Published Jun 26, 2021, Updated Jun 16, 2023
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This blueberry smoothie is packed with antioxidant-rich blueberries, hydrating coconut water, and spinach for a creamy and nutritious breakfast or snack. Vegan and gluten-free.
If you’ve ever tried throwing a smoothie together on a whim, you know it doesn’t always taste the best. Well that changes today because this is a fool proof smoothie recipe that incorporates greens and blueberries and is the prettiest purple color and so tasty!
It’s surprisingly simple, but has a great flavor and consistency. I reluctantly shared a few sips with Isaac and he said it was one of the best smoothies I’ve ever made. There’s something to be said for that because he’s not the biggest smoothie fan.
Health Benefits of Blueberries
Often labeled a superfood, blueberries are low in calories, high in nutrients and incredibly good for you. They are among the most nutrient-dense berries. They’re high in antioxidants as well as fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Manganese. Studies have linked blueberry consumption to reducing DNA damage, lowering blood pressure, decreasing risk of heart disease and improving memory. (Source) They’re absolutely delicious and a great addition to smoothies, especially when frozen.
Ingredients & Swaps
Here’s what you’ll need to make this smoothie:
- blueberries – I prefer using frozen blueberries, but fresh will work as well. The texture of the smoothie just won’t be as thick!
- banana – frozen banana helps thicken the smoothie and adds a little sweetness. If you don’t like banana, you can try swapping for frozen avocado chunks, frozen mango or even frozen zucchini for the thickener. If you use the avocado or zucchini you may need to add a little maple syrup, dates or honey for extra sweetness.
- baby spinach – for some greens and added nutrients. Feel free to use any baby greens you have on hand, baby spinach is just the mildest option!
- unsweetened vanilla almond milk – I prefer unsweetened almond milk because it’s low in calories and sugar, but any milk will work.
- coconut water – a great source of potassium and adds a nice sweetness. If you don’t have coconut water or just want to add some extra protein, feel free to swap this with yogurt!
Blueberry Smoothie Upgrades
Looking to enhance your smoothie? Here are some easy ingredients to add to your smoothie to boost the nutrition!
- Protein powder – I love adding protein powder to my smoothies to make them a complete meal!
- Maca powder – balance out your hormones with maca powder. It adds a yummy butterscotch/malty flavor.
- Flaxseed – add some healthy fats with ground flaxseed.
- Cacao nibs – chocolate is always a good idea… bonus points for the antioxidants and the little bit of crunch that the cacao nibs add!
- Nut butter – peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter – you really can’t go wrong!
- Yogurt – add creaminess and protein with Greek yogurt. Like I mentioned above, you can use this as a swap for the coconut water.
- Avocado – if you like your smoothies super thick, add avocado! You’ll also get some great, healthy fats.
More Smoothie Recipes to Try
- Peanut Butter Green Smoothie
- Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie
- Orange Banana Smoothie
- Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie
- Key Lime Pie Smoothie
- Banana Smoothie
- Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie
- Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie
- Easy Blackberry Smoothie
- Snickers Protein Smoothie
- Tropical Green Smoothie
More Blueberry Recipes to Try
- Chocolate Blueberry Smoothie
- Blueberry Crumble
- No Bake Blueberry Muffin Donut Holes
- Healthy Blueberry Crumble Bars
- Vegan Blueberry Muffins
- Blueberry Overnight Oats
- Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
- Blend: Place frozen blueberries, frozen banana, baby spinach, almond milk, and coconut water in a high-powered blender until fruit is pureed and ingredients are well combined.
- Taste: Add more liquid or some ice to get the consistency you like.
- Serve: Pour into a glass and enjoy!
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.