Here’s one of my favorite green smoothie recipes with blueberries!
It’s a great recipe for kids or adults who are new to green smoothies.
Health Benefits of Blueberries
Blueberries are famously high in antioxidants which help prevent inflammation and certain cancers. Blueberries are also high in manganese, dietary fiber and vitamins B6, C and K.
They have a low glycemic load which makes them a good berry choice for those who wish to prevent blood sugar spikes.
Studies suggest that consuming blueberries (and cranberries) may help alleviate cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related conditions, as well as the prevention of urinary tract infections.
Blueberry Pro Tip: You can use fresh or frozen blueberries.
Cinnamon Health Benefits
Cinnamon isn’t only a delicious spice that helps give this smoothie a burst of flavor, it has many documented health benefits.
One such benefit is that cinnamon may help lower blood sugar in people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, according to the American Association of Diabetes.
Blueberry Green Smoothie Recipe with Cinnamon
- 1 pear, cored (or 1 banana, peeled)
- 1 cup (148 grams) fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 small handfuls ( roughly 60 grams) baby spinach
- 8 ounces (236 ml) unsweetened almond milk
Directions: Start by adding the liquid to your blender (see my blender recommendations), followed by the soft fruit. Add the greens to your blender last. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is creamy.
Nutrition Information: Calories: 235 | Protein: 5g | Carbs: 50g | Fiber: 10.4g | Calcium: 7% | Iron: 2.4mg | Vitamin A: 246% RDA | Vitamin C: 52% RDA