perfect to fulfill this need and since they are easy to digest they free up energy that you can use to accomplish other things.

 

If you have a busy and demanding day planned, a healthy smoothie is one of the best ways to stay focused and alert in the morning. They are a much better choice for breakfast than just drinking coffee, energy drinks, or eating starchy carbohydrates like bagels.

 

Today’s yummy wild blueberry avocado green smoothie is full of antioxidants, phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber which all work together to rebuild, protect, and strengthen your body.

 

Wild Blueberries 

Wild blueberries pack a lot of flavor and nutrition in one tiny berry! Wild blueberries are a wonderful source of phytochemicals, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber which you need to stay healthy. When you eat antioxidant-rich berries they protect your body from damaging free radicals and toxins that you encounter on a daily basis.

 

Avocado and young coconut water are two of my favorites and their amazing health benefits and great taste are a welcome addition to this smoothie.

 

The avocado also adds a wonderful creaminess to the smoothie along with healthy fat to keep you satisfied for hours. The coconut water is full of electrolytes which help you stay hydrated.

 

I added a scoop of plant-based protein to add additional healing nutrients to the smoothie but feel free to make it without this addition.

 

Enjoy this fantastic green smoothie a few times a week and see how great it makes you feel!

 

What’s your favorite ingredients for smoothies? Please contribute to the conversation by leaving a comment.

 

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Wild Blueberry Avocado Energy Smoothie

Raw Vegan, Paleo, Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free

Serves 2

2 cups frozen wild blueberries
1 banana
2 cups organic green oak leaf lettuce
1 small avocado– pitted and peeled
3 cups coconut water
2 pitted soft dates or ⅛ teaspoon stevia
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 scoop of plant-based protein–optional ( Check out this source) or 2 scoops of collagen protein (Check out this source)

 

 

1. Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Taste and add more stevia or an additional date if you like the smoothie sweeter. Enjoy immediately!

 

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  1. David H. Paul
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    What a great recipe! I can’t wait to try out.

    Thank,

    David H. Paul
    the Follow Your Bliss Guy
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  2. YUMMMMOOO!
    Have never tried avocado in my smoothies, or lettuce as my greens. i have only been using spinach or the occasional kale. This has inspired me to try something new. With fall and winter arriving and the fresh berries starting to wane, I hope frozen will have the same nutritional value? Costco has that fabulous mixture of berries with no sugar added, and I believe they are flash frozen. I will miss all the summer fruit..especially pineapples and peaches!
    Laura Morris recently posted..Is FEAR of Talking to Your Circle of Influence COSTING You Money?My Profile

    • Shelley Alexander says:

      Hi Laura, The frozen wild blueberries you should choose are blueberries that are flash frozen as soon as they’re picked for maximum nutritional value. Feel free to try the mixed berries from Costco in the smoothie they should be great!

  3. Thanks Shelley, this has lots of great nutritional foods in – I think I’ll source the ingredients and give it a try – I am looking for a mega tasty and healthy smoothie recipe to start the day and boost my body and brain – more energy is essential – You could be my source of tasty breakfasts 🙂
    Jacs
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    • Shelley Alexander says:

      Thanks Jacs! I hope you enjoy the smoothie and you will definitely feel the difference in your energy levels when you drink green smoothies every week. I would welcome the opportunity to be your new source of tasty breakfasts. 🙂

  4. Stacey Harris
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    says:

    I’ve been on a huge smoothie kick lately. They’re perfect because I can fuel up after my morning run but I don’t have to sit down to anything heavy. Also my 4 year old loves them (and it’s easy to sneak in those fruits and veggies he never seems to get enough of throughout the day :)).

    We’ll have to try these this week!

    Thanks,
    Stacey
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    • Shelley Alexander says:

      Hi Stacey, Smoothies are so great for the mornings aren’t they? I’m so glad you and your 4 year old love them and they are the perfect way to get in a bunch of fruits and vegetables in a way that’s easy for your body to digest and use for healing.

  5. Joyce Penner
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    says:

    This was perfect timing ! I’m in the process of switching over to eating clean and breakfast was one meal I was puzzling over.
    Great recipe.
    Joyce
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    • Shelley Alexander says:

      Thanks Joyce! I’m so happy to hear that your switching over to eating clean, you will feel amazing! Try this smoothie and some of my other green smoothie recipes on my blog and it will help you start your day with lots of energy and nutrients!

  6. Hi Shelley
    This is my first time here but your recipe sounds wonderful. Will definitely be taking a look at your other smoothie recipes and trying them out.
    Kerris
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    • Shelley Alexander says:

      Thanks Kerris and welcome to my site! I hope you try all of my recipes I post new ones on a regular basis. Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Wow,
    That looks delicious! I hadn’t thought of using Avocado for a smoothie before, I’m definitely going to try this one out! Also I have been using a few of the exercises from your last post and it’s working out fantastically! I feel great after doing these exercises and now I can make the smoothie for when I’ve finished =)

    Regards, Jessica.

