Don’t let anyone tell you smoothies are only for breakfast. That’s just negativity you don’t need in your life.
I have to be honest, after spending the first half of this year cooking my brains out creating recipes for my cookbook, my motivation levels for cooking “real” meals these past few months have been at an all time low. I know, I know. I feel a tiny sense of guilt even saying this, being both a dietitian and food blogger, but I’m just keepin’ it real here, guys! So more often than not lately, I’ve been looking for quick and easy, yet still nutritious options for meals, which for me means a smoothie a day in some shape or form.
This one has been my favorite as of late, maybe because my blueberry obsession has been out of control this summer. Frozen blueberries have really been my jam because they’re cheaper than fresh (but just as nutritious!), and they’re perfect for smoothies because they’re cold and refreshing, plus they give the smoothie a smooth, creamy consistency. I’ve also had a slight ginger obsession this summer, too, so this combo has definitely been a staple for me in the past couple of months.
This smoothie has quite a few super nutritious ingredients already, but smoothies are a great way in general to sneak extra nutrients into your day (I’m ALL about that), so feel free to add whatever else you want to up the nutrient content even more. Some of my favorite add-ins are turmeric, hemp seeds, flax seed, chia seeds, unsweetened coconut flakes, spirulina, and collagen. SO many possibilities!
I know the temps are finally starting to cool down, but I’m totally a year-round smoothie fan. Anyone else!?