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Try this deliciously rich and healthy blueberry smoothie infused with nutritious superfood blueberries, nutty cashew milk and creamy cashew yogurt. It’s as gorgeous as it is tasty. While green smoothies definitely have their place in my morning routine, I love shaking it up with a vibrant and healthy fruit smoothie now and again.

healthy blueberry smoothie in a glass topped with blueberries, fresh mint and flowers.

I’ve always enjoyed blueberries. It wasn’t until I spent last summer in Maine with the kids that I fell in love with them. As we rode our bikes through Acadia National Park, we stopped along the trail and foraged for wild blueberries. They were about half the size of the ones I’m used to picking in Florida, but they were easily twice as delicious.

These small berries aren’t as sweet as others in this fruit family, which is why you often see them in with frozen mixed berries, like in my Mixed Berry Smoothie, yet they have a unique flavor and color that shines in this smoothie recipe.

Table of Contents
  1. Recipe Ingredients
  2. Easy Additions + Swaps
  3. How to Blend a Healthy Blueberry Smoothie
  4. FAQs
  5. More Blueberry Smoothie Recipes
  6. Healthy Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

Recipe Ingredients

With only four ingredients plus some options for taking it to the next level, this healthy blueberry smoothie has amazing health benefits to support your journey toward a plant-based diet, or if you simply want to add more fruit into your day. Here’s what I’m tossing into the blender today:

labeled ingredients for healthy smoothie including cashew milk, banana, cashew yogurt and blueberries.
  • Frozen blueberries: Power berries like these are a superfood you want to highlight in a few smoothies a week. Blueberries are high in vitamin K1, manganese and vitamin C as well as antioxidants that fight aging, cancer, promote heart health and help naturally regulate blood sugar.
  • Unsweetened cashew milk: Step aside almond milk, this smoothie is using ultra-creamy cashew milk. I love a snack of dried blueberries and salty roasted cashews, so I’ve recreated that flavor combo in this beverage.
  • Cashew yogurt: I want to keep this smoothie dairy-free and it’s super easy to do with some vegan yogurt. Either make your own or find a store brand that’s low in sugar.
  • Banana: Since blueberries aren’t super sweet, I tossed in a banana to help naturally sweeten this beverage, as well as provide more potassium. Learn how to freeze bananas so you’ve always got some on hand.

Easy Additions + Swaps

Smoothies with just a few ingredients are my jam. They are easy to put together as well as easy to boost when I want to. If I’m using this smoothie as a whole breakfast, then I add in a scoop of my homemade protein powder to turn this into a 16g protein shake.

If you want to change the flavor up a bit then add your favorite plant-based vanilla protein powder.

I got on a cashew kick with this recipe, but you can easily make it nut-free. Swap the cashew yogurt for the plant-based version of your choice or use Greek yogurt (look for a low-sugar, full-fat one) and replace the cashew milk with oat milk or hemp milk.

Almond butter is a great addition for added healthy fat, or the seed/nut butter of your choice.

This smoothie is naturally gluten-free. To make it a bit more filling, add 1/4 cup gluten-free oats and a little more liquid. And as always, add a handful of spinach to turn it into a green smoothie.

How to Blend a Healthy Blueberry Smoothie

2 glasses full of purple smoothie and topped with fresh fruit and mint sprigs.

Grab these four ingredients and get ready for the healthiest fast food! Since there are no leafy greens in this one, you don’t have to do the two-blend method. I’ve still got some good tips for the creamiest result, so keep reading!

  1. Toss all the ingredients into your blend and blend on high until smooth. Stop and scrape down the sides as needed.
  2. Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!

Use frozen ingredients for a refreshingly cool smoothie. If you’re using frozen bananas and/or frozen berries, you can add them to your blender first, then let it stand for 15 minutes to thaw slightly and make it easier to blend.

If you are using a large blender, sometimes blending just one serving is harder than blending two, so grab a friend or save the second serving for the next day. Just make sure you give that second serving a good shake before sipping when you’re ready for it.

This smoothie is pretty thick, so add more cashew milk if needed to thin out until it’s the exact consistency you want.

FAQs

What fruits blend well with blueberries?

Blueberries blend well with a wide variety of fruits. I love the classic combo of blueberries and bananas, or you could do a mixed berry blend with cherries, strawberries and blackberries. Blueberries also go with pears or tropical fruits like mango or pineapple.

Are blueberry smoothies good for you?

Yes! Blueberry smoothies that use whole-food ingredients can add great nutrition to your day. Pick whole fruits, unsweetened milk and yogurts, and plant-based proteins like chia seeds or hemp seeds then blend a smoothie that’s full of fiber, only natural fruit sugar and protein and healthy fat to fuel your day.

Do you put ice in a smoothie?

I try to use frozen fruit in smoothies to keep them refreshingly cool, yet ice can be used as well. Know that ice does dull blender blades, so you can pour your smoothie over ice instead of adding it to your blender, or just go ahead and toss it in with everything else.

