This creamy and refreshing blueberry smoothie is made with juice, yogurt, frozen blueberries and banana, all blended together into a frosty drink. An easy and delicious way to start off your day!
When I’m looking for an easy breakfast or snack for the kids, I often turn to smoothies. This version is packed with nutritious blueberries and looks as good as it tastes.
One of my favorite ways to begin each morning is with a cold smoothie packed with delicious and healthy ingredients to kick start my day. This blueberry smoothie is everything you could wish for and more in a smoothie. With a delicious berry taste, you’ll look forward to getting up every morning.
HOW DO YOU MAKE A BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIE?
Smoothies are an extremely delicious and easy breakfast or snack that take just 5 minutes of effort. Grab some frozen blueberries, a banana, vanilla Greek yogurt, and apple juice. All of the ingredients go into a blender and are mixed until smooth. That’s all there is to it!
I love using apple juice when making my blueberry smoothie. It’s inexpensive, readily available and a great neutral flavor base. There are plenty of other liquid options that work just as well in place of apple juice.
Other liquid substitutes for your blueberry smoothie are
- White grape juice
- Coconut milk
- Almond milk
- Dairy milk such as skim or 1% milk
If you don’t have vanilla Greek yogurt on hand, feel free to used another complementary flavor like blueberry or mixed berry yogurt. I use Greek yogurt because it has more protein than standard yogurt.
Even though this smoothie is already a healthy option, there are other ways to make it even healthier. I personally like to add additions once in a while to up the health factor of my smoothies.
Some great healthy additions to this smoothie are
- Flax seeds
- Protein powder
- Chia seeds
WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF BLUEBERRIES?
Blueberries aren’t given enough credit for their health benefits. The phytonutrient content of blueberries, plus the vitamin B6 and folate they contain, make them exceptionally good for heart health. They’re also great for your skin and are low in calories.
WHY IS IT BENEFICIAL TO START YOUR DAY WITH A SMOOTHIE?
As long as you’re not loading your smoothie down with sugary ingredients, it makes for a great healthy start to your day. Blended food is easier for your body to digest which allows your body to start releasing energy quicker after consumption. Outside of that, fruits and veggies are packed with vital nutrients your body needs, and the yogurt adds protein to keep you full.
I have lost count how many blueberry smoothies I’ve drank over the years. Blueberry smoothies aren’t the only smoothies I drink and obsess over. However, a blueberry smoothie in the morning is at the top of my list when it comes to breakfast.
MORE SMOOTHIE RECIPES YOU’LL LOVE
- 1 1/2 cups apple juice can substitute white grape juice, dairy milk, or almond milk
- 1 banana halved
- 1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries
- 3/4 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- fresh blueberries and mint sprigs for garnish optional
- Place the apple juice, banana, blueberries and Greek yogurt in a blender.
- Blend until completely smooth.
- Pour into glasses and serve, topped with blueberries and mint if desired.