“Pleasantly plump” isn’t typically considered a compliment, unless one is referring to a blueberry, in which case, give me all the fatties in the land, then let me blend them into a dreamy Blueberry Pie Smoothie!
Has anyone else been on a big ol’ blueberry binge? I can’t seem to stop myself from tossing a carton of these cuties into my cart every time I enter the grocery store. Some meet a respectable end—a topping for my cereal; mixed into Red, White, and Blue Quinoa Fruit Salad—but half of the time, I end up loading them into my mouth like an industrious chipmunk stuffing her cheeks. We run a very classy, well-mannered household.
About This Creamy Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie
In addition to the blueberries in my fridge, I’ve also started keeping an economy-sized bag in the freezer for my smoothie needs. (Someone please stop me if I hint at a blueberry tattoo.) As I shared a few weeks ago, I recently learned that my diet’s been too low in protein, and since the idea of snacking on a pork chop at 3 p.m. doesn’t exactly appeal to me, I’ve been finding new, healthy ways to incorporate protein throughout the day. My quest lead me to these scrumptious blueberry banana smoothies, which taste gloriously similar to fresh blueberry pie.
Whether you’re looking for a tasty way to squeeze in a few extra servings of fruits and veggies, to up your protein intake like me, or are simply a fan of things that taste wonderful, these blueberry pie smoothies are sure to please.
I have been making a lot of smoothies as of late (as in one almost every single afternoon for the past six weeks), and this blueberry pie smoothie is my favorite so far (I’m also all about this creamy Watermelon Smoothie). It’s bursting with fresh blueberry flavor, yes, but what really sets it apart is the “pie” aspect. Its flavor reminds me of a slice of fresh blueberry pie with a creamy scoop of ice cream! Two tablespoons of oatmeal and a dollop of almond butter give it true dessert richness. The oatmeal also adds a subtle “crust” vibe and makes the smoothie more filling. (For another oat-packed option, check out this Oatmeal Smoothie!) Banana is on hand for sweetness and super smoothie body. This blueberry banana smoothie is thick and luxurious, as any self-respecting pie imitator should be.
As I shared Wednesday when I spilled my guts about going 67 days without refined sugar, I’ve been keeping the added sweeteners in my diet to a minimum, so now when I make this blueberry pie smoothie, I actually omit the maple syrup called for in the recipe all together. I suggest making it first without, then tasting it to see if you’d like to add a little. For me, the frozen banana provides plenty of naturally sweet goodness on its own.
The scoop of protein powder in the recipe is completely optional. At the moment, I’m adding a ½ scoop of this unsweetened whey protein to mine (FYI, this brand is similar and comes in a smaller container), but if you prefer a flavored powder, I imagine vanilla would be delicious.
More Healthy Blueberry Smoothies
- Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie
- Blueberry Date Shake
- Beet Smoothie
- Berry Turmeric Smoothie
- Blueberry Banana Avocado Smoothie
Recommended Tools to Make Healthy Smoothies
- Blender. This traditional blender works really nicely and is ultra easy to clean, while I use the individual small attachment on this one if I’m just making a single smoothie.
- Stainless Steel Straws. Everything automatically tastes more refreshing through these straws.
Finally, if you’d like to see this blueberry pie smoothie (and the many other smoothie concoctions I’m blending up) in action, you can follow me on Snapchat at WellPlated. I often post the smoothie ingredients I’m throwing together, though be warned: my younger sister texted me yesterday to inform me that she would be giving me a Snapchat lesson, so whatever I’m doing right now must be even more embarrassing than I suspected. You’ve been warned.
Blueberry Pie Smoothie
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/2 medium banana, cut into slices and frozen (about 1/3 cup sliced or 50 g)
- 1/4 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 tablespoon almond butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- Optional: 1/2 scoop unflavored or vanilla protein powder if using vanilla, reduce amount of vanilla extract to 1/4 teaspoon
- Optional: 1-2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
- Place the blueberries, bananas, Greek yogurt, oats, almond butter, vanilla, cinnamon, almond milk, and protein powder (if using) in your blender and puree until smooth.
- If the smoothie seems too thick, add more almond milk 1 tablespoon at a time, until you reach your desired consistency. Taste and add maple syrup for sweetness as desired. Enjoy immediately.
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