This creamy & refreshing healthy blueberry smoothie comes together with just 4 ingredients and makes the perfect breakfast or snack any day of the week!
You're going to love this simple blueberry smoothie because it's full of nutrients, easy to make, and absolutely delicious.
A simple smoothie like this is all you need to feel great most days.
As a health coach for over a decade, I'm all about getting back to basics and enjoying healthy food that is easily accessible and generally at a good price. Frozen blueberries are one of the best bangs for your buck in the frozen fruit section and bananas are affordable and loaded with vitamins, minerals, and fiber (if you don't care for bananas, there are substitutions below).
This plant-based blueberry smoothie tastes amazing and is incredibly good for you. Try it for breakfast or any time of day for a quick light meal or snack.
Blueberries are rich in antioxidants and fiber; bananas contain loads of vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, and fiber.
The flax seeds and almond milk add even more nutrients and a small amount of necessary healthy fat.
Kids will love this smoothie, too.
Are blueberry smoothies healthy?
Yes, blueberry smoothies are very healthy when made with whole foods, and they are very easy to make. Use fresh or frozen blueberries, banana and/or yogurt, and a few other ingredients to make a healthy blueberry smoothie. Avoid adding fruit juices to smoothies to maintain healthy sugar levels.
How do you make a blueberry smoothie?
Simply combine the blueberry smoothie ingredients listed here in a blender and blend until smooth. It all comes together in five minutes or less!
Blueberry Smoothie Recipe Ingredients:
You need just 4 ingredients to make an awesome blueberry smoothie, and I've included some optional add-ins below to make it your own, too.
- Blueberries, fresh or frozen: Blueberries are full of nutrients and readily available at most grocery stores. Both fresh and frozen blueberries work great here.
- Banana, fresh or frozen: A frozen banana makes your blueberry smoothie extra creamy, but a fresh banana works great if you didn't think ahead to freeze it. If you don't like bananas, leave it out and replace it with ½ cup of any yogurt of your choice. Here's how to store frozen bananas for your smoothies.
- Almond milk or oat milk (or any milk of your choice): A little plant-based milk helps make your smoothie extra creamy; you can leave this out if you don't have it.
- Choose 1: Almond butter (or any nut butter), chia seeds, or flax seeds: Add a boost of nutrients and fiber with a few teaspoons of nuts or seeds. I like to mix it up and rotate between almond butter, chia seeds, and flax seeds.
- Water: Not technically an ingredient, but I like to add a little filtered water to add hydration and adjust the consistency of my smoothie.
I like to avoid adding fruit juices to my smoothie because they contain excess sugar without fiber. Whole fruits are always great in smoothies because they come along with the fiber as nature intended.
Blueberry Smoothie Variations:
Here are some great variations to your blueberry smoothie to make it your own. I say life is too short to have food you don't love, so add in what you like and leave the rest.
In general, I would choose one or two of these ad-ins at a time.
- Add Coconut Yogurt or Greek Yogurt: Yogurt adds probiotics and protein to your smoothie and makes a great add-in if you want an extra creamy smoothie. Use what type of yogurt works best for you. I like to add vanilla Greek yogurt for a wonderful flavor.
- Add Protein Powder: Boost your protein intake with a scoop of your favorite protein powder. I like vanilla protein powder if I add it to this smoothie.
- Add Fresh Greens: A handful of fresh spinach amps the hydration, fiber, and minerals in your smoothie. Even though it might turn the color a little brown (because purple + green don't make for the prettiest color), you won't even taste it! I almost always add a handful of fresh spinach if I have it.
- Use Mixed Berries: Change up the flavor by substituting the blueberries for mixed berries, or strawberries, raspberries, or blackberries. In general, use what you have and what you can find for a good price.
- Add in Probiotics: Adding a serving of your favorite probiotic to any smoothie is a great way to get it into your daily rotation.
I garnished the smoothies in the images here with a little fresh mint for looks to make the photos pretty. This is fun to do if you want to dress up your smoothie, but not necessary to make a delicious blueberry smoothie.
More Healthy Smoothies
- Simple Blueberry Smoothie Recipe
- Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe
- Frozen Banana & Cacao Recipe
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe
You can also check out even more ideas in my Healthy Smoothie Recipe index.
This easy blueberry smoothie is a staple in a healthy eating plan. It's full of nutrients, tastes absolutely delicious, and making it is a good way to use up what you have on hand! I like to use a frozen banana to give the smoothie an extra creamy texture, but fresh bananas work, too. Add a few ice cubes both the blueberries and banana are fresh.
You can find more smoothie recipes here.
- 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 peeled banana (fresh or frozen; I prefer frozen)
- ½ cup unsweetened almond milk or oat milk
- ½ cup filtered water, up to a cup if desired
- 2 teaspoons almond butter OR chia seeds OR ground flax seeds
- optional add-ins, see note below
Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until the desired texture is achieved. Enjoy immediately or store, covered, in the refrigerator up to 24 hours.
See how to store a smoothie for later here.
Optional Blueberry Smoothie Add-ins
- ½ cup coconut yogurt or Greek yogurt
- 1 servings protein powder
- 1 handful of fresh spinach or other fresh greens
- sub mixed berries
- 1 serving probiotics
Keywords: Blueberry Smoothie, Healthy Smoothie