Here's a low fat, high fibre, low cholesterol and vegan blueberry smoothie. If all that sounds too healthy for and you want a more traditional smoothie, use regular milk instead of soy milk and regular plain yogurt instead of soy yogurt or tofu. You can also skip the psyllium powder if you prefer.
Psyllium is an excellent source of fiber and is well known for its cholesterol reducing properties. However, if you are taking cholesterol meds, it is generally recommended that you take psyllium a couple of hours before or after your medication. Talk to your doctor about using psyllium to reduce your cholesterol count.
I like to use frozen blueberries because it helps to give the smoothie a good thick frothiness. It's also the best way to get a really full berry flavor when blueberries are not at the peak of their season but you can substitute the same quantity of fresh if you want to. You may want to add a couple of chunks of ice if you use fresh.
This makes enough for a large glass for one person.¾ cup/175mls of soy milk
½ cup/125mls of plain soy yoghurt or silken tofu
1 cup/100g of frozen blueberries
Half a ripe banana
1 teaspoon of psyllium powder
Honey or agave syrup to taste
Simply put all of the ingredients in a blender or smoothie maker and mix until smooth. This is a particularly good breakfast smoothie.