Best Blueberry Smoothie

The BEST blueberry smoothie? Yes, we promise it’s this one. This smooth purple puree is full of healthy ingredients and tastes like heaven.

Best blueberry smoothie

Yes, we’re ready to stand behind it. This here is really the best blueberry smoothie recipe! Are you one of those people who thinks you don’t need recipes for smoothies? (Since you’re here, probably not.) Seriously good smoothies are deceptively difficult to whip up: but this one hits all the right notes. It’s got the perfect creamy texture, tastes like pure blueberry, has no added sugar, and is full of real, whole food ingredients. (No fruit juice here.) And the best part? It’s got a hint of cinnamon, too. Ready to get started?

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Best blueberry smoothie

How to make a blueberry smoothie

This “best” smoothie recipe came from a smoothie challenge. You see, I tried to make a tasty blueberry smoothie recipe by throwing a few things into a blender. It ended up needing a lot of milk to come together, and the flavor tasted ok, but kind of “meh”. So Alex challenged me: he said he could make a better blueberry smoothie, with healthier ingredients. (Not possible, said I!)

Alex went to work, and when I went to drink his purple puree, my nose wrinkled up. Ew! It tasted kind of savory, really heavy on the peanut butter. Obviously, we needed some help. As often happens with our recipes, we put our heads together and came up with the perfect combination of ingredients. They had to be healthy, whole food ingredients that were heavy on the nutrients but big on flavor. This time, it worked like a charm! It was perfect: pure blueberry, just sweet enough, with a frosty, creamy texture. Truly the best. (So I think both of us won?)

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to blend together make this blueberry smoothie:

  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Simply blend in a blender and enjoy! A few tips on easy blending…

Blueberry banana smoothie

A few tips on how to blend

This best blueberry banana smoothie is easiest to make with a high speed or powerful blender. If you’re working with a blender that’s not top shape, we recommend dicing the carrot very small. It’s also helpful to place the liquid items in the smoothie toward the bottom of the blender. If you put the frozen items towards the bottom, they can easily freeze solid and make it hard for the blender blades to turn.

Liquid helps to blend a smoothie, so we’ve added a range for the liquid here (water). Scrape down the bowl of the blender and add a little bit of water at a time until you get the desired texture.

How to make a blueberry smoothie

Blueberry smoothie variations

Alex and I like this blueberry smoothie as written, but here are a few variations:

  • Can you use fresh blueberries in this smoothie? Frozen blueberries make up most of the icy texture here; you could use fresh blueberries, but we’d do that with a frozen banana.
  • Can you make it vegan? Sure can! We like the thickness that Greek yogurt brings, so the best substitute would be vegan yogurt. Or you could use just enough almond milk to bring it together.
  • Do you need the carrot? Not necessarily, but we liked the added nutrients and sweetness.
  • Can you make it a chocolate smoothie? Of course. Here’s our Chocolate Blueberry Smoothie.
Best blueberry smoothie

This blueberry smoothie recipe is…

Vegetarian and gluten-free. For vegan, plant-based, and dairy-free, use vegan yogurt or almond milk.

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Best blueberry smoothie

Best Blueberry Smoothie


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 smoothies 1x

Description

The BEST blueberry smoothie? Yes, we promise it’s this one. This smooth purple puree is full of healthy ingredients and tastes like heaven.


Scale

Ingredients

  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt*
  • 2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup water
  • 1 large ripe banana, broken into pieces
  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Dice the carrot. Place the Greek yogurt and water in the bottom of the blender, followed by the carrot, banana, frozen blueberries, and cinnamon.
  2. Blend on high until a smooth purple puree forms, scraping and adding a bit of additional water as needed. Serve immediately.

Notes

*For vegan, use vegan yogurt. Or omit the yogurt and water and substitute with enough almond milk to bring it all together.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Frozen
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Blueberry smoothie, Blueberry banana smoothie, How to make a blueberry smoothie

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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