Blueberry Smoothie - Healthy Breakfast In A Glass

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Blueberry smoothie

Blueberry smoothie

I’m excited to share the good news. My dad is finally discharged from hospital. That’s a huge relief! I’m sure my mom is the happiest. She asked for him everyday. Suffering from Alzheimer’s, I think he is the only one she remembers.

As I look at my parents and a lot of ageing people, I think it’s very sad to see that many elderly folks are very frail and sick. Too many are confined to wheelchair or bed. The picture look very bleak and depressing. However there are also those who are still very healthy, alert and strong even through old age. They are the ones who inspire me. So, what is the difference? I don’t know. I would really like to know. It must be healthy food and healthy lifestyle. Are we eating healthy and living an active, healthy lifestyle?

I know of a man who is still very healthy at about 65. We play badminton together. There’s also another who is 70+ and is still playing badminton. They don’t play highly competitive games but for exercise. I see a lot of elderly people working out at the gym, too. That’s really amazing and inspirational.

I have always tried to eat healthy and live an active life. One of my top favourite healthy food is smoothie. I’ve shared about blueberries and its awesome health benefits earlier. I add it to smoothies everyday. My hubby is not health conscious. He just eats what I serve him. Sounds so spoilt huh! But he has no choice. If he complains, I go on strike…haha. If he doesn’t complain, he gets good food every now and then. That’s fair to the cook, right?

My previous quote about blueberries:

“Blueberries are the only food that have been shown to not only prevent, but to actually reverse abnormal physical and mental decline. They are an excellent laxative, blood cleanser and antioxidant. They have also proven to be a powerful antidote to stress.”
- by Hallelujah Acres

Marketing to me is quite like a hobby to me. I love to look at all the different types of food and ingredients on the shelves in the supermarket. But my hubby is just the opposite. So just imagine my total shock when I saw 6 packets (about 500g each) of frozen blueberries in the freezer….bought by him! At last…….he’s learning…..yeah!

Making smoothie is easy, simple and quick. It’s healthy breakfast in a glass…..nutrients packed, easily digested and a great start to the day. My family likes this smoothie with blueberries, nectarines and bananas with some manuka honey and goat milk. The flavour and taste are really beautiful.

I don’t take or serve cold food or drinks in the morning. According to Chinese medicine, it’s not good for the body. It chills the organs. I always warm up the milk before adding to the cold blueberries which I always take it out at night and leave in the fridge section rather than straight from the freezer. So my smoothies are at body temperature.

Goat milk is a better option compared to cow’s milk. It’s is easy to digest and is the closest to mother’s milk. It may be difficult to drink because of it’s smell. I trained my children to drink one spoon at a time, mixed with Nesquick which is a chocolate drink. Increase the amount slowly if they don’t complain. Pretty soon, they will be drinking a glass!

Frozen blueberries

Frozen blueberries

Here’s my blueberry smoothie recipe. You can vary the amount that you like.

Ingredients
blueberries
banana
nectarine
manuka honey
goat milk

Blended fruits

Blended fruits

Put everything in a jar. Be very careful if you use a glass jar. The best would be a stainless steel jar. Blend it with the stick blender until smooth. Or you can use a normal blender. But I find using the stick blender the easiest. Enjoy this highly delicious and healthy drink any time you like. I love it for my breakfast…..breakfast in a glass!

What is your favourite smoothie? What is your favourite breakfast menu? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.

Other smoothies or healthy drinks that you may be interested in:
Mango Raspberries Smoothie
How To Make A Delicious Low Fat healthy Smoothie
Healthy Avocado Drink
Carrot, Apple And Beet Juice For Health
Carrot, Apple And Broccoli Juice For Health
Healthy Lemongrass Drink
Fennel And Apple Juice For Health

Other food with blueberries:
Blueberry Pound Cake

Quote of the day……

“Those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for illness.”

Earl of Derby


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42 Comments

somewhere in singapore  on November 26th, 2010

Good to hear that your dad is discharge…

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anncoo  on November 26th, 2010

Hi Mary, What a relief to know that your dad being discharged from hospital. I’m sure your mom is the happiest one in the family.

Healthy smoothie, wish I can have a cup too :)

Jeannie  on November 26th, 2010

So glad to know your dad’s better. Am sure you are eager to see your parents again huh! That smoothie is certainly healthy with all the delicious goodness you’ve put into it! I for one need to train myself to drink goat’s milk too!

love2cook  on November 26th, 2010

Glad Ur dad is better now. Mom must feel a little relief now…

That blueberry smoothie makes me feel so thirsty! :D

Belinda @zomppa  on November 26th, 2010

So happy to hear your dad is out of the hospital and they are back together where they belong!

claire  on November 26th, 2010

that is real healthy, Mary.. I would like to drink that too!

Peggy  on November 26th, 2010

Glad to hear your dad is out of the hospital Mary! This smoothie sounds delicious!

lequan  on November 26th, 2010

Hi Mary,

I’m so so glad to hear that your Dad has been discharged from the hospital! Everyone must be so happy and relieved.

I laughed when I read that your hubby bought so much blueberries. Hahaha. When my hubby returns home with list of one item, I know there was a big sale somewhere…teehee. My whole family loves blueberries. They’re so easy to eat, healthy, and so delicious! Your smoothie sounds like the perfect morning breakfast. So smart of you to make it at body temperature. I’ll bet my kids would love this too as they don’t like to drink cold stuff in the morning. Great tip about the goat milk too.

I’ve been very proud of my Dad lately. He’s 67 and still renovates the house, shovels the snow, and goes for a jog around his house every morning. I hope I inherited those genes…teehee. Have a great weekend!

Cheah  on November 26th, 2010

Glad to know that your dad is discharged. That’s a great relief to you. You are lucky to have easy access to blueberries, back here, it’s expensive!

