This blueberry smoothie recipe takes only 5 minutes to make and is made with 5 easy ingredients that are most likely in your kitchen. It's creamy, smooth, delicious, and perfect for breakfast or a snack.
Editor's note: This recipe was originally published on October 18, 2016. Since then, it’s been freshened up with new pictures, commentary, and made even more delicious.
Late Spring and Summer are my favorite times to add smoothies back into my mornings. Whether it's a power breakfast smoothie or a morning green smoothie, smoothies are a convenient way to add more fruits and veggies into your day.
With 5 easy-to-find ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen, you'll have two delicious servings of this blueberry smoothie in 5 minutes or less.
Ingredients you'll need
To make this easy breakfast smoothie, you’ll need the following ingredients:
Blueberries: use fresh or frozen blueberries. For a thicker smoothie, use frozen blueberries.
Yogurt: use choice of yogurt. For extra protein, use Greek yogurt. If vegan, use coconut yogurt or another dairy-free yogurt.
Banana: naturally sweeten your smoothie with a ripe banana. For a thicker consistency, be sure to slice and freeze your banana beforehand. Alternatively, use honey, maple syrup, or a date to sweeten.
Walnuts: add chopped walnuts. Be sure the walnuts are fresh and haven't gone rancid as that will leave a bitter taste. Substitute with nut butter, such as peanut butter or almond butter.
Ice: a handful of ice to make the smoothie thicker. If you prefer a thinner smoothie, skip this or wait until the rest of the ingredients are blended before adding the desired amount.
How to make a blueberry smoothie
1. Add ingredients to blender: Combine the coconut milk, blueberries, yogurt, banana, walnut, and ice in the blender.
2. Blend until smooth: Process until smooth and creamy. Adjust thickness by adding additional coconut milk or ice, if needed.
Make ahead of time
While it's best to make this smoothie when you're ready to enjoy it since the banana will change the color of the smoothie, you can make it ahead of time.
Pro tip: If you do need to blend it the night before, skip the banana and use another sweetener. Stir in the morning before serving.
Top tips and variations
Save time in the morning: I suggest saving time in the morning by freeze the blueberries and banana beforehand and measuring out the ingredients the night before.
Make it tangy: If you'd like to balance the sweetness with a little tanginess, add the juice from ¼ of a lime.
Add more protein: Use Greek yogurt instead of regular yogurt for a boost in protein. Alternatively. add a scoop of your favorite vanilla protein powder to add a boost of protein.
Add some fats: Add a serving of peanut butter or almond butter for a boost in fats. Note that peanut butter will slightly change the flavor. Alternatively, add a serving of coconut oil or avocado.
Blender: While you’ll get the smoothest smoothie with a high-speed blender, you can get pretty close with a standard blender by blending the blueberries and milk first, before adding any of the other ingredients. You may also need to blend for a minute longer.
Skip the banana: If you’re not a fan of bananas, sweeten the smoothie with honey, maple syrup, dates, or another choice of sweetener.
Adjust the thickness: If you’d prefer a thinner smoothie, add in more almond milk. For a thicker smoothie, add a few more ice cubes.
More smoothie recipes
- Raspberry Smoothie
- Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- Pineapple Coconut Smoothie
- Strawberry Ginger Smoothie
- Kale Pineapple Smoothie
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- 1 cup light coconut milk, or another milk of choice
- 1 cup blueberries, frozen
- 1 banana, frozen
- ½ cup yogurt
- 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 1 teaspoon coconut flakes
- ½ teaspoon cacao nibs
- Combine all of the ingredients in a blender.
- Blend until smooth and creamy.