20+ Delicious & Healthy Blueberry Smoothies
Blueberry smoothie recipes start with frozen blueberries, but beyond that, the flavor combinations are endless. All you need is a blender and your imagination to make a delicious and healthy breakfast or snack. You won’t have the blues with these berry smoothie recipes because I promise these are the 20+ Best Blueberry Smoothies ever!
About Blueberry Smoothies
What do you put in blueberry smoothie recipes?
These blueberry smoothies typically start with frozen berries. Frozen blueberries are available year-round in the grocery store, so you can blend up some blueberry smoothies any time of the year.
But if you do go blueberry picking in the summer, make sure you pick some extra blueberries and freeze them so you can make these healthy breakfast or snack recipes right away or months from now.
You can come up with so many flavor combinations. Pair your blueberries with other fruits like peaches or watermelon or kiwi or even other berries. Make your blueberry smoothie a little richer by adding almond butter or avocado. You can even make a blueberry smoothie recipe that tastes like pie or muffins.
How to make a blueberry smoothie:
You typically want to add your ingredients to your blender in the following order:
- Liquid – dairy or non-dairy milk, juice, etc.
- Powders and other dry ingredients – protein powder, flax or chia or hemp seeds, powdered sweeteners, collagen powder
- Greens – spinach, kale, or other dark leafy greens, if using
- Soft ingredients – yogurt, cottage cheese, nut butters
- Fresh fruit
- Frozen fruit
Then just blend until smooth.
What can I add to thicken smoothies?
- Using frozen fruit versus fresh fruit makes your smoothies thicker, especially frozen banana
- Chia seeds
- Certain protein powders
- Ice, though this can water it down, so you may want to consider using frozen milk or juice cubes
BRIANNE’S FAVORITE BLENDER
I always recommend a high-powered blender like the Blendtec for the smoothest, most creamy smoothies. The Mini Wildside+ Jar is the perfect size for one or two smoothies. You can even use the “Smoothie” setting to have it gradually increase the speed to perfectly incorporate the liquids and frozen ingredients. Note, I do usually stop it a little before the cycle is over because I prefer an extra thick smoothie.
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A few tips for freezing blueberries to make the best blueberry smoothies:
- Wash your berries well and dry them thoroughly, either by letting them air dry or using a kitchen towel or paper towels.
- Spread the blueberries out in a single layer on a sheet pan and place in the freezer for several hours until they are completely frozen.
- Transfer the berries to a high-quality freezer bag or another airtight container. Return the berries to the freezer and keep frozen until needed for smoothies.
- The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council says frozen berries are best used within 10 months.