Did you know that blueberries are one of the healthiest foods on earth?
As well as being low in calories yet packed with nutrition, blueberries tout an impressive list of health benefits, including:
- Protection from diseases such as cancer thanks to their insane antioxidant profile.
- The ability to lend a helping hand towards weight loss and keep the digestive system happy, due to their soluble fibre content.
- Skin-boosting and anti-aging qualities, as the anthocyanin present can prevent oxidative DNA damage.
Yep, we love those tiny blue berries of goodness! It makes total sense to make blueberries a key part of your diet - and that's why we thought it was high-time to share our favourite blueberry protein shake recipe!
This easy-to-make superfood shake contains just 4 ingredients and takes seconds to blitz together. It's made with the 100% vegan Nutribuddy High-Protein Sculpting Shake, but feel free to substitute this for another source of protein, such as nuts or seeds. Whether or not you're a gym-goer, adding protein to your shakes and smoothies will keep you feeling fuller for longer and boost your metabolism.
With that said, let's jump right into this health-boosting, skin-loving, nutritious blueberry super shake recipe:
Blueberry Protein Super Shake
Prep time: 5 minutes | Makes: 1 | Vegan
- 30g Nutribuddy High-Protein Shake OR a hanful of nuts and seeds
- 1 pear
- 75g frozen blueberries
- 50ml fresh apple juice
- Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Drink up, relax and enjoy!
|Typical Nutritional Values||Per Shake|
|of which saturates (g)||0.3|
|of which sugars (g)||16|
|Nutrient Breakdown||Per 100g|
|Minerals & Trace Elements|
|Vitamin A (ret eq) (ug)||1.2|
|Vitamin E (mg)||0.13|
|Vitamin K 1 (ug)||1.5|
|Thiamin (B1 ) (mg)||0.03|
|Riboflavin (B2 ) (mg)||0.04|
|Niacin total(B3 ) (mg)||0.24|
|Pantothenic Acid (B5) (mg)||0.03|
|Vitamin B 6 (mg)||0.05|
|Folates (B9) Total (ug)||4.4|
|Vitamin B 12 (ug)||0|
|Biotin (B7) (ug)||0.13|
|Vitamin C (mg)||1.9|
This yummy blueberry super shake is bursting with tangy flavour, has plenty of protein to fill you up and comes with a great nutritional profile to boot.
It is worth noting that fruit-based smoothies like this do come with a lot of natural sugars, so we'd recommend filling up on veggies rather than fruit for the rest of the day!
Check out more Nutribuddy smoothie recipes here - we're a liiiitle bit shake crazy 😉