Healthy Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

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This healthy blueberry smoothie recipe is made in 5 minutes with 5 ingredients. It’s light & refreshing and makes a great breakfast or snack. Add spinach to make it a green blueberry banana smoothie!

three glasses filled with Blueberry Smoothie


I drink a smoothie every day, and love making them for my kids to sneak a little nutrition into their days (check out our post with all of our best smoothie recipes). This healthy blueberry smoothie recipe is one of our favorites. It’s easy to make with only 5 ingredients and comes together in less than 5 minutes.

You can add a variety of different mix-ins (like protein powder, spinach, chia seeds, etc.) to this blueberry banana smoothie to make it even more nutritious and protein-packed! The perfect way to fuel any busy day!

front view of three glasses filled with Blueberry Smoothie with bananas and blueberries around them

Blueberry Smoothie: Ingredients & substitutions

Let’s discuss the ingredients, as well as possible substitutions in this blueberry banana smoothie recipe.

overhead photo of the ingredients in this Blueberry Smoothie recipe
  • Unsweetened almond milk. Any non-dairy milk works well in this recipe (coconut, almond, rice, oat, etc.) You can also use regular dairy milk.
  • Frozen blueberries. I always have a bag of wild blueberries (my favorite variety) in my freezer to make this blueberry banana smoothie. If you come across delicious fresh blueberries in the summer for a great price, you can always flash freeze them and then store them in an airtight container in the freezer. Fresh berries can be used also.
  • Frozen banana. If you don’t prefer bananas, you can substitute another starchy food like avocado for creaminess, but you will  likely need to add more honey/maple syrup to achieve the proper sweetness. 
  • Vanilla extract. You can leave out the vanilla, but I love the rich flavor it adds to this blueberry smoothie recipe. 
  • Honey. Maple syrup or agave can be used in place of honey. If your blueberries are very sweet you can omit the sweetener altogether. 
  • Vanilla protein powder (optional). I love adding a scoop of vanilla protein powder to my smoothies for a protein boost that keeps me full longer. Orgain Vanilla Bean Protein Powder is my favorite.
  • Frozen Spinach (optional). If you want to make this a green blueberry smoothie, simply add some frozen spinach, kale, etc. This is optional! Just note that spinach will make this more of a gray/brown smoothie than vibrant purple!

How to make a blueberry smoothie 

Use a Vitamix 

If you’ve been around here for a while then you know I am fiercely loyal to my Vitamix blender. Especially when blending something as thick and creamy as a blueberry banana smoothie, using a Vitamix blender is a must. No other blender on the market is its equal in both power and functionality.

Check out my Vitamix buying guide to learn which blender is right for YOU. I have blended with the Ascent 3500 every for 4 years now. It’s my best friend in the kitchen and I couldn’t live without it! There are always great deals on reconditioned Ascent models!

Add ingredients to the blending container

To make this blueberry banana smoothie recipe, simply add all the ingredients in the order listed in the recipe to the blending container. It’s important to add the almond milk first to ensure a smooth and even blend. 

overhead photo showing How to Make a Blueberry Smoothie - ingredient sin the blending container before being blended

Blend

Next it’s time to blend! Begin blending on low speed and slowly increase to high speed. Blend on high speed for about 50 seconds, or until the mixture is smooth and there are no lumps of unblended ingredients. 

Note: If you have a blender with a “smoothie” setting, you can simply secure the lid, press the smoothie button, and let the blender do the work for you. 

overhead photo showing How to Make a Blueberry Smoothie - ingredient sin the blending container after being blended

Serve

Pour the blended healthy blueberry smoothie into 2-4 glasses and enjoy! I find this recipe makes 2 adult servings and 4 kid-sized servings.

FAQs about Blueberry Smoothies

Are blueberry smoothies healthy?

This blueberry smoothie (especially if you add the protein powder and spinach) is packed full of nutrients, antioxidants, protein and fiber.

Do you put ice in smoothies?

I suggest NOT putting ice in this smoothie because it waters down the flavors. Instead, use frozen fruit for a thick, cold smoothie.

What can I add to smoothies?

Here are some suggestions!
Protein powder
Nut butters (like this homemade peanut butter or vanilla almond butter) – for a little fat and protein.
Chia seeds
Collagen protein powder
Greens (dandelion greens, kale, spinach, etc).
Coconut oil
Maca powder

blueberry smoothie being poured from a blending container into a glass

More smoothie recipes

I drink a smoothie every single morning, and have for over a decade. I have a pretty extensive collection of smoothie recipes on my blog (check out my smoothie recipe index), but here are a few favorites worth mentioning!

front view of a glass filled with blueberry smoothie with bananas and blueberries around it

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Healthy Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

Laura
This healthy blueberry smoothie recipe is made in 5 minutes with 5 ingredients. It’s light & refreshing and makes a great breakfast or snack. Add spinach to make it green!
5 from 9 votes
Course Breakfast, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 234
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes

Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • Place the ingredients in the order listed in the container of a Vitamix blender.
  • Blend, starting on low speed and increasing to high until the mixture is smooth (about 30 -60 seconds).
  • Pour into glasses and serve

Video

Notes

*Note: Nutritional information calculated with protein powder and spinach. 

Ingredient Substitutions

  • Unsweetened almond milk. Any non-dairy milk works well in this recipe. I love using coconut milk for a tropical flavor. You can also use regular dairy milk!
  • Frozen blueberries berries. I suggest frozen wild blueberries. Fresh blueberries can be used as well.
  • Frozen banana. Fresh bananas (unfrozen) can be used, it just won’t be as thick and cold.
  • Honey. Maple syrup or agave can be used in place of honey. If your blueberries are very sweet you can omit the sweetener altogether. 
  • Vanilla protein powder (optional). I love adding a scoop of vanilla protein powder to my smoothies for a protein boost that keeps me full longer. Orgain Vanilla Bean Protein Powder is my favorite – I always have it stocked in my pantry.
  • Frozen Spinach (optional). If you want to make this a green blueberry smoothie, simply add some frozen spinach, kale, etc. This is optional!

Smoothie add-ins (suggestions) 

  • Protein powder
  • Nut butters
  • Chia seeds
  • Collagen protein powder
  • Greens (dandelion greens, kale, spinach, etc).
  • Coconut oil
  • Maca powder
  • Spirulina 
  • Bee Pollen

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5recipe | Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 294mg | Potassium: 445mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 1504IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 322mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. 5 stars
    Just wanted to let you know that I’ve featured this recipe in my Refreshing Summer Recipe Roundup