Blueberry Smoothie Recipe: Healthy and Bluetiful!

This blue-tiful blueberry smoothie is made with frozen blueberries, apple, spinach, banana, ground flax seed, peanut butter powder and almond milk. All seven ingredients are blended together for a delicious and super healthy way to start your day!

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so healthy and blue-tiful blueberry smoothie!

When health is your priority, one of the best things you can do is start your day off with a smoothie.

And here’s a blueberry smoothie recipe that’s nutritious, delicious and so easy to prepare!

But before that, let me first introduce you to this recipe’s ingredients and their health benefits. So when you’re done reading you will be so fully convinced and you will really make this smoothie!

Blue-tiful blueberry smoothie ingredients and health benefits

Blueberries

Of course, this is the first ingredient! You wouldn’t call it a blueberry smoothie without the blueberries, right?

Blueberries are super sweet but they are very low in calories. So if you are avoiding fruits with high sugar content, blueberries are among your best alternatives.

Blueberries - the main ingredient in this healthy blue-tiful blueberry recipe

These tiny fruits are also one of the most nutritious in the world that are so rich in anti-oxidants. These protect you from several chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

Apple

Apple - another healthy ingredient in this blue-tiful blueberry smoothie recipe!

Here’s another fruit that is also very low in calories! It also helps you fight against chronic diseases as apples have been linked to lower risk of heart disease and diabetes.

If you love eating apple, you’ll love it even more when it is added to a smoothie. It makes the drink extra sweet!

Apples also boost your brain health, protecting you from acquiring Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

So indeed, adding apple is going to make this blueberry smoothie sweeter and healthier!

Spinach

spinach

When eating greens feels like a chore to you, or maybe you just don’t like how it tastes, adding it to a smoothie is the best move for you.

If you won’t eat it, then drink it! Just like the spinach in this blueberry smoothie.

Spinach is a really awesome green! It’s extremely rich in nutrients that boosts your immune system. It is also a great source of calcium which keeps your bones healthy and strong.

Another thing I like about spinach is if you’re pregnant, or you’re trying to conceive, this is a good source of folic acid. Powerful green, isn’t it?

Banana

banana

I love banana! It’s my go-to fruit when I feel hungry. Apart from being sweet, it makes me feel full when I eat one.

So actually I prefer just eating it than putting into a smoothie. But why not when it makes your smoothie yummier and more flavorful?

Banana is rich in potassium which your heart loves. It’s also rich in fiber and in carbs (now I know why it makes me feel full).

Ground flaxseed

flaxseed

This is one of the seeds I store at home. And for good reasons.

Flaxseed is very rich in omega-3, which promotes heart health. It has fiber which aids in digestion. And it’s also high in antioxidants, protecting you from heart disease and cancer.

You can easily add it to your diet. Sprinkle it to a meal or a salad. And in this case, include in the smoothie.

Peanut butter powder

Peanut butter

PB powder is just like peanut butter in that it comes from roasted peanuts. But unlike peanut butter, PB powder has the oil removed, so that’s good fats gone already.

However, even if the good fats are gone, PB powder still is rich in protein and fiber, and it has lower calories than peanut butter.

Almond milk

almond milk

I personally prefer almond milk than the regular cow’s milk.

Almond milk has more protein than the regular milk, and it has Vitamin D which cow’s milk does not have.

I am not lactose-intolerant, but due to the almond milk being more nutritious and more natural than cow’s milk, I’d go with almond milk!


Alright! Now that you are much more aware of the benefits of each ingredient in this recipe, let’s move on to the measurements that you need for each.

It’s important to follow the measurement of each ingredient as its taste depends on how much of each you put into the smoothie.

Of course feel free to modify these measurements as you see fit for your own taste and preference.

Blueberry smoothie ingredients measurements

healthy blueberry smoothie ingredients
  • frozen blueberries (choose fresh whenever available or in season) – 1/3 cup
  • 1/2 of one small crisp apple (sweet tango was used in this recipe, but jazz, honeycrisp, or any other sweet crisp apple would work)
  • fresh spinach – 1/2 cup
  • 1/2 of one banana
  • peanut butter powder – 1 tbsp
  • ground flax seed – 1 tbsp
  • vanilla almond milk (you may use other milk substitute) – 1 cup

And now… the process!

I tell you. Blending these ingredients is super easy!

Blueberry smoothie in process!

Prepare your blender cup.

A nutribullet was used in this recipe, but you can use other blenders too.

Here we go!

First, add the blueberries to the blender cup.

blueberries for blueberry smoothie

Next, add the spinach.

spinach for blueberry smoothie

Slice the apple into chunks.

sliced apples

Then add to the blender cup.

apple for blueberry smoothie

Slice the banana.

sliced banana

Add it to the blender cup.

banana for blueberry smoothie

Sprinkle the peanut butter powder on top.

PB powder
PB powder for blueberry smoothie

Then the ground flax seed too.

flax seed
flax seeds for blueberry smoothie

Pour the almond milk all over the ingredients.

almond milk
almond milk for blueberry smoothie

Mix in the blender until smooth.

blueberry smoothie in blender
mix smoothie until smooth

Now enjoy your super healthy blue-tiful blueberry smoothie!

blueberry smoothie ready to drink! #blueberrysmoothie

Print this blueberry smoothie recipe!

Blue-tiful Blueberry Smoothie

Blue-tiful Blueberry Smoothie

Seven ingredients blended together for a delicious and super healthy way to start your day!

Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup frozen blueberries (choose fresh whenever available or in season)
  • 1/2 of one small crisp apple (sweet tango was used in this recipe, but jazz, honeycrisp, or any other sweet crisp apple would work)
  • 1/2 cup fresh spinach
  • 1/2 of one banana
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter powder
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk (you may use other milk substitute)

Instructions

    1. Add the frozen blueberries to the blender cup.
    2. Add the spinach.
    3. Slice the apple into chunks, and add to the blender cup.
    4. Slice the banana, and add on top of the apple to the blender cup.
    5. Sprinkle the peanut butter powder and ground flaxseed on top of the banana. 
    6. Pour the almond milk over all ingredients, and mix in the blender until smooth.
    7. Enjoy!

Shop for ingredients!

Here are the non-fruit ingredients in this recipe. You can all get these from Amazon.

For the fruits, I’d rather you buy them from your local organic stores so you can get them fresh. Hence, I won’t include any links here for fresh fruits.

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PB powder

This is organic PB powder and gluten-free.

Go to this page for more PB powder options.

Ground flaxseed

I can’t find at Amazon the brand of the ground flax seed used in this recipe, but here’s an alternative which is also organic.

You can go here for more options.

Vanilla almond milk

Here’s the almond milk used in this recipe.

And here’s another almond milk that I love. You can try this too!

And of course, here are more almond milk options!

Shop for a blender!

In case you don’t have a blender yet, or you’re planning to replace what you have, here are some of my recommendations.

A NutriBullet from Amazon.

And a ninja blender.

If you need more options, just go to this page.

CHOOSE ORGANIC

You may think that because you’re eating fruits and vegetables, you’re healthy. But think again.

If what you’re always buying is conventional produce, it is packed with artificial fertilizers which can be harmful to your health too.

So before I officially end this post, I want to encourage you to choose organic as much as you can.

Maybe it’s more costly. But if it can keep you and your family healthier, then it’s all worth it!


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