Start Your Morning Right With a Blueberry Smoothie

Find three mouth-watering blueberry smoothie recipes to enjoy in the morning or any time of day.

A smoothie is a delicious way to get some fruits and vegetables in your diet, and a blueberry smoothie is an even better, tastier way to fit in the awesome vitamins and nutrients and other health benefits of blueberries. They are cool and light, perfect for a summer day. Find three blueberry smoothie recipes below that will tickle your taste buds at any time of day.

Blueberry Smoothie Recipes

You will need a blender or food processor of some kind to make these blueberry smoothies. A smoothie can work equally well as a dessert, as a snack, or as a meal replacement, depending on the recipe. Using whole fruits and vegetables in a smoothie can make it super health, but added sugar will decrease a smoothie’s health value.

Blueberry Basil Power Smoothie

This smoothie blends the benefits of blueberries with bananas, fresh basil, and more.

Ingredients

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • a small handful of fresh basil leaves (about 10 leaves)
  • 2 tablespoons nut or seed butter (we used sunflower butter, but almond, peanut, cashew etc. would work as well)
  • 1 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
  • 2 + cups unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender and process until smooth. Add more liquid as necessary.

Number of servings (yield): 2 smoothies

Blueberry Green Tea Smoothie

This smoothie offers the benefits of green tea in addition to blueberries.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons matcha powder
  • handful blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon chlorella or spirulina powder (or both!)
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon hemp seeds
  • 1/2 cup almond or soy milk

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients together in blender until desired consistency
  2. If you find the smoothie to be chalky, simply add more milk or water

Number of servings (yield): 1 smoothie

Chocolate Blueberry Smoothie

 This smoothie gets a little help from cocoa powder.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 1 cup milk (of your choice)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 dash ground cinnamon
  • 1 dash ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup (or agave)

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients together until smooth. If desired, strain through a fine-mesh strainer into a glass for a smoother texture.
  2. Garnish with a few whole blueberries, and serve immediately.

All recipes and photos courtesy of the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Growers Council. 

Find more great blueberry recipes on the BlueberriesFromFlorida.comrecipes pages or the Blueberries from Florida Pinterest recipe boards 

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