Love smoothies that taste like dessert? Try this blueberry protein smoothie bowl. It’s high in protein and tastes like blueberry and vanilla soft serve!
This blueberry smoothie is also ultra-thick so you can sip it slowly or eat it with a spoon!
High Protein Smoothie with Blueberries
Add nutrition to your day with this high-protein smoothie that rings in 23 grams of protein and 13 grams of fiber from chia seeds and avocado.
My protein powder packs in 20g of protein per serving; add a few other ingredients and that’s a lot of nutritional bang for your buck packed into one refreshing smoothie!
The combination of high-protein, complex carbs, and healthy fats also makes this blueberry smoothie bowl a satiating option that won’t leave your stomach feeling empty mid-morning.
Can You Put Protein Powder in a Smoothie Bowl
Protein powder is a great addition to smoothie bowls that boosts nutrition, texture, and flavor. Most powders offer 20-25 grams of protein per scoop and come in various flavors like chocolate, vanilla, and even birthday cake!
I have an entire post on the benefits of protein powder and what makes this supplement a great pantry staple, but if you want to cut to the chase and find the best kind of protein powder for smoothies, these are a few of my go-to options:
- Naked Whey Protein– whey-based and comes in a variety of flavors.
- Veg One Sport– plant-based and blends great!
- Great Lakes Hydrolyzed Collagen– flavorless and affordable collagen option.
More Ways to Add Protein to Smoothie Bowls
Outside of protein powder, there are other great ways to add protein to your smoothies and keep the same delicious flavor and texture.
- nut butter: most nut butter varieties have around 4 grams of protein per tablespoon and add healthy fats.
- peanut butter powder: lower in fat than regular peanut butter and offers 5 grams of protein per serving.
- milk: swap the almond milk for regular dairy milk and you get 8 grams of protein with 28% of the RDI for calcium.
- Greek yogurt: just ½ cup adds 15 grams of protein and a delicious creamy flavor.
Blueberry Protein Smoothie Bowl Ingredients
This blueberry protein smoothie bowl is blended with simple, nutrient-dense ingredients that will keep you fueled for hours. I like to use avocados to make this a banana-free smoothie option, but if you are out of avocados, half a frozen banana works great!
Now, let’s get to the kitchen and grab:
- almond milk: swap out for regular milk or any of your favorite dairy-free options.
- frozen blueberries: using frozen berries helps thicken the smoothie and keep it cold.
- avocado: a great addition of healthy fats and fiber, and it doesn’t make the smoothie taste anything like avocado.
- ice: makes the smoothie frosty and adds volume.
- chia seeds: a great source of healthy omega-3s and thicken the smoothie’s texture.
- vanilla protein: any 30-gram scoop (roughly three tablespoons) adds delicious vanilla flavor and 15-20 grams of protein!
The ingredients above serve as the base for the smoothie bowl, but toppings are certainly welcome! Here are a few wholesome additions to sprinkle over your bowl:
- hemp seeds
- more chia seeds
- shredded coconut
- pumpkin seeds
How to Make a Protein Smoothie Bowl with Blueberries
Making a smoothie bowl is a two-step process and goes quick! This recipe yields one serving, so feel free to double or triple the batch as needed.
In a high-speed blender, place the ingredients in the order listed and blend until smooth.
Transfer the smoothie into a bowl and top with your desired toppings. Grab a spoon and enjoy!
Check out this short video to see what a perfect smoothie-bowl texture looks like:
While this smoothie is thick enough to be eaten with a spoon if you’d like to pack this in a to-go container and sip it through a straw, just pour-in additional almond milk as it blends until you achieve the desired consistency.
More High-Protein Smoothies & Bowls
Want to incorporate more high-protein smoothies into your week? I’ve got you covered with these frosty and delicious recipes below!
- Chocolate Smoothie Bowl– super chocolatey with 12 grams of protein.
- Strawberry Smoothie Bowl– delicious strawberry flavor and 15 grams of protein.
- Peaches & Cream Smoothie Bowl– traditional peaches and cream taste with a grand total of 23 grams of protein.
- Frozen Mocha Smoothie Bowl – made for my iced coffee lovers and includes 16 grams of protein.
- Triple berry smoothie – a kid-favorite high protein smoothie made with Greek yogurt!
Blueberry Protein Smoothie Bowl
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
- ½ avocado
- 1 cup ice
- 2 teaspoons chia seeds
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, 33 g
- hemp seeds
- additional chia seeds
- shredded coconut
- pumpkin seeds
- In a high-speed blender, combine all the smoothie ingredients in the order listed and blend until smooth.
- Transfer the smoothie into two medium bowls and top with your choice of toppings.