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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Dark and Gloomy Blueberry Smoothie

This smoothie is not only rich in flavour, it’s rich in goodness! This gloomy colour smoothie, perfect for a spooky Halloween breakfast, is packed with blueberries, bananas, milk and a handful of spinach. Halloween, after all, is all about disguises!

1-1/2 cups (375 mL) milk
1-1/2 cups (375 mL) loosely packed fresh baby spinach
1 cup (250 mL) frozen blueberries
1 banana, peeled

Pinch ground cardamom or nutmeg
1 tbsp (15 mL) pure maple syrup, or to taste
In a blender, combine milk, spinach, blueberries, banana, cardamom and maple syrup and blend until smooth. Add more maple syrup, if desired. Serve immediately.

Cooking Tips: Feel free to use frozen over-ripe bananas for this recipe. They lend the perfect sweetness and iciness to a smoothie.

Maple syrup can be replaced with other sweeteners, such as honey or agave syrup.

Preparation time: 5 to 10 minutes 
Yield: 3-1/2 cups (875 mL), 2 to 3 servings

Nutritional information 
Per serving (1/3 of recipe): 144 calories, 5 g protein, 26 g carbohydrates, 3 g fat, 2.8 g fibre, 67 mg sodium
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