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Fresh Blueberry Green Tea Smoothie

Are you feeling a little bloated after all those Christmas cookies you ate over the past few days? I know I am. I feel like a need a major diet detox. For a start, I’m going back to only having fresh fruit fruit smoothies for breakfast, and lots of healthy salads and soups for lunch and dinner. And I am staying away from the sweet treats at least for a few weeks. My body is on sugar overload.

This healthy blueberry smoothie is a great way to start the day. Blueberries are very nutritious, packed with a ton of vitamins and minerals. And while blueberries may not be in season here, they are in season in Chile. Chilean blueberries make it possible for us to enjoy delicious blueberries in all winter long.

This recipe and video are from the Chilean Fresh Fruit Association.

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Fresh Blueberry Green Tea Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients

1 banana
1 cup plain yogurt
3/4 cup fresh Chilean  blueberries
Zest of orange
4 ice cubes
1 cup Blueberry Green Tea Fusion (recipe follows)

Instructions

Blend well and top with mint sprig.

Blueberry Green Tea Fusion Recipe

Ingredients

2 cups water
1 cup fresh Chilean blueberries
2 green tea bags

Instructions

Bring 2 cups water to boil. Add 1 cup fresh Chilean blueberries. Boil 5 minutes. Strain. Add 2 green tea bags and steep 3-5 minutes. Drink hot or pour over ice and add honey or agave to sweeten.

Nutrients per serving: 80 calories, 2 gms dietary fiber, 42 mg sodium and 4 gms protein

Recipe, video and photography from Chilean Fresh Fruit Association.

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