It’s blueberry season! I would normally say the season is waning by the time we hit August, but not this year due to the extra frigid winter. Hence the reason blueberries are the Ingredient of the Month for August.
I go to Super Acres Blueberry farm, which is just down the road from me. Door-to-door, I can easily pick 3 pounds of blueberries in 30 minutes. I go so often that people think I work there. I’m always giving help to anyone who doesn’t know the ropes. I tell them which rows I like, how to weigh and pay, and provide driving directions to wherever they are going next. I highly recommend Super Acres. The people who own the farm are so nice and the blueberries are plump, sweet, and gorgeous. There are so many blueberries hanging from the blueberry bushes that you can practically walk down the aisle and your bucket fills up on it’s own!
As with other food in my house, the freshly picked blueberries get eaten with at break-neck speed. But hey, what better way to enjoy them and I’d rather have everyone eating blueberries than anything else. When I can do something extra with them, I make jam or smoothies or freeze them for winter months. I will leave the blueberry pie making to others, lest we forget, I can’t make a pie to save myself.
This blueberry smoothie recipe is super simple, just the way I like it. I always see smoothie recipes with long lists of ingredients or a variety of vegetables added such as kale or spinach. I have to say, I love vegetables, but not in my smoothie. Less is more in this instance ! I’m not trying to create a complete meal. I just want a nice, refreshing drink that is healthy and tasty. You will love it and wish you made more. Obviously any berry will work and frozen vs fresh will yield a different consistency. But either way you shake it up, it will be delicious.
1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen (if you use fresh, add 1/2 cup ice)
1 cup soy unsweetened soy milk (or milk of your choice)
2 Tbsp raw honey
2 Tbsp wheat germ
6 whole unsalted almonds
Put everything in a blender and mix until desired consistency. Pour into your favorite glass. Get a straw and a spoon so you can sip and scoop all at the same time. Enjoy!
Make a batch and throw it in your thermal mug while you gather up your Tupperware to go blueberry picking!