Trust me to exit the building the second the blueberries start doing their thing. As this is my first time growing them, I’ve been watching like a hawk and now I have to go on a damn holiday to Europe for a month…how unfortunate. Lucky for me it will still be a few months till the fruit forms. Lordy, September has been busy. The highlights have been murder and homicide (#lawschoollife) and finally becoming an official volunteer for the fabulous OzHarvest. I did my first food rescue the other day, rescuing 500kg of food which was given directly to people who needed it. So between working, studying, volunteering and gardening, I have been drinking my favourite smoothie on the run more than ever. Next week, however, I am planning on drinking champagne in Champagne.
Blueberries have a HUGE amount of health benefits due to their huge amount of antioxidants. Antioxidants protect our bodies from a wide range of illness and disease by neutralising free radicals and aiding the prevention of cell damage. Basically free radicals are unstable oxygen molecules that are associated with cancer, heart disease and the effects of aging. Blueberries can boost your heart and eye health, increase your brain power, lower excess blood sugar and make you look younger (thought I’d throw that one in there). A handful a day really does keep the doctor away. So throw a handful in a smoothie. PS: If anyone needs any legal advice with regard to homicide, just leave your question in the comments 🙂
B L U E B E R R Y S M O O T H I E O N T H E R U N F O R O N E
1 handful of fresh or frozen blueberries
1 ripe, chilled and sliced banana
1 teaspoon of chia seeds
1 handful of natural almonds
1 handful of oats
Almond milk (or any milk of your choice)
Honey to taste
Place all the ingredients in a blender or a jug to stick blend. Add the milk of your choice, some people may like more or less depending on how liquidy you like your smoothies. Whiz it up and enjoy. You can play around with this recipe and replace the blueberries with any other type of fruit.