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Blueberry Smoothie [with Superfoods]

April 8, 2014

Start your day with this delicious blueberry smoothie recipe packed-full of superfoods. Learn how to make the creamiest blueberry smoothie that will keep you full all morning long.

Blueberry Superfood Smoothie // thehealthymaven.com

I mentioned in this post that my blueberry consumption has gone tenfold…right in the middle of winter! Call it summer yearning or possibly that my 1 year old is obsessed but we’ve officially become a blueberry household! This blueberry smoothie has been on repeat around here lately. It comes together so easily, is packed-full of nutrients and my whole family is obsessed. I don’t have to worry about what we’re all going to eat for breakfast because this is a group favorite.

You’re going to love this recipe too!

Is a Blueberry Smoothie Good for You?

Yes! Blueberries are an amazingly powerful antioxidant superfood and mixed with all the healthy ingredients in this smoothie recipe I can promise you that this blueberry smoothie is a healthy addition to your diet.

This blueberry smoothie recipe contains all the benefits of blueberries plus the healthy fats from avocado, the protein from protein powder and the nutritional boost from spinach. For those of you watching your sugar intake, blueberries are relatively low in sugar and you can omit the honey so there’s no added sugar either. If you’re looking for a smoothie recipe that doesn’t use banana (or frozen banana), this blueberry smoothie recipe is for you!

Why Start Your Day With a Smoothie

Honestly I drink this blueberry smoothie everyday. Not only does it taste amazing, but like I mentioned above, blueberry smoothies are good for you!

Starting your day with a smoothie ensures you’re getting a good dose of nutrients to power you through the morning (and rest of your day!). Especially when paired with protein and fat, smoothies tend to have more staying power so you don’t get a major sugar crash and hunger halfway through the morning.

Ingredients in this Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

  • Frozen blueberries – I like to use frozen berries as they tend to lead to a creamier smoothie.
  • Ripe avocado – avocado is the secret ingredient in this healthy blueberry smoothie! It adds a healthy dose of fat and keeps you full all morning while also giving it a creamy texture.
  • Vanilla protein powder – Pairing your fruit with protein powder helps to give your smoothie more staying power. I like the ritual protein powder.
  • Spinach – I use a cup (roughly 1 handful) of baby spinach. It doesn’t affect the flavor but you’ll get a nice veggies boost. You could also substitute with kale.
  • Coconut milk – I use the refrigerated kind (not the canned kind) but you can substitute it with any non-dairy milk (almond milk, oat milk, rice milk etc…) or even dairy milk, if desired.
  • Honey – optional but this adds a nice sweetness. You can also use maple syrup, if desired.
  • Optional add-ons: sprinkle with hemp seeds, chia seeds or flax seed which are a great source of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.
Blueberry Superfood Smoothie // thehealthymaven.com

How to Make The Best Blueberry Smoothie

This blueberry smoothie recipe is fairly straight-forward: add ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth! But for my tips for making the best smoothies overall, here’s what I suggest:

Use frozen fruit – Make sure your berries are frozen. Frozen fruit will keep your smoothie thick.

Try avocado – Don’t skip on the avocado! It helps to thicken your smoothie.

Use protein powder – almost all protein powder will help to thicken your smoothie.

Chia seeds – chia seeds absorb liquid so adding a tablespoon will help to thicken up your smoothie..

Try These Smoothie Variations!

I think this blueberry smoothie recipe tastes delicious as is but here are a couple of flavor boosters you can add in:

Almonds – something about almonds + blueberries just tastes delicious. Add a scoop of almond butter, some crushed almonds on top or even a teaspoon of almond extract.

Lemon zest – zest a whole lemon and add it right to the blender! It gives it that true blueberry muffin taste.

Cinnamon – a sprinkle of cinnamon (or any other spices) are always a good idea!

Smoothie FAQs

How long does this blueberry smoothie keep?

Honestly, I’d eat it right away. I don’t find smoothies tend to keep very well but if necessary you can store it in the fridge for a few hours.

Can I skip the honey/sweetener?

Yes! This blueberry smoothie recipe isn’t too sweet, which is why I like to add a little sweetener. If however you like things a little less sweet or are watching your sugar intake, feel free to omit.

Can I use other berries?

Absolutely! Any other frozen berries or even other frozen fruit could work in place of blueberries.

Can I omit the spinach?

Yes – you can definitely skip the spinach entirely or in place of another green veggie like kale.

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Blueberry Superfood Smoothie

Start your day with this delicious blueberry smoothie recipe packed-full of superfoods. Learn how to make the creamiest blueberry smoothie that will keep you full all morning long.

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Blend
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 a ripe avocado
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk (I used the refrigerated kind)
  • 1 tbsp honey (less if you don’t like really sweet)
  • optional: sprinkle with hemp hearts or chia seeds

Instructions

  1. Combine all in a blender and blend until smooth.

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Blueberry Superfood Smoothie // thehealthymaven.com

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  • Reply
    Leslie
    September 21, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Thank you for the awesome recipe! I’ve tested it and it is awesome! I also found some more info about ingredients that can be added – it works perfectly.

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