Jan 23, 2017
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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.
We like berries, berries and more berries with a banana and yogurt to help make it thick and creamy. I would love to try adding the chia seeds too.
Love my new must have in smoothie bowls and recipes, chia seeds, very healthful to family with chronic health issues. Add it in with Greek yogurt, berries, bananas, melons, and sprinkle of dried fruit. A gourmet breakfast, sometimes too pretty too eat.
Toasted pine nuts, yum!
My favorite thing is to add a bunch of kale to any of my smoothies !
I love adding non-fat plain greek yogurt!
What I love about smoothies is vercitliy. I have same old, over and over, so even if I have to watch that cartoon yet again, I can change my smoothie!
Mango.. Frozen mangoes…
Nothing better than some fresh raspberries and some shaved chocolate… a divine combination that adds just that little extra to any fruit smoothie!
greek yogurt, chia seeds and fruit.
Avocados and Hemp seeds
Right now I love blueberries! But spinach and chia seeds are a staple in my smoothies.
I love adding coconut oil to my smoothies. It adds a slight coconut flavor and healthy fat.
my favorite thing is to put strawberries, love me some strawberries
I love to add some fresh lemon! Thank you!
I like to add flaxseed. It helps gets things a moving when things are a tad slow..
I either put spinach or kale, plain nonfat Greek yogurt, a serving of fruit, unsweetened coconut milk and a scoop shakeology which Is loaded with all natural healthy ingredients like flax seed and chia seed and sooo much more. I love me daily smoothie! I gives me so much energy, better than coffee!
I love strawberries and bananas
My favorite thing to add is matcha powder for a little kick.
I love adding spinach to my smoothies because it is the only way I can get my picky 5 year old to eat it!
We usually add oats. We like the hartiness of an oat thickened smoothie. I will have to try the chia seeds though. I like the things they bring to the mix. Love the site!
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I’m so excited for you!
We love smoothies as well with the fruit, honey and Greek yougurt!! Thank you for the new recipes with different ingredients.
Melissa J Beeson Higgins
I throw in spinach or kale with blueberries and no one notices. Also I like toasted almonds on top for the crunch.
Frozen cherries for a bright pink smoothie!
I always use frozen bananas and our homemade yogurt.
Pineapple is my favorite fruit to add in smoothies!
I love pumpkin smoothies. Pumpkin puree, carrots, apple, spinach, Chia seeds, GF oats and water.
Collagen, home-made kefir and pineapple are my favorites.
I gave up smoothies because of the high sugar content of most. Nice to see a recipe with lower sugar!
I love adding avocados and fresh baby spinach to smoothies! My 4 year old twin boys are already smoothie lovers and enjoy helping to create new combinations. Thanks for the neat giveaway!
I would add chocolate chips to mine. 🙂 they are yummy.
Mango and pineapple is my favorite with Swiss Chard and I always add chia it makes the smoothie!
I love smoothies and blueberries is one of my favorites!
I love to add kefir for probiotics and kale or spinach along with berries and/or pineapple for a little sweetness. Avocado makes it really creamy and I feel good about the healthy fat it contains. Yum!
I like to add homemade plain yogurt and plain protein powder to add a little more protein. I love berries and chia seeds as well! Love, love, love, smoothies!
I love love love to add chia and berries of all kind to my smoothies and of course Banana to sweeten it. I like the taste of banana in smoothie than honey.
I love using mixed berries, chia seeds and kale in my smoothies
Chia seeds and any kind of fresh berry. BTW – thanks for sharing the nutrition guide.
I just love a blueberry smoothie! There’s not much better. 🙂
Se ve delicioso! Espero hacerlo lo mas pronto posible! Gracias Laura!
We always add flax seed
Pineapples or mangoes
Absolutely loved it, Yum. Chia seeds and avacado what a great idea. I still added a swirl of honey on top.
I add greens and mango to my smoothie for our banana haters in the house. Then, if we enjoy it in a bowl, I add a few chopped nuts, seeds and fresh fruit on top.
Strawberries and protein powder are my favorite add ins!
