This Blueberry smoothie is sweet and creamy and ready in just a couple of minutes. Start your day with a colourful and filling smoothie. Great as breakfast or a snack, if you are short on time then throw together this filling and vibrant smoothie, which lots of nutritional benefits.
This is a really simple smoothie, but far from boring. I usually have more than just a smoothie for breakfast, but if that is all I have time for then this is the one I choose. It's nutrient dense and pretty filling with the oats and cashew butter. You could add some flax or chia seeds too.
This smoothie is kid approved too. They love the colour, it's nice and sweet and the flavours aren't too overpowering either. It's also a great way to use up lots of blueberries.
Why you will love it
- Quick - This blueberry smoothie is ready in under 5 minutes.
- Filling - We have added oats to this smoothie, which makes it much more of a filling meal.
- Use frozen fruit - You can easily use frozen fruit in this recipe, so it can be enjoyed all year round and not just when blueberries are in season.
- Kid friendly - Looking for more ways to get fruit in to your kids diet. They will love this! They can help to make it too.
- Banana - This helps to thicken the smoothie, but it doesn't add too much of an overpowering banana flavour. If you want a thicker smoothie, then use frozen bananas.
- Blueberries - The star of the smoothie. For the best flavour, use fresh and in season blueberries.
- Almond milk - Any milk will work in this recipe, we just happened to have some almond milk that needed using.
- Greek yogurt - This also helps to thicken the smoothie. Use full fat for more flavour, or use reduce or 0% fat if you want to lower the calories.
- Honey or maple syrup - This blueberry smoothie is naturally sweet from the banana and blueberries, however this adds a little extra sweetness. It is optional though.
- Cashew butter - This adds some protein, and texture. You could use almond or peanut butter instead.
- Oats - An easy way to make a smoothie thicker and more filling. Adding oats to a smoothie makes it feel more like a meal.
A full ingredients list with measurements is in the recipe card below.
How to make a blueberry smoothie - Step by step
One: Put all of the ingredients into a blender.
Two: Blend until smooth.
Health benefits of blueberries
Not only are blueberries sweet and delicious, but they are nutritious too. Known as being a "superfood", they are low in calories, high in fibre, vitamin C and vitamin K.
Blueberries are believed to have one of the highest antioxidant levels of all common fruit. Antioxidants protect your body from free radicals, which are unstable molecules that can damage your cells and contribute to aging and diseases
This really is a super creamy smoothie, and there are a few different ingredients to thank for that. Banana is always a must for a creamy smoothie, but we added some Greek yogurt too. Also, the blended up oats add an extra layer of creaminess, as well as making it more filling.
If you aren't a fan of banana, then you could add half an avocado instead. Avocado doesn't really have a taste, but you will lose some of the sweetness that the banana gave. Make this even creamier by using a frozen banana.
If you wanted a mixture of fruit, then add some raspberries, strawberries and blackberries in to it too. It might change the colour of it though.
If you didn't want to use milk in this smoothie, then you could swap it for apple juice. It would be a bit thinner though.
If you make a bit too much smoothie, or can't finish it, then you can store this in the fridge for a day. Just make sure to give it a good stir before you drink it again. We wouldn't recommend freezing it.
There are all the health benefits of blueberries listed above.
We added some honey to this smoothie, as we like ours nice and sweet. But you could always leave it out to save some calories and sugar. Want to give it a green boost? Throw in some spinach too.
There are 375 calories in this smoothie. That might sound like a lot for a smoothie, but that's because of the oats and cashew butter which helps to make it really filling.
No, it doesn't. Blended blueberries are still just as nutritious.
As long as you make sure the oats you are using are certified gluten free, and there is no cross contamination, then this can be gluten free.
If you want to make this a vegan blueberry smoothie, then just swap the Greek yogurt for coconut or soya yogurt and use maple syrup instead of honey.
Another great vegan addition to this smoothie is a splash of coconut milk. It makes it even creamier, and of course with a little hint of coconut.
Using frozen fruit is an easy way to thicken a blueberry smoothie. You could also use coconut milk that would also add a lovely tropical flavour.
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- 1 Banana
- 100 g (0.66 cups) Blueberries
- 250 ml (1 cups) Almond milk
- 2 tablespoon Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon Honey or maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon Cashew butter
- 10 g (1.5 tablespoon) Oats
- Put all of the ingredients in to a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Make this even creamier by using a frozen banana or adding a splash of coconut milk.
- Not a fan of banana? Use half an avocado instead.
- Make this smoothie vegan by using coconut yoghurt and maple syrup.
- Add a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg for a warm flavour. It kind of tastes like a blueberry pie in a jar.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.