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Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie

By |2020-08-04T11:19:10-05:00July 15th, 2020|Breakfast, Drinks, Fruit, Healthy|4 Comments

This healthy Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie with coconut is not only easy to make, but it tastes terrific.  Is it full of protein and perfect for breakfast or even a snack?  This smoothie is a great recipe to help your family strengthen their immune system to fight viruses.  It includes blueberries and yogurt, which both help boost your immune system.

Blueberries are considered an immune system superfood.  They contain flavonoids that reduce damage to cells and boost your immune system.

  

Other Health Benefits of Blueberries

Here is a link to explain to help explain the health benefits of blueberries.  Just to sum these links up, blueberries include fiber, potassium, folate, vitamin C, and vitamin B6.  Blueberries are also a great source of antioxidants which help protect cardiovascular cells.  They are great for brain health.  The fiber content helps to reduce our cholesterol and decrease the risk of heart disease.  What I gather from reading about blueberries is that they are incredibly healthy for you.

Healthy Ways to Strengthen Your Immune System to Fight A Virus

We are all concerned about getting a virus and how our bodies will fight it, especially this year.  Below is a list you can work on to help strengthen your immune system.  When your immune system is working well, it has a better chance of fighting off a virus.  Below are ten ways you can boost your body’s natural defense against a virus.

  1. Eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables, especially green leafy vegetables.  (Included in this Smoothie)
  2. Eat Yogurt or take a probiotic supplement.  (Included in this Smoothie)
  3. Don’t Smoke.
  4. Do moderate exercise regularly.
  5. Keep your weight in the recommended amounts.
  6. Get enough sleep!
  7. Wash your hands often!
  8. Drink plenty of water.
  9. Manage your stress.
  10. If you drink, limit it or cut it out entirely when trying to boost your immune system.

Boost Your Immune System with this healthy recipe

I have been encouraging my family to eat more fruits and vegetables.  One way I have found to do that is by drinking smoothies.  They are easy to make.  You can use your favorite fruits and even add vegetables to create delicious, healthy smoothies.  We have been fixing smoothies several times a week for breakfast.  Over the next couple of weeks, I will be sharing some of our favorite smoothie recipes.

Today, I am sharing this Blueberry Coconut Greek Yogurt Smoothie.  I have never been a big Greek Yogurt fan until I decided to try it in this smoothie.  I am sure everyone already knows that Greek yogurt is extremely good for you.

This Protein Smoothie Keeps You Full

Did you know there are twelve grams of protein in Greek Yogurt or at least in the Chobani Greek Yogurt?  This Blueberry Coconut Yogurt Smoothie is filling.  No wonder I am never hungry before lunch.  I used Coconut Milk in this smoothie too.  The kind in the carton you can find next to the Almond Milk in the dairy section of the grocery store.  I also add blueberries, which are super good for you.  The older I get combined with a stressful life means I need a superfood like blueberries to help with my memory. It does not matter to me how good for you something is if it does not taste good.  This smoothie and the other smoothies I will be adding all taste incredibly delicious.

Can You Use Fresh Blueberries?

Absolutely!  Even though this Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie calls for frozen blueberries, you can substitute a cup of fresh blueberries plus 1/2 cup ice.

How to make frozen fruit at home?

I often freeze my blueberries and blackberries.  Simply spread the fruit on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Make sure the fruit is in a single layer.  Freeze the fruit for several hours or up to one night.  Remove the fruit from the tray and transfer it to a labeled freezer bag.

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Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie with coconut

Quick and Easy Healthy Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: breakfast/snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberries, blueberry, blueberry smoothie, coconut, easy recipe, healthy, healthy drink, smoothie
Servings: 1
Calories: 709kcal
Author: Diane Roark

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Coconut milk I use Almond Breeze milk found in the dairy section.
  • 1 - 5.3 ounces Yogurt Greek Coconut
  • 1 cup blueberries frozen
  • ¼ cup coconut shredded unsweetened

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients into a blender.
  • Blend until smooth.

Nutrition

Calories: 709kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 61g | Saturated Fat: 52g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 959mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 257IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 257mg | Iron: 8mg

Other Immune System Food Boosters

Plan your meal to include some of these foods too.

  • Citrus fruits – Citrus has lots of vitamin C, which is excellent to help boost your immune system.  Include in your diet, grapefruit, oranges, clementines, lemons, limes, and tangerines.

Besides citrus fruits, you can get immune boosters from the following just to name a few:

  • Broccoli
  • Garlic
  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Spinach
  • Yogurt
  • Almonds
  • Tumeric
  • Green Tea
  • Kiwi

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About the Author:

Diane has been in love with cooking ever since she got tossed into the kitchen when she was 13 years old. At 13, Diane’s mom left her family. That experience leads her to discover her love for cooking. In 2011, she started a recipe blog, Recipes For Our Daily Bread. She works full-time developing recipes for her food blog, and brands she uses and loves. Recipes For Our Daily Bread includes quick and easy recipes designed to help people have a homecooked meal around the table. Diane has a passion for building healthy families with communication. She believes one of the best places to communicate as a family and build trust is eating meals around the table.

4 Comments

  1. Danita July 24, 2014 at 3:23 PM - Reply

    Hi Diane! Just dropping by to say thanks for linking with us last week on Family Fun Friday and let you know you’re featured. Can’t wait to see what you link this week

  2. Carrie Groneman July 21, 2014 at 11:09 PM - Reply

    I LOVE smoothies and this one looks amazing. Shared all over the planet; featured on my fb too. Thanks for your great recipes. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

  3. Janine Huldie July 18, 2014 at 5:59 AM - Reply

    We absolutely love smoothies here and even have a smoothie maker from when we first got married. So, I totally want to try your smoothie now and can’t thank you enough for sharing, because always looking for new smoothie recipes for my family :)

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