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Blueberry Smoothie

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.

Watch My Quick Blueberry Smoothie Recipe Video

Blueberry smoothie in a glass with straw.

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Two blueberry smoothies in glasses.
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Blueberry Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
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! 
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups coconut water
  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 238kcal, Carbohydrates: 47g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 2mg, Sodium: 273mg, Potassium: 1036mg, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 29g, Vitamin A: 2.4%, Vitamin C: 30.6%, Calcium: 13.4%, Iron: 8.6%
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry banana smoothie, Blueberry Smoothie, smoothie recipe
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12 comments on “Blueberry Smoothie”

  1. Love the glasses too! Who makes them?

  2. So gorgeous, and so fresh and healthy, too! A must make.

  3. Love this shade of purple, your clicks and the fact that this recipe contains flax seeds. Yum!

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

  5. This is my favorite smoothie to make in summer! Delicious :)

  6. This is delicious, nutritious, and absolutely gorgeous. My daughter loved it!