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Blueberry Mushroom Smoothie Recipe


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Blueberries and mushrooms? Don’t worry, the combination of these two is not as crazy as it might sound at first. As shown in our mushroom recipe series, there are different ways to consume functional mushrooms and ingredients while trying tasty recipes.

In this article, we’ll go over the base of this smoothie, our recommendations for storing and swap-outs, and some extras you can add, like protein powder or probiotic-rich products like kefir. 

So if you want a versatile recipe that’s tart, rich, and smooth, you definitely have to try what we have in store, boosted by the powerful TUNE IN powdered drink.


Key Takeaways

  • This blueberry mushroom smoothie has three key ingredients, delicious and tart blueberries, your favorite nut-based drink (we like almond as a base), and the easiest way to get adaptogenic ingredients like mushrooms to your diet, the drink supplement TUNE IN.
  • This recipe is versatile, with the original recipe being sugar, dairy, and gluten-free. You can change some ingredients or add more fruits or protein powder if you want to make a more complex breakfast.
  • It is best to drink this smoothie right after blending, as some nutrients can oxidize. However, it will stay fresh in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 24 hours.
  • All the power of mushrooms and adaptogenic ingredients lies in the mood-boosting and energy-supporting drink, TUNE IN. This delicious and all-natural alternative is perfect for adding vitamins, minerals, and other nootropic nutrients in a simple and tasty way.

What to Know Before You Start

Creating smoothies is not hard, but mastering the recipe you like the most is key to keep drinking them. Because of that, there are a few things you’ll want to understand before moving on with the recipe.

Firstly, the base ingredients for this smoothie are blueberries, a liquid (we prefer nut-based drinks), and TUNE IN, a powdered mix with powerful ingredients like mushrooms, nootropics, minerals, and adaptogenic nutrients that will power up the smoothie.

So, while the blueberries will add flavor and fiber, TUNE IN will make it easy to add functional mushrooms like lion’s mane and cordyceps, which can provide energy-boosting and stress-relieving properties, even adding key nutrients like minerals.

Now, out of those three basics, you can add or swap the ingredients you don’t like. You can even change the almond or nut milk for a juice or juice-like alternative to make it fresher. Or if you don’t really like richer foods like nut butter, you can easily just take them out and add other omega-rich ingredients like avocados.

Lastly, we always advise drinking your smoothie right after blending. This is especially important for certain mushroom drinks like mushroom-based elixirs or cocktails. If you can’t or want to dose the drink throughout the day, we have some options below.  

 

Serving Size

Depending on how much liquid and fruit you use, this smoothie can make up to 20 ounces of drink. Make sure to have a glass or jug of the correct size, or you can adjust the portions of fruits or liquids to make it have a lighter or more fiber-rich consistency.

Don’t move the TUNE IN portion, as it can affect the mushroom and other adaptogenic ingredients that have been measured for the perfect necessary equipment. That said, feel free to tweak other ingredients besides blueberries, the mushroom supplement (TUNE IN), and milk.


Time 

Generally, you’ll only need about 10 minutes or less to prep the fruits and other ingredients from this recipe. You might want to freeze the bananas and keep the blueberries frozen, too, so you don’t have to wait a couple of hours until they get to the perfect consistency.


Dietary Preferences

Let’s start with an important section of this blueberry mushroom recipe, the swap-out and dietary preferences section. While generally, our recipe is pretty versatile, here are some fun ideas to make it fit your dietary restrictions or preferences easily. 

Dairy-Free

This recipe is naturally dairy-free, but you can definitely choose the nut-based drink you prefer the most. We prefer the almond milk due to its consistency and flavor, but you can choose whichever you want, from soy, oatmeal, rice, or other options.

Gluten-Free

Since blueberries have enough dietary fiber, you won’t need to add any extra source of fiber like wheat, oats, or other types of grains. So, don’t worry about having to look for gluten-free options for this blueberry mushroom recipe.

Sugar-Free

Now, blueberries, nut kinds of butter, and some types of nut milk are already sweet on their own, so the recipe is sugar-free from the concoction. That said, you might want to add some types of sweetener, like Monk fruit, Stevia, or even Agave syrup if the blueberry taste is too tart.

Vegan

Next, is how to make this drink fully vegan. You can skip the honey as a sweetener, try other options, and use nut-based milk if you don’t really like the taste.

Alternatively, you can use your favorite juice or even water if you want a different twist while keeping all the nutrients in. Just make sure you are using a vegan-certified brand.

