3 basic and simple Blueberry smoothie recipes


Blueberry is one of the richest food sources of natural antioxidants. This fruit has high amount of oxygen radical absorption capacity (ORAC). Orac is a measure of food’s ability to neutralize free radicals and protect the body from ageing. The ORAC level in 100 gram of blueberries is 4669 Mol Te. Our body need about 5000 Mol Te ORAC per day. A glass of fresh blueberries smoothie can provide you ORAC level that your body needs in a day. Besides, the protective antioxidants in blueberry do not change when we frozen the fruits. So we can use fresh or frozen blueberry to make smoothie in all year round. In this post I list my 3 simple and fast blueberry smoothy recipes. These recipes are easy to make and good to your health.

Blueberry and yogurt

Serves for 2

  • 1 cup of fresh or frozen blueberry (150 g)
  • 1 cup of vanilla or plain yogurt or 1 cup of milk
  • 1 tsp of honey
  • ½ cup of ice

How to do it?

Blend at high speed. Serve immediately with mint leaves. Yogurt contain high amount of calcium and live bacteria that are beneficial to the digestion. Live bacteria in yogurt can protect against harmful gut bacterial which cause food poisoning. 

Blueberry and Strawberry smoothie

Serves 1-2

  • 1 cup of blueberry fresh or frozen (150 gr)
  • 1/2 cup of strawberries (75 g)
  • ½ cup of milk
  • ½ cup vanilla frozen yogurt
  • 1 whole strawberry for decoration
  • Fresh mint leaves

How to do it

  • Place strawberry and milk in blender
  • Cover and process for 10-15 seconds
  • Add frozen yogurt and vanilla to blender process 10-15 seconds
  • Garnish with whole strawberry and mint leaves

Blueberry and raspberry crush


Blueberry and raspberry smoothie is tasty and can protect you from the ravages of free radicals.

Serves 1-2

  • 1 cup of blueberries (150 gr)
  • 1 cup of raspberries (120gr)
  • 1 cup of plain or vanilla yogurt
  • ½ cup of ice
  • 1 tsp. of honey

How to do it

  • Wash and hull the fruits
  • Put them both into a blender and blend until smooth.

As blueberry and raspberry contain lots small and hard seeds, the smoothie can be quite dry and hard. You can add or reduce amount of yogurt and honey as your taste too. Garnish with fresh raspberry and mint leaves.

Here are three simple and healthy blueberry smoothie recipes that you can make it everyday within 5 minutes. I hope you find something interesting in this post. And let me know what do you think about these simple recipes? What is your favorite blueberry smoothie recipes? I would love to know your favorite blueberry smoothie recipes too. 

Easy Ice Mint Strawberry Juice Recipe


Last week I came to strawberry farm and collected strawberry. I got around 4 kg of fresh strawberry and I think it is too much. The fact is I have done all recipes to consume my strawberries. I did strawberry jam, strawberry smoothies and eat fresh strawberry too. But somehow I could not drink smoothies for 3 days continuously meanwhile my strawberries can get bad very fast. 

But what else I can do? I have no space in fridge for frozen strawberry and don’t want more strawberry smoothies. Suddenly I remembered that my mom used to make fruit juice with sugar but she does it with apricots not strawberries. However, I tried my luck with strawberry in the same way my mom does fruit juices. And here is product my tasty strawberry juice with ice mint leaves.

Ingredients:

  • One big jar with tight cover I used my 1,5l glass jar to make juice. Strawberry contains water inside and sugar will melt and it’s hard to know how much juice you can have.
  • 300 gram of sugar
  • 500 gram of fresh strawberry
  • Fresh ice mint leaves
  • Fresh strawberries


First of all, I put strawberry into a jar then slowly pour sugar into it. I tried to keep sugar cover all strawberries if not strawberries might turn into bad. I keep a whole strawberry and cut it into small pieces. If you like soft and not so much sugar in strawberry you can keep a whole strawberry. Small strawberry pieces will have more sugar inside and easy broken when you make a juice.

I keep my jar for more than 15 hours. After 4 hours you can check if the sugar does not cover the strawberry, you can put a little sugar to cover it. If you see all sugar has melt as my picture, you can use it to make juice. 


In my juice I used old and ripe strawberries with lot of seeds. Old strawberries have sweeter and stronger taste than the normal strawberry in supermarket. If you go to the strawberry farm, try to taste the old strawberry you will see the difference. With me the old strawberry is the best choice to eat and make jam. One time per year I try to go to the strawberry farm to collect old strawberry for making strawberry jam. I will share with you my low sugar, no pectin strawberry jam in another post. But now let me finish my strawberry juice first.

The second stage of making strawberry juice is mixing it with water. You can add cold water, mineral water, sparkling until it meets your taste. In here I used half of my juice mixed with 400 ml of cold water. I kept it a little bit sweet then I can put the ice later. To make strawberry juice perfect I put some ice cube, ice mint and some fresh strawberries into it. The juice will have sweet taste and lovely smell of strawberry and little bit sour taste of fresh strawberries too.


Having this drink with ice in hot summer day is an interesting choice. You can mix it with some vodka if you want something news. I like this drink as it is tasty and so convenience. Sugar helps me to keep this juice for 3 or 4 days later. But remember to keep strawberry jar in the fridge to keep it cool. If you like to try something different, try to make this juice. I bet you will love it. Let me know what you think about this simple strawberry juice.