Easy Blueberry Smoothie
For the best blueberry smoothie, use frozen blueberries! Here we areright Recipe for all uses! It takes you less than five minutes to make this easy blueberry smoothie. Switch to the blueberry smoothie recipe
Why you should make this blueberry smoothie
I’ve made versions of this easy blueberry smoothie recipe more times than I can count. Frozen blueberries are a must when making these (I especially like to use frozen wild blueberries when I can find them).
Here are a few more reasons why we love it:
- It takes you less than 5 minutes.
- You can use frozen fruit. In fact, I prefer frozen blueberries when making this smoothie.
- This smoothie is perfect for breakfast or a snack.
- kids love it!
- You can make the smoothie ahead of time, freeze it, and save it for later. details below.
How to make the best blueberry smoothie
Our basic smoothie recipe calls for four simple ingredients:
frozen blueberries — Use frozen blueberries for the best blueberry smoothie! Frozen berries make the smoothie creamier. I especially like frozen wild blueberries, which can be found in the frozen section of most grocery stores.
Can I use fresh blueberries? Yes of course. Frozen blueberries make a creamier smoothie, but fresh berries still work. The smoothie may thicken if it sits a little longer than usual with fresh berries, as they naturally contain pectin, which is a thickening agent. (It’s sometimes added to make jams and jellies.) Freezing can reduce the natural gelling power of pectin, so this doesn’t happen as often when the smoothie is made with frozen blueberries.
plantain — I use a banana to make one or two smaller (kid-sized) smoothies. For the best-tasting smoothie, use a ripe banana. For the creamiest smoothie, use frozen banana slices (I explained how I freeze bananas for smoothies below).
half orange — If I have oranges at home, I like to add them to my morning smoothie. Adds extra vitamin C and tropical flavor. If you don’t have oranges on hand, don’t worry, you can substitute other fruits like mango, pineapple, or more berries.
Milk (dairy or non-dairy) — To make mixing the ingredients easier, I like to add some liquid to the blender. For a milk-free smoothie, use water. It still tastes amazing. For extra creaminess, use milk (with or without milk, either will work).
To make the smoothie, I put everything in a blender and then puree until smooth. For a frozen smoothie, add a handful of ice or use frozen fruit.
When I made smoothies I used to go overboard with the ingredient list, but now I like to keep things really simple. I love this smoothie with just the basic ingredients above, but every once in a while I add an extra ingredient or two. Here are a few suggestions:
- Add more fruit (fresh or frozen). I love mango, pineapple and strawberries.
- Add green vegetables like spinach, kale, or Swiss chard. I add a cup or two.
- Add healthy fat with some avocado.
- Add more protein and fiber with hemp seeds, chia seeds, or your favorite protein powder.
- Add extra nutty flavor and stickiness with a tablespoon of peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, or any other nut butter.
- Add chocolate with a tablespoon of cocoa powder or my favorite cocoa nibs.
- Add fresh ginger or turmeric, or add dry spices like ground cinnamon or ground turmeric.
How to freeze fruit for smoothies
To make smoothies even easier, freeze fresh fruit in batches. You can even make smoothie packs and freeze them for a grab-and-go smoothie option.
To freeze fruit for smoothies, rinse and cut fresh fruit into small pieces. Pat dry and place in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Slide the baking sheet into the freezer and freeze until hard (2 to 3 hours). The method for bananas is no different, just peel them, cut them into slices and then freeze them on the baking sheet.
When the fruit is hard, separate it into freezer-safe bags and store in the freezer for your next smoothie.
More smoothie recipes
easy blueberry smoothie
Our blueberry smoothie is extra creamy and fruity. Depending on the ripeness or sweetness of your fruit, you may need to add a little more honey, so add to taste. There are many additions you can make here, so read the article for our suggestions. I prefer to use frozen blueberries when making smoothies because they blend together for a creamier smoothie. Feel free to use fresh berries though!
Makes 2 kid shakes or 1 large
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1 ¼ cup blueberries, preferably frozen
Use 1 medium ripe banana or 1 cup frozen banana slices
Half a medium orange, peeled and cut into wedges.
3/4 cup to 1 cup milk, dairy, or non-dairy
1 tablespoon almond butter, peanut butter, or cashew butter
1 teaspoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon of hemp seeds
1 teaspoon of flaxseed
1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup
Place the blueberries, banana, orange and 3/4 cup milk in a blender. If you plan to add any, add optional ingredients to blender.
Turn on the blender and puree until creamy and smooth. If the smoothie is too thick, add a little more milk.
Advice from Adam and Joanne
- How to freeze or carry on: This recipe makes a kid-friendly smoothie or two. Enjoy it now or save it for later. To save the smoothie for later, pour each serving into a resealable food-safe plastic bag or container and freeze. Then, take the smoothie out of the freezer about an hour before you need it.
- Nutritional Information: The nutritional information below is an estimate. We use the USDA database to calculate approximate values. The information relates to the basic shake made from unsweetened soy milk.
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Nutritional value per serving: Part 1/2 the recipe (1 small shake) / calories 155 / total fat 2.1g / Saturated Fatty Acids 0.3g / cholesterol 0 mg / sodium 33.9mg / carbohydrates 32.9g / fiber 4.9g / total sugar 19.9g / protein 4.3g
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