RECIPE: Coconut Blueberry Smoothie

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How delicious is summer?  Strawberries, Blackberries and Blueberries, oh my!  Try this delicious treat on a hot summer day. Just check your teeth for the blueberry skins after you enjoy! Because nothing says healthy-good-fun like food in the ole “grill”!

In a blender combine:

1 cup coconut milk

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup fresh blueberries

1 frozen banana (or 3 ice cubes and 1 Tbsp maple syrup)

2 Tbsp coconut (unsweeted)

4 dashes cinnamon

1 tsp maca

1/4 tsp ground ginger

 

Serve in glass jar and garnish with coconut!

Enjoy!

blueberry smoothie2Come fall and winter, you can sub ice and fresh berries for frozen berries!

 



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Madeleine Vanstory attended Duke University and began her post-graduate journey at The Elaine Clark Center caring for children with special needs. She went on to work as a Clinical Research Scientist running clinical trials for the CDC and developing medical devices for Welsh Allen, Abbot Labs, Roche and Johnson & Jonhson Her work included non-invansive cervical cancer detection, continuous diabetic glucose monitoring, non-harmful infant bilirubin level detection and studying Vitamin C's anti-aging effects on the skin. Madeleine attended Medical school at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro NC. Dr. Madeleine Vanstory is a board certified Family Physician who has practiced all over the world. She has lead medical missions in Kenya and Honduras. She has treated patients with Operation Smile in remote Russia. She's had thousands of patients and clients in the US, New Zealand, Kenya and beyond . Dr. Vanstory has worked the medical tents in the Marine Corps marathon in Washington DC and at the Kona Ironman World Championships. And Dr. Vanstory has marched with the Surgeon General promoting "Exercise is Medicine" at the World Congress Sports Medicine Conference. Dr. Madeleine Was the Medial Officer for Skincare 20/20 and has worked for over 10 years with one of the Worlds Largest Medical Groups. Disillusioned by the current health care system and armed with the realization that culture, nutrition and emotional well-being have a profound impact on health, Dr. Vanstory now motivates clients and patients to discover the healthiest versions of themselves through humor, counseling in her "Upgrade Your Health" Wellness Program.

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