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.
This is absolutely delicious! Thanks for this recipe I will definitely be making this again!!
Love this, taste just like jamba juice but without buying that sugary jamba juice drink. Followed recipe to the T and it’s perfect. Only thing I did different was used a frozen bannana
This recipe tasted wonderful! Love it
I just loved it!!!! I personally wouldn’t add dozen bananas because I don’t like the texture and I would add about 2 big TBS of yogurt it was soooo good though!! Def recommend! 👏🏼👏🏼
This worked out great! I used half a frozen banana, some plain greek yogurt, a scoop of vanilla protein powder, some frozen blueberries, and some almond milk! It was so satisfying and I loved how customizable it was based on whatever I had in my fridge.
I tried this recipe . I used almond milk amongst the options given and used Double cream yogurt because that was the only available and it was absolutely amazing !
This recipe is perfect and it tastes amazing .
Forgot to mentioned that I used frozen banana. This is only the second time I ever made a smoothie and this was a success.
Delicious and easy! Thank you.
Delish! I used: whole milk, 1 cup of fresh blueberries (didn’t have any more), plain yogurt, a dash of vanilla extract, no garnish. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Forgot to mention, I also used a whole banana (as required in the recipe).
I’ve made the blueberry smooth a few time. I use the almond milk. It sure does taste very good. Also it feels me up takes my hunger away. Thank you for sharing such an awesome recipe for Blueberry smooth. Looking forward to try other recipes from you. God bless i pray that you and your family stay safe and healthy.
We enjoy blueberry smoothies whenever we can. Grandsons especially like them. We made the last one with cranberry juice, since that’s what we had in the refrigerator. Great!
All of your recipes that I have tried have been great including this one. I have two daughters who love blueberries so we tried this for breakfast this morning. We love it! Thanks!
This is exactly what I was looking for in a blueberry smoothie! It’s creamy, sweet and doesn’t have added sugar. I love how simple yet fulfilling it is.