Blueberry Smoothie

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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.

Blueberry smoothie in a glass topped with blueberries, banana slices and a straw.

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.

Coconut water, frozen banana, frozen blueberries, almond milk and baby spinach measured out in bowls.

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!
Side by side photos. The first is almond milk, banana, blueberries and greens in a blender. The second photo is a blended blueberry smoothie in a blender.

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.
Blueberry smoothie in a glass topped with blueberries and a straw.

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If you make this blueberry smoothie, please be sure to leave a comment and star rating below. Your feedback is super helpful for the EBF team and other readers who are thinking about making the recipe. 

Blueberry Smoothie

5 from 21 votes
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. 
Blueberry smoothie in a glass topped with blueberries, banana slices and a straw.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 handful baby spinach
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup coconut water, (or plain Greek yogurt)
  • ice, (if needed)

Instructions
 

  • 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!

Equipment

Notes

Greek yogurt – You can swap the coconut water with yogurt for added protein and creaminess. 
Protein powder – 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.
Flaxseeds or chia seeds – add healthy fats, protein and fiber with the addition of seeds!

Nutrition

Serving: 1smoothie Calories: 193kcal Carbohydrates: 40g Protein: 4g Fat: 4g Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Sodium: 274mg Potassium: 633mg Fiber: 8g Sugar: 24g
Course: Smoothies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry smoothie

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    46 comments
    1. Tarin
      June 28, 2021 AT 9:40 am

      5 stars
      This blueberry smoothie is my perfect breakfast smoothie—great with a scoop of vanilla protein!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 28, 2021 AT 10:15 am

        Yay! I’m so glad this smoothie was a hit, Tarin! And I love the addition of the vanilla protein powder. Thanks for trying it out and coming back to leave a review. I really appreciate it!

    2. Jennifer Hogan
      June 28, 2021 AT 8:24 am

      5 stars
      Great, easy smoothie with ingredients I always have on hand. Added some chia seeds for some extra benefits. Just the right amount of sweetness as is.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 28, 2021 AT 10:37 am

        Woo!! So glad you enjoyed this blueberry smoothie, Jennifer! Thanks so much for the review 🙂

    3. Skyler
      June 28, 2021 AT 4:38 am

      5 stars
      Love a good blueberry smoothie. I like to add a bit of mango and kale to mine.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 28, 2021 AT 11:02 am

        So glad you enjoyed this blueberry smoothie, Skyler! Love the addition of mango and kale. Thanks for the review and star rating. I really appreciate it!!

    4. Catherine
      June 27, 2021 AT 9:27 pm

      5 stars
      This is such a vibrant smoothie and PERFECT for the summer months! My whole family loved the smoothies for a mid-morning ‘snack’ – and I loved knowing how many nutrients they were all getting! Thank you for the great recipe, we will certainly be making this one again!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 28, 2021 AT 11:10 am

        Aw yay!! I’m so glad this smoothie was a success! Thanks for the review, Catherine! I really appreciate it 🙂

    5. RM
      June 27, 2021 AT 7:44 pm

      Hi Brittany, Is there a way to use frozen, chopped spinach in this? Thank you!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 28, 2021 AT 11:50 am

        Yes, that’s fine!

        1. RM
          June 29, 2021 AT 3:16 pm

          Thank you!

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