This blueberry lime smoothie is always a treat. For me, smoothies are a favorite summer event. When fruits are in season and it’s hot outside, I love nothing more than a cool, smooth, filling smoothie.
This recipe is gluten free, diary free, and vegan friendly. And it has blueberries, which are great for your health!
Blueberries are low in sugar and calories and have 1/4 – 1/3 of the recommended daily amount of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and Manganese.
Blueberries are high in antioxidants which protect your body from free radicals. This can help reduce DNA damage, slow the aging process, and may help protect against cancer.
Blueberries also improve your cholesterol health, may lower blood pressure, may help with blood sugar levels and insulin sensitivity, and may protect against heart disease. Not bad for a yummy smoothie!
BLUEBERRY LIME SMOOTHIE
- 4oz Blueberries (frozen)
- 1 Cup Almond Milk
- 1 Lime (peeled)
- 1/4 tsp Stevia Powder
- 1 Pinch Sea Salt
- 1 raw egg (optional—if you want to add some extra protein)
- Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
If you want to use fresh blueberries, you’ll need to add some ice cubes to the recipe. If you don’t have a high speed blender, use fresh squeezed lime juice instead of the whole lime.
I highly recommend the Malk brand of almond milk due to its very pure ingredients. To quote them (since they say it best):
“MALK Organics products are dairy-, soy-, gluten-, GMO- and lactose-free and vegan friendly. No carrageenan. No binders. No colors or sweeteners Mother Nature wouldn’t recognize. Made with six ingredients or less, and more than one cup of sprouted organic nuts in every bottle, Cold-pressed with the latest technology to retain all the nutrients without losing any of the flavor.”
Also, be aware that raw eggs may contain salmonella (a harmful baceria). If that’s a concern for you, consider using pasteruized eggs or potein powder.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) considers raw eggs safe if they are pasteurized—a process where heat is applied to reduce the bacteria and microorganisms in food.
If you’re considering making smoothies, shakes, dressings, and sauces for yourself, I highly recommend getting a Vitamix or Blendtec blender.
I have a Vitamix, and the difference between something made in a regular blender and something made in my Vitamix is quite significant.
Like this recipe? Check out my peanut butter banana smoothie recipe!