Recipe: P2 Blueberry Smoothie

P2I seriously need to write an article about how rogue I am when I coach about P2.

It would be so incredibly awesome to have some sort of disclaimer that I can just link that says “click here to understand why sometimes I go outside the box when it comes to P2”.

Then I wouldn’t have to explain every time I posted a recipe like this. ::giggle::

To be fair however, let me explain why I allow blueberries on P2.  Over the years I have worked with hundreds (dare I say thousands?) of people through the Happily Thinner After Community Forums and more specifically the members of Boot Camp and my one-on-one coaching clients. In doing so, I have been able to watch the effect of certain other fruits and vegetables with these people, and I have come to the conclusion that these certain other foods work well with no issues.

Blueberries is one of those fruits.  Sure, you have to watch the calories as they are more dense than strawberries, but if you do fine with strawberries, you will do fine with blueberries.

You should already know how I feel about clean fats in P2, so no explanation needed on the half and half.  ::giggle::

SO ANYWAY!!!

This little concoction is really good for those days where you know you will be so busy you wont be able to eat lunch.  You can have this before you leave the house, and then have a regular P2 dinner when you get home.  And because this has the half and half in it, it gives you just enough fats to help you stay satiated all day.  If you decide to do some sort of fish for dinner, the effect is almost like a Modified Correction Day.

Yeah, more on those later.

That is really a post for another day.

::giggle::

Enjoy!

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P2 Blueberry Smoothie
1 serving

5 minutes prep
10 minutes start to finish

1 cup frozen blueberries, unsweetened
4 oz low fat cottage cheese
1/4 cup half and half (no carrageenan)
1/2 cup water
12 drops of Vanilla Cream Stevia (or sweetener of choice)

Place blueberries, cottage cheese, half and half, water and sweetener in a blender.  Blend well.

Entire Recipe:

240 Calories
9g Fat (33% calories from fat)
16g Protein
25g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber
27mg Cholesterol; 490mg Sodium; 259mg Potassium

Per Serving:

240 Calories
9g Fat (33% calories from fat)
16g Protein
25g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber
27mg Cholesterol; 490mg Sodium; 259mg Potassium

Serving Idea:  Great for those days you absolutely NEED a breakfast on P2.  It’s nummy!  And FILLING!!!

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14 Comments on Recipe: P2 Blueberry Smoothie

  1. Marcia DesRosiers says:

    Um Hello! That looks delicious!!

    • Biz says:

      It does, doesn’t it? ::giggle::

  2. Christa says:

    Biz – This is delicious – made it tonight for dinner. But… I am a bit confused about the nutrient breakdown. I used 2% cottage cheese. The carb count you listed above seems very low – Fitday has 18.9 grams of carb for the blueberries alone plus the carbs in the H&H and cottage cheese. Do I need to be concerned on P2 about those carbs? Thanks!

    • Biz says:

      No…Dr S allowed cottage cheese, so it should be ok, would be interested to know how it worked for you? In P2 the macros should be even across the board, for the most part anyway.

  3. Becky says:

    This smoothie is the bomb!

    I made mine with some Greek yogurt instead of cottage cheese b/c that is what I had on hand & it is just too good.

    I might go even rogue-ier and mix 1/2 cup each blueberries and strawberries next time I make it.

    • Biz says:

      Becky! Long time no hear! Blueberries are da bomb in any setting! ::giggle::

      So good to have you back around!

  4. Sherri Pedroncelli says:

    delicious…..I am loading so used 1/8 cup of hwc heavy whipping cream and 1/8 cup of milk instead of 1/2 and half
    yummmy!

    • Biz says:

      I wish I could find HWC around these parts without carrageenan, if you come back around here Sherri, could you let me know the brand you are using if it is free of carrageenan?

      • Sherri says:

        Clover Organic Heavy cream ingredients doesn’t appear to have any carrageenan in it. Ingredients: Certified organic grade A cream

        Just made one per your recipe this morning with Clover half and half. Yummy!! Used a juice extracted–Nutri Ninja—

        Used English Toffee drops as that is what I have on hand……am going to go get vanilla—when I feel like putting out another 10 bucks! I only have the plain stevia drops and the English toffee drops currently.

        • Biz Buzz says:

          Those stevia drops make things tasty! Yes, they are expensive, but they last forever. Glad you enjoyed the recipe!

  5. Nancy Bailey says:

    What do you think about a half cup of Almond Milk? It has 30 calories and zero sugar.

    • Biz Buzz says:

      Almond milk is just fine if you either make it yourself, OR, you can find it without carrageenan. So have at it!

  6. Debbie Stokke says:

    Can this be made dairy free & still meet the dietary requirements? eg: almond milk/coconut milk?

    • Biz Buzz says:

      They sure can Debbie! Thanks for stopping by.

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