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Blueberry Spinach Smoothie

As a dietitian, I love to create healthy recipes that are easy to make and taste great. With the abundance of fresh produce available in summertime, there are endless possibilities for making delicious, nutritious smoothies. Here are three delicious
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Blueberry Spinach Smoothie

This Blueberry Spinach Smoothie is the perfect no-cook, healthy breakfast any day of the week. Delicious and easy to make, it is a great way to get fruits and greens into your day right off the bat! Easily dairy-free and a quick breakfast or snack the whole family will love.

An overhead shot of a blueberry spinach smoothie in 3 glasses topped with fresh blueberries. One glass has a straw in it and there is spinach and blueberries scattered around on the table next to the glasses.

Is there anything better than an icy cold smoothie on a hot day? I think not! Smoothies have been one of my favorite low effort breakfast that are delicious, easy and a no-fail way of getting veggies into my family at the start of the day!

This blueberry spinach smoothie is the perfect balance of flavors and health, with tangy blueberries, creamy protein-rich Greek yogurt, sweet bananas and a handful of spinach to get goof-for-you greens. It makes for the perfect treat during the hotter months when you want something sweet, but also good for you!

All of the ingredients for the blueberry spinach smoothie laid out on the table before being put into the blender.

Why this blueberry smoothie is so great!

Blueberries. Feel free to use fresh or frozen berries to make your blend…whatever you have on hand will work and makes this healthy smoothie perfect to enjoy year round! Plus, blueberries are loaded with iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, and vitamin K.

Spinach. One of my favorite veggies to add to smoothies and baked good, spinach just disappears into this blend. Fresh or frozen spinach will work here too! Just use less (about 1/2 cup) if you go with frozen since delicate spinach wilts when frozen! And while no one needs me to tell them that spinach is good for you, it is awesome to know that it is rich in vitamins A, C and K, magnesium, iron and manganese.

Greek Yogurt. I’m a big believer in the benefits of making sure protein is part of breakfast! Plain yogurt is the perfect way to up the protein in this blueberry spinach smoothie and adds a lovely creaminess too.

Ripe Banana. Blueberries bring the tang, but ripe bananas bring the sweetness naturally without using added sugar to sweeten this smoothie up.

Suggested adaptations for making this veggie-loaded smoothie.

  • Make it dairy-free by replacing the Greek yogurt with your favorite coconut yogurt and using your favorite plant milk.
  • Add chia seeds to this blueberry spinach smoothie before blending.
  • Throw in some ground flax seeds.
  • Add a scoop of natural almond butter or peanut butter.
  • Replace the blueberries with strawberries.
  • Freeze leftovers as popsicles for a healthy dessert.
A 4 image process shot of blending a blueberry spinach smoothie. The first image shows spinach, yogurt and milk in the blender. The second image shows them all blended up. The third image shows the addition of banana, cinnamon and blueberries to the blender. The last image shows the final product of everything blended together.

Tips for making this blueberry spinach smoothie extra awesome

  • Blend it in stages. Especially if you don’t have a high-speed blender. Blending the spinach, yogurt and milk first will puree the spinach and make sure you don’t have any leafy bits in your smoothie.
  • Make it vegan and/or Paleo by making it dairy-free (see above for suggestions on how).
  • Adjust the sweetness to fit your personal preference. If you like your smoothies sweeter, add an extra banana to the blend. If you like them less sweet, reduce to 1/2 a banana or skip it all together in this blueberry spinach smoothie.

More refreshing veggie-loaded smoothie recipes…

  • Easy Green Smoothie for kids
  • Vitamin C Immune Boosting Smoothie
  • Chocolate Banana Smoothie (with veggies)
  • Sunrise Butternut Squash Smoothie
  • Creamy Cauliflower & Blueberry Smoothie
  • Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie (with greens!)

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A side shot of a blueberry spinach smoothie in 3 glasses topped with fresh blueberries. One glass has a straw in it and there is spinach and blueberries scattered around on the table next to the glasses.

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