Grab your blenders because today we are making a blueberry spinach smoothie that’s loaded with good for you ingredients and tastes like a blueberry muffin.
Just watch how easy it is to make this healthy blueberry smoothie!
It’s no secret that I love drinking my greens. I recently shared my go-to recipe for green smoothies -also known as the holy grail of green smoothie recipes and this Blueberry Spinach Smoothie is a new favorite. One sip and you’ll see how yummy it is to get your daily greens without that leafy texture and taste.
Healthy Blueberry Smoothie Ingredients
Blend this blueberry smoothie up quickly with ingredients you probably have tucked away in the freezer and pantry.
If needed, swap ingredients such as almond milk and almond butter for whatever you have on hand, but make sure to keep the blueberries and spinach- those are essential.
- Unsweetened vanilla almond milk or milk of choice
- Vanilla extract
- Frozen blueberries
- Vanilla protein powder
- Baby spinach
- Almond butter, optional
- Coconut flakes, optional
There are so many health benefits of drinking smoothies, and with ingredients like this, I’m sure you can see why!
Let’s face it, we are all very busy and eating our daily serving of veggies can often get put on the back burner.
There are so many delicious food options out there that our stomachs often fill up with other things -myself included. I love food and I love salads, but you can only eat so many salads in one day, right?
Not to mention, who wants to eat a big bowl of salad every day for lunch? Not me!! As you can see from my Instagram feed, I like to eat lots of other things for lunch.
One reason I love smoothies is that they are perfect for my busy mornings when I don’t have a lot of time to eat. Most mornings I’m in a hurry to get out the door with 3 kids that sitting down to eat does not fit into our routine. That said, one can’t go on an empty stomach all morning -especially mornings where I go straight to the gym after I drop off the kids and before going to the office.
Yes, I’m totally living proof that you can eat clean as a family, even if you have a hectic lifestlye!
How to Make a Blueberry Spinach Smoothie
Making this smoothie is a one-step process, and the blender does all the work. It goes a little like this:
Add all the ingredients to a blender in the order listed. Blend until smooth.
*Starting with liquids first and adding ingredients will ensure any smoothie recipe blends even and smooth.
- Sip up!
Transfer the smoothie to a glass or to-go cup and sip away!
I love that this smoothie reminds me of my favorite blueberry muffins and blueberry scone recipes. The best part is that I can put all of the ingredients in my blender the night before and store it in the fridge. In the morning, all I have to do is blend, and breakfast is good to go!
This recipe is one I usually drink on days that I will be working out. It’s perfect because it’s heavy on the protein, which is essential when you are working out to help repair your body, plus it keeps me full so I’m not thinking about food while I exercise (at least I try not to).
Spinach Blueberry Smoothie Texture
This blueberry smoothie has a velvety smooth texture you can easily sip through a straw, which I find convenient when I plan to drink it in the car on my way to drop off kids or the office.
It’s not watery thin thanks to the frozen blueberries and spinach, which add bulk. If you’d like to make it a little more like a slushy, add a few ice cubes at the very end and blend away.
In case you are in the mood for a smoothie with a thicker consistency that you can eat with a spoon, then smoothie bowls are the way to go. They are chocked full of fresh fruit, antioxidants and hold up like frozen yogurt.
Tips for the Ultimate Green Smoothie with Blueberries
Smoothies are as simple as it gets for a delicious and healthy meal that’s ready in as little as 2 minutes. Here are a few tips to help you blend up a perfect blueberry green smoothie and other recipes every time:
- Use frozen fruit
Frozen fruit in smoothies help keep it thick and cold. I also love that it’s a convenient option for the stash of frozen fruit I always have in the freezer.
- Don’t skip the protein
Not only will the extra protein keep you fuller, longer but it also adds volume and thickness to the smoothie.
I prefer to use the vanilla flavored protein for this recipe, it’s the base for most of my smoothies and in my opinion, vanilla goes well with every flavor.
Back to the smoothie. From time to time I “eyeball” it and make extras. That means that my 3-year-old gets his share of greens as well. He’s my smoothie buddy.
Getting your daily greens never tasted so good and if you are having trouble getting your kids to drink green smoothies, this purple option is worth trying. After one sip I know your kids will love it, and I can even show you how to pack a smoothie for lunch, so they get that extra dose of greens at school.Print
Want to get started with a basic green smoothie? Try my Pineapple Green Smoothie. Full of deliciousness and zero leafy taste.