Melissa Paris Fitness

Jun 07, 2014

Spotlight: Blueberry Cream Pie Smoothie

by Emily Jane

Quick. Easy. Rich. Filling. No brainer.


If the mere thought of having to cook before you’ve fully woken up gives you a migraine, try this week’s smoothie option, courtesy of the 30 Day Active Fusion Challenge. There is absolutely no need to complicate life at 6 am, and smoothies are a fuss free way to make sure you survive everything from your morning commute, to a tedious early meeting. Call me shallow but I’m much more apt to prepare food if I know the end result will be “pretty”. Something about the vaguely brown color, and indiscernible chunks of partially frozen fruit in many smoothies is enough to turn me off of trying to concoct some life altering blendable breakfast. Fortunately, this one is idiot proof. This liquid amethyst smoothie will bring instant light to your otherwise cloudy morning, in more ways than just it’s vibrant appearance. Studies have proven blueberries in particular to aid in memory and information retention, and their brain boosting antioxidants are renowned for being a free radicals worst nightmare. Blueberries are also amongst few foods in which freezing doesn’t destroy their potent nutritional profile. The power punch of antioxidants they possess remains in tact, so they are an ideal time saver for someone with limited patience when it comes to the short life span of fresh fruit. So go ahead, have drinkable pie for breakfast.


- 1 frozen banana

- 1 cup frozen blueberries

- 1 and 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk

- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

*Optional add-ins*

- 1/4 cup frozen pitted cherries

- 1 tbsp chia seeds


Blend. Depending on your blender quality, you may have to adjust the amount of liquid in your smoothie.







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