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Blueberry Vanilla Graham Protein Smoothie

I’m so excited about this because it’s a healthier version of one of my guilty pleasures. Ben and Jerry’s makes a Blueberry Vanilla Graham Greek Froyo that I’m obsessed with. It’s fruity, creamy with a bit of graham cracker for that added crunch. This protein smoothie is so delicious and crazy easy to make for the whole family in the morning. 

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 Benefits of Blueberries

  • Bone Health- Iron, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc and vitamin K all found in blueberries contribute to building and maintaining healthy bones
  • Heart Health- Blueberries are incredibly low in cholesterol. Combine that with fiber, potassium, folate, vitamin B6, vitamin C and phytonutrient content help to prevent damage to blood vessels.
  • Managing Diabetes- The high fiber content in blueberries can help diabetics control blood sugar, lipid levels and insulin levels.
  • Blood Pressure Health- Potassium, calcium and magnesium naturally found in blueberries have been shown to lower blood pressure.
  • Cancer Prevention- Blueberries are packed full of antioxidants that can not only slow the formation of cancer but also ward off and prevent cancers.
  • Healthy Digestion- The high fiber content will help keep the body regular and the digestive system happy.
  • Mental Health- Blueberries have been shown to improve cognitive ability, short-term memory, and coordination as well as protect you from mental diseases like Parkinson’s Disease.
  • Weight Loss- High fiber foods like blueberries can help with satiety, reducing the appetite and helping the body stay full longer.
  • Skin Health- Blueberries are full of vitamin C which helps protect the skin from damage from sun, smoke and pollution as well as smooth wrinkles and improve skin texture.
Blueberry Vanilla Graham Protein Smoothie
Serves 1
Delicious smoothie that's perfect as an easy breakfast for the whole family.
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
216 calories
33 g
16 g
7 g
6 g
3 g
530 g
59 g
26 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
530g
Servings
1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 216
Calories from Fat 43
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g
12%
Saturated Fat 3g
13%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 16mg
5%
Sodium 59mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 33g
11%
Dietary Fiber 5g
19%
Sugars 26g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A
4%
Vitamin C
7%
Calcium
62%
Iron
5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup frozen blueberries
  2. 1 cup plain, unsweetened almond milk
  3. 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  4. 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  5. 1/2 graham craker
Instructions
  1. Place blueberries, almond milk, yogurt and maple syrup in your blender and mix until blended and fully combined. Sprinkle top with graham cracker and enjoy!
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calories
216
fat
7g
protein
6g
carbs
33g
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8 Comments

  1. This is a delicious and refreshing smoothie…perfect for mornings or afternoons! Love the sprinkle of graham over the top..sounds delish! xo, Catherine

  2. We do a smoothie of the month at my gym. I am telling them about this, because I love the idea of the crunch of the graham.

  3. Love this smoothie Marshie. Gotta try it, the graham crunch sounds perfect!

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