Gilligan’s Island. What a classic! Everyday, after school, I raced in the door to watch. I bet I saw every episode at least twenty times. And when I would get together with my friend we would make-believe we were shipwrecked on a deserted island with Gilligan and the crew. Each time, she and I would debate who would be Ginger and who would play Mary Ann. Our moods that day determined which character best suited us. If we were having a hot-and-spicy kind of day, our inner Ginger would come out. And if we were feeling more warm-and-sweet, we’d want to play Mary Ann.
But the true leading characters in this smoothie are the wild blueberries. Although smaller in size compared to cultivated blueberries, wild blueberries pack a serious punch with flavor and nutrition. Wild blueberries offer twice the amount of antioxidants, and because they are quickly frozen right after cultivation, the nutritional properties are preserved. Wild blueberries are small and mighty in flavor, adding just the right amount of natural sweetness to this smoothie. You can find wild blueberries at most grocery markets in the frozen fruit section. Just look for “wild” on the packaging.
Question: What was your favorite tv show as a child?
1/2 cup frozen Wild Blueberries
3/4 cup coconut water
1 tsp. fresh ginger, grated
1/4 cup silken tofu
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth.