Dr. Nadeau is an accomplished physician who brings extensive experience
to and the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center as Program Director and
Endocrinologist at Hoag Medical Group . While he has many areas of interest,
the majority of his recent work, research, and lectures focus on diabetes,
obesity, and nutrition.
Struggling to find the perfect breakfast? You might be thinking: how can
I have something that 1) tastes incredibly good and is also 2) fabulously
healthy? With some thought, the answer you dream up might well be your
own personal version of a blueberry smoothie.
Blueberry smoothies are incredibly good tasting and heatlhy! From my own
very unscientific survey, 99 out of 100 love the taste. That means for
almost everyone, criteria number one is satisfied.
To help protect the body from aging and disease, and keep it as healthy
as possible, the blueberry smoothie is almost ideal. It quiets the storm
within by absorbing free radicals. Blueberry studies in animals have suggested
improvement in memory and motor skills, increased brain nerve growth,
even a suggestion of protection from an animal version of Alzheimer’s
disease. Human studies have suggested memory benefits and protection from
diabetes. Other foods can be added to supercharge the protection, but
criteria number 1, great taste, should always be the goal as well. That
is a key reason why you should try a number of recipes to find one that
you really love.
The basic recipe includes fresh or frozen blueberries, vanilla unsweetened
almond milk, and a pea-based protein powder. Optional ingredients include
mixed berries, a banana, spinach, almonds, flax seed, a touch of clove
powder, cocoa beans, and stevia. It turns out that combining a number
of foods with high antioxidant protection has a synergistic effect on
the overall benefits. Cover the dry ingredients of your choice with the
almond milk, blend and enjoy! It is fast, easy and can be tuned to your
own taste buds.
Recipe to be adapted by you!
- One scoop of pea-based protein powder
- One banana
- 1 cup of blueberries
- Vanilla unsweetened almond milk to cover dry ingredients
- 1 cup spinach or greens
- Cocoa beans
- Pinch of powdered cloves
- Vanilla flavor