This delicious smoothie is full of flavor and antioxidants! Adding Wild Blueberries gives this smoothie a more intense blueberry flavor, compared to 'regular' cultivated blueberries. Plus Wild Blueberries have twice the antioxidant capacity compared to cultivated blueberries. Research is linking the potential health benefits of Wild Blueberries to gut health, diabetes, cancer, and brain health.
Wild Blueberries grow naturally in Maine and Eastern Canada, it is estimated that Wild Blueberry plants have been there for 10,000 years. The plants are interlocking. spread across fields called barrens and are genetically diverse. It is the plants diversity that gives the Wild Blueberries the perfect balance of tart and sweetness. About 99% of the Wild Blueberry crop is individually quick frozen (IQF) at the time of harvest.
Look for Wild Blueberries in the freezer section of your grocery store and make sure the package says "Wild" on it (example pictured right), to ensure you are getting the amazing tasting and antioxidant power of Wild Blueberries. For more information on Wild Blueberries visit: http://www.wildblueberries.com/
Wild Blueberries & Mango Half and Half Smoothie
Serves 4 (7 oz)
1 cup frozen Wild Blueberries, plus 12 blueberries for garnish
1/2 cup grape juice
6 oz vanilla yogurt (Greek or Icelandic suggested)
1 cup frozen mango cubes
1 cup water
In a blender, add the frozen mango cubes and water. Blend until icy and smooth. Add a layer of the pureed mango mixture to each of the glasses. Rinse the blender.
Next in the blender, combine the frozen Wild Blueberries with the grape juice and yogurt. Blend until smooth and creamy. Top each of the four glasses with a layer of the Wild Blueberry smoothie mixture.
Top each glass with (at least) 3 Wild Blueberries and serve immediately.