Health Benefits of Berries: Healthy Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

Try this Healthy Blueberry Smoothie for a blueberry-infused Pina Colada taste, transporting you to the tropical islands.

| May/June 2007

Blueberries are incredibly good for you. At a mere 80 calories per cup, blueberries offer a good source of vitamin C, fiber, potassium, lutein and a host of phytochemicals. HEALTHY BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIE SERVES 2 TO 3

• 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
• 1 cup ice, if using fresh blueberries
• 1/2 cup light coconut milk
• 1/2 cup pineapple juice
• 1 ripe banana
• 1 tablespoon honey, if desired

1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Pour Healthy Blueberry Smoothie into chilled glasses and serve.

Kris Wetherbee is a freelance writer and frequent contributor. She lives in the hills of western Oregon with her photographer husband, Rick Wetherbee. Visit her website at Rick & Kris Wetherbee.

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