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Blueberry Superfood Smoothie

April 8, 2014

I kind of freak out about the human species on a daily basis. It blows my mind that we can start off as a tiny avatar-looking creatures and grow into self-sufficient giant adults. Our ability to evolve is NUTS and this change is almost always a good thing. That’s why I’ve just gotta roll with it that I was changed from a smoothie-hater to a two-a-day drinker in 24 hours.

Blueberry Superfood Smoothie // thehealthymaven.comI’m getting down with the smoothie big time. I am 90% sure this has to do with my newest gadget, my Ninja Ultima Blender. For years I was using a magic bullet and quite literally drinking the cool-aide that it was the greatest invention. That was until C informed me that the black substance it was leaking was not normal and we should probably part ways. Cue Ninja Blender saving the day.

This bad boy has some serious power. I basically snap my fingers and the smoothie is done and I swear it has some sort of technology that makes the smoothie the perfect, creamy consistency. I’m a spoon-eating smoother (new word) so creamy is KEY. Plus we all know how I feel about cleaning so my Ninja is basically my new bff because I can easily pull it apart and throw it into the dish-washer with no problemooo! Oh did I mention it comes with 3 single serve cups?! So that whole “magic bullet, easy clean” argument doesn’t hold anymore.

Blueberry Superfood Smoothie // thehealthymaven.comI know what you’re thinking, Davs got a free blender and in return is writing a nice review. LIES. As someone who has always wanted a Vitamix, I was skeptical. But those dreams were crushed in the best way possible. The Ninja is incredible and a 1/4 of the price of a Vitamix. So take that (insert punching emoji).

Besides being a born-again blendster (i’m just killing it with these new words!), I’ve also discovered the world of smoothie combinations. Turns out you can venture beyond banana-strawberry! Avocado is the most brilliant addition to smoothies since the invention of the blender, you will NOT taste the spinach and coconut milk tastes like jesus juice. You can imagine what happens when you combine all of these with some bloobs. Prepare to have your mind blown.


Blueberry Superfood Smoothie

  • 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


  • 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


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

Blueberry Superfood Smoothie // thehealthymaven.comDisclaimer: I was given a free blender from Ninja for review purposes, however all opinions expressed are entirely my own. Seriously, this thing is amazing!

Are you a smoothie fan? Have you tried the Ninja Blender?


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    April 8, 2014 at 8:48 am

    You and A

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    Sam @ Better With Sprinkles
    April 8, 2014 at 8:44 am

    I’m freakin’ obsessed with my Ninja. No frozen banana chunks or spinach bits for me! And I haven’t tried the avocado in smoothie thing yet…intrigued, yet a tad afraid!

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    kaitlin @4loveofcarrots
    April 8, 2014 at 8:40 am

    I love smoothies!! I love them the most on a hot summer morning after the gym, its hard for me to drink them when it is so cold out.

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    Nikki @ The Road to Less Cake
    April 8, 2014 at 8:26 am

    This sounds like ma kinda smoothie, lady. I love avo in smoothies. Sooooooo thick and creamy. I’m a spoonster with my smoothies as well.

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    [email protected] and soda
    April 8, 2014 at 8:16 am

    i’ve been dying for a vitamix but couldn’t possibly cough up that much money for a fucking blender so i’m going to look into this ninja one! thanks for the tip. btw, smoothies are my jam; i also love giving them to my kid who will drink them all day, errday.

    Vodka and Soda

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    erin @ The Almond Eater
    April 8, 2014 at 7:07 am

    jesus juice eh? I like it. Smoothies are my shit only I don’t have a Ninja meaning I have to clean my blender meaning it’s annoying meaning I just let it sit in the sink for days instead. Cute!

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    [email protected] Apple of My Eye
    April 8, 2014 at 6:59 am

    With the weather warming up here, I could definitely use more smoothies in my life! Love how refreshing and delicious this looks!!

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    Meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles
    April 8, 2014 at 6:43 am

    Hmm. If you can learn to like smoothies, maybe I can too! I would totally eat it with a spoon though as well, I like to feel like I am eating, not drinking my food.

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    April 8, 2014 at 6:42 am

    Ah I am so the same about Humans. I find it so ridiculously weird and mind boggling on a daily basis too! Sometimes I look around and I am like whaaat!? Anyway… I love smoothies. I was a big juice fan and now I am on the smoothie train. That smoothie looks so creamy and delicious – will definitely give it a go!

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    Amanda @ .running with spoons.
    April 8, 2014 at 6:35 am

    So I drink 2-3 smoothies a day sometimes… which I guess probably answers your question 😛 And I couldn’t help but laugh at the fact that you tossed avocado into a smoothie and posted it today. Let’s just say we’re riding similar wavelengths 😉 Must be something in the Canadian water…

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    Arman @ thebigmansworld
    April 8, 2014 at 5:52 am

    My blender. My cheap $50 Breville blender lies in my mother’s kitchen. I leave that home but bring my waffle maker to Sydney. Smart.

    I love how this recipe has 1 instruction. Maven is at it again. Avocado in a smoothie? Really?

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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    April 8, 2014 at 5:49 am

    I have the Ninja Ultima! (But I am still not very impressed).
    But any blueberry smoothie is awesome!

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