This easy blueberry smoothie recipe gets its creamy texture from frozen blueberries, frozen banana, and almond butter! Ready in just minutes, you simply toss all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
Blueberry Smoothie Recipe
I know this is a bold move, but I’m declaring this the BEST blueberry smoothie recipe ever! It’s rich, creamy, and honestly tastes more like dessert than a healthy breakfast shake. Blueberry pie in smoothie form? Yes, please!
The fact that it’s ready in less than 5 minutes is the icing on the cake! Perfect for busy mornings you don’t have a ton of time to make breakfast. And it’s so delicious I can almost guarantee your whole family will love it! My picky 1-year old can’t get enough of this blueberry smoothie, and he has the bright blue smoothie mustache to prove it!
The base recipe of this smoothie is super simple! You can use the “jump to recipe” button at the top of this page to check it out. But I also suggest browsing my smoothie variation suggestion below, which will provide you with endless ideas on how to adapt this smoothie to your wants and needs.
Below are some additions/substitutions you could try if you want to shake up your smoothie routine!
- Use a Different Frozen Fruit: I think almost any variety of frozen berries would be delicious. Personally, I’ve tried this with frozen raspberries and it was super delish!
- Try Flavored Yogurt: When we want something extra special, I use vanilla greek yogurt. This makes the smoothie extra sweet and flavorful. Blueberry greek yogurt would also be a fun idea!
- Add Seeds: Want to increase the fiber and overall nutrition value of this smoothie? I suggest adding in a tablespoon of chia seeds or flax seeds.
- Switch up the Milk: Dairy milk works perfectly fine in this recipe. But if you prefer a plant-based option, try almond milk, oat milk, or coconut milk.
- Add Protein: If you want even more protein, add an extra scoop of collagen powder or protein powder.
- Use a Different Sweetener: Not a fan of honey? Feel free to sub it with maple syrup, agave, or sugar. Or you can skip this ingredient completely for a less sweet smoothie.
- Change up the Nut Butter: Almond butter is our go-to for this smoothie. But feel free to use cashew butter, peanut butter, or any other nut butter you’re loving these days.
- Make frozen Milk Cubes: Do you want an extra thick smoothie? Try filling an ice cube tray with your milk of choice then freezing until solid. Use half the amount of milk called for and half frozen milk cubes (about 4 to 5 cubes).
How to Make Blueberry Smoothies
- Freeze Banana: This step is actually optional, but if you do want frozen banana for your smoothie, make sure you freeze it at least 4 hours before you plan on making your smoothie. Otherwise, just use a regular room temp banana! It won’t be as cold and creamy this way, but will still be very delicious.
- Add Ingredients to Blender: Toss everything in the base of your blender and tightly secure the lid!
- Blend baby Blend: Pulse all of the ingredients on high speed until your smoothie is smooth and creamy! If it looks too thin, you can add in some extra frozen fruit. And if it looks too thick, or you have a hard time getting it to blend, simply add in a bit more milk.
Tools for this Recipe
- Blender: If you plan on making one smoothie, or hundreds of smoothies, you’re going to need a blender! This is my favorite cheap(ish) blender and this is my favorite splurge blender (we’ve had ours for 14 years now!).
- Measuring Cups: An essential kitchen staple you probably already have, but just in case you’re in the market, here are my fave measuring cups.
- Ice Cube Tray: If you wanted to try out the frozen milk cubes, be sure to have a sturdy ice cube tray, preferably one with a lid! No one wants spilled milk all over their freezer.
- Almond Butter: In my opinion, not all nut butters are created equal. This is our favorite almond butter and it’s delicious in this blueberry smoothie as well as on toast or in an almond butter and jelly sandwich.
- Protein Powder: I use vital proteins collagen every single day and I swear my hair and skin have never looked so good! I highly suggest trying it if you want to add more protein to your smoothie.
- Chia Seeds: Love chia seeds in smoothies (and oatmeal).
- Smoothie Glasses: At the end of the day, any old glass will work. But these are our favorite smoothie glasses.
- Straws: Want to sip your smoothie out of a fun straw? Of course you do! These paper straws are our absolute favorite!
Blueberry Power Smoothie
- 2 large bananas frozen, if desired
- 2 cups (280g) frozen blueberries
- 1 cup (227g) full-fat Greek yogurt
- 3/4 cup (171ml) milk
- 2 Tablespoons (30g) almond butter
- 1 Tablespoon (20g) honey
- Place all ingredients into blender and pulse until smooth.
- Divide evenly among two glasses and serve at once!
- This recipe can be cut in half to just serve one, or doubled or tripled as needed.