I haven’t made smoothies in awhile, but you have inspired me! In the past I have used blueberries or pumpkin purée.
This looks delicious! Avocado is my favorite!
I like to add 2 tablespoons of slivered almonds to a smoothie bowl.
I love putting in chunks of frozen bananas – makes it so creamy and smooth! Lots of great ideas in this post and the comments!
Just tried this recipe today and it was a total win! Even my 2.5 year old twins liked it which is great because it’s always a struggle to get them to eat all their fruits and veggies!
Wow so many great ideas! I like to add a little hemp protein powder, medjool dates, and a little vanilla. With the right combination it can taste very decadent while still being a healthy breakfast.
My daughter loves smoothies and is crazy for toppings too. I will have to try this and see how she likes it. It looks delicious.
I love adding spinach and frozen bananas to nearly all of my smoothies! I love the idea to try avocados!
Frozen cherries are my favorite!
I love to add Cheyenne pepper for a little kick!
Love raspberries and anything crunchy (granola, almonds, pistachios)
This looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it out! My kids will eat anything in smoothie form so I sneak in whatever veggies I can!
I can’t wait to make this for my kids! Love that it has lower sugar!
Spinach orange and mango makes a bright green smoothie. My son calls it a dinosaur smoothie…. Whatever works right!?
You had me at lower sugar and Avocado! My son is very sensitive to sugar and we are actually on the market for a nutrition bullet! Hope to win and thank you for his awesome recipe!!!!
I use whey that is bed off our homemade yogurt for a tangy flavor and a bit of protein.
For extra nutrition, I add a tablespoon coconut oil and goji berries 🙂
Yum! I love Bob’s products. I haven’t tried the protein powder, will have to look for it!
Smoothies made with frozen pitted cherries is my favorite. Never tried Chia seeds – sounds like I am behind the times, will have to find them and try them!
I love frozen cherries too! I have a chocolate cherry recipe here: http://www.momables.com/chocolate-covered-cherry-smoothie/
Kale is my all time favorite in any smoothie!!Love it! Going to try your recipes to serve the children in my childcare program… They love smoothies for morning snack. Thank you for the low sugar option it’s so great to get the little ones used to a variety of favors, textures and less sweetness.
Frozen bananas are my favorite smoothie add-in. Bananas make smoothies rich and creamy!
Love to add berries to smoothies.
Thanks for the healthy low sugar smoothie recipes. They look delicious. I can’t wait to try them. I bought chia seeds for the first time yesterday and I’m going use them in the blueberry smoothie bowl.
I’m excited to try this! My kids love smoothies so i have a feeling they’ll like this. I love sneaking spinach in
Carrots -they add some veggies to a smoothie w/o turning it colors as much as adding greens does. oatmeal is always great for a little fiber and a little thickness.
I add frozen bananas and different berries in my smoothies. I will sweeten it up with dates or honey.
Love to add spinach to get the kids to have veggies….would love s new blender to make it easier to make
My family loves frozen bananas in our smoothies. They make the smoothies like milkshakes
I freeze leftover spinach before it goes bad to add to my smoothies. Also a spoonful of coconut oil goes into each.. Sneaky nutrition!
I love sneaking stuff in too! Favorites are handful of greens, flax, chia seeds and protein powder. One of my favorite smoothies has oatmeal, peaches and cinnamon–ends up tasting like a delicious peach cobbler!!
I love to add mango and/or peaches to my smoothies. Going to try adding Chia seeds next time!
I love chia seeds in my smoothie! When I don’t have any on hand, flax seeds are the way to go for me. I’ve never tried a smoothie bowl, my bkfast is always on the run so a straw is much more convenient for me lol
I like yogurt, favorite frozen fruit & honey!
Can’t wait to try this recipe. Bob’s Red Mill has been a favorite of mine for a long, long time. The only part I would change is to add a hand full of spinach. It’s one of those ingredients that pumps up the vitamins and barely changes the flavor! Thanks for a great recipe to start off the week with!
