Blueberry Smoothie – A healthy, filling breakfast smoothie containing oats. All the fiber and staying power of a bowl of oatmeal, but in an easy, portable, drinkable form. Bonus – there’s greens in there!
Do your mornings feel hectic? Do you often have plans to eat a healthy, filling breakfast, but never seem to have the time to make it happen? I feel your pain, friends! With 3 kids, their activities, my schedule, etc., sometimes (most times) a proper breakfast at the kitchen table just doesn’t happen.
That’s why smoothies feel heaven sent. Your kids think they are drinking a milkshake and you can cram all the nutrition in there that you can imagine.
This creamy Blueberry Smoothie is full of fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals that will fill you up for your morning ahead and keep everybody happy.
How to sneak in the greens
You know what’s great? Green smoothies that aren’t green.
You know why? Because sometimes kids (and adults – you know who you are) are turned off by foods/drinks that are green.
I’m not sure why – green is such a beautiful color, but whatever, I get it. So, pack in those greens in your smoothies and then use vibrantly colored fruits to cover them up!
I chose spinach for this healthy Blueberry Smoothie because it’s nutrient profile is especially impressive. It’s incredibly high in vitamin K, vitamin A, manganese, folate, magnesium, iron, B vitamins, vitamin C, calcium…it’s even high in protein and omega-3 fats. [source]
This is the perfect way to get your kids to eat this leafy green if they otherwise won’t touch it.
Take it On-the-Go
Another bonus with smoothies – they are super portable. Not only do we not have time to sit and eat breakfast some days, but sometimes we don’t even have time to slurp it down before we are running out the door.
No problem – pour this into your favorite insulated to-go cup and have breakfast on the way. Fueling on the go – what could be easier?!
How to make a Blueberry Smoothie
As with most smoothies, you simply add all the ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until smooth. You don’t even need to chop anything for this one!
Pro tip: Put your greens in first so they’re close to the blades to ensure they get completely blended.
Following the original recipe ingredients and instructions will give you the best results, but here are some adaptations that will work if need be.
Greens ~ Feel free to use your favorite leafy greens. Kale, chard, even romaine or spring salad greens would work well.
Sweeteners ~ Try adding a banana instead of pure maple syrup or dates. It’s naturally sweet and will add extra creaminess to the drink. Pro tip: Use a frozen banana and skip the ice.
Oats ~ Can’t do oats? Try adding a tablespoon or two of flax or chia seeds to thicken it up. We’ve even added a slice of whole grain bread to our breakfast smoothies before and it works perfectly!
Fruit ~ If blueberries aren’t your thing, try strawberries, raspberries, cherries, or a berry blend.
Flavorings ~ We love this flavored with a pinch of cinnamon. Fresh or ground ginger would be yummy in addition. A teaspoon of pure vanilla extract would work great as well.
Protein ~ Feel free to add additional protein by adding a scoop of vegan protein powder, tablespoon or two of nut or seed butter, or even a scoop of white beans! Just be sure to add additional liquid if needed if it gets too thick.
More healthy smoothie recipes
- Superfood Smoothie
- Creamy Pineapple Smoothie
- Probiotic Pumpkin Smoothie
- Strawberry Beet Smoothie
- Mint Chip Matcha Smoothie
- Berry Coconut Smoothie
- Apple Pie Smoothie
- Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
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- 1 cup unsweetened non dairy milk, (rice, almond, soy, etc)
- 1 cup frozen blueberries (preferably organic)
- 1/2 cup old fashioned gluten free rolled oats
- 1 handful fresh spinach
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup, (or 2 Medjool dates)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon, optional
- 3-4 ice cubes
- Fresh blueberries for garnish, optional
- Place all ingredients in a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Garnish with more fresh blueberries, if desired
Serving Size:1 g
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 194Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gUnsaturated Fat: 0gSodium: 21mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 5gSugar: 15gProtein: 5g