Blueberry Almond Smoothie

Almonds are a rich source of monounsaturated fats, vitamin E and magnesium – all of which promote heart health.  That’s why I’ve added them to this smoothie.  While the recipe calls for blueberries, any sort of berry can be substituted, including raspberries and strawberries.

Blueberry Almond Smoothie


Quantity Ingredients
1 cup low fat (1% MF or less) milk or soymilk
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
2 tbsp sliced almonds
2 tsp maple syrup
1 banana, peeled and chopped
1/2 tsp vanilla extract


In a blender, combine milk, orange juice, blueberries, almonds, maple syrup, banana and vanilla.  Puree until smooth.

Serve cold.

Serves 2.

Per serving (1 cup): 242cal, 9g pro, 9 g total fat (1 g saturated fat), 35 g carb, 3 g fibre, 6 mg chol, 62 mg sodium

Excellent source of: vitamin D, vitamin C, magnesium, potassium
Good source of: calcium

Low in sodium
Low in saturated fat
Low in cholesterol

From: Leslie Beck's Heart Healthy Foods For Life

Source: Heart Healthy Foods for Life