    • Jessica, I’m happy to hear that you tried the exercises and they are working for you! You will love adding avocados to your smoothies they make them thick and creamy like a milk shake. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Hello Shelley

    Love the sound of this, I really don’t like bananas which many smoothies are thicken by. I generally substitute the banana for kiwi. It was a tip I pinched from the Innocent smoothie range!
    Have a happy and healthy weekend 🙂
    Sadie-Michaela Harris recently posted..SMBs and Social Media in 2012My Profile

    • Shelley Alexander says:

      Hi Sadie-Michaela, You can always leave the banana out and the smoothie will taste wonderful and the avocado makes it thick and creamy! I add banana for the additional health benefits and sweetness it adds to smoothies.

  9. I love this information based on looking to make a difference in my morning eating habits. I love being balanced and the first time in over 40 years I have a professional person who has been working with me to get my diabetes in shape.

    I am blessed with you giving this added information and have reduced all my levels based on lots of great mixes you have provided. I give testimony to how well you know your stuff! I have been doing well for over 6 months and now will be no medicine needed and keep with my new way of eating.

    You are a great passionate visionary and I am honored to have been brushed by your insight. You make a difference not only in my life yet the lives of all my family. You have made me a better person being aware there are more options and not the same old boring routine.

    Thank you from one of your readers who has gain more faith in my abilities in being dedicated to keep my body well balanced. You make a difference in all our lives and thank you from my heart.
    William Amis recently posted..You Place First?My Profile

    • Shelley Alexander says:

      Hi William, I am absolutely delighted and happy to hear about how well you are doing with managing your diabetes! You have actively taken charge of improving your health and I’m glad my blog and recipes have helped you in your journey to wellness and being able to not need to take medicine for diabetes. Thank you for sharing your story and being such an inspiration to anyone who is dealing with health issues like yours! Your wonderful comments have really touched my heart!

  10. Shelley,
    first of all, thanks for reading one of my blog posts.. and thanks for your great comment… SECOND, THANKS for introducing your self and coming into my circle of influence for HEALTHY LIVING… you are a master and love it… I went through some of your info, recipes and deeply felt your passion to share what is good for all.

    I am into healthy living a lot, and do my darn best to live up to what I learn here and there… actually, I love to always mention that change of diet and lifestyle give me a new light in life and love it…

    Thanks so much for this smoothie, tomorrow is farmers market day.. and you guessed, I will buy what I need to make one for my self.
    Thanks again.
    nickc
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    • Shelley Alexander says:

      Hi Nick, I was so pleased to discover your site and your posts are really interesting and helpful! Thanks for coming to my site and I really appreciate hearing about your healthy lifestyle and I’m glad that my recipes and posts can help you to try new things to stay healthy! Enjoy the smoothie!

  11. Hi Shelley,
    Yummy! This is a great accompaniment to my recent article on wild blueberries! I love avocados and this is a great way to use them. Smoothies are such a great way to stay healthy in our busy world and kids love them! Thanks for helping people move into a healthy lifestyle in an easy and fun way.

    Clare
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    • Shelley Alexander says:

      Thanks Clare! I read your article on wild blueberries and it was fantastic! It so wonderful to connect with other bloggers like yourself who are working towards helping everyone make better food choices for good health. 🙂

  12. I bought a Vitamix blender last April after watching Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. I’ve had a green smoothie almost daily since then. It’s one of the best forms of health insurance out there! Fresh green vegetables and fresh fruit!
    Steve Borgman recently posted..The Slight Edge: An Incremental Path To SuccessMy Profile

    • Shelley Alexander says:

      You are so right Steve! I love green smoothies and I’m so happy to hear that you drink them daily! You can add my recipe to your choices now!

  13. that’s very delicious !
    gotta try this once before the gym
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  14. Hi Shelley,
    another mouthwatering recipe! And great nutritional information!

    Blueberries with avocado – what a great idea!
    I suppose you could add chia seeds to that or is that not a good food combination?

    Since it is Summer here now in NZ it is great timing to have found your recipe.

    Thank you so much for sharing this!
    Cheers,
    Yorinda
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    • Shelley Alexander says:

      Thanks so much Yorinda! I adore green smoothies and adding the avocado makes it creamy and adds healthy fat to the smoothie. Chia seeds would be a great addition too. Cheers to you!

  15. A wild blueberry twist on a green smoothie…love it! Pinning and sharing on my FB Page.
    New follower. Love your blog! Found your site through Miz Helen’s Full Plate Thursday.
    Laureen recently posted..Fox in the Kitchen Blog ~ Top Twelve Gluten Free Recipes of Twenty-TwelveMy Profile

    • Shelley Alexander says:

      Hi Laureen, Thanks for your wonderful comments and welcome to my blog! I look forward to your comments and thanks for sharing on your FB page, I will have to visit your blog. 🙂

  16. I love this smoothie and did get almost instant energy from it.
    I have dietary challenges (hereditary high cholesterol and Hoshimoto”s thyroiditis) and am trying to follow the AIP (hubby insists on going out to eat a lot and makes it nearly impossible to follow any protocols). I didn’t have the lettuce you called for so I wilted some Kale and it blended in beautifully. I was amazed at the rapid response in energy… love it! Looking forward to trying more recipes from your site. Thank you!

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