Start your day with this refreshing and healthy blueberry spinach smoothie! It’s vegan, dairy-free, and loaded with nutrients. The easy recipe is made in 5 minutes with frozen blueberries, bananas, fresh spinach, chia seeds, almond milk, and a dash of cinnamon.
Now that the weather is beginning to warm up, it’s the perfect time to share this refreshing smoothie recipe! We’ll combine 7 simple ingredients to make this beverage in just 5 minutes.
The frozen blueberries and frozen bananas give it a creamy consistency and chilled temperature, while the chia seeds provide healthy fats. Since spinach is virtually flavorless and odorless, adding it to smoothies is a sneaky way to get more greens in. I also love enhancing the flavor with a dash of vanilla extract and cinnamon.
This blueberry banana smoothie not only makes a delicious breakfast or afternoon snack, but it’s also tasty as a post-workout treat. You can add in your favorite smoothie boosters, like protein powder and peanut butter, for extra nutrition. If you are a blueberry and banana lover, I recommend serving it alongside my Blueberry Banana Pancakes for the whole family. Talk about the ultimate berry banana brunch!
This blueberry smoothie is:
- Vegan, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free
- Fruity, creamy, refreshing, and nourishing
- Secretly packed with fresh spinach
- A quick, easy, and effortless breakfast recipe
- Customizable with optional boosters and add-ins
- The best refreshment on a hot summer day!
Spinach blueberry banana smoothie ingredients
- Blueberries: We’re using frozen blueberries for this recipe. They are loaded with health benefits, including their high antioxidant and nutrient content. In particular, blueberries are a wonderful source of vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese.
- Spinach: Fresh spinach provides vitamins A, C, K, iron, and folate. You can add as much or as little as you’d like. Surprisingly, this ingredient is pretty much flavorless so you won’t even notice it.
- Bananas: Frozen ripe bananas give the smoothie a thick and creamy consistency. They also act as a natural sweetener, so you won’t need to add any sugar to the recipe. They’re not only high in potassium, but also vitamin B6.
- Chia seeds: This superfood is optional, but it’s a convenient way to get more omega-3 fatty acids into your diet. They also aid digestion and keep you satisfied longer.
- Almond milk: Since this recipe is dairy-free, we’re using almond milk to blend the ingredients. You can use any type of milk, like oat milk or coconut milk.
- Cinnamon: Cinnamon is truly an underrated smoothie ingredient! This healthy spice has anti-inflammatory properties, provides a subtle warm flavor, and really complements the sweet fruit.
- Vanilla: It may seem odd to add vanilla extract to a smoothie, but you’ll love the way it enhances the flavor.
How to make a blueberry smoothie with spinach
For the full ingredient measurements and step-by-step instructions, scroll down to view the recipe card at the bottom of the page.
First, combine all ingredients in a blender. This includes the chopped frozen bananas, frozen blueberries, fresh spinach, almond milk, chia seeds, vanilla extract, and cinnamon.
Then, blend the ingredients until smooth and creamy. You can add more or less almond milk to reach your desired consistency. More almond milk will make the smoothie thinner while less will make it thicker.
Pour the smoothie into glasses. Top with fresh blueberries and granola (optional). Enjoy!
Can I make it a smoothie bowl?
Yes! As I mentioned above, you can simply use less almond milk to make the smoothie super thick. This is a convenient way to turn the recipe into a creamy smoothie bowl.
Instead of a glass, pour it into a bowl and add your favorite toppings. I recommend adding fresh fruit, granola, and nut butter on top. Enjoy it with a spoon!
What to add to a smoothie
This blueberry smoothie is easily customizable! Browse the list below to discover your favorite smoothie boosters and add-ins.
- Protein powder: Make it a high protein blueberry smoothie by adding a spoonful of plant-based protein powder. Berry or vanilla flavored varieties will work best for this recipe.
- Nut butter: Add 1-2 tablespoons of peanut butter to give this smoothie a nutty flavor, creamier consistency, and boost of healthy fats. If you love PB&Js, you will adore the flavor! Other nut butters can be added, like almond butter or cashew butter.
- Seed butter: If you have a nut allergy, sunflower seed butter is a great replacement for nut butter.
- Greens: Crank up the nutrients by adding extra greens to your blueberry smoothie. Try leafy kale, arugula, or even a handful of fresh parsley.
- Yogurt: Yogurt makes the smoothie thicker and creamier. I recommend using non-dairy coconut yogurt.
- Seeds: Although the recipe calls for chia seeds, you can also try hemp seeds and ground flaxseed. These are awesome sources of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids.
- Cacao powder: This superfood will give your smoothie a rich chocolate flavor. It’s also a great source of antioxidants, iron, and magnesium.
- Maca powder: Maca powder not only has a delicious caramel flavor, but it has also been shown to help balance hormones. It contains high levels of iron, iodine, and potassium.
- Ginger: Add a cube of fresh ginger to boost your immune system and give it a zesty flavor.
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This blueberry spinach smoothie recipe is healthy, vegan, and dairy-free! It’s packed with frozen blueberries, frozen bananas, almond milk, fresh spinach, chia seeds, and cinnamon. This easy breakfast smoothie is nourishing, refreshing, and made without yogurt. It’s great for kids and a sneaky way to get more greens into their diet! #blueberryrecipes #smoothierecipe #blueberrysmoothie #smoothierecipeshealthy #smoothiesforweightloss #smoothiediet #vegansmoothie
- Combine all ingredients in a blender.
- Blend ingredients until smooth and creamy. Feel free to add more (or less) almond milk depending on your desired consistency. More almond milk will make the smoothie thinner while less will make it thicker.
- Pour smoothie into glasses. Top with fresh blueberries and granola (optional). Enjoy!
- Be sure to use frozen bananas and frozen blueberries. I recommend buying pre-frozen berries and freezing your own ripe bananas (spotty yellow peels) at home. To freeze them, remove the peels and place the bananas in a sealed ziplock bag or container. Store in the freezer where they’ll keep fresh for up to 3 months.
- Feel free to add in smoothie boosters, such as protein powder, peanut butter, cacao powder, and more. Read the full blog post to get tips and ideas.
- Serving Size: 1 smoothie
- Calories: 254
- Sugar: 27g
- Fat: 5.5g
- Carbohydrates: 49g
- Fiber: 10g
- Protein: 4.5g
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