Thankfully, July and August is Blueberry season here in Canada, so I load up on the little antioxidant-rich gems every opportunity I can to make blueberry cobbler and pie.
British Columbia (BC) is actually the largest highbush blueberry region in the entire world, so we Canadians certainly have a lot for which to be proud.
If you’re not totally in the know, highbush berries are the larger juicy plump berries, while lowbush are the teeny tiny jewels also known as wild blueberries. The great news is that you can pretty much always get your BC blueberry cobbler fix because they’re distributed throughout Canada fresh all summer long, and are available frozen year-round.
Blueberry Cobbler … Healthified!
This blueberry cobbler smoothie recipe is therefore easy to pull off no matter what time of year because frozen berries work just as well as fresh! Whenever I make a smoothie, my goal is to include lots of antioxidants from fresh fruit (with blueberries being a superior source), as well as the hunger crushing combination of fibre (in this case from oats, flax and the fruit), and protein (from the Greek yogurt and flax). This smoothie tastes like a Blueberry Cobbler dessert but is so loaded with good nutrition, you’ll easily be tied over until lunch.
Looking for more ways to get in your blueberry fix? There are over 100 irresistible recipes on the BC Blueberry website! Check them out and let me know what you plan to do with your bushel this Summer!
Healthy Blueberry Cobbler Smoothie
- 1/4 cup gluten free rolled oats
- 2 tsp ground flax seed
- 1 frozen ripe banana sliced
- 2 cups BC blueberries fresh or frozen
- 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/2 cup fat free plain Greek yogurt
- 2 tsp maple syrup or to taste
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- Add everything to a blender and process until smooth.
- Divide between two tall glasses and enjoy!
Disclaimer: This recipe was developed in paid partnership with my lovely friends at BC Blueberries, however, as always, all opinions are genuine.
Abbey Sharp is a Registered Dietitian (RD), regulated by the Ontario College of Dietitians. She is a mom, YouTuber, Blogger, award winning cookbook author, media coach specializing in food and nutrition influencers, and a frequent contributor to national publications like Healthline and on national broadcast TV shows.
Looks delicious! I love anything blueberry, so I must give this healthy treat a try!
Love this side dish 🙂