Blue Beauty: Blueberry Smoothie
Blueberries — so good and so good for you!
Not only are blueberries low in calories and heavenly in taste, they are also the highest rated fruit and veg in their capacity to destroy free radicals. Blueberries can help protect against heart and circulatory disease and cancer, and help fight the aging process. This recipe is, therefore, this week's contribution to Sweetnicks ARF/5-A-Day Tuesday (ARF=Antioxidant Rich Food) for containing two superfoods: blueberries and yogurt.
Based on the Black Beauty Smoothie in Smoothies: 50 Recipes for High-Energy Refreshment by Mary Corpening Barber and her twin sister, Sara Corpening, and Lori Lyn Narlock, this scrumptious blend of frozen blueberries, grape juice, and yogurt was both creamy and refreshing. I skipped the blackberries, in the hopes of eluding the tiny seed grit issue, but the blackberry yogurt supplied more seeds than I could have imagined was possible. Next time, I'll follow the recipe and strain the mixture through a sieve.
Still, taste-wise this was absolute winner! I loved the grape juice-blueberry combination and the stunning color of this healthy smoothie.
Blue Beauty (adapted from the Black Beauty from Smoothies: 50 Recipes for High-Energy Refreshment):
I cup low-fat Blackberry yogurt (original recipe calls for vanilla)
1/2 cup grape juice
2 cups fresh frozen blueberries (original recipe calls for 1-1/2 cup blueberries and 1 cup blackberries)
Blend in a blender until smooth. Strain through a sieve.