Thanks for your suggestions for a lower sugar recipe! I like to freeze fresh spinach before it goes bad and add it to my smoothie.
I love to add no flavor, vegan, protein powder to my smoothies. I fell fuller, longer, and I know I’m getting the protein I need after a good morning workout.
I like to use Greek yogurt in my smoothies but this sounds yummy. Will have to try it!
coconut or chia seeds
look forward to trying the avocado trick
I like to add frozen pears or bananas to my smoothies
Chia seeds, vegetable protein powder
A little bit of orange juice to add a “Tang” to the smoothie.
I love to add frozen strawberries (and chocolate protein powder, so yum!).
I love adding a handful of spinach or two to my smoothies. Although it changes the color, the flavor is unaffected and I love having the extra serving of veggies. 🙂
My favorite ingredient to add to my smoothie is chia seeds!
Our family favorite topics iare kale,spinach and banana.My kids love the fact that it looks green and it taste great.
I love adding toasted almonds to a chocolate smoothie. It gives it an amazing flavor and adds good fat.
I love adding a half banana to my smoothies, they add a nice creamy texture.
Love the Berries. They are a great kick-start to the morning to keep away those sugar cravings!
I like adding chia seeds and strawberries.
I love adding Chia seeds and greens to my smoothies. It’s a great way to add tons of nutrients without my 2 year old noticing! He’s currently obsessed with making/drinking smoothies… we could definitely use a new blender and gift card to up our smoothie game! Love the recipe!
Frozen fruit; bananas and homemade plain yogurt… mmm
I love the ideas to help reduce sugar! Our favorites are berries and spinach or kale. I would love to try dates out on the kiddos! I couldn’t believe how good avocados were in our smoothie! It made them so rich and creamy. Bob’s Red Mill is a staple in our house! I bought a bag of chia seeds and still haven’t tried them yet. I guess I need to get on that!
Any kind of berries and honey from our neighborhood bees.
I love adding chia seeds to my smoothies!!
I blend oatmeal into a powder so it thickens the smoothie. Then I usually add peanut butter and berries. Oh, and yogurt or milk. My family loves it and it has the texture of a milkshake!
Yogurt and sunflower butter
I love adding camu camu powder. I put it in a shaker bottle so I can just sprinkle it on for extra vitamin C.
WELL! I GUESS THESE SOUND WONDERFUL! AM GOING TO USE YOUR RECIPE THIS MORNING…HAVE EVERYTHING IN THE HOUSE. HAVE A LARGE AMISH STORE HERE WHERE I LIVE, AND HAVE A LARGE SUPPLY OF BOB’S, SO WE USE THESE PRODUCTS ALL THE TIME. THEY ARE VERY GOOD. I READ SEVERAL ON HERE THAT I WILL START TRYING THIS WEEK…I USE SMOOTHIES NEARLY EVERY DAY FOR BREAKFAST (OCCASIONALLY FOR SUPPER) BUT OFTEN FIND MYSELF IN A RUT. THANKS SO VERY MUCH FOR ALL YOUR EFFORTS. I AM HOPING THAT A LOT OF ELDERLY PEOPLE (85 YRS) WILL READ THIS AND TRY…..IT WILL BE SO HELPFUL. I AM GOING TO TRY TO SPREAD THE WORD AMONG MY PEERS.
I love to add spinach or even a little bit of acv for added health benefits.
I love to add milk, frozen blueberries, frozen bananas and homemade yogurt.
My favorite ingredient for smoothies is a pinch of sea salt!! It is the perfect compliment to the sweetness of the banana. I sometimes also add cinnamon or vanilla extract.
Gretchen L Penn
I love to add some frozen Acia into my smoothie or bowl. Had it on our honeymoon to Puerto Rico years ago and I’ve been using it ever since!
I like to top with homemade granola.
I always add handful of spinach to get one serving of a vegetable. I also like to add chia seeds and flax seeds.
This sounds yummy…I can’t wait until I make it.
I have a used cold green tea in mine for years. I forget where the idea came from. But it works great in smoothies
I use coconut oil in my smoothies- and pineapple together gives them a tropical feel!
