Wild Blueberry Lemon Basil Smoothie

Wild Blueberry Lemon & Basil Smoothie – A healthy and refreshing breakfast that’s loaded with antioxidants. Tastes like a sip of summer in a glass!

Wild Blueberry Lemon & Basil Smoothie - A healthy and refreshing breakfast that's loaded with antioxidants. Tastes like a sip of summer in a glass! #ad

By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the Wild Blueberry Association of North America and I am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

Morning friends!

Hold on to your long johns and cable knits, because we about to get W.I.L.D.

Wild Blueberry Lemon & Basil Smoothie - A healthy and refreshing breakfast that's loaded with antioxidants. Tastes like a sip of summer in a glass! #ad

When miss Kara reached out to me about the Wild Blueberry smoothie contest, I knew as a newly proclaimed Main-er, I was obligated to REPRESENT!…and show our heritage fruit what I could do.

Wild Blueberry Lemon & Basil Smoothie - A healthy and refreshing breakfast that's loaded with antioxidants. Tastes like a sip of summer in a glass! #ad

And what better time to protect our all mighty immunities from grubby little hands and crusty nostrils than some antizzy-oxidants.

In the form of nature’s cold-eeze.. Blueberries.

Wild Blueberry Lemon & Basil Smoothie - A healthy and refreshing breakfast that's loaded with antioxidants. Tastes like a sip of summer in a glass! #ad

Especially the Spring break variety. Otherwise known as wild blueberries.

Wild schmild. Wondering what the bloob-ing difference between a wild and a cultivated blueberry is?

Wild Blueberry Lemon & Basil Smoothie - A healthy and refreshing breakfast that's loaded with antioxidants. Tastes like a sip of summer in a glass! #ad

Besides sporting a butterfly lower back tattoo and misdemeanor criminal record, the wild variety have much more to offer such as:

  • Twice as many antioxidants — with potential health benefits such as improved gut health, diabetes, and cancer.
  • More flavor — because this is ACTUALLY how a blueberry is supposed to taste.
  • Frozen at harvest — most wild blueberries are frozen, which helps keep those antioxidants and flavor where they’re supposed to be. In your mouth, not in your hands.

Wild Blueberry Lemon & Basil Smoothie - A healthy and refreshing breakfast that's loaded with antioxidants. Tastes like a sip of summer in a glass! #ad

And with the cold weather going anywhere but away, I need a little glass of sunshine, and cold protection when I can get it.

After loving my blueberry lemon basil hand pies of the summer so friggen much, I knew making it drinkable would help to cure my winter woes…and immediately miss the miserable humidity, mosquitoes, and sunburns of summer. I feel in love and felt immune to THE WORLD at first sip.

 

Wild Blueberry Lemon & Basil Smoothie - A healthy and refreshing breakfast that's loaded with antioxidants. Tastes like a sip of summer in a glass! #ad

Wild Blueberry Lemon Basil Smoothie
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Recipe type: Smoothie, Breakfast, Drinks
Serves: 1 smoothie
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 cup frozen wild blueberries
  • juice and zest of ½ lemon
  • 7 basil leaves
  • ½ cup ice cubes
  • lemon zest and chopped basil, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender.
  2. Blend on high for 1-2 minutes, or until smooth.
  3. Serve in a glass, and top with lemon zest and chopped basil for garnish.

If you wanted to give this a little more staying power for the morning, adding some protein powder, Greek yogurt, or avocado would help. Or a splash of vodka, but to each his own. 😉

 

 

Make it a great day!

What’s your favorite way to fight off a cold?

Favorite way to eat blueberries?

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