Anna Maria Locke

Blueberry Smoothie


I am so excited that the sun is back for the week! It actually feels like spring, 60 degrees and a fresh-smelling breeze.  Even when I'm stuck inside all day, it gives me more energy and motivation just knowing that the sun is shining out there, somewhere!

I'm also excited about my new bouncy running shoes that I caved in and bought, after realizing that the bulk of my recurring injuries and hip-pain was probably linked to my old shoes that I have been wearing for more than a YEAR, and that never really fit my feet. I am slowly moving up my mileage this time, and have made it to 1.5 miles at a time. So far so good!!

Now that it's getting warmer and I won't turn into an icicle on the inside AND outside if I drink a frozen smoothie, I have re-kindled my love for frozen fruit.  Especially frozen blueberries.  I am not a huge fan of fresh blueberries (unless they are in baked goods), I mean they're good, but there are so many other fruits that are juicier and more delicious! But then I discovered this blueberry smoothie and now I am on my second bag of frozen bluebs. Plus, the color is amazing. It is the perfect springtime easter-eggy purple. I can't get over it. It is even prettier in real life :)

Blueberry Smoothie of Purple Delight

-one cup almond milk (or cow's milk)
-one frozen banana (peel and break into pieces before you freeze them)
-1/2 to 1 cup frozen blueberries
-1 scoop vanilla Shakeology or protein powder
-1 tsp vanilla
-agave, honey, sweetener to taste

Put everything in a blender and watch the purple magically appear!

I like to drink my smoothies out of wine glasses.

It is much classier than my old giant plastic cups.