Cacao nibs are my favorite add-in for smoothies. Chocolate & crunch w/out added sugar!
Cacao nibs are my favorite add-in for snoothies. Chocolate & crunch w/out added sugar!
Chia seeds are my favorite smoothie add in. I love that they thicken a smoothie and have so much nutritional value too.
Blueberries and Lemons!
I love adding sugae- free granola to top my smoothies…..yum!!!!
I love blueberries in my smoothies. I’ll have to try adding avocados
One of my favorite ingredient is the banana. It adds the sweet flavor and all the good vitamins the banana brings. When I have too many riped banana I cut them and freeze for smoothies or even banana ice cream.
My mouth is watering. Can’t wait to have this for breakfast every day!
Looks yummy! Can’t wait to try it.
Somewhat new to the smoothie game, but we love adding spinach or almond butter over here! Looking forward to trying this recipe and other ingredients listed here!
I love flax in my smoothie bowls! Thanks for sharing this low sugar option!
My key ingredients are kale, pineapple, cucumber, celery, flax and China seeds and carrots. Sometimes I add other fruits.
Blueberry smoothies are awesome… but if they are a bit on the sour side, maybe a little added sugar somewhere? This is one of the first fruit smoothies I’ve seen with no sugar except in the fruit. Great idea! And good tips for thickening it up; I did not know chia would work in that way.
We’re a household of banana haters, so we substitute mango instead. It adds sweetness and thickens like bananas do, but without the icky banana taste. Chia seeds are a must in all our smoothies! So many health benefits and they are completely tasteless when blended into a smoothie.
Great substitution Alex!
Walnuts. I don’t even really like them alone, but tasting them in my banana berry smoothie brightens my day!
Lots of ideas here! My favorite is Blueberries and banana
Full fat, unsweetened coconut milk from a can…since many vitamins and minerals found in produce are fat soluble, it’s important to always have some fat in my smoothie (and it also helps with satiety).
Dark chocolate and coconut, but after reading these ideas I am going to try a lot more creative toppings!
I love adding dates! add the perfect amount of sweetness 🙂
Coconut water as the liquid.
I love to add White Matcha to my smoothies! I get mine from Sorvana. It has amazing health benefits and tastes delicious in the smoothie!
2 things I LOVE LOVE LOVE putting in my daily smoothies is coconut milk and frozen fruit. The coconut isn’t too sweet and adds a bit of tropical to it and the fruit is a perfect substitute to ice – it adds flavor, fiber, and general deliciousness!
I like to use chia seeds, maca, hemp hearts with bananas and frozen strawberries with almond milk, I love the idea of the bowl will be trying these recipes and putting the whole fruits and seeds on top.
This is perfect for my son. Blueberries are his favorite.
Coconut oil is the secret weapon in my smoothies! It gives a nice dose of good fat and helps keep my appetite in check.
Chia! I love to sprinkle chia on everything including smoothies
Chia seeds and peanut butter go in most of our smoothies.
I like to add collegen to my smoothies for some extra protien
I like to add almond butter or sometimes a little peanut butter to my smoothie. Will be trying these smoothie recipes they look great!
I add rolled oats to all our breakfast smoothies. Another option to thicken your smoothie without sugar.
I love using my homemade kefir as a base for my smoothies! Go probiotics!
I like to add carob powder, cacao nibs, and cinnamont to my smoothies!
Oops! Meant to write cinnamon!
I love to sprinkle sunflower seeds on top!
Unsweetened almond milk for a base, plus some cottage cheese to add more protein.
Definitely dates, cinnamon and frozen bananas. I am definitely new to chia seeds. But have all the ingredients so going to.try it for sure. Bob’s Red Mill.. my favorite product for mixes too..
I love adding some peanut butter powder to my smoothies to make them creamy. It goes great with banana!
I love to add a little kale or spinach. You don’t taste it and it’s a good way to sneak in some more leafy greens. Love your recipe and can’t wait to try it!
I just recently started making smoothies and I like to try to add protein powder so that it will keep me full a little longer. There were sOme great ideas of things to add!
