by Sarah JF Braley | July 19, 2019

According a recent New York Times article, blueberries are even better for us than previously thought. In fact, eating a cup a day can reduce stiffness in arteries and increase levels of HDL, the "good" cholesterol. Here's a yummy smoothie recipe that can start your day off right, from Dinner at the Zoo:

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 cups apple juice (can be substituted with white grape juice, dairy milk or almond milk)
1 banana, halved
1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries
3/4 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
fresh blueberries and mint sprigs for garnish, optional

INSTRUCTIONS

Place the apple juice, banana, blueberries and Greek yogurt in a blender.
Blend until completely smooth.
Pour into glasses and serve; top with blueberries and mint if desired.