Renewing your pledge to healthy eating behavior? Let this Blueberry Spinach Smoothie make it a deliciously enjoyable process, instead of a chore!
A rich, creamy blend of frozen blueberries, spinach, Greek yogurt, and oatmeal, this filling smoothie is thick, fruity, and packs a full cup of spinach.
All you’ll taste? Sweet blueberry goodness!
I’m guilty of getting into a serious breakfast rut.
I’ll eat the same breakfast almost every day for a month, until I hit a point when I never want to look at it again.
Smoothies are a different story.
With minimal time and effort, I can invent (and reinvent) a simple, healthy breakfast for myself. The variety, along with a list of nutritional ingredients, boosts both my body and my spirit.
With healthy breakfast smoothies, even a few small ingredient tweaks (e.g. rotating between a Blueberry Avocado Banana Smoothie, or Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie) can breathe fresh air into your mornings.
Today’s recipe is a modified version of my classic Blueberry Smoothie. If you haven’t tried it, you should. It tastes like blueberry pie!
The biggest change is that I made this blueberry spinach smoothie with no banana.
I have nothing against bananas—they are one of the most incredible ways to make smoothies naturally sweet and creamy without the need for added sugars (just as this Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie)—but I know that not everyone loves them, or you may not have a frozen banana on hand.
Any new smoothie ingredient twist can liven up your mornings.
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“I love that you can’t see the green in the recipe. It’s something I could sneak past my boyfriend without him noticing!”— Reba —
The Best Blueberry Spinach Smoothie
Although I omitted the banana, by no means does that mean I want a thin, watery smoothie, or one that lacks in enough sweetness to make the smoothie craveable.
It was also critical to me that this smoothie be filling and satisfying.
If you are reading this post, there is a chance that you are looking for a blueberry spinach smoothie for weight loss.
While blueberries and spinach are healthy (antioxidants, vitamins, and nutrients galore!), for a smoothie to help you lose weight, it needs keeping you full so you aren’t left grazing through your pantry an hour later.
Keys to staying full: fiber, protein, and healthy fats.
And even if you aren’t trying to lose weight, having a satisfying breakfast is a fantastic way to start your morning.
- Frozen Blueberries. A true super food! Blueberries are among the most nutrient-dense berries, loaded with vitamin C, vitamin K, antioxidants, and fiber.
Frozen blueberries are frozen at the peak of their ripeness, meaning they maintain all of the nutritional benefits as fresh blueberries. If you have a surplus of fresh blueberries (lucky you!) you can freeze them in an airtight ziptop bag for making smoothies.
- Spinach. One of my absolute FAVORITE healthy ingredients to add to smoothies. You can’t taste it. For pickier eaters, the green color all but disappears so your kiddos won’t ever suspect. Spinach offers high amounts of vitamin A, calcium, iron, and, you guessed it, fiber.
- Oatmeal. One of the keys to adding fiber and making this smoothie creamy. Skeptical? Check out the glowing reviews on this Oatmeal Smoothie (it tastes like an oatmeal cookie!).
- Greek Yogurt. High protein Greek yogurt ups the satisfaction factor of this blueberry spinach smoothie.
- Honey or Pure Maple Syrup. Just 1 tablespoon is all you need to make this smoothie the right amount of sweet.
- Flaxseed Meal. While optional, this superfood ingredient contributes omega-3s and fiber (and tastes great in this Blackberry Smoothie).
Flaxseed meal can turn rancid quickly. Store flaxseed meal in your refrigerator or freezer to preserve its shelf life. If you have it in your pantry and it smells “off” it likely has gone bad and needs to be discarded.
- Gather all smoothie ingredients.
- Place them in a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour into a glass. Add more maple syrup/honey as desired. ENJOY!
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- Measuring Cups. These stainless steel measuring cups won’t rush or corrode in the dishwasher.
- Measuring Spoons. Their magnetic feature helps keep a kitchen drawer organized.
Sip, sip hooray!
Frequently Asked Questions
For a dairy free blueberry spinach smoothie, swap in your favorite dairy-free yogurt. For a vegan version, use non dairy yogurt and pure maple syrup instead of honey.
Sure! If you simply omit it, however, the smoothie will not be as creamy. If you’d like to make it without yogurt, I recommend adding a few frozen banana slices to help thicken it.
While smoothies taste best right after they are made, you can refrigerate them in an airtight container for up to 1 day. Stir again before enjoying.
Definitely! For spinach smoothies on demand, keep a bag of frozen, chopped spinach in your freezer.
As long as you use certified gluten free oats, yes it is gluten free. While oats are gluten free naturally, they are often produced in a facility that can have cross contamination. Check your packaging and look for certified GF.
Blueberry Spinach Smoothie
- 1 cup loosely packed spinach
- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk or milk of choice
- 1/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/4 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup or honey, plus additional to taste
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed meal optional
- Place all ingredients in a blender in the order listed: spinach, almond milk, oats, blueberries, yogurt, maple syrup, and flaxseed.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour into a glass, taste, and add more maple syrup/honey as desired. Enjoy!
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