Blueberry “Jelly Bean” Smoothie

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This delicious Blueberry Jelly Bean Smoothie seems so bad, but it’s soooo good, in many ways! It’s packed with healthy ingredients and tastes delicious.blueberry smoothie

 It all started Saturday morning when my son decided he was in the mood for donuts. He wanted to get some for his Dad and Grandpa who were doing some work on the car. How could I say no to that? So off we went to the donut shop. I love the taste of donuts, but they make me feel horrible (can you say sugar crash?), so I needed something delicious and sweet that I could eat and not feel like I was missing out. As soon as we got home and the men were all gobbling their donuts, I went into the kitchen and made myself this delicious shake. I even shared some of it with my 14 year old son. He drank it all down, commenting that it was “actually good” (typical teenager) and added with a smile “It tastes like a blueberry jelly-bean.” (Hence the name 😉 ) That’s good enough for me! This recipe is officially approved by two generations in our house!


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Here’s the low-down on how to make enough for two servings:

In your blender, pour 1 cup of unsweetened, plain almond milk. Add in 4 tbsp. of heavy cream and 1/3 cup of 1% cottage cheese. Blend it all up until the cottage cheese lumps are completely gone.

Next, while the blender is running, drizzle in 2 tbsp of coconut oil, blending enough to emulsify the oil into the mixture.

Next, add 1/3 cup of unsweetened, frozen blueberries. Blend well, and add sweetener to taste. I used Kal Pure Stevia Extract Powder.

Finally, with the blender still running, slowly add in 1/4 tsp. of glucomannan powder. Blend thoroughly. If you’re not familiar with it, I describe it in my post “Strawberry Lemonade Slushy.” Head over there and read up on it.

You’re done! Now pour it into two glasses, find someone to share with, and enjoy. The nutritional information is posted below. Click on the picture to see it larger.
 
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The Blueberry Jelly Bean Shake has been linked up at:

Trim Healthy Tuesdays at Stacy Makes Cents & Gwen’s Nest.
Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays at Simply Sugar and Gluten Free.
Traditional Tuesdays at Intentionally Domestic.
Wellness Wednesday at Intoxicated on Life.
Teach me Tuesdays
Natural Living Linkup
Healthy 2Day Wednesdays
Weekend Whatever Linkup #77
Monday Meal Plan & Recipe Share
Allergy Free Wednesdays
Busy Monday Link Party at a Pinch of Joy
Make it Pretty Monday
Make the Scene Monday at Alderberry Hill
Anything Blue Friday

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18 thoughts on “Blueberry “Jelly Bean” Smoothie

  1. i made this this morning. My daughter and I agree – Best. Smoothie. Ever. I did add one scoop unflavored whey protein (she has ADHD, so high protein is important in the morning) and a few ice cubes. Amazing!

  2. I made this this morning and it was so good! I had a little trouble getting the coconut oil to emulsify. A lot of it just solidified onto the sides of my blender. I didn’t read all the way down and forgot to put in the glucomannan so it wasn’t very thick, but I still liked it.

    1. The glucomannan doesn’t really affect the flavor, so you still got the best of it :). When I add the coconut oil, I run the blender pretty fast and drizzle it in pretty slowly. Sorry it didn’t mix in well for you. I’m glad you enjoyed it overall! Thanks for commenting :).

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  4. Beautiful photos – inspired me to make this today and share it with my FB fans who seem to love it too! I just substituted with whole milk greek yogurt as I didn’t have cottage cheese and cream on hand, and I added a drizzle of honey – YUM! What a wonderful way to enjoy all the fresh blueberries we have in season right now. Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Kelly

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