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This delicious smoothie bowl recipe was inspired by a favorite indulgence of mine— Wild Blueberry Lemon Poppyseed Coffee Cake! I challenged myself to create a healthful balanced smoothie with a play on these flavors… wild blueberries, poppy seed, lemon, local honey, and nutmeg. The end result is a satisfying vibrant smoothie with a touch of brunch and sunshine! Try this recipe to jumpstart your day or as a light post-workout meal.
Berries are my go-to smoothie fruit because of their high fiber and low glycemic profile. I used frozen wild blueberries in this recipe because they have a more intense flavor than regular, cultivated blueberries. You can find them in the freezer section, which also conveniently eliminates the smoothie step of adding ice!
Wild blueberries are a leader in antioxidants with twice the antioxidant capacity of larger, cultivated blueberries. The potential health benefits include improving gut health, diabetes, cancer and brain health... just another reason to eat with the intention of health!
WILD BLUEBERRY BRUNCH SMOOTHIE BOWL
Ingredients for smoothie...
1 cup frozen wild blueberries
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 tsp poppy seeds
1 tsp lemon zest
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Dash of nutmeg
Ingredients for smoothie bowl toppings...
1 tablespoon frozen wild blueberries
2 tablespoons whole grain cereal
1/2 tsp poppy seeds
1 tsp local honey or maple syrup
Blend all smoothie ingredients in a high power blender and blend until smooth. Pour into your favorite cereal bowl and garnish with frozen blueberries, whole grain cereal, extra poppy seeds and a drizzle of honey or maple syrup.
Makes 1 serving.
332 calories; 48g carbohydrate; 23g protein; 7g fat