Blueberry love & an awesome protein shake
My family and I recently went blueberry picking at Swift Creek Berry Farm here in good ole Virginia. It was a great outing and our little girl, Grace, had a blast….actually we all did!
She lasted quite a while and I think we picked almost 15 pounds of blueberries! This is pretty awesome as I love blueberries! We ate a ton of the fresh ones, gave some away and froze quite a bit. While the fresh ones are, of course, delicious I have no problem freezing them as I make a lot of shakes from frozen fruit. Here blueberry picking takes place in July and August, hopefully we’ll make one more run at it. I highly recommend it if this is something you’ve considered in the past. It’s fun for kids of all ages…and meditative too!
So this morning I made us some pretty awesome protein shakes. Measurements will vary depending on how many you make, but I usually make a whole blender full, one to drink for breakfast, then some for the whole family to drink throughout the day.
Today, I used:
almost 2 full, indulgent, cups of frozen blueberries
4 frozen bananas
2 large tablespoons of chia seeds
2 scoops of Sun Warrior Chocolate Protein Powder
1 tablespoon of raw almond butter (I used peanut butter today and that was quite tasty)
2 large handfuls of spinach (I was out of kale and spinach fit the bill)
Fill rest of blender with almond milk and/or non gmo soy milk. (I used both)
Blend. Drink some. Save some. Enjoy often. And if blueberry picking appeals to you, it’s time to go!