Oh, this one is an immune system booster! Both blueberries and strawberries are antioxidant powerhouses, which can help fight against cancer and reduce cardiovascular disease risk*.
I recommend frozen berries so you don't need to add ice, and they're readily available and less expensive, although you can use fresh blueberries. Keep in mind that you'll almost always need a liquid to get the blender going and while I prefer to use water (since its less sugar and we're already adding fruit) you can substitute the water for orange juice, or more preferably an almond/soy/coconut milk.
The banana makes this smoothie creamy and rich without imparting any real banana flavor, so you’re safe if you don’t like bananas, or just omit and use a little less liquid.
- 1 cup blueberries, frozen
- 1/2 cup strawberries, frozen
- 1/2 banana
- 1 tbsp wheat germ
- 1 cup water
Place first 4 ingredients into a blender, add more or less water depending on the consistency you prefer. If you like your smoothies thicker, add less liquid and if you like your smoothies thinner, add more liquid.