Creamy Blueberry Orange Smoothie

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Looking for a cool and quick summer snack? Make this Creamy Blueberry Orange Smoothie – it’s even great for breakfast and it’s naturally paleo and vegan

Looking for a cool and quick summer snack? Make this Creamy Blueberry Orange Smoothie - it's even great for breakfast and it's naturally paleo and vegan - @thefitcookie #recipe #vegan #glutenfree

Hey, friends! The weather here has been heating up for a while now and we’ve switched a lot of our meals to lighter ones that have more fruits and veggies in them – and don’t require an oven. Smoothies make an awesome summertime snack or breakfast since they are easy, cool, and light, plus the variations are endless!

It’s been a little while since I shared a cool and fruity smoothie recipe here (confession: it’s been a while since I’ve even had a fruit smoothie!) and since smoothies make such an easy summer snack or breakfast, I knew it was time to whip up another smoothie recipe.

Looking for a cool and quick summer snack? Make this Creamy Blueberry Orange Smoothie - it's even great for breakfast and it's naturally paleo and vegan - @thefitcookie #recipe #vegan #glutenfree

For this recipe, I decided to go with the Wyman’s frozen wild blueberries. The first time I used wild blueberries was in my Cinnamon Bun Smoothie Bowl and I after try them out I fell in love with wild blueberries! They are smaller than cultivated blueberries but are higher in antioxidants and they are much more flavorful.

Looking for a cool and quick summer snack? Make this Creamy Blueberry Orange Smoothie - it's even great for breakfast and it's naturally paleo and vegan - @thefitcookie #recipe #vegan #glutenfree

Most wild blueberries are frozen very soon after picking so they are very fresh and maintain their great nutrient value. Wild blueberries are a great source of fiber, manganese, and antioxidants, and are a fun way to get your daily fruit servings. One of my favorite ways to eat blueberries is been to stir them into my oatmeal – so yummy!

The addition of the soaked cashews makes this smoothie taste a little bit like cheesecake! It definitely has a decadent taste without all the added sugar of cheesecake and desserts.

I soaked my raw cashews overnight in water and drained the water before mixing them into the smoothie. Cashews will swell up a bit when soaked, so 1/3 cup of soaked cashews is about 1/4 cup of regular dry cashews.

Looking for a cool and quick summer snack? Make this Creamy Blueberry Orange Smoothie - it's even great for breakfast and it's naturally paleo and vegan - @thefitcookie #recipe #vegan #glutenfree

If you want a strictly whole-food and raw smoothie, you can easily achieve this by swapping out the almondmilk for water and using a little less to keep it thicker. I used an unsweetened almond-coconut milk blend to make this one creamier, and I loved it! Unsweetened almond-coconut milk blend is by far my favorite non-dairy milk alternative, it tastes the best to me!

If you want a little protein boost in this smoothie, add a scoop of your favorite vanilla protein powder for a thicker smoothie and quick meal or a post-workout snack.

Creamy Blueberry Orange Smoothie

Looking for a cool and quick summer snack? Make this Creamy Blueberry Orange Smoothie – it's even great for breakfast and it's naturally paleo and vegan
Gluten-free, paleo, vegan; Free of: peanuts, soy, eggs, dairy
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Course: Shakes & Smoothies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry orange smoothie, cashew smoothie, vegan smoothie
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 smoothies
Calories: 247kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place 1/4 cup raw cashews in a jar and cover with water, cover lightly with a lid. Let the cashews soak for a few hours or overnight to soften. They will swell up and fill 1/3 cup
  • Once the cashews have soaked and softened, drain them and place them in a NutriBullet or small blender along with the almondmilk and blend together until smooth. If you want a thicker smoothie, use less almondmilk
  • Wash and zest the 2 small oranges, adding the zest to the blender. After zesting, peel the oranges and add the sections to the blender along with the frozen blueberries and stevia
  • Blend again until smooth
  • Pour into a glass and serve immediately
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 167mg | Potassium: 431mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 385IU | Vitamin C: 89.9mg | Calcium: 218mg | Iron: 1.8mg
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