I’m not sure what stands out more, this pretty purple smoothie or those gorgeous flowers. I bought these flowers at this cute little local market in Atlanta, Floral Park Market. The sweetest family runs this market and their flowers are super “gardeny” (as I like to call it) and unique.
Today I am sharing a very simple recipe for one of my favorite smoothies that I was introduced to at my local Whole Foods Market. I am not sure if they make this flavor at all locations, but it’s so wonderful that I had to share it with you. The associate at their juice and smoothie counter showed me how they made this and I still make this smoothie at home today two years later.
Granted, a smoothie isn’t exactly a “recipe” per say, but measurements are important to get just the right silky-creamy texture (a ratio of more frozen fruit than ice) rather than an icy, watered down, bland mess (too much ice was added).
Quick Tips for the Perfect Smoothie Texture:
Frozen fruit is very important in a recipe rather than regular fruit because it requires a lot more ice to get your smoothie to the proper temperature and texture.
As soon as I get home from the store, I cut up my fruit and put them into ziplock bags in the freezer. These act as ice in your smoothie without having to water down your drink with a bunch of ice. If you’ve ever had your smoothie taste like lots of tiny ice crystals (think those pre-made frozen cappuccino machines at a gas station) this was the culprit.
I haven’t found any other product that can compare to the frozen Wyman’s Wild Blueberries. They are so blueberry-y. I just bought lots of beautifully plump fresh blueberries from the market and froze them, but to my dismay, I blended them and it tasted like nothingness. I won’t venture away from these again!
BTW – here was my little smoothie teaser that I put on TikTok. I don’t use it often enough but when I do make them it’s lots of fun!
Bananas, almond butter and blueberries pair perfectly to create this delicious and fulfilling smoothie. It’s fruity without being too sweet with lots of nuttiness!
- 1 cup almond milk, unsweetened vanilla
- 3/4 cup frozen blueberries (Whole Foods uses frozen Wyman’s Wild Blueberries)
- 1 cup frozen banana chunks
- 1–2 tablespoons natural almond butter
- Optional: Vanilla protein powder and/or Collagen Peptides
- Optional: 1/2 cup crushed ice
- In a blender, add all of the ingredients in the order they are listed (starting with the almond milk and ending with the ice).
- Blend on high to ensure the ingredients are smooth and fully combined. I usually do two passes on my Ninja “Smoothie” setting.
I usually keep ziplock bags full of frozen banana pieces in my freezer at all times. As soon as I get the bananas home from the store, I break or cut them into 1-2 inch pieces and through them into a baggy. This way they are always ready to go! If they get stuck together, just give the bag a good whack.