Renewing your pledge to healthy eating behavior? Let this Blueberry Spinach Smoothie make it a deliciously enjoyable process, instead of a chore!

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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.

a blueberry spinach smoothie in a glass with a straw

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!

a blueberry spinach smoothie in a glass cup

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.

Plus, variety!

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.

blueberry spinach smoothie with flaxseed meal

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.


The Ingredients

  • Frozen Blueberries. A true super food! Blueberries are among the most nutrient-dense berries, loaded with vitamin C, vitamin K, antioxidants, and fiber.

TIP!

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.

Market Swap

  • You can swap the spinach in this recipe for another green of choice, such as kale. Note that kale has a stronger flavor. If you’d like to cover the taste of the kale, I recommend this DELISH Kale Pineapple Smoothie and the fantastic Super Hero Kale Smoothie from my cookbook.
  • Can’t get enough spinach? Try my go-to Green Smoothie.
  • 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.

TIP!

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.

The Directions

flaxseed meal, oatmeal, yogurt, honey, blueberries, spinach, almond milk
  1. Gather all smoothie ingredients.
blueberries, spinach, milk, and oats in a blender
  1. Place them in a blender.
blueberry spinach smoothie in a blender
  1. Blend until smooth.
healthy blueberry spinach smoothie poured in a glass
  1. Pour into a glass. Add more maple syrup/honey as desired. ENJOY!

What to Serve with a Blueberry Spinach Smoothie

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A healthy blueberry spinach smoothie in a mason jar

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Make this Smoothie Dairy Free/Vegan?

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.

Can I Make This Blueberry Spinach Smoothie Without Yogurt?

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.

How Long Do Smoothies Last?

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.

Can I Use Frozen Spinach?

Definitely! For spinach smoothies on demand, keep a bag of frozen, chopped spinach in your freezer.

Is this Smoothie Gluten Free?

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.

A healthy blueberry spinach smoothie in a mason jar

Blueberry Spinach Smoothie

5 from 3 votes
This creamy, quick blueberry spinach smoothie is perfect for weight loss, healthy breakfast, post workout and snacks! Make without dairy too.

Prep: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins

Servings: 1 smoothie (10 ounces)

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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!

Notes

TO STORE: 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1smoothieCalories: 269kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 10gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgPotassium: 470mgFiber: 7gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 2895IUVitamin C: 23mgCalcium: 276mgIron: 2mg

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  1. I’m coming down from one serious epic eating weekend, so I’m definitely having summa these in my life! YUM.

  2. Oh. I do no need an 8 pound box of cookies in the mail. Those would get eaten… immediately. Do not want! Or okay, I actually do. But I’m trying to lose weight. :D

    Anyway, this smoothie looks great! I LOVE blueberry smoothies but the oatmeal thing is new to me. Sounds great!

    1. See, you think you need an 8-pound box…but I quickly realized a 4-pounder would have been MORE than sufficient, lol. Glad you like the look of the smoothie. This is my first time trying one with oatmeal and I am a BELIEVER. The taste is very subtle, it makes the smoothie nice and thick, and you’ll be FULL all morning. If you try it, please let me know your verdict!

  3. This looks delicious! Maybe it will help me get over my cake hangover from the weekend…it was a pathetic display of stuffing my face with a ridiculous amount of cake.

    1. If this smoothie can cure my cookie overdose, I have no doubt it will work miracles for you Danae! And no shame on the cake stuffing…just have a smoothie after :-)

  4. I love blueberry anything. :) And cheers to healthier eating! I love it when healthy food just tastes GOOD!

    1. Me too Sally! I’m nearly turning purple over here, we’ve been eating so many berries. A small price to pay I think :)

  5. This looks awesome, Erin! So colorful and wholesome – I love it. Isn’t so bittersweet to be working with a company that sends cookies?! Sometimes I wanna just “return to sender” but instead I toss them over to my neighbors. :) Great recipe!

    1. Thanks Georgia! And you are far more generous with the cookies than I was…I bet you are everyone’s favorite neighbor!

  6. Aw yay! Soon you’ll get to be ‘The Lawyer’s Wife’! Beautiful smoothie… full of delicious nutrition! And… re boxes of cookies. I think I’m in the wrong profession. All I get are flu shots and promotional drug company pens ;)

    1. T-minus 2.25 semesters to go Laura (not that I’m counting!). Maybe you can drop hints that you respond more to sweets? haha

  7. Oh baby! this would definitely keep me full and happy :) love the blueberry flavor!! healthy eating is what i gotta do this week..fingers crossed i can with all these delicious recipes in my reader! haha

    1. lol Julie. I know what you mean by “reader” temptation. Just put a smoothie in one hand and a brownie in the other. Sounds like a balanced diet to me!

    1. Oatmeal is my new smoothie BFF Alaina! Glad you like the looks of this blueberry beauty :) If you try it, please let me know what you think!

    1. Thanks Natalie! I’ve become a big oatmeal-in-smoothie fan too. Just keeps me so much fuller, which is not always an easy task :)

  8. I love making blueberry smoothies for breakfast! But, the addition of a box of cookies would definitely be an added bonus. Could you pass me one? K. Thanks.

