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This blueberry spinach smoothie is a great combination of fruit and leafy greens! It tastes great and makes a nutritious breakfast or snack.
*Scroll down to the recipe box for quantities.
Here is what you will need to make this smoothie:
Frozen blueberries: Make sure you use frozen to make this smoothie thick and smooth!
Frozen banana: Frozen banana is great for creating a creamy smoothie texture.
Spinach: A great source of many nutrients, and you won’t even taste it in this smoothie.
Almond milk or oat milk: These are my two favorite plant-based milks for smoothies. You can try a different type of milk if you’d like.
Chia seeds (optional): Adds some plant-based protein and healthy fats. Chia seeds won’t alter the taste of your smoothie, but they are a healthy addition.
Peanut butter (optional): Add some peanut butter if you love the taste! It blends well with the other ingredients in this smoothie, but is not necessary.
How to make
Making this blueberry spinach smoothie is super simple. Like most smoothies, simply add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
Add a bit more milk if needed to get things blended.
Add milk slowly if needed. If you don’t have a high-powered blender, you may need to add some more milk to get this smoothie blended. You may also just prefer a thinner texture.
If you need to add more milk, make sure you add it in small amounts so that you don’t accidentally add too much and make your smoothie too thin.
Chop your banana before blending. Your smoothie will blend more easily if you chop your banana first. I like to peel and chop my bananas before freezing them, but you can also chop a frozen banana with a sharp knife.
Blend thoroughly. Make sure you blend this smoothie really well. If you don’t, you may be left with some pieces of spinach which would be quite unpleasant!
Don’t pack the spinach too tightly. When you are measuring your spinach, don’t pack it down too tightly in your measuring cup. If you do, your smoothie may have a bit of a spinach taste to it. If you don’t pack it too tightly, you shouldn’t be able to taste the spinach at all!
If you choose to add chia seeds, blend them in. Some people like to mix chia seeds into a smoothie, but I find it much nicer to blend them in for a smooth texture.
Adjustments and substitutions
You can use any type of milk you like. I prefer using oat milk or almond milk to keep this smoothie vegan, but you can use any type of milk you like. Just try not to use a milk that has a strong flavor that might overpower the smoothie.
Chia seeds may be omitted. If you don’t have chia seeds or don’t want to use them, just omit them. You could also replace them with hemp seeds.
Peanut butter is optional. I love the taste of peanut butter with blueberries, but you can omit the peanut butter if you don’t like it.
More blueberry smoothies
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- ½ frozen banana
- 1 cup baby spinach (not too tightly packed)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 cup almond milk or oat milk (or more as needed)
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter (optional)
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
Ensure you blend very thoroughly to get all of the spinach completely blended. You don’t want pieces of spinach in your smoothie!
You may need some more milk if you don’t have a high-powered blender.