Blueberry Smoothie


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This blueberry smoothie is not only creamy, sweet and delicious, it’s loaded with vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants. Made from just a handful of ingredients including blueberries, banana, coconut water, yogurt and flax seeds, it’s one of my favorite healthy smoothie recipes.

Drink it as a refreshing beverage or take it with you for an easy on-the-go breakfast.

Blueberry smoothie in glass with straw.

I’m such a fan of simple smoothies with healthy ingredients. Green smoothies are what I drink most often, but let’s be honest, sweet fruit smoothies can’t be beat.

During spring and summer blueberries are fresh, juicy and in abundance. That means it’s time for Berry Spinach Salad and Blueberry Chia Pudding. It’s also time for blueberry smoothies!

So why do I love this particular smoothie recipe so much? Well, the color of the smoothie is a giveaway. All that vibrant blue and purple color means it’s loaded with anthocyanin – a potent antioxidant from the blueberries. But let’s dive into each ingredient.

Healthy Blueberry Smoothie Ingredients

  • Blueberries: are one of the healthiest fruits because they’re so high in antioxidants and phytonutrients. They help fight cancer, lower blood pressure and boost your cardiovascular health.
  • Banana: is both delicious and incredibly nutritious to our bodies. Bananas are known for their high quantity of potassium as well as a good dose of magnesium. Both of these nutrients are known to support heart and digestive health.
  • Coconut water: is the ultimate in thirst-quenching hydration and loaded with electrolytes, vitamins and minerals. It’s also a lower-sugar alternative to fruit juice, like apple juice or grape juice.
  • Greek yogurt: is thick and creamy and adds protein that will keep you full as well as bone-building calcium. And let’s not forget all the beneficial gut-happy bacteria that assist with digestive health.
  • Flax seed: I’ve chatted about why I love flax seeds on my Flax Seed Crackers recipe, but these little seeds are loaded with protein, fiber and heart-healthy Omega-3’s. They also help to thicken the smoothie up.
A blueberry smoothie in a glass with mint leaves.

How to Make a Blueberry Smoothie

Just toss everything into a high-powered blender and blend away! In 30-seconds you’ll have a thick, cold and luscious smoothie. Yes, it’s that easy.

But if you’d like a less-thick smoothie (i.e. non brain-freezing smoothie), you could always use fresh blueberries or a fresh banana. It’s up to you! You could also make this recipe dairy-free by swapping in a dairy-free yogurt, like my Coconut Yogurt.

Blueberry smoothie in a glass with straw.

Blueberry Smoothie Recipe Video

Want to see how easy it is to make this smoothie? Watch the video below!

More Smoothie Recipes to Enjoy

Two blueberry smoothies in glasses.

Blueberry Smoothie

5 from 14 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan


An easy and healthy blueberry smoothie recipe that's thick and creamy. Watch the video above to see how quickly it comes together! 




  • Blend coconut water, blueberries, banana, yogurt and flax seeds together in a high-powered blender for 30 seconds, or until creamy.

Lisa’s Tips

  • Many times frozen blueberries are cheaper to use than fresh blueberries. But if you have fresh blueberries, you could just pop those in the freezer for a couple of hours as well.
  • You can use Greek yogurt or regular yogurt, like my Homemade Yogurt recipe. You could also use dairy-free Coconut Yogurt. It’s quite adaptable.
  • I love these double wall glasses as they keep the smoothie cold and not your hands! And stainless steel straws or glass straws are the best.


Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 273mg | Potassium: 1036mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 25.2mg | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 1.5mg
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry banana smoothie, Blueberry Smoothie, smoothie recipe
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Lisa Bryan

Lisa is a bestselling cookbook author, recipe developer, and YouTuber (with over 2.5 million subscribers) living in sunny Southern California. She started Downshiftology in 2014, and is passionate about making healthy food with fresh, simple and seasonal ingredients.

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  1. Just make this today. It was so good. Perfect amount of sweetness and the banana wasn’t overpowering. Best smoothie ever!

  2. I started adding ~1 cup of fresh baby spinach per serving and increased the Greek yogurt to 1 cup per serving. I have this every morning for breakfast now and it keeps me full and awake till lunch! 5 stars

  3. I don’t have a vitamix, just wondering if using ground flax would be good. My stick blender doesn’t blend the whole flax seeds enough.

