- Disclaimer: By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the Wild Blueberry Association of North America and I am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.
I am really excited about entering the “Wild Your Smoothie” recipe contest this year. Most of you know that though I have always been a healthy eater, I recently re-focused on healthy eating and changed my diet to a clean eating plan which focuses on low sugar, whole, and less-cultivated or domesticated foods. I feel strongly about eating food that grows naturally on the earth as it is not only nutritionally superior, but tastes better too! Being a healthy eater and a cook, I can appreciate both of those things.
This contest is all about Wild Blueberries sponsored by the Wild Blueberry Association of North America. The contest calls for the use of at least 1/2 Cup of frozen Wild Blueberries in a unique and tasty smoothie recipe.
The grand prize includes a trip to the Wild Blueberry capitol of the world-Maine! Since my husband Chad’s paternal grandparents are from there, I thought it would be extra special for us to be able to visit. He’s only been once as a child. I really thought hard about what I’d want in a new smoothie recipe when I created this one.
I decided to go with some wonderful and robust Mexican flavors. Did you know that eating spicy foods like chilies and chili powder can speed up your metabolism? It’s true. Also, avocados have the same effect as using a banana in a smoothie base-they add body. Without something like a banana or an avocado, a smoothie can by too icy or flat. Avocado is a lower sugar alternative to a banana, won’t spike your blood sugar, and adds some much needed heart healthy fats to your smoothie.
A whole cup of frozen Wild Blueberries goes into the blender with the avocado, chipotle chili powder, raw honey (much more nutritious and full of flavor than pasteurized), some frozen pineapple, and a bit of milk and yogurt, for a gorgeous smoothie with a bit of Mexican flare. We all love Mexican food for lunch and dinner, so why not bring some to breakfast or to your post-work out snack?
This smoothie is velvety, slightly sweet, and just a little bit spicy. It gave me such an energy boost for my day!
The really great thing about smoothie recipes is that once you decide what’s going in the blender together the directions are pretty dang simple, but just in case you need a play by play, I’ve got it for you in the printable below. Give this one a try!