Is it okay to blend blueberries?

Yes! Blueberries are a great fruit to blend in a smoothie. They are easy to freeze or use fresh, just be sure to wash them well before tossing in.

2 purple smoothies topped with fresh fruit and mint sprigs.

More Blueberry Smoothie Recipes

If you loved this fun recipe then I’ve got more great healthy blueberry smoothie recipes to maximize your brain power!

Don’t forget to rate + review this recipe once you make it. Your feedback is so valuable!

4.64 from 312 votes

Healthy Blueberry Smoothie

This deliciously thick blueberry smoothie is infused with nutritious superfood blueberries, nutty cashew milk and creamy cashew yogurt. It's a vegan smoothie using four ingredients and no added sugar. This smoothie is simple, easy to make and full of delicious blueberry flavor. 
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Author: Jen Hansard
Course: Breakfast, Smoothie
Cuisine: Plant-Based, Vegan
Serves: 1

Ingredients  

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Instructions 

  • Add all ingredients to a blender.
  • Blend on high until smooth.
  • Pour in a fun glass and enjoy. Cheers!

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Notes

  • Add a scoop of my protein powder recipe to get 10g of protein.
  • Use at least 1 frozen fruit for a refreshingly cool smoothie.
  • Add up to 1 cup of leafy greens per serving for added nutrients.

Nutrition

Calories: 237kcal, Carbohydrates: 42g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 16mg, Sodium: 219mg, Potassium: 515mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 28g, Vitamin A: 239IU, Vitamin C: 20mg, Calcium: 160mg, Iron: 1mg
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  1. 4 stars
    This was a creamy, tasty smoothie. I just wish it was thicker. I did not see the tip about freezing the banana until after I made my smoothie. I will have to try that next time.

  2. 5 stars
    The best Blueberry smoothie. Very light in sweetness. Added some SGS protein powder and leftover steel cut oats for meal replacement.

  3. Nice and creamy! I need to try it again with the yogurt, though. I was unable to find any plain nondairy yogurt.

  4. 5 stars
    Tofu,Oats,blueberries…oh my! This was my creamy blueberry meal replacement smoothie. It was just the right amount of each ingredient. I used almond milk, coconut milk alternative yogurt, and tofu since that’s what I had! My smoothie was very creamy and smooth! It was satisfying too and didn’t need any type of sweetener. Loved boosting this with oats and tofu! A new experience!

  5. 5 stars
    A scrumptious blueberry delight! I love the clean, fresh taste and the creaminess added by the cashew milk. This one will have a place in my smoothie rotation.

  6. 5 stars
    Day 10 (Yippee!) of the Simple Green Smoothie challenge!!
    This was a simple, yummy blueberry smoothie to finish the challenge!
    Thank you for all the great recipes! We’ll be trying more!
    I also have really liked using the Protein Boost!

  7. 5 stars
    this was delicious! I have smoothies now to look forward to. Thank you for this ten day challenge!

  8. 5 stars
    This was another good one, although I only had vanilla Greek yogurt, which may have made it sweeter. Really gave my old Vitamix a workout these past ten days. 🙂

  9. 5 stars
    I Enjoyed Today’s Creamy And Delicious Blueberry Smoothie. The Color Of The Smoothie Is So Beautiful And Rich. I Like To Snack On Blueberries So Much, I Decided Years Ago To Grow My Own Blueberries. I Will Make This Smoothie Again And Again.

  10. 5 stars
    DELICIOUS just absolutely DELICIOUS! This smoothly is so smooth (pun intended), filling, and perfectly sweet, but not too sweet! I didn’t have anymore bananas so I added frozen strawberries, papaya, and my new favorite hack cauliflower! It is also so beautiful to look at and admire!

  11. 5 stars
    I love blueberries, but I don’t love them in smoothies… And yet this tasted awesome!! I used Michigan blueberries and your vegan yogurt recipe.

  12. 3 stars
    This was more of a thin and creamy blueberry smoothie. Not a big fan of the yogurt.

  13. 5 stars
    This is truly one of my favorite smoothies. I really enjoyed the creamy texture and delicious taste. Blueberries are one of my favorite berries and I added a touch of lemon zest as an extra touch of goodness. What a wonderful way to end a 10 day smoothie challenge. Delicious!!!

  14. 5 stars
    What’s not to love about a blueberry smoothie!? It’s my go-to! There’s so many directions you can take the flavor. I love the smaller, wild blueberries, they just taste so much better to me! I added lemon and lavender to the recipe, as suggested by another Challenge participant. So good!

  15. 5 stars
    Creamy and delicious. Non-dairy yogurt used was very thin and smoothie was thin. I used bovine collagen powder – no noticeable effect on flavor. Banana was fresh and smoothie came out lukewarm. I look forward to trying this one with some swaps, especially using avocado to reduce sugar. My blueberries were sweet to begin with so no tartness in smoothie. I think there is a wide range in blueberry sweetness which could account for the range of comments on this smoothie’s tartness.