Blueberry Smoothie- Veganluscious

Blueberry smoothie that is dairy free and vegan
Blueberry smoothie- dairy-free gluten-free chill.

Wilting from the heat? I've got a deep blue chill for you. Dairy-free. Easy as pie. Cool as a blueberry. I'm emancipating this recipe from the archive depths because it's just too luscious to get lost in 2007, never to be slurped again.

What does a brave and spunky vegan girl do when she is suddenly famished and her Crowded House whistling husband is scrambling up some free-range eggs and cheese for brunch? I'll tell what you do.

You reach for your power tools.

You haul out the Vita-Mix and thank your twinkling stars you have a bag of organic frozen blueberries in the freezer. You grab the carton of organic almond milk. You dip into the Nutribiotic vanilla rice protein powder. You smile slyly. You sprinkle in some stevia

You switch the button to HIGH and sigh.

You froth with pleasure.

Vegan Blueberry Smoothie Recipe


Get your protein fix the vegan way. Zap yourself a smoothie with gluten-free rice protein powder and organic frozen blueberries. Antioxidants never tasted so good. Change ingredients accordingly to suit your own allergenic persuasion.

For one smoothie:

3/4 cup ice cold gluten-free almond milk or soy milk
2/3 cup frozen blueberries- organic, if possible
2 tablespoons Nutribiotic Vanilla Rice Protein Powder
1 serving stevia, or agave, to taste

Instructions:

Combine ingredients in a blender or Vita-Mix container. Cover tightly. Whip until smooth and frothy. Pour into a fancy glass. Sip.

Feel fabulous.


Note:

Not a stevia fan? Add a teaspoon of low glycemic raw organic agave nectar, or two teaspoons raw sugar, to taste.



28 comments:

  1. Elle16:30

    pretty picture

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  2. What a beautiful picture from something so simple! ;) Glad you are on the right track to feeling better!

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  3. Oh dear, that IS a list. My husband has one line that too and the rest of the fam has their own so I can sympathise.

    Have you tried coconut flour? You'll have to use it with egg replacer.
    Check out www.niulife.com. I'm sure there would be an American supplier somewhere.

    Best of luck!

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  4. Thanks. I happen to have fresh blueberries in the fridge...I just may try that today! Good summer treat!

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  5. You take the most wonderful photos of your creations! I can hardly wait to try one.

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  6. Sorry for what you are going through. I make a banana version of your smoothie. I use rice milk, cold ripe bananas & a couple of ice cubes. Beautiful photo. Love blueberries.

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  7. Beautiful Photo! It makes me wish I liked blueberries- LOL

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  8. Hey Karina. I just stumbled across your site and want to share that I, like you, have had a history of food allergies and suffered many, many years from it. Not only feeling miserables, but I started to get horrible cystic acne and tried to troubleshoot it. It started with corn allergies (who would have guessed? It's in everything too!) and then found out I'm allergic to gluten, then soy and now dairy. And somehow..you just get used to it. You realize food is your medicine like you said before and you just roll with it. I admire your determination to creatively make sure all the food allergies do not wear you down. Best of luck and I'll keep reading!

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  9. Looks so yummy! I've heard, though, that rice protein powder is a bit gritty ... did you have to blend it extra long or is that particular rice protein not super gritty? :)

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  10. Really close to my normal morning smoothie! I skip the protein powder and stevia (it is sweet enough if you use local berries and ripe bananas) - I add a tablespoon of ground flaxseed and a half a banana.
    With local blueberries coming on, I will find a local farmer with some really nice ones, buy several quarts and flash freeze.
    When bananas start to get too ripe on the counter, I peel, cut in half, wrap in wax paper and freeze. My smoothies are more like milk shakes and stay cold if I take them in the car.

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  11. Wow, look at the purple. Did you play with this picture :) lol

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  12. Thanks, y'all. Mother Nature made this color. I just photographed it. ;-) xox Karina

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  13. yum! that smoothie looks so good!

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  14. Hey Karina! Thanks for the suggestions. I did notice that my header looks a little off. I totally agree with your suggestions, but I think the issue maybe the uploading? I am not sure because in Photoshop the image looks fine, and then when uploaded to Blogger it looses its color and sharpness. I've never had problems before with my headers, and had one for a long time that I made the same way and it uploaded fine. Hmm!

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  15. All your recent smoothie making inspired me - I bought a real blender (not a vitamix though) and have been making smoothies with my homemade coconut milk yogurt and fruit from the farmers market! :)

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  16. Well my, my, I cannot tell you how timely THIS post is! Not only have the hubs & I been withering in the heat but we've been craving something such as this to quench our summer thirst - and we can't do dairy. We just this weekend bought a small chest freezer so that we could keep lots of summer fruits on hand, frozen & waiting for just the right recipes. Karina, you are PERFECTION itself for continuing to supply us with all these goodies - even ones you resurrect from the archives :>]] THANK YOU!!!!!

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  17. I love the idea in the other comments for adding a banana in the mix, I guess that would eliminate the need for sweetening too?

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  18. Oh, that color! This looks like the perfect way to start any day.

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  19. Karina! I would drink this smoothie for the color alone! It is so beautiful! Apart from that, I'm a huge fan of blueberries and Nutribiotic protein powder... :) Thanks for this recipe!
    Desi

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  20. What a gorgeous smoothie! Yeah, those are my kind of power tools. LOL I've got about 2/3 cup of blueberries in the fridge, too. Serendipity!

    Thanks, Karina! :-)

    Shirley

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  21. Hi, I wanted to thank you for this blog! I have been looking for gluten free recipes for a long while now and this is just perfect! Oh and by the way, did you know that Crowded House is now touring? I have a friend who has a strong connection with the band. Their FB page will post all their dates as well. Thank you again!

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  22. little recipes like this are my FAV karina!! I've been smoothie-in' it up all summer... I have at least one a day! I havent' used blueberries like I should though! I think I may have to have this for dessert tonight!

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  23. Karina, this looks so delicious! I am curious how well you like that rice protein powder - I have recently tried a hemp powder and it doesn't like my tummy so well. Is this gritty? I would assume not, given your dislike for rice flours in baking due to gritty texture. :)

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  24. I'm glad I'm not alone in my smoothie addiction. Thanks for the love on this! xox

    I've tried a couple of protein powders- and the best tasting, most "invisible" is the Nutribiotic vanilla rice protein I mention above. It dissolves almost instantly. I barely detect it. If you are super sensitive to texture, just make sure you have enough going on in the smoothie- a frozen banana, other fruit, flavors- and whip it long enough to give it a chance to dissolve. I use a Vita-Mix.

    I've been doing smoothies daily. So good! xox

    Karina

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  25. Your picture is really good ! So nice color :) impatient to be in august to go picking blueberries in montains !!

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  26. Looks amazing! I've never had rice protein powder; I'll have to check it out.

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