Blueberry Smoothie – full of flavor & protein!
Enjoy a blueberry smoothie made with frozen blueberries, almonds, milk, greek yogurt, oats, and honey. A creamy sip of mood-boosting energy with just the right balance of sweet and tart!
A dreamy lip-smacking smoothie that really packs a punch doesn’t need to be complicated! All you need is a handful of ingredients and a good blender.
If you are just jumping on the healthy smoothie bandwagon, this is a great place to start! This recipe is super simple, highly nutritious, and perfectly delicious for both adults and kids.
About this blueberry smoothie
It can be very tempting to throw all the healthy things you can find into a blender, in an effort to pack as much nutrition in as possible, then add some berries and hope for the best. But as easy as it is to make a delicious smoothie, it’s just as easy to make a gross one!
This simple recipe uses the right combination of flavors and it comes together in seconds (yes, seconds). Kids will love the taste of the blueberries and the sweetness of the honey and they’ll never know they’re chugging back a whole lot of nutrients.
Starting your day off right with a burst of blueberry awesomeness is a quick fix for when you’re in a hurry and you need something filling to last until lunch. It also works when you’re needing an afternoon pick me up or when you’re craving something sweet. It hits the guilt-free spot every time.
It’s totally customizable and can be made with different berries, dairy-free, or without any sweetener. There is just so much winning happening with this rich and creamy blueberry smoothie!
What’s in this recipe?
- Frozen blueberries – Using frozen will add to the thickness of the smoothie as well as the temperature. If you don’t have any or don’t mind a room temperature smoothie, by all means, use fresh.
- Whole milk – This is the liquid base. The blender needs a liquid to help blend the ingredients.
- Greek yogurt – A thicker yogurt, which gives it a rich creamy texture.
- Quick oats – Adding oats gives it texture and body. This works when there is no banana in the smoothie, which is another ingredient that gives it weight and thickness.
- Honey – If you want to maximize the health benefits of honey, opt for raw honey that hasn’t been pasteurized. This wouldn’t be suitable for young babies, however.
- Shredded almonds – Sprinkle in some added protein and a nutty grounding flavor.
- Salt – Brings out the flavors and balances the sweet.
How to make the best blueberry smoothie
Put all ingredients in the written order into your blender and blend starting slow for a couple of seconds to full power for around 60 seconds.
Serve cold and as fresh as possible.
That’s really it!
Honestly, there isn’t a fruit out there that can’t be put in a smoothie. It’s the combination of the other ingredients that really matter! This particular recipe is the perfect base for a customizable smoothie. Use strawberries, bananas, raspberries, mango, blackberries, you decide!
This of course depends on two things. How you define “healthy,” and what you put in the smoothie. This particular smoothie is full of protein, antioxidants, and fiber. In my opinion, yes it is healthy! If you add a bunch of sugar, that will cause it to be less healthy.
Absolutely! Highly recommend it.
We love using frozen berries for smoothies because they make the smoothie super thick and cold. Fresh berries work too, but you may want to add ice to thicken your smoothie.
How to make this smoothie your own
- If you prefer the flavor of maple syrup over honey, it’s an easy swap. Both are a natural sweetener and both will give it a great taste.
- Substitute almond milk, or coconut milk if you’re looking for a dairy-free version. Oat milk is perfect because there are already oats in the recipe. If you want it with no milk at all, omit it and use water instead. You can also make this without yogurt or use non-dairy coconut yogurt for something different.
- Turn this smoothie into a delicious smoothie bowl. Top with all the fixings. Nuts, dried coconut, chocolate chips, hemp seeds, chia or flax seeds, pumpkin seeds you name it. Grab a spoon and enjoy it in a bowl.
- Add a dollop of almond butter for added protein.
- Sprinkle some flax, chia, or hemp seeds for bonus nutrients and fiber.
- You can add some cinnamon, vanilla, or lemon zest for a little taste upgrade.
- Turn it into a refreshing summer treat. Freeze it and turn it into popsicles. The kids will LOVE them!
- Use fresh or frozen fruit, just keep in mind the texture will be different.
Since this smoothie is at its best when it’s freshly made, it is not recommended to make it ahead. The taste and vitamin level will decrease the longer it sits around. It will keep in the fridge for up to 1 day, if necessary.
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Get the Recipe: Blueberry Smoothie
- 1 ¼ cup frozen blueberries
- ¾ cup whole milk note 1
- ¾ cup greek yogurt
- ¼ cup quick oats
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon ground or sliced almonds
- a pinch of salt
- Put all ingredients in the written order into your blender and blend starting slow for a couple of seconds to full power for around 60 seconds.
- Serve immediately, the smoothie is best cold and as fresh as possible.
- You can also use plant based milk, oat milk fits perfectly here since we use oats already in the recipe.
- Variations: Adjust the amount or kind of sweetener to your personal taste. You can add some cinnamon, vanilla or lemon zest for a little taste upgrade.
- Makes around 2 1/2 cups and stays good in your fridge for up to one day, however, taste and texture is best when consumed immediately.