Vegetarian

Lastly, you can definitely keep this vegetarian by adding products like honey or yogurt in case you want to add some probiotics to the smoothie. We recommend trying Greek yogurt for a protein-heavy drink or adding some whey protein powder if you want to use this smoothie as your morning booster.


How to Store Your Smoothie

Storing a smoothie can be done, but there are a few things you have to know. 

Firstly, you need to keep it in the fridge in an airtight jug. The next thing is that thanks to the dietary fiber from the blueberries and bananas, you might see a small separation between the liquid part and the blended fiber.

This is easily fixable by giving it a quick reblend and drinking it whenever you feel like it. There are also portable blender-jug bottles that you can use to mix and hold if you want to take it to your office or workout sessions.

Lastly, you might want to consider drinking the smoothie immediately after blending. Let’s take a quick look at this.

Drink Immediately

Drinking your smoothie right after blending can have some specific benefits. Firstly, freshly blended drinks contain the nutrients when they are at their peak. Vitamins, especially vitamin C and certain antioxidants, can degrade over time or when exposed to air or light.

Having the smoothie right after making it also gives you the optimal flavor and texture, as they will taste fresh and get the creamy and vibrant taste you are looking for. 

You can also notice the oxidation of your smoothie if it turns brown or turns into a darker color, and, if this is the case, you’ll want to make a new one from scratch instead.


Equipment

Usually, for smoothies, you’ll need a blender, a tall glass, a knife, and a cutting board to prep all the fruits needed. You might also want to keep an airtight container if you have leftovers or want to finish the drink later.


Ingredients 

VYU TUNE IN supplement

  • 1 scoop of VYU’s TUNE IN
  • 1-2 teaspoons of coconut oil (optional)
  • 2 cups of blueberries
  • 1 to 1 ½  cups of unsweetened milk substitute (almond, oat, or soy milk work)
  • 1 tablespoon or 1-inch turmeric root, peeled and chopped
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 2 cups of frozen berries
  • A pinch of cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons of cacao nibs
  • 1 tablespoon nut butter (almond, peanut, or your favorite substitute)

Optional sweeteners

  • Vegan options: 2 dates without the pit or a tablespoon of Agave honey
  • Vegetarian options: 1 tablespoon of honey or flavor-infused honey

Method (steps) 

  1. To start this smoothie, you can clean, chop, and freeze the fruits beforehand. You can also buy frozen blueberries and use temperature bananas if you don’t feel like freezing them; just know they give delicious consistency.
  2. Now, place all the ingredients in the blender or device and make sure to put the lid correctly.
  3. Press the blend button until there are no visible chunks and a generally smooth consistency. You might need to stop the process and pull the ingredients from the bottom with a rubber spatula, as nut butter can sometimes stick at the bottom.
  4. Now it's time to serve it and enjoy it! You can always add more liquids if it feels too rich, and if you are not drinking after blending, try keeping it in an airtight container.

Final Thoughts

And with this, we are done with our versatile and tasty blueberry mushroom smoothie! Recapping the base ingredients, blueberries, your preferred liquid (nut-based drink), and TUNE IN, you can twist and turn this recipe as you see fit with whatever you like.

Drinking it right away is the best option due to the risk of certain vitamins and nutrients getting oxidated. That said, try keeping your smoothies in airtight containers in the fridge if you plan on finishing them later, and don’t take over a day.

Lastly, you can add some protein powder or Greek yogurt if you want it to be a complete breakfast, with the option of adding probiotic-rich products like kefir or certain types of dairy products. In the end, we give you the base for you to tweak and perfect the blueberry mushroom recipe of your dreams.


Blueberry Mushroom Smoothie: FAQs

What Fruits Blend Well With Blueberries?

Most fruits that are not very acidic will blend well with blueberries. Apples, other berries, and even mangoes will work if you want something fresh. If you want something richer, skip citrus or tart-tasting fruits like pineapple.

What Does a Blueberry Smoothie Do for Your Body?

Blueberry smoothies can do a lot for your body, including supporting your vitamin C and vitamin K intake, minerals, and even dietary fiber. It is also easier to blend these fruits if you want a way to enjoy mushrooms with a tasty flavor that’s not savory, like mushroom bacon, chili, or even functional man-of-the-woods soup.

Is it Good to Blend Blueberries?

Yes! It's good to blend blueberries if you want a versatile way to get dietary fiber and even an enhanced absorption of key nutrients. It can also be a very good way to enhance the texture or taste for people who might dislike the taste of frozen blueberries.

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