Angie's Recipes  on November 26th, 2010

This is a Vc loaded breakfast! I need one large glass.

tasteofbeirut  on November 26th, 2010

What a great breakfast idea! For some reason I always forget to include blueberries in smoothies!
this and wishing your family happier and less stressful times ahead.

rebecca  on November 26th, 2010

great smoothie thats wonderful news that your Dad is out of the hospital

Cenwen  on November 26th, 2010

Hi Mary:)
I am glad to read that your dad is no longer in the hospital!

I love smoothies and fresh juices! I do not do enough! Only on weekends! Jerome goes to work very early and I do not want to wake my neighbors with the juicer or blender!

I love blueberries!:)
I find your smotthy very nice!

Take good care of you!

Good night!
Kisses:)

teresa  on November 26th, 2010

these are so pretty, i love smoothies.

Aipi  on November 26th, 2010

The smoothie looks fab, loving the color Mary.. i bet it tasted yum!
Glad to know your dad is doing better..God bless!

US Masala

Cookie  on November 26th, 2010

Cheers to your dad’s discharge.

We are now in a good place to have more blueberry - they are sooooo expensive in the East!

Drick  on November 26th, 2010

so glad about your Dad, my prayers have been with him and your Mother - I think you are on the right track with good healthy foods like this smoothie - starting your kids our early is a great step in longevity

Blackswan  on November 26th, 2010

Mary, just back from vacation & good to learn that your dad has been discharged. My prayers has been answered. Yipee!

Stay cheerful & looking fwd to hear more happy news :) Oh, if time permits, appreciate if you could vote for my Delicious Ham & Mushroom Steamed Fish & you’ll also stand a chance to win a Samsung Microwave Oven! Contest closes Nov 28 :) I didn’t want to bother u before but now that things r getting a little better, maybe u could win the Samsung prize to celebrate :) I thank u in advance!

Swathi  on November 26th, 2010

This smoothie looks good. I love blueberries. Awesome.

3hungrytummies  on November 27th, 2010

Glad to hear about the good news.
This is a very healthy smoothie that will keep one very energetic all morning!

Conor @ HoldtheBeef  on November 27th, 2010

Excellent news about your Dad, Mary! Hooray!

I really like your quote for the day and couldn’t agree more. I hope that my high levels of activity will continue as I age, and keep me in good stead. I guess we can only do what we can, and hope for a little good luck too.

Katerina  on November 27th, 2010

This a very healthy and tasty smoothie!

penny aka jeroxie  on November 27th, 2010

I love the superfoods. Berry milkshakes and juices are my favourite :)

Ananda Rajashekar  on November 27th, 2010

Glad to know that ur dad is back home, fantastic…that is wonderful quote :) and love smoothie colour yum!

Ivy  on November 27th, 2010

Glad to hear that your dad is out of hospital. Love smoothies and surely this is packed with antioxidants.

Joy  on November 27th, 2010

That is ageat idea for breakfast. Blueberries are so good for you.

tigerfish  on November 27th, 2010

Glad to hear your Dad is discharged from the hospital. I have been trying to encourage my parents to eat more blueberries but blueberries do not come cheap in where they are living.

Sushma Mallya  on November 27th, 2010

Nice to know that your dad is fine now….i hope everything will be as before very soon.,smoothie looks yum,very healthy..

redkathy  on November 27th, 2010

Hi Mary So happy to hear your father’s health is improving! You certainly bring joy to their lives. My dad is 81 and very slow these days. It is difficult to watch them struggle but better to be with them than not. You bring joy to them, I am sure. Alzheimer is a very hard one to deal with and I’d bet money your Dad is relieved to have you there. My father in law had it. Hubby sat with him many times so Mom could shop.
Your hubby is lucky to have a live in health advocate. Seems you might have changed him just a bit [wink] BTW- I do the strike thing too :)
Blessings to you and yours!

kitchen flavours  on November 28th, 2010

Glad to know that your dad has been discharged. Hope he is feeling much better. Love the smoothie, healthy and delicious, this is an awesome breakfast treat!

lena  on November 28th, 2010

mary, glad to know your dad is okay..and well wishes to your parents to get healthier each day.

Kristi Rimkus  on November 28th, 2010

I’m with you, Mary. I love a good smoothie. All those fresh ingredients and so packed with antioxidants. Such a healthy meal that tastes like a treat!

Faith  on November 28th, 2010

Such a healthy and delicious breakfast, Mary! It’s one of our favorites too!

Little Inbox  on November 28th, 2010

This tastes so good and needless to say it’s extremely healthy.

skip to malou  on November 29th, 2010

your dad being discharged is great news! aging is inevitable.. sad but it’s the cycle of life… my heart bleeds whenever i see old people in pain and incapacitated to do anything…
happy for you and your folks Mary… giving you hugs…
malou

noobcook  on November 29th, 2010

glad to hear your dad is discharged! I love your bf smoothie… not just healthy but so delicious, what a great bf to wake up to!

Elin  on November 29th, 2010

Happy to hear that your dad is discharged from hospital. Your blueberries smoothie is great for health but over here it is so expenisve that we have to seek local fruits :)

Biren @ Roti n Rice  on November 29th, 2010

Glad to hear that your dad has been discharged from the hospital. It must be a relief!

Eating healthy is the way to go but it can get a little tricky especially during the holidays. We cook and eat too much.

Your blueberry smoothie sounds wonderful! It will also make a nice and light lunch.

Namitha  on November 29th, 2010

Hope your dad is feeling better..love this smoothie..

5 Star Foodie  on November 29th, 2010

Blueberries are sure one of the healthiest super foods and this is a terrific smoothie!

Dimah  on November 30th, 2010

sounds so healthy and delicious!!

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