This is the best blueberry smoothie recipe and it’s packed with antioxidants, fiber, protein, and healthy fats. It’s the perfect healthy breakfast or snack to clean up your diet, give your digestive system a boost, and get back on track when you’re feeling sluggish.
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Healthy smoothie recipes have been a staple in my diet for a decade. Sometimes, I wonder how I survived without them, especially since turning 40.
Smoothies are the best way to stay hydrated, pack in tons of nutrition, and keep the digestive system healthy – not to mention all the benefits that result from those three things. Try adding a daily smoothie to your diet if you feel tired, sluggish, and unfocused. Trust me; you’ll thank me later.
Reasons you’ll love this recipe.
- Easy portable breakfast recipe. You need to throw all of the ingredients into a blender, and breakfast is ready in less than a minute. Pour it into a Yeti and head to work.
- Healthy. This delicious breakfast smoothie has 17 grams of fiber and is packed with antioxidants, healthy fats, and vitamins.
- Delicious. This is the best blueberry smoothie! The flavor combination of the blueberries, apple, banana, and a touch of cinnamon taste fantastic.
- Meal prep. You can assemble all of the ingredients into a frozen smoothie pack, and this is a great way to make sure you have smoothies ready for the week – or month!
I highly recommend purchasing all organic ingredients. You don’t need to worry about any chemicals or weird ingredients seeping into your foods by buying organic. It may be a smidge more expensive but worth it, in my opinion!
- Blueberries are packed full of antioxidants. I strongly recommend using frozen blueberries to give the smoothie that cold slushy texture. If you’re using fresh wild blueberries, you’ll need to add a cup or so of ice to the smoothie. You can also freeze fresh blueberries to use in smoothies.
- Apples are rich in vitamin C and fiber. I love the flavor of granny smith apples but use your favorite variety.
- Chia seeds provide antioxidants, fiber, protein, omega-3 fatty acids. Out of all the available superfoods, chia seeds are my favorite in smoothies. Chia seeds are readily available at any grocery store; you can find them in the natural food or baking section. You can also purchase chia seeds online at Thrive Market.
- Ripe bananas help with digestion and energy, it also gives the smoothie a smooth texture and added sweetness. Fresh bananas will work, but I recommend freezing ripe bananas to use in smoothies if possible. Frozen banana will give the blueberry smoothie a creamier texture.
- Unsweetened Coconut Milk contains MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides) and keeps this a dairy-free smoothie. You will find unsweetened coconut in the dairy section of the grocery store. You can also use almond milk, oat milk, or non-dairy milk.
- Cinnamon lowers blood sugar and works as an anti-inflammatory; it also adds a touch of warm spice to the smoothie.
A shopping tip. You can purchase large bags of organic frozen blueberries from wholesale clubs at great prices. Or look for bulk bags in the freezer section of the grocery store.
- High-speed blender – I’ve owned this Vitamix for close to 10 years, and it’s still going strong. If you plan to make smoothies regularly, I recommend investing in a high-quality blender. If a Vitamix is too pricey, then check out my recommendation for the best blenders for smoothies.
- Glass tumbler – I often use a 32-ounce mason jar for drinking smoothies. I also have this 18-ounce Ello glass tumbler.
- Reusable straws – These Ello reusable straws work fantastic for smoothies.
- Straw cleaner – Definitely grab a straw cleaner to keep those straws clean.
- 20-ounce Yeti tumbler – I love using my Yeti tumbler to keep smoothies cold on the go.
- Reusable silicone bags – These bags come in handy when putting together freezer smoothie kits.
How to Make a Blueberry Smoothie
- Place all the ingredients into a high-speed blender. Start with the fruit on the bottom and liquid to the top.
- Blend until smooth.
- If needed, add small amounts of water until you get the desired consistency.
Check out my how to make a green smoothie tutorial for more smoothie tips, variations, and recipes.
To store: If there’s some leftover blueberry smoothie, you can store it in an airtight container for one day. I recommend a mason jar for best results. The smoothie consistency and color will change, but it will still be tasty; give it a few shakes before consuming.
To freeze: Have blueberry smoothie ingredients ready for the week or month by assembling them (minus the coconut milk) into smoothie packs and storing them in the freezer. Toss the ingredients in the blender with milk and blend.
- Throw in a handful of spinach, kale, or other greens to make this a green blueberry smoothie.
- Add more protein with Greek yogurt, protein powder, or collagen powder. You can also blend in nut butter for protein; almond butter and peanut butter are delicious. Or throwing in some avocado will increase the protein, good fats, and help create a creamy texture.
- Use your favorite superfoods. As I said, chia seeds are my favorite, but you can also use matcha powder, hemp hearts, hemp seeds, flaxseed, or coconut oil. Sneaking in superfoods is one of the great things about smoothies.
- Make a blueberry smoothie bowl by reducing the coconut milk or adding ice cubes.
- Add extra sweetener. This blueberry smoothie with banana provides a good amount of sweet flavor but if you need more sweetness, then use a few drops of pure maple syrup or honey are good natural sweeteners.
- Keep the skin on those apples for extra nutrition.
- You can also add any of your favorite berries to this blueberry smoothie recipe. Raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries are all delicious.
- Blend in any extra fruits. Pineapple and mango add a tropical flair.
- Use about 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract for a blueberry pie flavor. Or squirt in some lemon juice for a burst of fresh bright flavor.
- High-speed Blender
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 small Granny Smith apple use your favorite apple variety
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/2 banana
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup baby spinach optional
- Filtered water as needed
- Place all the ingredients into a blender in the order above, and blend until smooth.
- If your smoothie is a bit too thick, add small amounts of water until you get the desired consistency.
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