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Healthy Blueberry Banana Oat Smoothie Recipe

by Nellie

I love to get my daily fruit servings in a smoothie. It’s just so easy and the options are infinite! Here is a pretty simple and healthy Blueberry Banana Oat Smoothie that will rock your taste buds!

I’ve always had a thing for smoothies, whether its the Super Healthy Orange Carrot Smoothie  or Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl I love experimenting with different flavor profiles! It goes to show that healthy eating can most definitely be done on a budget. Eating healthy can actually be a lot cheaper than stocking up on all the junk food that is readily available. Here are some easy ways to buy healthy food when you’re on a budget.

Choose fresh food at every opportunity

Fresh food isn’t just cheaper it’s also better for you. The problem with weight gain and unhealthy eating lies with prepackaged meals, junk food and eating out more often than eating in.

Learning to cook the fresh produce you buy will save you lots of dollars each week that can be used for other much needed things. Of course buying fresh isn’t enough – buying the produce that is in season will help you save money too.

Stock up your pantry with healthy staples

Brown rice, buckwheat, whole grain pasta, oats (like the ones in this smoothie!) and quinoa can be stored for an extended period of time and be added to most meals. They are usually cheap so they won’t put a dint in your well organized budget.

A healthy diet requires a dose of carbohydrates every day and eating these foods will meet the daily requirement and ensure you get enough nutrients.

Buy Good Seasonings!

Instead of buying sauces use herbs and spices to add flavor to your meals. Cumin, chilly, garlic, curry, coriander, basil, cinnamon and many others can turn an ordinary meal into a deliciously healthy and unique one. Don’t be afraid to experience with herbs and spices to improve your meals. If you want to save even further you can grow some of your own herbs at home.

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be expensive. Learn to cook and experiment with fresh ingredients to eat healthy on a budget.

Blueberry Banana Oat Smoothie

Today I’ve got a super tasty smoothie with some very simple ingredients:

  • 1 cup ice
  • banana
  • 1/3 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 (5.3 oz) blueberry yogurt
  • 1 cup milk 
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds 

This smoothie, when blended to perfection, is such a healthy treat!

Healthy Benefits of the Blueberry Banana Oat Smoothie

Spinach

High in fiber

High in antioxidants

Iron levels are high

Good for your eyes

fights cancer

blood pressure health

Banana

high in carbs – great for a quick energy boost

high in potassium

can help boost your mood and mental health

have anti-inflammatory benefits 

Chia Seeds:Reduce signs of aging

Supports the digestive system

helps in building strong bones

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Blueberries:

Blueberries contain many antioxidants and help lower bad cholesterol, and help lower the risk of heart disease.  

Yogurt:

Helps aid is digestion

Good for your bones

High in protein so helps you feel fuller longer 

Oats

can help lower blood sugar levels

reduce the risk of heart disease

can help aid in weight loss

Enjoy!

Healthy Blueberry Banana Oat Smoothie Recipe
Yield: 2 small smoothies or 1 large

Healthy Blueberry Banana Oat Smoothie Recipe

A super easy and healthy smoothie recipe featuring blueberries, oats, chia seeds and bananas!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 banana
  • 1/3 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 (5.3 oz) blueberry yogurt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

Instructions

  1. In a blender or smoothie maker combine all ingredients.
  2. Blend until smooth consistency and oats are pureed.
  3. Pour into a glass of choice and enjoy.

Nutrition Information

Yield

2

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 309Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 15mgSodium 190mgCarbohydrates 49gFiber 8gSugar 16gProtein 16g

 

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