You will totally feel good about life after drinking this. I'm serious! It's full of protein, anti-oxidants, and vitamins. It's basically a free-radical's nightmare. But your taste bud's dream.
The inspiration? Necessity. After a spontaneous blueberry-picking trip to Moorhead's Blueberry Farm in Conroe, Texas (just north of Houston), I found myself with no less than 12 cups of plump juicy blueberries. There is only so much blueberry pie one can eat before feeling like Violet Beuaregarde from Willy Wonka. So, I challenged myself to use the berries to come up with a perfect blueberry smoothie that tasted as satisfying as a dessert. This one's a winner!
Some of the ingredients may raise your eyebrows, but they each have a specific purpose in making this smoothie a delicious morning meal, afternoon pick-me-up, or post-workout dose of protein. The secret? 2% cottage cheese. It adds protein and boosts creaminess, and once it's blended, you will never be able to taste it. Cottage cheese has just as much protein as greek yogurt, minus the tang. And it's cheaper (which makes it taste better, right?). I love to serve this to overnight guests in the morning. It tastes like a blueberry muffin, without all of the guilt.
So let's all drink to your health!
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup 2% cottage cheese
1/3 cup almond milk (can sub water)
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp protein powder (optional)
2 stevia packets
handful of spinach
5-7 ice cubes
Put all ingredients in a high-speed blender, and let it whirl until smooth. Serve immediately. It's so pretty!