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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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    GiGi Eats Celebrities
    April 8, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    I love bad boys. I am attracted to them. I cannot keep my MOUTH off of bad boys, so perhaps I should purchase this Ninja………………….. Hiiii-YA!

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    April 8, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    I have a smoothie every morning and I put blueberries in it!! I have yet to use avocado in it seems like a huge trend right now ๐Ÿ˜€ I however, don’t have a fancy blender. I dream of having one soon…to many things I need before a new blender! What kind of protein powder do you use? I really never buy it and use greek yogurt instead. Happy to see you love smoothies now, can’t wait for more recipes!! Thank you Miss Davida ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Jordan @ The Blonde Vegan
    April 8, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Ok, this looks/sounds like serious heaven on earth. I was looking for a smoothie recipe for lunch this afternoon and this one might have just won me over.

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    April 8, 2014 at 11:12 am

    I’m a smoothie whore, and while I believe your Ninja chopped shit up…I am partial to my Blendtec. My mom also just bought a Vitamix. They are just so versatile with things OTHER than smoothies. Plus I worked at a smoothie shop and just can’t go with anything else. They last forever. SORRY!! PLEASE STILL BE MY FRIEND! This smoothie looks divine, and the hemp seeds make the whole thing!

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    Nicole @ FruitnFitness
    April 8, 2014 at 10:51 am

    I love smoothis! I made one last night for dinner with espresso powder and a plantain, so good! I’ll have to try this one. I almost always add spinach since it adds greens and you never notice it.

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    April 8, 2014 at 10:39 am

    SOOOOO PRETTY!! I want a smoothie now… what type of coconut milk do you use? You can let me know after your Benadryl coma wears off.

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      Davida Kugelmass
      April 10, 2014 at 9:59 am

      I used the refrigerated unsweetened coconut. Can’t remember the brand…grocery store was out of almond milk and I so I bought it and it wasn’t half bad!

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    Lindsay @ Shiny Love Affair
    April 8, 2014 at 9:56 am

    I’m so glad to see you’ve become a smoothie lover. This looks seriously amazing. I don’t use blueberries and avocados in my smoothies enough. I’m a huge fan of hemp hearts on the top of smoothies. I love the added texture. Can’t wait to try this one out!

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    Kim @ BusyBod
    April 8, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Thanks for all the giggles this morning! I am actually shopping around for a super blender so I’m very excited to hear you are having such a good experience with this one. I have the Ninja Pulse which is amazing and super convenient for quick smoothies but it is certainly not powerful, and it’s baby blades can’t handle greens (I just turn leaves into flakes, which honestly just makes them more likely to be stuck in teeth, not a good look). I was terrified by the price of the Vitamix so I figured I was stuck – looks like I was wrong! Fabulous!

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    Jess @dearhealthyness
    April 8, 2014 at 8:56 am

    I loooooooooooooooooooove smoothies, that said I hate the magic bullet!! It’s the only resource I have for now, unless I go to mom’s house for one more sophisticated! I’ve heard good and bad things about the ninja, so I’m not sure if I’ll buy it, or save more for a vitamix :/

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    Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat
    April 8, 2014 at 8:53 am

    I absolutely love smoothies! I like making them for breakfast! They’re fast, easy and healthy! I especially love when they’re thick and creamy like this one. It looks delish!

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    April 8, 2014 at 8:50 am

    I just saw that Amanda used an avocado in her smoothie – you gals are not just blends but psychic blends with Ninja blenders! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I am still on the fence about a ninja vs a cuisinart – I need one for nutbutter mainly and still trying to figure out the best option – have you used yours to make nutbutter yet?

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    Kelly @ Kelly Runs For Food
    April 8, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Shut the front door, I actually have all these ingredients! Except the coconut milk, but I will buy some if i can try this smoothie. I’m poor, so I have a magic bullet that was a Christmas gift from 3 years ago. It blends stuff, but apparently not anywhere as good as a Ninja. Now I wish I had one…

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