Blueberry Smoothie

Blueberries are amazing brain food. Just half a cup a day keeps your brain cells healthy and your memory strong. (In lab experiments, rats that eat blueberries keep their brain power much longer than rats that don’t!) Plus, blueberries are quite literally bursting with antioxidants — those amazing substances that keep your cells and body superhealthy. Add blueberries to smoothies and fruit salads, top your cereal with them, or freeze them and eat them like mini fruitsicles. Or make this creamy, blue smoothie to share.

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Hands-on time:
10 minutes
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Total time:
10 minutes
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Makes
2
Servings

Kitchen Gear

Measuring cup
Dinner knife (for slicing banana)
Cutting board
Blender (adult needed)
Spoon

Ingredients

1⁄2 can water or coconut water
1⁄2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1⁄2 overripe banana, peeled and sliced
2 ice cubes

Instructions

Wash your hands with soap and water, then gather all your kitchen gear and ingredients and put them on a clean counter.

  1. Put all the ingredients in the blender.
  2. Put the blender top on tightly. Turn the blender to a medium setting and blend until the mixture is smooth, about 2 minutes.
  3. Pour the smoothie into cups and scrape out the rest with a spoon.
  4. Serve right away — or store in a thermos or cover and refrigerate up to 4 hours.