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 SugarThis 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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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

Nutrition

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 keeps my hair soft & frizz free without weighing it down, it 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 travelled, 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!

You can give them a try here: Daily Harvest, and use my code “eastewart” for 3 free products with your first order. If you try them out, I’d love to hear what you think!

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MORE HAPPY THINGS & HEALTHY LIVING LINKS I”M LOVING THIS WEEK…

  1. As a *recovering* perfectionist, I absolutely love this!–> Good Enough. Not Perfect.
  2. Here’s one more reason to follow a Blue Zones inspired diet & lifestyle.–>Researchers Say Most Alzheimer’s Disease Cases Are Preventable-Find Out How.
  3. Super fun idea for a fall-inspired appetizer! –> Cinnamon Apple & Goat Cheese Crostini {Schar has a delicious new gluten free Artisan Baker 10 Grains & Seeds Bread this would be delicious on!}
  4. Hummus for everyone!!! –> 50 Plant-Powered Hummus Recipes 
  5. Healthy Habit Tip of the Week! –> Make This One Change

Speaking of healthy habits, have you checked out my new healthy habits private Facebook group yet? I’d love to have you join the community for inspiration and motivation! Check it out here: Healthy Habits for a Happy Life, and get in touch with me if you have any questions about the group!

Let’s Chat!

Have you ever had a wild blueberry smoothie before? What’s making you happy this week???