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Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Smoothie

During these hot days of summer, I start to crave a cool, refreshing smoothie that’s not too heavy, not too sweet, and that gets my tastebuds singing.

Here is a simple smoothie that tastes DELISH and is super easy to make (and of course healthy!)

smoothie

Ingredients
1/2 c blueberries (you can use frozen or fresh, and even sub in other berry types)
1/3 c oats or oat bran
1/2 c milk of your choice (lately I like hemp milk)
1 small slice of lemon with rind on
1 TBSP raw honey
1/2 c water
5 ice cubes

Options:
green veggies
wheatgrass powder
Lecithin – I use this to boost my brainpower!
any powdered supplements

Put all ingredients in blender, and blend. You can add more water to make it thinner, or more ice to make it thicker.

Interested in WHY or HOW I use certain ingredients? Read on…

smoothie ingredients

Blueberries – I like the organic frozen berry blend from Costco. Berries are full of antioxidants that are anti-aging and help your heart and brain perform at their best!

Oat bran / Oats – both of these options are great at helping to lower your cholesterol. They also are a great source of fiber, and act like a soft brush to gently clean out your digestive tract.

oats

Alternative milk – dairy is tough for most people to digest, so I turn to fun milks like hemp, almond, or coconut. I buy the unsweetened kind, and I make sure there is no ‘carrageenan’ in the ingredient list – some recent studies have linked carrageenan to cancer!

Lemon – the subtle pop of lemon flavor makes this smoothie super refreshing! Organic lemons can be hard to find, so when I do get my hands on some, I thinly slice them and freeze them. See how the lemon slice is actually frozen?

blueberry lemon

Raw honey – this is important to buy RAW honey because when it is heated and pasteurized it loses most of its healthy nutrients. Honey is a wonderful natural sweetener that is even anti-bacterial!

Optional additions – the next 3 ingredients I put in all of my smoothies for extra health benefits!

Wheatgrass powder – I like to add this to smoothies for a quick shot of greens. Wheatgrass is high in vitamins and minerals, and can even help to strengthen your immune system!

wheatgrass

Lecithin – I use non-GMO sunflower lecithin. This is food for your brain- I’ve noticed that since I’ve started taking this, my memory (which is usually pretty bad) has greatly improved!
Medicinal Mushrooms – these are super-immune boosters, that also help with detox and energy. I take these on days that are higher stress, or if I am starting to feel run down. They help my immune system stay strong.

mushrooms

So there you have it – a superfood smoothie that is light, refreshing, and yummy! What superfoods do you like to add to your smoothies? Let me know in the comments below!

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