I like to start my day with a delicious smoothie with healthy ingredients. My favorites are my banana strawberry smoothie and banana peanut butter smoothie. This easy Blueberry Smoothie is also a favorite.
We often make this recipe because blueberries are always in the freezer. My kids love this recipe, and it only takes five minutes! This is a healthy snack or breakfast. This blueberry smoothie is thick, creamy, and smooth.
You can also easily customize this smoothie! Below are some variations to try!
Milk – I use homemade kefir or unsweetened vanilla almond milk, but you may use any milk. You can use cow’s milk, cashew, coconut, oat, or soy milk.
Blueberries frozen_ Use frozen blueberries to make the smoothie thick.
Frozen Banana- It is best to freeze bananas in thin slices to blend them more easily. I keep frozen bananas in the freezer to make smoothies.
Spinach I love to add a large handful of spinach. You won’t even taste it.
You can add protein powder, but I prefer to because it boosts my protein. This Protein Powder is perfect for this smoothie. Use the code TWOPEAS to get a discount.
Chia Seeds – extra fiber and protein!
How to Make a Blueberry Smoothie
Add the spinach, milk, blueberries, and banana to a powerful blender. Also, add the protein powder and chia seed.
Here are some excellent blenders: Breville and KitchenAid.
Blend until smooth. You can stop to scrape the sides of the container with a spatula or use the tamper.
Pour in glasses and enjoy right away.
You can also use frozen blueberries and bananas, but add more ice to the smoothie to thicken it.
You can thicken the smoothie without using a banana by adding frozen cauliflower. I promise you can’t taste it. Use between 1/3 and 1/2 cup.
For extra protein, add a small amount of plain Greek yogurt.
Substitute milk with coconut water, orange juice, or apple juice.
Kale can be used instead of spinach.
Add flaxseed or hemp hearts.
Avocado is a healthy source of fats and creaminess.
Add a tablespoon of cashew, almond, or peanut butter.
If you don’t have vanilla protein powder, try adding a few drops of vanilla extract.
Pour a sweeter drink, and add a bit of pure maple syrup or Honey.
Add granola to the smoothie. You can use any of these granolas to make this smoothie: Lemon Blueberry, Almond Butter Granola, Coconut Granola, or Brown Butter Maple Granola.
Sprinkle PBfit over the top and mix in with a wooden spoon. Blending it in is better because it will be less noticeable. Stirring it with a wooden spoon will give you the maximum peanut butter flavor.
Prepare in Advance
You can freeze smoothie packs to meal-prep your smoothies.
Add frozen spinach, blueberries, and banana to a bag or container. I do not freeze the protein powder. I add it when I’m ready to make my smoothie. Do not add milk!
Label the bag or container outside with the name and date of the smoothie and the amount of liquid you will need to add to the smoothie.
Place the frozen food in the freezer for up to two months.
You can make several packs of smoothies to have them ready.
Pour the liquid first into the blender when ready to make the smoothie. Blend until smooth. Add one frozen smoothie packet (add protein powder, if desired). Serve immediately.
You can use any milk you like, but I recommend unsweetened vanilla almond or other milk.
1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries
One frozen banana I freeze in slices.
You can’t even taste 1 cup of spinach.
Optional: 1 scoop of Vanilla Protein Powder
One teaspoon of Chia Seeds Optional
Add the spinach, milk, blueberries, and banana to a powerful blender. Blend until smooth.
Pour into glasses, and serve immediately.
If you do not use protein powder, I recommend adding 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract and two tablespoons of pure maple syrup or Honey. Check out the post for other variations.