My best smoothie yet!

Well worth the 06.30 start. Because now, a couple of hours later, we are sitting in a beautiful New Forest clearing. Warm in the car, surrounded by oak, I’m sipping my Wild Blueberry Spinach Smoothie. And I just had to share it with you; it would be rude not to.

I made it last night, (thank you Janet) and that’s a first. Not ideal nutritionally but…hey! it’s not a perfect world and weighed up against not having a smoothie to take with me and ending up with wheat and dairy for breakfast, it’s a no brainer.

Small with dark coloured flesh, these wild blueberries (that were called bilberries when I was a child) stain your teeth and lips for a short while. Worth it? You bet! They are jam packed with phytochemicals such as anthocyanin, and twice the antioxidants of regular blueberries.

Use any blender that you have but a Nutribullet smoothie cup with lid works brilliantly. Keep it in the fridge overnight, or the freezer, if you know you will have the time to defrost it.

Wild Blueberry Spinach Smoothiewild blueberries

BLEND:

  • 2 chopped bananas
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 tbs linseeds
  • 1 tbs chia seeds
  • a large handful of baby spinach

ADD:
½ cup frozen organic wild blueberries (aka bilberries)

The whole berries (unblended) are a delicious contrast to the creamy texture of the smoothie. Keep cool till it’s time to take the lid off 😉

NB according to Anthony William, The Medical Medium, wild blueberries are the most amazing superfood for the brain, to be consumed daily. I get mine from our local health food shop in bulk, so I have bags of it in the freezer.

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