This blueberry spinach smoothie starts with Wild Blueberries blended with spinach, banana, milk, and a touch of maple syrup. It’s then layered with cottage cheese and toppings of choice.
Do you struggle to get enough vegetables into your children? I do. I have found that the easiest way to get those leafy greens into my kids is in a blueberry filled smoothie.
Why blueberries? The intense color of these berries easily covers all evidence of vegetables. 😉
I once thought all blueberries were created equally, but have found out this is not true. While all blueberries offer a huge nutrition punch in a very small package and are packed with vitamins A, C, E, and K, along with fiber, manganese, iron, and antioxidants. However, Wild Blueberries have 2x the antioxidant capacity of larger cultivated blueberries!
There are so many delicious smoothie recipes available, including my Tropical Smoothie Bowl & High Fiber Blueberry Smoothie. I wanted to come up with something a little different than the typical smoothie or smoothie bowl. This stacked smoothie is the perfect tasty twist.
This stacked blueberry spinach smoothie is very versatile.
You can use any milk you would like the smoothie. I choose almond milk because it is low in calories, but skim, 1%, coconut, or soy milk would work great too.
You could substitute the cottage cheese for tofu or Greek yogurt and change the topping to those you have on hand.
I chose flax seed and chia seeds to add extra fiber to the stacked smoothie. This smoothie is filling enough to be eaten any meal of the day.
This breakfast smoothie has 2 servings of fruit and a full serving of vegetables. A nutrient powerhouse smoothie that’s the perfect way to start your day.
- 1 cup spinach
- 2/3 cup blueberries
- 1/2 overripe frozen banana
- 1/2 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
- 2 tsp. maple syrup (or to taste)
- 3/4 cup cottage cheese
- To the blender, add blueberries, banana, spinach, almond milk, and maple syrup.
- Blend until smooth, scraping sides as you go.
- Stack layers of cottage cheese, smoothie, and additional toppings of choice.
- Repeat until your glass is filled.
Topping & Layering options: Granola, flax seeds, chia seeds, shredded coconut, dried fruit, or dry cereal.
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Which toppings will you choose to layer in your stacked smoothie?!
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