Food Factor: Creamy Blueberry Shake

By Ms. Natasha Haynes, MSU Extension Service


This shake is creamy and bursting with blueberry flavor. It’s the perfect on-the-go breakfast or snack. With only a few ingredients, you can throw it together in less than 5 minutes.

Blueberries are a great choice to get some necessary nutrition first thing in the morning or on the run. These berries are low in calories and fat and have a decent amount of fiber.

Creamy Blueberry Shake (Makes 4 servings)

Ingredients

- 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries, washed and sorted

- 2 small ripe bananas

- 1/4 cup honey (or sweetener to taste)

- 2 tablespoons lemon juice

- 1-1/2 cups vanilla yogurt, nonfat

- 1 cup vanilla frozen yogurt

Combine blueberries, bananas, honey, and lemon juice. Puree on high speed in a blender. Add yogurt and frozen yogurt and blend until thick and smooth.


Serve immediately in a cold glass.


Tip: To decrease sweetness, use plain, nonfat yogurt instead of vanilla nonfat yogurt.

Blueberries are a popular fruit, and we’ve featured them a lot on the Food Factor. Here are a few of those recipes:

Red, White, and Blue Salad

Slow Cooker Berry Cobbler

Blueberry Baked Oatmeal

Blueberries are great in this seasonal berry parfait.

Thanks to University of Maine Cooperative Extension for this recipe!

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