Tired of the same old smoothies day after day? Want to invent a new approach for yourself and your clients? We’ve got just the solution. Join registered dietitian nutritionist extraordinaire Kara Lydon RD, LDN, RYT, a committed yoga practitioner and author of food and healthy living blog The Foodie Dietitian for a one-hour Twitter chat designed to transform your smoothie-making and inspire you to look beyond the obvious when it comes to ingredients, portions, and recipes. And, if you’re curious about our #WildYourSmoothie Recipe Contest, this is the perfect opportunity to ask questions and find inspiration.
Kara’s blog features delicious vegetarian recipes using premium ingredients. Her most recent smoothie — the Wild Blueberry Turmeric Zinger Smoothie — combines fresh ginger, chopped turmeric root, coconut oil, almond milk, frozen mangos, and frozen Wild Blueberries. Wow! Not only healthy, but beautiful, special and truly delicious.
Tweet at @Wildbberries and let us know that you will join Kara Wednesday February 1 at 1pm EST for the chat.
Kara’s preference for frozen fruit, such as Wild Blueberries is part of a national trend that is taking off. Consumers understand that using frozen fruit for smoothies is not only more convenient (no washing, peeling or cutting), and quicker (already portioned) but it creates less food waste too.
Kara visited Maine’s Wild Blueberries barrens recently and she saw for herself how the berries are harvested and flash-frozen within hours of picking, locking in both their nutrition and their potent taste. She understands that frozen Wild Blueberries provide a prodigious source of antioxidants and fiber, while adding a flavorful, colorful punch to any smoothie.
In this LIVE 60-minute Twitter chat we’ll discuss:
- Tips on how to build the perfect smoothie
- What makes Wild Blueberries such a powerful superfood and perfect smoothie ingredient
- Why registered dietitians LOVE Wild Blueberries
- What fuels Kara’s love of Wild Blueberries
- #WildYourSmoothie Recipe Contest
If you want to learn more about Kara Lydon, Wild Blueberries, our #WildYourSmoothie Recipe Contest or explore some yummy Wild Blueberry smoothie recipes, check out:
- Kara Lydon’s Blog
- Wild Blueberry Smoothie Recipes
- Wild Your Smoothie Recipe Contest
- The Better Blueberry
And, if you have a question you’d like to ask Wild Blueberries or Kara, ask us at any time before, during or after the chat – just be sure to include #WildYourSmoothie in your tweet!
Here’s how the Twitter Chat Works:
- Follow us, the Wild Blueberry Association of North America (@wildbberries) and Kara (@karalydonRD) on Twitter
Follow along with #WildYourSmoothie
- Include #WildYourSmoothie in all of your tweets – we don’t want to miss anything you have to say!
- Ask questions. Retweet & Favorite tweets you love. Chime in (include #WildYourSmoothie)!
Learn more about the #WildYourSmoothie hosts:
Kara Lydon, RD, LDN, RYT, The Foodie Dietitian, (@karalydonRD) is a nationally recognized nutrition and culinary communications expert and yoga teacher based in Boston. Kara believes that the secret to a holistically happy life is nourishing the mind, body and spirit and she instills this integrative philosophy in the kitchen, yoga studio, working one-on-one with clients, and on her food and healthy living blog, The Foodie Dietitian, and in her anticipated e-book, Nourish Your Namaste: Functional Recipes, Nutrition and Asana to be a Healthy, Happy Yogi (May 2016). Her blog features delicious seasonal vegetarian recipes and simple strategies to bring more yoga and mindfulness into your life, and has been most recently featured on SHAPE, TODAY, Fitness, SELF, The Kitchn, Prevention and Buzzfeed.
The Wild Blueberry Association of North America (WBANA) (@wildbberries) is a trade association of farmers and processors of Wild Blueberries from Maine and Canada, dedicated to bringing the Wild Blueberry health story and unique Wild Advantages to consumers and the trade worldwide.
WBANA is dedicated to furthering research that explores the health potential of Wild Blueberries. Every year since 1997, WBANA has hosted the Health Research Summit in Bar Harbor, a worldwide gathering of dozens of scientists and researchers whose work is leading the way in learning more and more about the health benefits of Wild Blueberries. Hundreds of studies have been conducted on disease and the extensive health benefits of Wild Blueberries.