This Wild Blueberry Smoothie with pineapple, cardamom, and lavender vanilla sugar, is packed with probiotics for a nourishing & delicious way to start the day! Get my easy recipe & find out what else I’m loving in this week’s edition of Happy Things & Healthy Living Tips!

HAPPY THING NO. 1 | Wild Blueberry Smoothie + a Brand New Cookbook

Wild Blueberry Smoothie with Pineapple, Cardamom, & Vanilla Lavender Sugar

This Wild Blueberry Smoothie with Pineapple, Cardamom, & Lavender Vanilla Sugar, and my brand spanking new cookbook,  From Freezer to Table: 75+ Simple, Whole Foods Recipes for Gathering, Cooking, and Sharing, have absolutely nothing to do with each other, other than they both make me happy 🙂

I bought the book 2 days ago after listening to an interview with one of the authors on Liz’s Healthy Table Podcast. Cooking more time-saving healthy freezer meals, is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, so I can’t wait to take a deep dive into this cookbook!

As for the Wild Blueberry Smoothie, I created it on a whim yesterday, and now I’ve had it two days in a row. You don’t HAVE to make it with the lavender vanilla sugar, but, it definitely adds a little bling! Here’s my super simple recipe…

Wild Blueberry Smoothie with Pineapple, Cardamom, & Vanilla Lavender Sugar

Wild Blueberry Smoothie with Pineapple, Cardamom, & Lavender Vanilla Sugar

Refreshing & Delicious! You’ll love this Wild Blueberry Smoothie with Pineapple & Cardamom for a nourishing snack or quick and easy breakfast!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 smoothie


  • 1 cup kefir , i.e. Maple Hill Creamery Kefir
  • 1 cup frozen Wild Blueberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen or fresh pineapple
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • Pinch of salt
  • Optional, 1/2-1 teaspoon Lavender Vanilla Sugar


  • Place all ingredient in a Vitamix, or your favorite high powered blender. Blend on high power to combine ingredients. Pour in a glass, and enjoy while cold.


Adding Wild Blueberries to smoothies is one of my favorite ways to boost to get brain boosting MIND Diet friendly foods into my diet!


Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 570IU | Vitamin C: 53.8mg | Calcium: 311mg | Iron: 0.6mg
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
Keyword smoothie recipes, wild blueberries
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HAPPY THING NO. 2 | Jamba Juice Pumpkin Protein Smoothie

Have you tried the new Jamba Juice Pumpkin Protein Smoothie? It's a healthy alternative to Pumpkin Spiced Lattes! Thanks to Jamba Juice for giving me a gift certificate to try it!

I have to admit, I was a little skeptical of how this new Pumpkin Protein Smoothie from Jamba Juice would taste, but I was pleasantly surprised by how yummy tasted, and it filled me up too! If you’re wondering how it compares to a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks, I’ll tell ya’… {Comparisons are based on a 16 oz Protein Spice Smoothie & a 16 oz Grande Pumpkin Spice Latte}

  • Calories: 280 vs 380
  • Protein: 23 grams vs 14
  • Sugar: 29 grams vs 50 {29 grams is still high IMO, but fun for a healthier treat, or an on-the-go meal replacement on occasion}.
  • Fiber: 5 grams vs 0
  • Fat: 4.5 grams vs 14 {made w/ 2% milk}

Not bad, right?! The ingredients are simple too: Almond Milk, Pumpkin Spice Base, Cinnamon, Chia Seeds, & Whey Protein, & it’s vegetarian and gluten-free.

Thanks so much to the team at Jamba Juice for sending me a gift certificate to try the new Pumpkin Protein Smoothie! Disclosure: I was not compensated to write this post.

HAPPY THING NO. 3 | No More Frizzy Hair with Davines 01 All in One Milk

I'm in LOVE with Davines OI All In One Milk! It keeps my hair soft & frizz free without weighing it down. Oh, and it smells amazing too!

I don’t usually share beauty products on the blog, but this Davines 01 All In One Milk is too amazing not to share. I’m in LOVE!!!  I’ve tried lots of frizz-fighting hair care products, but, so far, this is the best one I’ve discovered. Not only does it keep my hair soft & frizz-free without weighing it down, but it also smells amazing too! Have you tried it? Do you have any favorite hair care products to share???

HAPPY THING NO. 4 | Hiking The Lake Miramar Trail

Favorite Hikes in San Diego: Lake Miramar Hiking Trail. The trail is ~ 5miles around the lake, flat, scenic, and dog friendly.

I have kind of a funny story to tell…Last week I was supposed to meet my friend, Liz, from Shaw’s Simple Swaps for a walk at Lake Poway. That morning I was running late {because I had to drop Big Tex off at school since he missed his carpool by oversleeping!}, so I arrived at “the lake” about 15 minutes late. Liz & I texted back and forth several times because I couldn’t find her when I finally realized I was at Lake Miramar instead of Lake Poway. Oops!

Sadly, I missed walking with her that day, but since I had brought one of my pups, I decided to take the ~ 5-mile dirt trail around the lake {I usually stay on the asphalt path}, and we had a lovely hike, meandering through the pine and eucalyptus trees & barking at the geese and ducks {Kai-not me!}

The moral of the story is…Have fun exploring the trail less traveled, and always know what lake you’re going to! 🙂

HAPPY THING NO. 5 | Daily Harvest Smoothies, Soup, Sundaes, & More

When you're too busy {or tired!} to cook, Daily Harvest Smoothies, Soup, and other Superfood Meals are a delicious way to eat your fruits and veggies! | Learn more @thespicyrd and use my code: eastewart for 3 free products with your first order.

Have you tried Daily Harvest Smoothies, Soups, and Superfood Sundaes yet? I like to keep a stash of soups {new flavors include Lentil + Mesquite Chili-pictured above, Cauliflower + Leek Stew, & Turmeric + Lemongrass Broth} in the freezer for a quick lunch on super busy days, and the kids & Mr. Spicy like the smoothies for a healthy grab-and-go breakfast. The fruit and veggie-packed “sundaes” {Cacao Cookie Dough, Chocolate Brownie Batter, Salted Caramel, and more} are also a fun, healthy treat!

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  1. Katie | HealthySeasonalRecipes says:

    That story about going to the wrong lake totally sounds like something I would have done. Makes me literally laugh out loud!

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      I know, pretty funny, right/! Glad to know I’m in such great company! xoxo