Blueberry Smoothie

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. 

I’m declaring this smoothie a #EBFbasics recipe! 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

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.

How to Make a Perfect Smoothie

It comes down to the ratio of ingredients. Start with a solid base recipes and then spice it up and add fun ingredients to take it to the next level.

Blueberry Smoothie Ingredients:

  • Frozen blueberries
  • Banana 
  • Baby spinach
  • Unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • Coconut water

Smoothie Upgrades:

  • 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 flavor. 
  • Flaxseed – add some healthy fats with ground flaxseed. 
  • Cacao nibs – chocolate is always a good idea… bonus points for the antioxidants!
  • Nut butter – peanut butter, almond butter – you can’t go wrong!
  • Bee pollen – can help relieve inflammation and reduce stress. Sign me up!
  • Yogurt – add creaminess and protein with Greek yogurt. 
  • Avocado – if you like your smoothies super thick, add avocado! You’ll also get some great, healthy fats. 

Besides making sure you have the correct amount of each ingredient, there are a few tricks to perfecting your smoothie:

1. Use as many frozen/cold ingredients as possible. No one loves a lukewarm smoothie! Use frozen fruit and cold milk to make a refreshing smoothie. You can also add in ice if needed!

2. Prefer a thicker smoothie? There are a few ingredients you can add to thicken your smoothie – my favorites are avocado, frozen zucchini and yogurt.

3. Blend your greens and liquid first. No one likes chunky smoothies. Start by blending your greens and liquids until completely blended. Then add in the rest of your ingredients!

Have more smoothie woes? Be sure to let me know in the comments! I’m here to help!

Do You Love Smoothies? Here Are More Delicious Smoothies to Try:

Blueberry Almond Smoothie in a clear mason jar with stainless steel straw on white marble countertop.

Blueberry Almond Smoothie in a clear mason jar with stainless steel straw on white marble countertop with almond milk container in background.

If you make this blueberry almond smoothie, please be sure to leave a comment and star rating below letting me know how it turns out. Your feedback is so helpful for the EBF team and other EBF readers.

Blueberry Almond Smoothie in a clear mason jar with stainless steel straw on white marble countertop.

Blueberry Smoothie

Brittany Mullins
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. 
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Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Smoothies
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 201 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Blend all ingredients in a high-powered blender. Add more almond milk (if necessary) to get the consistency you like. Enjoy!

Notes

I didn't add protein powder to this smoothie but if you need the extra protein, a little protein powder would be a good addition.

Nutrition

Serving: 1smoothieCalories: 201kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 4gFat: 4gFiber: 7gSugar: 27g
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    18 comments
    1. Camilla
      January 16, 2015 AT 10:31 pm

      Big hit with my boys (4 and 2) they LOVED it!

    2. Tara@PNWRunner
      July 28, 2013 AT 1:00 am

      That smoothie looks amazing. I cannot wait to try it!

    3. Nat @ The Apple Diaries
      February 25, 2013 AT 6:25 am

      Wow that is one blue smoothie! I usually do avocado and almond with an extremely similar set of ingredients, so maybe I should throw some blueberries into the mix.

      Thanks for the recipe 🙂

    4. Camille @ When Life Gives You Cupcakes
      February 23, 2013 AT 12:47 am

      Mmmm. Love the color of this smoothie! I only have chocolate protein powder right now which may be too strong of a flavor, but I bet this would taste excellent with vanilla powder 🙂

    5. Sara @ sarasmiles
      February 19, 2013 AT 7:45 am

      What a great color that smoothie turned out to be!

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