Healthy Blueberry Smoothie – Simple Green Smoothies
Try this deliciously rich and healthy blueberry smoothie infused with nutritious superfood blueberries, nutty cashew milk and creamy cashew yogurt. It’s as gorgeous as it is tasty. While green smoothies definitely have their place in my morning routine, I love shaking it up with a vibrant and healthy fruit smoothie now and again.
I’ve always enjoyed blueberries. It wasn’t until I spent last summer in Maine with the kids that I fell in love with them. As we rode our bikes through Acadia National Park, we stopped along the trail and foraged for wild blueberries. They were about half the size of the ones I’m used to picking in Florida, but they were easily twice as delicious.
These small berries aren’t as sweet as others in this fruit family, which is why you often see them in with frozen mixed berries, like in my Mixed Berry Smoothie, yet they have a unique flavor and color that shines in this smoothie recipe.
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With only four ingredients plus some options for taking it to the next level, this healthy blueberry smoothie has amazing health benefits to support your journey toward a plant-based diet, or if you simply want to add more fruit into your day. Here’s what I’m tossing into the blender today:
- Frozen blueberries: Power berries like these are a superfood you want to highlight in a few smoothies a week. Blueberries are high in vitamin K1, manganese and vitamin C as well as antioxidants that fight aging, cancer, promote heart health and help naturally regulate blood sugar.
- Unsweetened cashew milk: Step aside almond milk, this smoothie is using ultra-creamy cashew milk. I love a snack of dried blueberries and salty roasted cashews, so I’ve recreated that flavor combo in this beverage.
- Cashew yogurt: I want to keep this smoothie dairy-free and it’s super easy to do with some vegan yogurt. Either make your own or find a store brand that’s low in sugar.
- Banana: Since blueberries aren’t super sweet, I tossed in a banana to help naturally sweeten this beverage, as well as provide more potassium. Learn how to freeze bananas so you’ve always got some on hand.
Easy Additions + Swaps
Smoothies with just a few ingredients are my jam. They are easy to put together as well as easy to boost when I want to. If I’m using this smoothie as a whole breakfast, then I add in a scoop of my homemade protein powder to turn this into a 16g protein shake.
If you want to change the flavor up a bit then add your favorite plant-based vanilla protein powder.
I got on a cashew kick with this recipe, but you can easily make it nut-free. Swap the cashew yogurt for the plant-based version of your choice or use Greek yogurt (look for a low-sugar, full-fat one) and replace the cashew milk with oat milk or hemp milk.
Almond butter is a great addition for added healthy fat, or the seed/nut butter of your choice.
This smoothie is naturally gluten-free. To make it a bit more filling, add 1/4 cup gluten-free oats and a little more liquid. And as always, add a handful of spinach to turn it into a green smoothie.
How to Blend a Healthy Blueberry Smoothie
Grab these four ingredients and get ready for the healthiest fast food! Since there are no leafy greens in this one, you don’t have to do the two-blend method. I’ve still got some good tips for the creamiest result, so keep reading!
- Toss all the ingredients into your blend and blend on high until smooth. Stop and scrape down the sides as needed.
- Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!
Use frozen ingredients for a refreshingly cool smoothie. If you’re using frozen bananas and/or frozen berries, you can add them to your blender first, then let it stand for 15 minutes to thaw slightly and make it easier to blend.
If you are using a large blender, sometimes blending just one serving is harder than blending two, so grab a friend or save the second serving for the next day. Just make sure you give that second serving a good shake before sipping when you’re ready for it.
This smoothie is pretty thick, so add more cashew milk if needed to thin out until it’s the exact consistency you want.
Blueberries blend well with a wide variety of fruits. I love the classic combo of blueberries and bananas, or you could do a mixed berry blend with cherries, strawberries and blackberries. Blueberries also go with pears or tropical fruits like mango or pineapple.
Yes! Blueberry smoothies that use whole-food ingredients can add great nutrition to your day. Pick whole fruits, unsweetened milk and yogurts, and plant-based proteins like chia seeds or hemp seeds then blend a smoothie that’s full of fiber, only natural fruit sugar and protein and healthy fat to fuel your day.
I try to use frozen fruit in smoothies to keep them refreshingly cool, yet ice can be used as well. Know that ice does dull blender blades, so you can pour your smoothie over ice instead of adding it to your blender, or just go ahead and toss it in with everything else.
Yes! Blueberries are a great fruit to blend in a smoothie. They are easy to freeze or use fresh, just be sure to wash them well before tossing in.
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Add all ingredients to a blender.
Blend on high until smooth.
Pour in a fun glass and enjoy. Cheers!
Calories: 237kcal, Carbohydrates: 42g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 16mg, Sodium: 219mg, Potassium: 515mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 28g, Vitamin A: 239IU, Vitamin C: 20mg, Calcium: 160mg, Iron: 1mg