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Blueberry Superfood Smoothie

April 8, 2014

I kind of freak out about the human species on a daily basis. It blows my mind that we can start off as a tiny avatar-looking creatures and grow into self-sufficient giant adults. Our ability to evolve is NUTS and this change is almost always a good thing. That’s why I’ve just gotta roll with it that I was changed from a smoothie-hater to a two-a-day drinker in 24 hours.

Blueberry Superfood Smoothie // thehealthymaven.comI’m getting down with the smoothie big time. I am 90% sure this has to do with my newest gadget, my Ninja Ultima Blender. For years I was using a magic bullet and quite literally drinking the cool-aide that it was the greatest invention. That was until C informed me that the black substance it was leaking was not normal and we should probably part ways. Cue Ninja Blender saving the day.

This bad boy has some serious power. I basically snap my fingers and the smoothie is done and I swear it has some sort of technology that makes the smoothie the perfect, creamy consistency. I’m a spoon-eating smoother (new word) so creamy is KEY. Plus we all know how I feel about cleaning so my Ninja is basically my new bff because I can easily pull it apart and throw it into the dish-washer with no problemooo! Oh did I mention it comes with 3 single serve cups?! So that whole “magic bullet, easy clean” argument doesn’t hold anymore.

Blueberry Superfood Smoothie // thehealthymaven.comI know what you’re thinking, Davs got a free blender and in return is writing a nice review. LIES. As someone who has always wanted a Vitamix, I was skeptical. But those dreams were crushed in the best way possible. The Ninja is incredible and a 1/4 of the price of a Vitamix. So take that (insert punching emoji).

Besides being a born-again blendster (i’m just killing it with these new words!), I’ve also discovered the world of smoothie combinations. Turns out you can venture beyond banana-strawberry! Avocado is the most brilliant addition to smoothies since the invention of the blender, you will NOT taste the spinach and coconut milk tastes like jesus juice. You can imagine what happens when you combine all of these with some bloobs. Prepare to have your mind blown.

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Blueberry Superfood Smoothie

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Blend
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 a ripe avocado
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk (I used the refrigerated kind)
  • 1 tbsp honey (less if you don’t like really sweet)
  • optional: sprinkle with hemp hearts or chia seeds

Instructions

  1. Combine all in a blender and blend until smooth.

Blueberry Superfood Smoothie // thehealthymaven.comDisclaimer: I was given a free blender from Ninja for review purposes, however all opinions expressed are entirely my own. Seriously, this thing is amazing!

Are you a smoothie fan? Have you tried the Ninja Blender?

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  • Reply
    Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli
    April 16, 2014 at 5:32 am

    Jesus juice! Haha, LOVVVVVVVVE it! And girl, I’m with you on being a spoon-eater smoother…and totally digging all the Dav’s Dictionary today! 😉 Avocado is seriously the best thing to hit a smoothie since spinach…nothing compares to the buttery creamy deliciousness it lends!

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    Suzanne @ hello, veggy!
    April 10, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    I am adding this to my smoothie roster; yum!!

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    Sarah Pie
    April 9, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    My BF actually just got me a Ninja for our anniversary this year (boy knows that way to my heart) and I agree with you that it is awesome! Plus those single serve cups totally rock my socks and limit my dishes, which is a double win in my book 🙂

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    Kim
    April 8, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    I don’t have the Ninja blender (I’m not a big smoothie maker/drinker) but I have the Ninja crock pot and I love it!! I’m assuming that it has to be the same Ninja family!

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    Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen
    April 8, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    I adore my Ninja Blender too! I love it for smoothies, but also for making dressings, sauces, and even breadcrumbs. It’s magical. I haven’t been making a lot of smoothies lately but now that it’s warming up I can’t wait to hop back on the smoothie bandwagon. I really want to experiment more with different additions than I usually do – like avocado, coconut milk, coconut water, etc!

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    Amanda
    April 8, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    We have a Ninja and we LOVE it! I can’t believe you ever hated smoothies though. That’s whack!

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    Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves
    April 8, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Ooo! I’ve never added avocado to my smoothie before, but that sounds so dreamy and smooth. Like Ryan Gosling.
    I can’t wait to drink smoothies on a more regular basis…just waiting for the heat to hit! I’ve already been drinking more of them. Something to add in your next smoothie— coconut oil. I got the idea from Robyn @ The Real Life RD, and it’s fantastic! Do ittttt.
    My friend has a Ninja blender and I must say, it does live up to ninja status. Since I’m a ninja myself, that’s saying a lot. 😉

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    Kat
    April 8, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    mmmm I love love love me some smoothies!! Its just now heating up to the point where I’m really craving them, so you can bet I will be adding this recipe to my list! Blueberries and coconut are such a perfect combo!!

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    Megan (The Lyons' Share)
    April 8, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    I think you did this just to be cruel (not really!) … since I’m avoiding blueberries, vanilla, coconut, and supposed to be avoiding spinach but haven’t quite gotten there, this is pretty much a no-go for me. It looks AMAZING, though, and I’m glad you enjoyed your Ninja! I love my Vitamix, but I’ve read great things about Ninjas!

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    Amy @ Elephant Eats
    April 8, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Now that the temps are warming up, we are definitely approaching smoothie-all-the-time weather….and this one sounds so good!

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    Ang @ Nutty for Life
    April 8, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    I’m glad you saw the light because hot damn smoothies are good. Actually I think blueberry + coconut is my favorite smoothie combo. My pumpkin chocolate smoothie comes in at a close second though. Annnnnd now that I’ve seen the avocado light you can bet your button that they’ll be making their way into my smoothies too.

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    [email protected]
    April 8, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    I have not tried the Ninja Blender but I probably need to because my husband almost broke ours on Sunday trying to make a smoothie (he added frozen fruit plus yogurt and then tried to blend-bless him). I do love avocado in smoothies!

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