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.
I make a lot of smoothies and this is hands-down one of the best. I have a 3 and 7 year old and they LOVED this. I made the recipe exactly as written the 1st time and then sneaked in some flaxseed and spinach the next time. I also had to use milk the 2nd time, as I was out of apple juice by then. It tasted great that way too. Thanks so much!!
So glad to hear they enjoyed it, thanks for reporting back!
I’m obsessed with anything blueberry ! Love an easy recipe!
I LOVE smoothies and this is definitely the kind of smoothie I’d like. Thanks for sharing as I’ll be trying it tonight!
Oh my, this blueberry smoothie looks absolutely delicious! Now you got me craving for a glass.
This smoothie looks so inviting. Would be great as a morning or afternoon snack for me
We just picked a whole bunch of fresh blueberries. I need to make this with them!
YUM! We actually had a similar smoothie yesterday and my kids LOVED it! We are such huge blueberry fans.
I’m obsessed with smoothies! I haven’t tried making a blueberry smoothie yet. I pinned for later!
Blueberries have a lot of health benefits and I think it’s one of the best ingredients to use in your smoothie! It’s definitely something that I’d start my morning with! This looks SO delicious and refreshing!
This is perfect with July coming and being National Blueberry Month! Plus the health benefits are amazing indeed! Now I really want a smoothie! Will try your recipe!
This looks delicious! And don’t you love the colors of a blueberry smoothie?
My granddaughter loves smoothies so this blueberry one would make a perfect treat for her. However, she only likes them if you call them milkshakes lol!
I love a good smoothie! This blueberry one looks tasty and perfect for the summer heat.
This sounds like the most delicious smoothie – there is something like fresh fruit used to make one in the summer which you just cannot beat.
Such a beautiful color and so good for you. I usually use almond milk in my smoothies and I don’t notice any taste difference.
Smoothies are a go to treat around here during the summer and this one sounds great. I could definitely benefit from the extra antioxidants that blueberries provide too.
Smoothies are my go to in the Summer mornings. I love that they are a good portion of my fruits and if I do a green smoothie – then veggie too!
This smoothie looks so refreshing. I’ve never thought about adding juices to the smoothies that I make at home. Looking forward to trying this recipe.
This smoothie looks amazing so cool and refreshing. I love blueberries and this is a great way to enjoy them. It is a short season and this is a great way to enjoy it.
We make smoothies all the time around here and blueberry ones are always a hit. It’s a delicious way to start the day!