    1. Please PLEASE come help a girl out over here Lauren, lol. I must say, I’m enjoying the law-internship perks so far, but if this cookie madness continues, I’m going to wear out my blender blade attempting to recover.

  9. These are fantastic – I’m so making them to get out of my PB Popcorn coma…. :)

  10. Sounds so good! I just recently got into making smoothies more. I haven’t played with spinach yet, but if you say you can’t taste it I’ll take your word for it and give it a shot soon. I love blueberries and oats in smoothies so I just have to add the spinach and almond milk (which I’ve never tried). Thanks!

    1. As long as you don’t go nuts-o with the spinach, you’ll never know it’s in there, especially if you blend with powerfully flavored fruits, such as blueberries or blackberries. Stealth super food to the max! Unsweetened vanilla almond milk and I have a serious love affair–it’s so creamy and the flavor is really nice with smoothies or on cereal. Hope you love it and thanks for your comment!

  11. Love that you can’t see the green in the recipe. Its something I could sneak past my boyfriend without him noticing. I bet the oatmeal give the drink a nice creamy taste!

    1. The oatmeal totally makes it Reba! Completely creamy + tummy satisfaction. And you should totally make this for you BF and see if he can guess the “secret ingredient.” After he raves of course ;-)

  12. I have been making almost this exact same smoothie ever day for the last week – I love it!! And if cookies arrived at my house – even with husband’s name – I’d totally be tearing that box to shreds to get to them .Cookies have no addressee.

    1. High-five, smoothie twin! And I agree: Cookies are a first-come-first-serve situation. All the more reason to gobble them while they are fresh :)

  13. Healthy, beautiful drinks like this are my favorite! Slurping them down just makes everything feel so friggin good!

  14. Hey there! This looks delicious and I’d love to try…just curious how much flaxseed you used, and whether or not it was ground! Thanks so much!

    1. Hi hi!
      I used 1 tablespoon ground. I think you could go up to two if you’re feeling the extra protein surge calling. So glad you asked!

  15. Love this smoothie! I wish someone would send me cookies in the mail..or maybe not :)

    1. The cookies in the mail are awesome at first, but I think I had a bit too much of a good thing! Glad you like the look of the smoothie. Thanks Jess!

  16. This sounds delicious! I love blueberry any-and-everything and am soooo ready for berry season! :) And no chocolate before 10:00AM? It’s pretty close to Impossible for me.

    1. Glad you are with me that chocolate is so much more versatile than dessert ;-) Hope you enjoy this smoothie. I’m a sucker for blueberris too Valerie!

  17. You crack me up! I have a hard time resisting sweets, and greasy food, and fried food, and ice cream, and anything that is bad for me. This is a great, refreshing, and healthy smoothie! Love it!

    1. Thank you so much Megan! This big blue smoothie feels so good to slurp down (and helps off-set all that other stuff we can’t resisit!) Now,we can have twice the cupcakes, right? ;-)

  18. Just made this and its very yummy I also am going to try raspberries’ too next time :) Hopefully changing out my snacking with these will help my weight loss im trying everything lol

    1. Jen, I’m sooooo happy you liked this smoothie!!! A raspberry version sounds d-lish too. I’m going to have to try that myself next time! Thanks for sharing your review and have a great day :-)

  19. We tried a version of this recipe this morning and it was so filling and delicious! And my girls loved it too. Thanks, I hadn’t tried oats in a smoothie yet and I am so glad I did!

    1. Kari, I am so, so happy to hear that this smoothie gave you and your girls a tasty start to your day. I adore the oatmeal in it too–doesn’t it just make it so creamy and filling? Thanks so much for taking time to share your review–it means a lot! Smoothie cheers to you :-)

  20. I was browsing for a smoothie recipe I could make today and I came across this one.  I have made many smoothies, not dissimilar to this one but this was sooooo good, it’s one of my of new favourites.
    I am going to make the others you have posted on here too now!
    I don’t usually leave replys but on this one I just had too. Thank you!

    1. Caroline, I’m so so excited to hear that you enjoyed it! Thanks for taking time to leave your comment and I hope you like the other smoothies too. Have a great day!

  21.   I’ve made it several times and vary the ingredients every time.  Always very good.  I use kale growing in a pot by the front door.  5 stars

    1. I’m so glad you enjoy the smoothie, Barb. That kale pot sounds like it’s in the perfect place for easy use! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your awesome feedback!

  22. Loved loved it! What is the calorie or nutritional info on it though?
    Thanks I’m going to try some of tour other recipes too.

    1. Great question Sarah (and I’m so happy you enjoyed the smoothie)! Regarding nutritional info, this is something that I’ve actually started adding to all of my new recipes, effective January 2016 (you’ll see it in the recipe box at the bottom). Unfortunately, it’s pretty time consuming, so I’m unable to go back and add it to past recipes. If you’d like the nutritional info for any of my older recipes (or really any other recipe or food), you can actually calculate it yourself for free at myfitnesspal.com (this is how I calculate the new recipes on my blog). I’m sorry I can’t give you the information for this exact recipe, but I hope that My Fitness Pal will be a helpful resource for you.

  23. My husband and I recently started this “Blueberry Cream Oatmeal Smoothie”!!
    We absolutely love it. It tastes delicious and is super filling. Thank you so much.5 stars