Disclosure: I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council. I received a stipend to facilitate my purchase for my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
This year I didn’t really make any New Year’s resolutions. I do however have a word (more to come on that soon). But a word is as far as I’ll go because I’m determined not to set myself up for failure like I have so often in the past. I always make these huge lofty goals and plans in the New Year, but not this year. This year I’m making little changes. Most of those little changes are involving our entire family but also specifically me.
Some little changes I plan to make in 2015
- Drinking more water daily
- Buying 1 less processed food per grocery trip until I cut out 5 processed foods we typically buy
- Spending Less time online and more time in real life
- Waking up 30 minutes earlier than usual
- Eating a fruit or vegetable with every meal
- 10-20 minutes of daily exercise
While they are all daily changes they’re all EASY changes especially when you prepare and when you give yourself the grace to make mistakes and to have set backs you can succeed. Just because you mess up one day doesn’t mean you can’t get right back at it! By doing these little resolutions before I know it I’ll reach my traditional big resolutions.
One of the most important things I mentioned was eating a fruit or vegetable with every meal. That fits right in with my plan to eat less processed foods . One of the ways I plan on doing this is by having a daily healthy smoothie. My new favorite flavor combo is this Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie.
Smoothies are my favorite way to get my fruits in. It makes it so much easier for me to get my daily dose. Luckily smoothies are super easy to make and they’re a huge hit! Blueberry was top on my list for a smoothie because I love their vibrant color! Sounds like a silly reason but it’s important to “Eat the Rainbow” and no, I’m not referring to skittles! This smoothie is going to cover your blue and red portion of the rainbow!
Not to mention 1 cup of blueberries (what this recipe will call for) is just 80 calories, has 3.6 grams of fiber and has vitamin c, vitamin k and manganese. Ready for this smoothie?!
In your favorite blender pour 1 cup pomegranate juice, 1/2 cup ice, 1/2 cup vanilla greek yogurt and 1 cup frozen blueberries.
Blend on high until smooth
Serve and ENJOY! This recipe makes 2 8oz servings or you can split it like I do, 1 8oz serving for me and then 2 4oz servings for Mason and Kyla!
Looking for other ways to incorporate blueberries into your diet? Try sprinkling blueberries onto your morning yogurt, mixing them into pancake batter or a muffin mix. You can check out the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Website, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram account! You’ll have more blueberry recipes than you’ll know what to do with!
Now through Feburary 16, 2015 The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council is hosting a sweepstakes where you can enter to win a trip for two to LA for the Little Changes Kitchen Challenge alongside actress, author and TV host Alison Sweeney. Runners up may win 1 of 4 $500 Whole Foods or Luluelemon gift cards! Enter here!
- Pour 1 cup pomegranate juice, 1/2 cup ice, 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt and 1 cup frozen blueberries into your favorite blender.
- Blend on high until smooth.