7 Healthy & Delicious Smoothie Recipes from Health Experts
During August we took twelve health experts from across the country on an incredible 3-day adventure through Maine’s wild blueberry fields. From hand raking wild blueberries, to an amazing dinner featuring the delicious berries, and a smoothie-making competition, our health experts received a whirlwind introduction to Maine’s nutritious and delicious superfruit.
Our registered dietitians, doctors, nutritionists, and health coaches started their Maine adventure at the Passamaquoddy Wild Blueberry Company Barrens to learn more about the history of the wild blueberry. The Tribe’s wild blueberries are harvested from 2,000 acres of barrens in Maine on the largest Native American-owned wild blueberry farm in the world. Our health experts got the chance to hand rake wild blueberries, which is the traditional way of harvesting, and meet the folks integral to Maine’s wild blueberry industry. And, they discovered how wild blueberries, flash frozen at their peak of ripeness to lock in taste in nutrition, get from farm to freezer, and ultimately to you!
Wild Blueberry Smoothie Competition
On the final day of our trip, we challenged our guests to a fun smoothie-making competition and of course the main ingredient was wild blueberries. Our guests had dozens of ingredients to select from including some out of the box ones like cauliflower rice and cooked beets.
After plenty of sips enjoying all of the incredible smoothies our guests crafted, our judge Wild Blueberry Nutrition Advisor Kitty Broihier selected our winners based on taste, texture and visual presentation. The winner of our competition was Malina Malkani! Malina is a Registered Dietitian, author, speaker and the single mom of three girls behind the Instagram & TikTok accounts, @healthy.mom.health.kids. Malina created a unique recipe called Wild Blueberry Basil and Tahini Dream. Our judge calls it very creative, and fresh.
NEW Inspiring & Healthy Smoothies
Looking for inspiration to ramp up your smoothie making game? Explore the six new recipes created by our wonderful team of food and nutrition experts. Each has its own unique character, flavor, and appearance:
Wild your Smoothie & Have a Healthy Scoop of Wild Blueberries Daily!
If you haven’t tried frozen wild blueberries yet, consider making them a staple for your frozen food pantry so you can make delicious and nutritious smoothies every day. Frozen wild blueberries have twice the antioxidant capacity, 72% more fiber, 32% less sugar and a more intense blueberry flavor when compared to regular blueberries found in the produce section.
Having a wild blueberry smoothie is a nutritious way to start the day. Plus, wild blueberries have been linked to better brain health and cognitive performance. There’s growing evidence from numerous studies suggesting eating wild blueberries daily may be a practical and effective part of a brain-healthy diet. With 33% more deep purply blue anthocyanins and 2x the antioxidants of ordinary blueberries, wild blueberries contribute to healthy brains!
Learn more about the difference between wild blueberries and regular blueberries here.