And the winners of the Wild Your Smoothie Recipe Contest are….
The Wild Your Smoothie Contest results are in and you’re going to absolutely love the top three winners! In total, we received hundreds of entries for the contest. You voted. Here are your winners.
We have two runners up for the Wild Your Smoothie contest.
- Cara Harbstreet, M.S., R.D., L.D., of Street Smart Nutrition and her Wild Blueberry Mango Lassi Smoothie, inspired by the popular yogurt-based drink from the Punjab region of India, is exquisitely simple, a touch exotic (because of the cardamom and cinnamon), and delicious. Cara’s variation on the traditional Lassi, includes a cup of frozen Wild Blueberries and it replaces yogurt with kefir, adding even more probiotic punch to this tasty treat. Since we are firm believers in sourcing fruit in the freezer aisle, we also applaud the use of frozen mango and frozen Wild Blueberries in this recipe. With only six ingredients (if you don’t count the water), this smoothie is nutritious, easy to make, and well-deserving of its runner-up status. Congratulations, Cara! We love your Wild Blueberry Mango Lassi Smoothie
- Shashi Charles of Runnin Srilankan and her Oatmeal Wild Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie is one of the prettiest recipes we’ve ever seen and this smoothie tastes as good as it looks! Like so many of us, Shashi admitted to being in a “smoothie rut” before entering the Wild Your Smoothie Contest. Well, Shashi really broke the mold with this smoothie, and you’re going to love how she blended together a common list of ingredients into something truly special. Shashi starts with a cup of frozen Wild Blueberries, and then adds coconut milk, dried apricots, quick oats, banana, and peanut butter into this blend-and-go breakfast. “My bowl of breakfast oatmeal was my inspiration for this smoothie,” says Shashi. We also noted with pleasure that Shashi included two alternatives for the toppings – one decadent and one naked – after getting some constructive feedback from her daughter. After all, not every smoothie lover is the same. Congratulations, Shashi! We love your Oatmeal Wild Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie
First place goes to Charlotte Martin, a registered dietitian and creator of Nutritiously Twisted, an online blog that’s devoted to putting a healthy twist on old standby recipes. Charlotte’s beautiful, gluten-free Wild Blueberry Flax Muffin Smoothie was the runaway winner of the contest, earning 25 percent more votes than any other smoothie recipe in our terrific group of finalists. Charlotte’s delicious recipe brings together a tasty collection of ingredients, including a full cup of frozen Wild Blueberries, almond flour, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, and a tablespoon of instant espresso! It’s topped with a gorgeous vanilla Greek yogurt “frosting” that simply takes the prize! (Charlotte, please share how you created that beautiful topping!)
The addition of coffee to Charlotte’s smoothie was another standout. As a self-proclaimed caffeine lover, Charlotte likes to start her day with coffee. But to make her routine fast and easy, she simply blends a little coffee right into her smoothie. “This Wild Blueberry Flax Muffin Smoothie is your whole morning in one,” says Charlotte. “It’s like your Frappuccino and Wild Blueberry muffin had a healthy baby.”
Congratulations, Charlotte, we love your Wild Blueberry Flax Muffin Smoothie recipe and we’re excited to meet you this summer as we explore Bar Harbor and the Wild Blueberry barrens of Maine!