Last Updated on December 26, 2022 by Corinne Schmitt
Whether you’re on a recent health kick or just need a tasty breakfast on the go, a blueberry smoothie is a great way to pack lots of nutrients into a single cup. But if you’re looking for something outside of your usual recipe, try one of these incredible blueberry smoothies with a variety of fruit, veggie and spice additions to take your smoothie to the next level.
Health Benefits of Blueberry Smoothies
Blueberries are tiny little superfoods. Packed with antioxidants, they pack a lot of nutrients into a small, low-calorie package. You get a generous dose of fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and manganese in every one cup serving of blueberries.
Sure, you could just snack on a bowl of blueberries. But when you blend them into a smoothie, you get even more health benefits. Smoothies are one of the fastest and easiest ways to enjoy a healthy breakfast or snack.
Smoothies take very little time to prepare and you can easily consume healthy foods that you might not be as excited about eating on their own (e.g. kale or chia seeds). Plus, your body absorbs nutrients better in liquid form so you get an even bigger nutritional boost when you drink smoothies.
How to Make a Blueberry Smoothie
If you love blueberries and want them to be the star of your smoothie, follow this simple recipe:
- 3/4 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/2 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
- 1/2 cup milk
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Garnish with fresh blueberries if desired.
You can use fresh blueberries instead of frozen, if you prefer. I like to use frozen though since it eliminates the need to add ice cubes to the smoothie which can dilute it.
For a thicker smoothie, use Greek yogurt and reduce the amount of milk. Greek yogurt will provide more protein and add less sugar, but regular yogurt has fewer calories and more calcium.
Use whatever milk you like! Dairy milk (e.g. skim, 2%, or whole) or non-dairy milk (almond milk, oat milk, coconut milk, etc.).
If you like a little more sweetness, add 1 teaspoon of sweetener: sugar, artificial sweetener, honey or maple syrup.
Add flavor, nutrients and texture to your smoothie with different ingredients. Good choices are:
- Fruit: Avocado, banana, berries, mango, pineapple
- Nut butters: Almond butter, cashew butter, peanut butter
- Seeds: Chia seeds, flax seed
Blueberry Smoothies 11 Different Ways
Now that you’re excited (I hope!) about working more blueberry smoothies into your diet, you might be worried that you’ll get bored having them every day. That’s why I put together this collection of delicious and diverse blueberry smoothie recipes.
Blueberry Spinach Smoothie
Don’t be afraid to try greens in your morning drink. This Blueberry Spinach Smoothie is full of nutrients, but the sweet, fruity flavor and creamy consistency totally disguise the spinach.
Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Smoothie
You and the kids will love this Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Smoothie. With lots of fruit, protein from the yogurt and milk, and healthy grains from the added oatmeal, it’s the perfect way to get a nutritious breakfast even when you’re in a hurry.
Blueberry Pear Smoothie
Enjoy a creamy, dreamy Blueberry Pear Smoothie when you’re in the mood for a really sweet drink. I never knew this combination would be so good together until I tried it for myself. YUM!
Lemon Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Smoothie
Brighten up your usual drink with a splash of lemon. Try a Lemon Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Smoothie to see what I mean. Again, the oatmeal adds a hearty texture that makes the drink more filling as a meal.
Blueberry Protein Smoothie
If you hit the gym regularly, you may need a protein boost to help those muscles recover. But, let’s face it, most protein drinks are pretty gross. Add your favorite protein powder to this yummy Blueberry Protein Smoothie instead. You’ll be glad you did!
Honey and Wild Blueberry Smoothie
For a super sweet smoothie, you have to try this Honey and Wild Blueberry Smoothie. It’s perfect for when you have a batch of fresh blueberries, but it works well with frozen ones, too. Remember, local, organic honey is best if you can find it.
Blueberry Banana Chia Smoothie
A Blueberry Banana Chia Smoothie is a well-balanced drink that’s high in proteins, fiber, and healthy omega-3 fats. It will fill you up all morning long.
Beet and Blueberry Smoothie
Get extra veggies in your diet with a Beet and Blueberry Smoothie. I know what you’re thinking… “Beets?” That’s what I thought, too, because I had only had them pickled. But, it turns out that beets are a nice sweetener, and the flavor works really well with the banana and blueberries in this recipe.
Blueberry Peanut Protein Smoothie
I’ve been looking for a way to use the peanut powder I bought recently, and this Blueberry Peanut Protein Smoothie is it! It’s like drinking peanut butter and jelly for breakfast, but it’s good for you.
Blueberry Peach Smoothie
A Blueberry Peach Smoothie sounds like the perfect combination for summer, doesn’t it? Imagine how sweet and delicious it will be when those fruits are at their ripest and most flavorful during the summer peak season.
Blueberry Muffin Smoothie
Blueberry muffins are one of my favorite breakfasts, so when I saw this Blueberry Muffin Smoothie, my heart skipped a beat. The cinnamon, vanilla extract, and honey really give it that blueberry muffin flavor!
Hope you enjoyed all of these variations of blueberry smoothies. Aren’t they creative? What are your favorite additions to your blueberry smoothie? Share with us in the comments!
More Smoothie Recipes
If you enjoyed this collection of blueberry smoothies, you might enjoy some of these other smoothie recipes.
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Finally, check out my formula for the perfect smoothie so you can create your own delicious combinations.