I love the color blue. It is without a doubt my favorite color. All three of our cars (not including the parts car) are blue, as is Adam’s motorcycle. My high school bedroom was the most amazing color of blue with just a touch of purple.
We don’t see very many blue or purple foods, at least not naturally. That is the power of the blueberry.
Especially the frozen blueberry. Frozen blueberries blend a great deal more than fresh blueberries. I used fresh blueberries in my goji berry and blueberry smoothie earlier this week. The result was specks of blue in the pink smoothie. This is because the blueberry skin tore apart in the blender.
The frozen blueberry smoothie provides such a beautiful color.
This smoothie is actually a combination of frozen blueberries, vegan overnight oats, banana and more almond milk.
Does anyone else notice the difference between the header of this recipe and my edited picture. I like my SOOC better but I’m told the pictures are underexposed. So we end up with purple instead of blueish purple. I can live with it. Just know that most of the pictures int he post represent the color better than this picture does.
It makes for a thick hearty smoothie that can support adornment.
Or be served in a bowl as a delicious base for cereal.
As a side note I would like to mention that my husband’s toasts were delayed as I took these pictures. I brought them to him with apologies: “they needed to be used as props”.
I gave my husband the smoothie and kept the bowl for myself. I added gluten-free granola, quinoa puffs and some fresh blueberries to mine.
- ½ cup raw oats
- 2 tbsp chia seed
- 1⅓ cup almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 whole banana
- 1⅓ cup almond milk or water
- Agave syrup or maple syrup to taste
- Combine raw oats, chia seed, almond milk in a bowl. Place in fridge overnight.
- Place blueberries, soaked oats, banana, additional almond milk and sweetener in blender. Blend until smooth
Kath from Kath eats calls these kinds of smoothies Dough boy smoothies.
This recipe results in about 5 cups of very thick smoothie. I liked it in the bowl, Adam had to use a spoon to eat his out of the glass.
Do you prefer your smoothies in a glass or a bowl?