Brain-Boosting Blueberry Smoothie
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This recipe was inspired by the magazine app Texture (FREE Trial!) and the "Love-Your-Brain" Smoothie in the July 2016 issue of Prevention magazine.
Serves: 1 smoothie
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries (make sure they're sweet!)
  • ¼ cup full-fat coconut milk (I used So Delicious Culinary)
  • ¼ cup baby spinach leaves (small handful)
  • 1 tablespoon plant-based protein powder (see note below)
  • ½ teaspoon matcha (green tea) powder
  • ¼ teaspoon raw honey (optional)
  • Pinch salt (optional)
  • ½ to ¾ cup ice
  • Water or milk beverage, if needed
  1. Place the blueberries, coconut milk or yogurt, spinach, protein or meal powder, matcha, honey, and salt in your blender. Add the ice and puree until smooth.
  2. Blueberries do tend to "set up" due to their high level of pectin. If it thickens, just give it a quick blend or blend in water or your favorite dairy-free milk beverage, as desired.
Picking Protein Powders: Note that the protein powder adds sweetness in this recipe. I used Sun Warrior Vanilla Illumin8 Meal for some added brain boosters (like Vitamin E) and it is sweetened. If your protein powder isn't sweet, taste test and blend in your favorite sweetener, to taste, as desired. A few drops of stevia may be all you need if you want to keep it low sugar.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at