Wild Blueberry Walnut Smoothie
Walnuts are one of the best ingredients that can be added to your smoothie creation for a nutritional boost and a satisfying taste that plays well with many other popular smoothie ingredients.
Walnuts are the only tree nut that is an excellent source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), the plant-based omega-3 essential fatty acid. As one of the best plant food sources of omega-3s, a one-ounce serving of walnuts provides 2.5 grams of ALA. Data published in Advances in Nutrition showed that eating more plant-based omega-3 fatty acids, like the fatty acids found in walnuts, could be one way to combat the risk of heart disease.
These delicious and versatile nuts also provide plant-based protein and fiber, two nutrients that can promote satiety, helping people possibly avoid hunger pangs shortly after enjoying them. Plus, they are a source of antioxidants, calcium, magnesium, and a slew of other important nutrients.
Combining walnuts with wild blueberries, dates, yogurt, and milk results in a dynamite smoothie that is jam-packed with an incredible variety of nutrients that help support our overall wellness. And most importantly, blending all of these ingredients together simply tastes amazing.
If you are ready for a smoothie that supports heart health, satiety, taste, and many other factors of your health, be sure to give this one a whirl the next time you are ready for a sippable and satisfying drink.
- 1 1/2 cups frozen wild blueberries
- 1/2 cup California walnuts
- 1/2 cup 2% milkfat vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup milk of choice
- 2 pitted dates
- 1 cup ice
- optional – sprinkle cinnamon on top
How to Make It
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into two glasses and enjoy.