Make It Easy Monday: The easiest gluten-free blueberry breakfast smoothie
I am not a morning person. In the earliest hours of the day, I’m bleary-eyed, cloudy-headed, groggy and often cranky. A night owl at heart, I like to limit the amount of things I need brainpower for in the morning because I’m really just not with it enough to do anything particularly successfully at that time. I fix my lunch the night before, choose clothes the night before, and pack my work bag the night before, so that all I have to do when I wake up is shower, get dressed, do hair and makeup, grab aforementioned lunch and bag, and head out the door. I’d always been intrigued by (read: jealous of) people who had enough time and brainpower to get up in the morning and make themselves a healthy smoothie for breakfast. I thought I could never be one of those people. Until now.
I had been under the impression that smoothies took a lot of effort to make. Like, too much time to fit into my busy, drowsy mornings. I’d also wondered whether it would be a great idea to combine my drowsiness with the blender; I figured that was literally a recipe for disaster. But luckily I’ve figured out a super-easy, delicious smoothie recipe that takes minimal time, effort, and brainpower to make. You can even make it when you’re half-asleep—I’m living proof of that!
Super-Simple Blueberry Smoothie
- 1 cup Almond Breeze Vanilla Almondmilk Cashewmilk Blend, by Blue Diamond
- 1 ½ cup frozen blueberries
- 1 packet sugar (optional)
Add all ingredients to blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into your favorite portable cup/bottle and take it with you to enjoy at work! (Or, enjoy it at night or on the weekend as a yummy snack.)
Seriously, this smoothie is really ridiculously easy. It takes less than five minutes to make, and it’s a tasty and fresh way to start your day. It’s pretty healthy, too (definitely healthier than my usual breakfast, which is bacon…seriously, just bacon). The blueberries provide fiber, nutrients, and more than one serving of fruit. The Almond Breeze Vanilla Almondmilk Cashewmilk is a nutritious ingredient that is a great stand-in for milk products if you’re lactose intolerant like me (it’s also gluten-free). It provides 45% of your daily calcium needs. It’s only 80 calories per cup, which is great if you’re watching your waistline! It’s a wonderfully creamy and sweet base for your smoothie, and a perfect complement to the chilly tartness of frozen blueberries.
So the next time you think you don’t have time to make a smoothie in the morning before work, or that smoothies are too elaborate or challenging, think again—and turn to this delicious smoothie that’s easy for you to make and enjoy wherever your day takes you!
Disclaimer: The Blue Diamond/Almond Breeze product mentioned in this article was provided to me for review purposes. Under no circumstances has this affected the integrity of the article. If I didn’t love it, I wouldn’t cover it here. See my personal disclaimer for more details.