A blueberry smoothie is the perfect drink when you’re trying to get your daily requirement of fruits and vegetables to boost your immune system.
Not only is it a nutritious and hydrating drink to go with any snack or meal, but it is also delicious. Creamy and refreshing, this yummy blueberry smoothie will quickly become a favorite treat!
I often make smoothies when I need a little extra nutrition. Some of them have all or mostly fruit, while others include vegetables.
Some of my favorite nutritious smoothies are also meal replacements. One that I love in the morning when I’m in a hurry is this yummy coffee smoothie that has a lot of unexpected ingredients that will get you through the busiest of mornings.
Blueberry Smoothie Ingredients
The name of this smoothie gives away the main ingredient. It obviously has blueberries. All the rest are some of my personal favorite additions.
For the full recipe with a list of all of the ingredients, measurements, and directions, please go to the printable recipe card I placed at the bottom of this post for your convenience
If you want to swap out any of the ingredients, please do. Whether you prefer a different sweetener or you don’t have something that’s listed, this is your recipe to make the way you want.
Here is what you’ll need to make my version of a blueberry smoothie:
- Fresh or frozen blueberries (I used frozen blueberries.)
- Plain yogurt (or vanilla yogurt)
- Honey (or sugar, monk fruit sweetener, or stevia)
- Milk (whatever type of milk you have on hand)
- Vanilla extract (or almond extract)
- Ice cubes (or crushed ice)
- Dash of ground nutmeg or cinnamon (optional)
How to Make a Blueberry Smoothie
Most smoothies are super easy to make. In fact, it’s probably the easiest way to get a couple of extra servings of fruits and vegetables.
Basically, you just toss a bunch of stuff into your blender, turn it on, and blend until everything is smooth. That’s the case with this one as well.
First, pour the liquid into the blender. Follow that with the fruit, yogurt, vanilla, and honey.
Next, add the ice cubes and spices. The reason I put the ice in last is that it doesn’t seem as hard on the blender.
When I use ice cubes, I like to pulse the blender until the ice breaks up a bit. Then I put it on full speed until it has the consistency I like.
Most of the time, I make enough for both my husband and me to have a smoothie. However, this time, he’s out of the house, so I only made one.
This leads to something else I’m excited to share. I just purchased a new personal blender so I could make one smoothie at a time.
After searching the Internet for one that was good yet affordable, I decided to get the Personal Creations Blender made by Hamilton Beach. I’ve purchased a few of their products over the past couple of years, and I’m impressed by the quality for the budget-friendly price.
This personal blender comes in a variety of colors. Since my current favorite accent color is red, that’s the color I chose.
I like this blender quite a bit. It only has one speed, but that’s all you really need for a single smoothie. It’s easy to use, lightweight, and super easy to clean.
There’s a link to this blender in the recipe card below.
All you have to do to clean it is pour a little water and a drop of detergent into it, turn it on, and blend. Then rinse it out, dry it, and it’s ready for your next creation.
More Delicious Smoothies
There are so many reasons to love smoothies. They’re delicious, they can be made with a variety of ingredients, and they’re portable.
Another favorite smoothie is this creamy orange smoothie. It reminds me of the creamsicles from my childhood.
We also like this creamy banana berry smoothie. As with the blueberry smoothie, I used frozen fruit. But you can use fresh fruit if you have it.
My friend Paula from Call Me PMc makes a delicious acai smoothie bowl that’s packed with all kinds of goodness.
I thought it would be fun to share more of my favorite recent recipes.
- Slow Cooker Marmalade Pork Tenderloin – The blend of wonderful sweet and savory flavors in this main dish will have you running back for seconds.
- Easy Deviled Eggs – These are so good to share for any meal or on a snack table. I mean, who doesn’t love deviled eggs?
- Chex Party Mix – I took the traditional recipe and tweaked it a bit to be gluten-free. The wonderful thing is that no one who has tried mine can tell the difference.
- No-Bake Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bars – I make a bunch of these at a time so I can enjoy them for breakfast, dessert, or an afternoon snack.
- 1/2 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1/3 cup of plain yogurt
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 1/3 cup of milk
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup of ice cubes (or 1/3 cup of crushed ice)
- Dash of ground nutmeg or cinnamon (optional)
- Put all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until the mixture has a smooth consistency.
- Pour into a 12-ounce glass and serve immediately.
You can use vanilla flavored yogurt. If you do, leave out the vanilla and honey because vanilla yogurt is typically already sweet.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 310Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 11mgSodium 99mgCarbohydrates 65gFiber 6gSugar 53gProtein 8g
The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.