Blueberry Spinach Smoothie
This Blueberry Spinach Smoothie is rich in nutrients and tastes delicious! Blueberries, spinach and coconut milk team up for this healthy smoothie that takes just 5 minutes to make.
Blueberry Spinach and Banana Smoothie
I’ve been on a bit of a smoothie kick on the blog lately creating nutrient-packed smoothies with ingredients like avocado and dragon fruit, which may not be the most common ingredients you see in most smoothies.
But today, I’m keeping it pretty simple and classic with this 5 ingredient smoothie made with blueberries, spinach and banana.
This blueberry spinach smoothie is a great “hidden-veggies” smoothie if you’re someone who’s looking to experiment with adding vegetables to your smoothie, but reallyyyyy don’t like the idea of being taste the greens.
This smoothie is also great if you’re a die-hard green smoothie fan, but are looking to mix things up from your typical green spinach smoothie.
Whatever your situation, this Blueberry Spinach Smoothie is simple to make, tasty, packed with nutrients and doesn’t taste like greens. It’s also naturally gluten-free, dairy-free and can be made vegan by using maple syrup instead of honey
I love using the combination of blueberries and spinach in a smoothie because these are packed with antioxidants and are easy to find at your local grocery store, unlike some other “superfoods”
Can I make this smoothie with no banana?
Absolutely! If you want to make a Blueberry Spinach Smoothie with no banana, you can go ahead and swap out the banana in this recipe for more blueberries, frozen mango, frozen avocado, frozen coconut meat or any other fruit you love.
Blueberry Spinach Smoothie ingredients
- Blueberries: you can use fresh or frozen blueberries for this recipe. The most important thing to remember is that the smoothie will be flavourful if your blueberries are flavourful. If the blueberries you use are very bland, you’ll end up with a bland smoothie.
- Banana: freeze the banana beforehand so it’s frozen when you use it in the smoothie. This will help thicken the smoothie and make it creamy.
- Spinach: fresh spinach is my favourite vegetable to add to smoothies. It’s very mild and I promise you won’t even notice it in this Blueberry Spinach Smoothie!
- Light coconut milk: you can also use regular coconut milk, almond milk or any other plant-based milk you love. I like light coconut milk because it adds a rich creaminess to the smoothie, while still keeping things lighter than using full-fat coconut milk.
- Honey: for a touch of sweetness, since blueberries can sometimes not be that sweet.
How to make a Blueberry Spinach Smoothie
Add the coconut milk, blueberries, spinach, honey and banana to a high-speed blender. For easy blending, always add liquids first, followed by fresh ingredients and frozen ingredients on top.
Blend together until smooth and creamy, for about 30 seconds.
Pour into a glass and serve right away.
Smoothie add-ins to try
One of my favourite things about this simple Blueberry Spinach Smoothie recipe is how easy it is to customize. This 5-ingredient smoothie can act as your “base” to which you can add a variety of different ingredients to increase protein, fibre, vitamins and nutrients. Here are some great add-ins to try blending into this smoothie:
- Protein powder
- Chia seeds
- Hemp seeds
- Flax seeds
- Nut butter
- Acai powder
Tips for making this blueberry smoothie recipe
- Use flavourful blueberries. If the blueberries you use don’t have much flavour, the smoothie will turn out bland, so make sure to use blueberries that are tasty. I personally love wild blueberries as they have more flavour.
- Use a medium-ripe banana. If the banana is too ripe, it will overpower the blueberry flavour in the smoothie. If the banana isn’t ripe enough, it will be bland.
- If using all fresh fruit in the smoothie, add ice. This will help to thicken the smoothie if you don’t have frozen bananas on hand.
- This smoothie is easily customizable. Use any type of plant-based milk you love, add any additional fruits or mix-ins.
Frequently Asked Questions
Spinach smoothies are generally healthy, especially when homemade. Some store-bought spinach smoothies contain very little spinach and are very high in sugar, so be mindful when purchasing a spinach smoothie. For the healthiest smoothies, it’s always best to make them at home!
Not at all! This smoothie tastes like creamy blueberries. You won’t be able to taste the spinach at all.
Some other options you can use are almond milk, oat milk, macadamia nut milk, orange juice, coconut water, fruit juice or cow’s milk.
Yes! Smoothies are packed with nutrients and are very hydrating. Plus if you’re adding greens to your smoothie it’s also a great way to get in your vegetable servings for the day.
Try these smoothie recipes next!
- Simple Green Smoothie
- Dragon Fruit Smoothie
- Avocado Mango Smoothie
- Strawberry Chia Seed Smoothie
- Banana Bread Smoothie
- Acai Smoothie
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Get your greens in with this Blueberry Spinach Smoothie made with 5 simple ingredients!
- Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
- Pour into a large glass and enjoy!
Use flavourful blueberries. If the blueberries you use don’t have much flavour, the smoothie will turn out bland, so make sure to use blueberries that are tasty. I personally love wild blueberries as they have more flavour.
Use a medium-ripe banana. If the banana is too ripe, it will overpower the blueberry flavour in the smoothie. If the banana isn’t ripe enough, it will be bland.
If using all fresh fruit in the smoothie, add ice. This will help to thicken the smoothie if you don’t have frozen bananas on hand.
This smoothie is easily customizable. Use any type of plant-based milk you love, add any additional fruits or mix-ins.
- Serving Size: 1 smoothie
- Calories: 260
- Sugar: 35g
- Fat: 5g
- Carbohydrates: 55g
- Fiber: 7.2g
- Protein: 3.5g
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