I like to add spinach to my smoothies. I love when they are really green.
I love pineapple, banana, kiwi and spinach in my smoothies.
All natural unsweetened peanut butter.
The kids will love this for breakfast! Can’t wait to try it.
Anything green. Just can’t let the kids see me do it!
I always include about 1/2 cup of some kind of dark green such as spinach or kale to my smoothie.
I LOVE adding Flax Oil and Chia Seeds to all of my smoothies. I can get that added fiber and its so versatile in all my smoothies. <3 <3
I like to add a couple chunks of pineapple and sometimes a little kale or spinach too so I get some veggies in also
Thanks for the contest! I love adding cashew butter to my smoothies! Sooo delicious!
Honey or peanut butter!
I love almond milk, frozen banana, and spinach to make a green smoothie
I love this idea for lower sugar and blueberries are simply delicious and so full of antioxidants, perfect!
We love adding flax seeds to our smoothies!
Spinach is my favorite veggie to hide in smoothies. I have two kiddos who are recently gluten free, so I’m on the lookout for smoothies that will work for them in the mornings. One of those kiddos is also allergic to banana and avocado, so I’m finding the smoothie search to be a bit challenging!
You can omit the avocado here and double up the blueberries. The chia will help thicken this up!
My favorite thing to add is blueberries. They add a touch of sweetness and juiciness. And they are so healthy for you!
I add a sprinkle of cinnamon to my morning smoothies.
This recipe is perfect for the low-FODMAP eating plan I am following to heal inflammation. Omitting the avacado and using pea protein will make a nice new compliant recipe for my smoothie rotation! I use Bob’s Red Mill flax seeds and organic cinnamon for a sweet and crunchy topping on my smoothies,
I have been adding a Tbsp of plain beef gelatin to give me a protein boost and thicken the smoothie.
My favorite ingredient to add is unsweetened coconut milk…so good with yogurt, fruit, and a little honey!
I add fresh dates for a sweeter taste!
I like to add a little coconut oil.
I like to use coconut or almond milk, Chia or flax seeds, greek yogurt, collagen and fruit.
I like berries or other fruits in my smoothies. I also like using yogurts. We have just started making smoothies so I am on the hunt for smoothie recipes. I have to make to half the amount when I make them because my blender is so small!
Oops guess noticed too late that I had a miss type on my email so I am sending it again !!
Fresh berries!! These sound great! Wish I had some frozen berries on hand now to make them!!!
I like to add a handful of spinach. The deep color of berries helps disguise the spinach if your kids (or you) are funny about it.
Flax seeds and Greek yoghurt….filling and healthy!
I love to add : Decadent Blend Chia and Flax Seeds – Coconut and Cacao I also like to add Medjool dates they give a such a yummy sweetness to a smoothie.
Sheri Lyn Mix
avocado….yummy avocado in every smoothie!
Definitely love! 🙂
Honey ALOT of it
We throw all our “about to expire” fruits and veggies in the freezer to save and use in smooties. Healthy and saves money. Veggies disguise well in a smoothie…take it from someone should hates veggies but wants the nutrition.
We love berries of all kinds in our smoothies. And I always add chia seeds for a nutrition punch!
Toasted almonds! They a rich taste to green smoothies without any extra additives found in nut butters.
We like to use our homemade plain yogurt sweetened with maple syrup in our smoothies
Honey drizzled on top!
Olga @ mangotomato
Pistachios and dark chocolate chunks
I always use unsweetened coconut/almond blend milk and add a little ground flaxseed to my smoothies. It is so convenient to have smoothies for breakfast…can’t wait to try them in a bowl! 🙂
Feozen cucumbers …I always seem to have some leftover from salads
I love using POM juice as the liquid in my smoothies. It’s too expensive to drink straight, but this way I still get the benefits of pomegranates!
Maca powder! I love, love, love it in my smoothies! (And my coffee! And my hot chocolate! And just about anything else that will hold still long enough!)
My favorite ingredient is berries any kind of berries they add a very good flavor to any smoothie