Blue Bayou Blueberry Smoothie

frozen blueberry smoothie

Imagine me humming a cheesy 70ties song from Linda Ronstadt Blueeee Bayouuuu”, while I was making this smoothie, lol. 

Now, why did I hum this song despite lacking all musical finesse on the singing front? Because I luvvv singing along when I’m in the kitchen, hehe.

And since my latest fruity smoothie creation is very berry blueberry blue, there’s quite a lot of ooooo going on, just like in “Blue Bayou” ?

I’m also in a bit of a “blues mood” as my man just jumped on the train for a fun-filled “all blokes weekend” in Bristol. Not quite sure if I should be sad or glad now (we’ve not really been apart for the past 7+ years, totally not used to being on my own).

What do you do in a situation like this? You search for comfort food!

That’s how I discovered some long forgotten pancakes in the freezer that I gladly toasted and swiftly demolished.

And I found some blueberries… you can imagine where those went…

Into the smoothie… that’s right!

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Frozen Blueberry Smoothie
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Recipe type: drink
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Serves: 1-2
 
Ingredients
  • 2 handful of frozen blueberries
  • 2 tbsp of soya yoghurt or yoghurt (I used sheep’s yoghurt)
  • glass of rice milk
  • 4 coconut milk ice cubes
  • dash of cinnamon
  • dash of lemon juice
  • optional tsp of agave nectar or a few drops of stevia for sweetening
  • optional handful of spinach leaves
Instructions
  1. Fill your blender with the rice milk, frozen blueberries and coconut ice cubes.Then add the yoghurt, spice, lemon juice (and spinach if using).
  2. Sweeten to taste

 Variation: Frozen Blueberry Smoothie with Spinach

blueberry spinach smoothieI added a handful of spinach to the second lot of smoothie to turn it into a green smoothie – ok, didn’t work with the colour. But the flavour is still very nice.

This smoothie really surprised me – I thought it was going to be very sour and lemony with a washed out purplish- grey colour (like my sad previous blueberry smoothie attempt).

So I wasn’t very hopeful for this one. But I couldn’t have been more wrong – The frozen blueberries smoothie was just right.

And so easy to make. Zero fruit chopping involved!

blueberry yoghurt smoothie

A beautiful dark violet colour, a thick creamy consistency thanks to the frozen blueberries, and a rich fruits of the forest-ish taste with only a hint of lemon – very refreshing.

I have to admit, that the ice cubes nearly finished my poor little blender (note to self: next time take the ice cubes out of the freezer a bit earlier to thaw!).

I’m still chuffed though that I had the idea to freeze some coconut milk in an ice cube tray a few days before (I knew it would come in handy!).

This extra chill factor of the coconut milk ice cubes added another dimension of creaminess  to the smoothie.

And you can take a few ice cubes out at a time – which makes it very economical.

coconut milk icecubes

Note for Candida Sufferers:

You might want to add a little bit of sweetness to your blueberry smoothie (but I don’t think it needs it). If you are following the candida diet, then try it without sweetener first. And if that’s too sour for you, add  stevia rather than agave, since that contains no sugar.

Ideally, choose a different smoothie (one without fruit in it) in the first few weeks of the candida diet.

There are quite a few sugar free green smoothies to choose from that aren’t bad at all.

But if you are craving something fruity badly, then this one might be a good transition solution. I personally did not experience any flare ups from blueberries, and a friend of mine even managed to cure her candida issues within 3 months while drinking a smoothie with blueberries every single day. Now I wouldn’t quite go that far – all I’m saying is: Don’t freak out when you eat a few berries ?

You’ll be fine!

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    8 Comments

    • sounds delicious!

      • Sandra

        Reply Reply June 9, 2013

        Thanks Ewa, hoe you’ll try it – it really is delicious. and quicker to make than most other fruity smoothies.

    • I LOVE the deep color of this! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

      Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

      • Sandra

        Reply Reply June 18, 2013

        Hey Cindy, I totally agree – the smoothie is worth making just for the color. On second thoughts – it tastes good, too ?
        Thanks for helping me share it.

    • shakti

      Reply Reply June 15, 2013

      Lovely,any recipe that tastes good and it is just normal part of diet rather than MORE drugs is appreciated by me. I expect everyone else feels the same.

      • Sandra

        Reply Reply June 18, 2013

        Aaw, thanks Shakti – 5 stars back at ya ?

    • Yum! I was way to impatient to try this to wait for coconut milk to freeze, so I just used liquid coconut milk. No yogurt, but it was just as delicious without! Thanks for another winner!!

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