(makes approx.. 16 ounces of drink)
1 cup blueberries (frozen or fresh)
¼ cup almonds
½ tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp coconut oil (not necessary but adds to the health value)
1 cup liquid (or until you reach your desired consistency)
The first time I made this smoothie I used my regular blender. It doesn’t have as much power as I would prefer, but it does the job. Pouring it into my glass caused some uncertainity. I had to remind myself that I like blueberries and I like almonds and I like cinnamon so it HAD to be okay.
It was okay – not anything that would make me jump up and shout, but it was something different from the same ole green smoothie I had been drinking. The blender didn’t break up the almonds, so it was a bit gritty, but drinking it through a straw helped.
Improving the Blue Tropic Smoothie
1. I recommend soaking the almonds overnight in something. It should help to soften them and make them easier to blend.
2. I would use a cranberry juice or other beneficial juice to kick up the flavor some.
3. Definitely use frozen blueberries. It helps create a better “smoothie” consistency”
I suspect there are benefits to eating certain foods in certain ways and at certain times. Someday I might bet to the place where I invest in that knowledge. For now, I am invested in finding foods that I enjoy so that I will continue to make the most of those foods.
Try out the Blue Tropic Smoothie and let me know what you think.