  4. I LOVE ground hemp seeds in my smoothies etc, they give a nice nutty flavour and packed with omega 3 also.

    Thank you for everything.. I’m loving your site/YT Channel/IG/FB5 stars

  5. Your smoothie recipes are amazing and I can’t wait to try this one. I have a sensitivity to coconut. What would you recommend in lieu of coconut water? 

  6. Hello!

    I had a question in regards to this particular recipe. When I looked at the Nutrition section, I had a query about the Calories. Is 238kcal for the whole recipe or is that per 100grms/100mls serve?

  7. Hello! Do you think Chobani Vanilla Greek Yogurt would taste good in this recipe? Also, what store-bought yogurt do you find the healthiest? Any tips would be really appreciated! :) Can’t wait to try this recipe!5 stars

    1. Hi Abigail – yes, I think that would taste great! And I typically make my yogurt at home (I have a recipe on my website!). But if I do buy it from the store, I just look for an organic brand.

  8. I can only find coconut water that has added sugar. Is there an unsweetened version out there? I was shocked to find that it has added sugar.5 stars

    1. Hi Pat – yes, you can find unsweetened coconut water, which just has the naturally occuring sugars. Hope you enjoy the smoothie!

  9. I’m new at making smoothies. The flavor was delicious, but it kind of clotted/coagulated. I wondering what I did wrong. I’m thinking it might have been the flax? What would make it do that? I’d really like to master this. I have a Vita-Mix and am to use it more. Also, I can’t seem to find the video you mention several times in the description.

    1. Hi Issa – If you found this recipe to be too thick, I would suggest to use fresh blueberries or bananas instead of frozen! There should be no problem with the flaxseeds, and especially if you have a strong powered blender like a Vitamix. Also, for the video, make sure you have your ad blocker off to see it :) Let me know if using fresh fruits work instead!

    2. This is my base recipe except I use milk of any kind instead of coconut water plus I add honey, chia, coconut oil, sometimes granola, sometimes oatmeal, going berries, lol and spinach I freeze everything even the spinach and all I have to do in the am is mix with milk and yogurt and blend

  10. Very good! Quick and easy to make! I also love the strawberry and banana smoothie and will be trying the strawberry acai one soon!5 stars

  11. Hi Lisa,
    I’ve been watching your videos and would love to try this smoothie recipe. I know that I will get the best result on my Vitamix if I follow the recipe, but I live alone and this is a double recipe. Can you freeze the 2nd serving?

  12. Hi there, I just made this purple beauty but did not have any coco water so used only the balance of ingredients. I used plain Kefir instead of reg. yogurt also. and only 1 tblsp of crushed flax seeds. Within minutes it turned into pudding! It tasted wonderful but I had to eat it with a spoon! Is it because I left out the water?

    1. Hi Marlene – when making a smoothie, you should always use some sort of liquid, otherwise it will become thick. Glad you still loved the flavor though :)

  13.  Hi Lisa. I just stumbled upon your site on YouTube and really like what I see. I have some eating restrictions and am wanting to try more clean eating. I also don’t like to cook, but I find your recipes pretty easy yet flavorful, which is very appealing to me. Big question – I can’t eat bananas. I love some of the desserts and the smoothies that I see, but I never get to try them because of bananas. Do you know of any good workarounds as a  substitute for bananas? I know they’re such a wonderful food and I wish I could eat them because they’re just about the perfect food. 


    1. You could use another sweet fruit like an apple or pear instead of the banana in this smoothie recipe. :) Happy you’re enjoying my recipes Mindy!

  14. Do you think it would be okay with non dairy yogurt? Or do you have any replacement ideas?

    1. Thanks so much Neha! And yes, the flax seeds are a great addition to thicken it up and provide additional health benefits. :)

      1. I really love this glass. I didn’t see it on the site. Do you know where I can get it from? Is it glass or acrylic?

  15. This smoothie looks so delicious and healthy besides mentioning how pretty and inviting it looks! Another delicious smoothie for the books!5 stars

    1. Thanks so much Cathy! I don’t think you can have too many healthy and delicious smoothie recipes in your arsenal. ;) Hope you enjoy it!