Blueberry & Walnut Protein Smoothie



This punily thin-looking smoothie is deceptively strong in terms of antioxidants, electrolytes, healthy fats, B vitamins, protein and fibre.

Walnuts contain a significant amount of the heart-healthy alpha-linolenic acid or Omega 3 fatty acid. They are rich in antioxidants and contain manganese, copper, vitamin E and the B vitamin, biotin.

Quinoa is a gluten-free alternative wholegrain packed with protein and fibre.

All ingredients are organic except the coconut water, which is unflavoured, unsweetened and contains no additives.


1 Small Ripe Banana

1 Handful of Blueberries

1 Handful of Walnut pieces (1)

1 Dsp Chia Seeds *

1 Tbsp Quinoa Flakes (1)

1 heaped Tbsp CoYo Plain Yogurt 

1 Small Glass Coconut Water

Blend, add ice if desired.


Today’s music believe it or not is the first time I have ever listened to One Direction! It was this or Cher on the theme of Strong (get it?), I went with the boys 😊

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7 thoughts on “Blueberry & Walnut Protein Smoothie

    1. I think they are quite a strong flavour – organic is definitely better, but in a smoothie, all the flavours are blended together. Might be a more palatable way for you to add them into your diet? 😊 BTW book is on its way!

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    2. Really I totally think walnuts have a really unique taste!

      The combination of blueberry and walnut sounds amazing 🙂 but I guess everyone has their own things they find totally out of this world 🙂

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      1. One of my things is to combine unusual ingredients and see what happens, sometimes it comes down to what’s left in the fridge or cupboard, sometimes I just really like them individually. Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment 😊


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