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Blueberry Almond Butter Smoothie is a healthy breakfast or snack that you can make with a bag of frozen blueberries from the grocery store or some fresh summer blueberries that you picked and froze yourself. With its sweet and nutty flavors that make an unexpectedly delicious combination and its thick, creamy texture, I’m sure you’ll agree that this blueberry almond smoothie is one of the best blueberry smoothie recipes you’ve ever made. Plus not only do you pack in a serving of fruit, but you also fuel your day with protein, and it’s a naturally gluten free smoothie recipe with options to make it vegan as well.
How to Make a Blueberry Smoothie with Almond Butter
My husband has the most weird, random, varied taste in music. While his default would probably be the 70’s rock he grew up with, he has also been a big fan of blues music for years. But if you put his iTunes collection on Shuffle, it would jump from Eric Clapton to Buddy Guy to John Mayer to Pearl Jam to Snoop Dog to Michelle Branch to Rolling Stones to Justin Timberlake.
However, he, like me, made what he thought was a lifelong commitment to disliking country music. His father “tortured” him with it on long car trips, and, I, well, I spent my formative years not wanting to venture out of the Top 40 genre and long professed my love for boy bands from New Kids on the Block to *NSYNC and teeny bopper female artists like Madonna and Debbie Gibson. If I heard so much as one note of a country song, I turned it off immediately. This will probably cause a number of people to hate me forever, but I don’t even like Taylor Swift!
But you guys, the hubby has turned his back on me and is venturing into Chris Stapleton and Blake Shelton, his two new favorites. His birthday is coming up and coincidentally Blake Shelton is playing in Atlantic City on our anniversary. He keeps mentioning it would be kinda cool to see Blake.
Do you know what I did? I bought the tickets.
This brings up several important points:
- Umm, who am I and where did the real Brianne disappear to?
- Since you know my feelings about country music, then you know clearly I must love my husband.
- I actually don’t hate all of Blake Shelton’s songs or feel the need to turn them off immediately, and I don’t even know how to process this. I’m trying to decide whether to hold this against my husband, Blake, my inner 16-year-old’s love for Gwen, or my little guy for sounding ridiculously adorable when he sings “I’ll Name the Dogs”.
- This does NOT mean that every time I scroll Facebook or Instagram or visit websites that I want to repeatedly be offered the “opportunity” to purchase tickets for Luke Bryant or Shania Twain or any other country singers because that will NOT be happening.
Honestly, though, I might like country better than blues. Well, except this kind of blues…
Get ready to make a Blueberry Almond Butter Smoothie!
It’s sweet with the perfect hint of nutty flavor from just a teaspoon of almond butter so it doesn’t add a ton of extra calories. Just like in my Cherry Vanilla Almond Smoothie, that bit of almond butter helps give the blueberry smoothie a more creamy texture. And if a nice, frosty smoothie isn’t enough to cool you off, you can always pour it into popsicle molds just like these Banana Blueberry Frozen Yogurt Pops.
Here are my blueberry almond butter smoothie recipe tips:
- Baby spinach is listed in the ingredients to make this a green smoothie. You can use kale or any other greens you like or leave them out altogether. Baby spinach is what I used because you get the nutrients with less chance of that hint of dark leafy green taste or bits of leaves that don’t get blended up completely.
- I used cottage cheese in my smoothies. Even if you don’t like cottage cheese, you have to try this. It blends smooth, and it makes smoothies even creamier than Greek yogurt with just as much protein. Not a fan? Just stick with Greek yogurt or a non-dairy yogurt alternative.
- Yes, really, a teaspoon of almond butter is all you need, but feel free to add more if you like.
- In the photos you’ll see little bitty blueberries floating on the smoothie. I used frozen wild blueberries, but regular ones work just as well.
- Yes, I do say to add a pinch of salt. It enhances the sweetness and nutty almond flavor.
- Frozen berries can vary in their sweetness, so you might feel you need to add a bit of stevia or honey or whatever. Go for it.
- Want to get a superfood boost? Add some chia seeds, flax seed, hemp seeds, or collagen powder.
What do you need to make this Blueberry Almond Butter Smoothie recipe?
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- The Blendtec high-powered blender is amazing because it gets your smoothies perfectly smooth, and all you have to do is tap the “Smoothie” button. Though I do stop it with about 20 seconds left on the cycle because I like my smoothies a bit thicker, and running the whole cycle can make them a little thinner than I prefer.
- For a cheaper option, people like the Ninja or even a single serving size Magic Bullet.
- I always stock up on Kirkland Almond Butter at Costco.
- Guys, let’s think about the environment and all those little sea creatures and skip the plastic straws for reusable stainless steel straws or even biodegradable paper ones if you want a disposable option.
What else can you make with frozen blueberries?
- Blueberry Maple Mini Cheesecake Parfaits
- Balsamic Blueberry Baked Brie with Bacon
- Healthy Banana Blueberry Muffins
- Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
- Blueberry Cheesecake Smoothie
- Homemade Blueberry Sauce from Foolproof Living to pour over ice cream, pancakes, waffles, and more.
- Blueberry Margaritas from RecipeGirl add some berry goodness to cocktail hour.
- Fresh Blueberry Ice Cream from Your Homebased Mom is creamy and dreamy.
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Blueberry Almond Butter Smoothie Recipe
This nutty blueberry smoothie recipe is the perfect quick breakfast or healthy snack. Keep it all for yourself as a satisfying, protein-packed meal on-the-go, or split it between two glasses for the kiddos to share as an afternoon snack. Keep your freezer stocked with frozen blueberries so you can blend up a smoothie in just minutes any time of day the craving strikes.
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Blueberry Almond Butter Smoothie
- one or two handfuls of baby spinach
- 1 cup milk of choice (I use unsweetened almond milk or cashew milk)
- 1/2 cup cottage cheese or plain Greek yogurt or a non-dairy yogurt alternative
- 1 teaspoon almond butter
- tiny pinch of salt
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 3-5 ice cubes, based on desired texture
- additional honey, sugar, stevia, or desired sweetener, if needed to taste
- Place the ingredients in your blender in the order listed.
- Use the Smoothie cycle if your blender has one, or pulse a few times then slowly increase to maximum speed, stopping once desired texture is achieved.