Try this deliciously rich and healthy blueberry smoothie infused with nutritious superfood blueberries, nutty cashew milk and creamy cashew yogurt. It is as gorgeous as it it tasty.

healthy blueberry smoothie

I’ve always enjoyed blueberries. Yet 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’d stop along the trail and forage 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.

Clearly, flavor is what this smoothie is all about.

gorgeously healthy berry smoothie with fresh ingredients

With 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’re simply wanting to add more fruit into your day.

Tips for Blending a Healthy Smoothie

  1. Use frozen blueberries to chill the smoothie (I love Wymann’s Wild Maine ones)
  2. Add more cashew milk to make the consistency thinner if needed.
  3. Swap the banana for avocado to decrease the fruit sugars
  4. Store the second serving in an airtight container and have it for breakfast the next day.

This creamy smoothie can be made with just four ingredients and no added sugar. Also, it’s simple, easy to make and full of vibrant blueberries. I love that it’s vegan, gluten-free and works for paleo and Whole 30 diets, too.

If you want a breakfast-worthy smoothie, this one is full of healthy fats and fiber to keep you going for hours. In addition, the blueberries add a boost of antioxidant-rich nutrition. This blend of vibrant wild blueberries and creamy cashew yogurt is perfect as an energizing mid-morning snack or afternoon pick-me-up.

Fresh blueberries to add to a blueberry and banana smoothie

Ingredients in Blueberry Smoothie

Since dairy and animal products can cause inflammation and digestive issues, I’m using 100% plants in this recipe. You’ll be feeling your best after sipping on a smoothie packed with these healthy ingredients:

Blueberries

Blueberries are one of the world’s healthiest foods, and we love them! Also, early on in our blending days, we started using blueberries to create beginner-friendly smoothies that kids and adults alike wouldn’t find intimidating.

Now, there’s a lot of nutrition packed into every little blueberry. Blueberries contain vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that protects your cells from free radical damage. One study found that drinking blueberry juice daily reduces oxidative DNA damage.

The beautiful blue color is produced by anthocyanins. They support healthy collagen growth and give your skin a radiant glow. Aside from giving us glowing skin, blueberries also protect our brain cells as we age.

Cashews

Cashews offer nutrition in the form of healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, and protein. They also contain magnesium, which plays an important role in metabolic reactions like energy production, cell signaling, and nerve function. Healthy magnesium levels stabilize mood and promote better sleep. What’s not to love about that?

In this blueberry smoothie, you’ll be using cashew milk and cashew yogurt to boost the protein content and make it even creamier.

Banana

The banana in this healthy blueberry smoothie recipe provides a natural sweetener—plus, it contains pectin and low-glycemic sugars, so it won’t cause your blood sugar to spike. Bananas are also a great source of prebiotics, which are food for the good bacteria in your gut.

This recipe calls for bananas, and you can use fresh or frozen. Make sure to add a few ice cubes to the blender if using fresh bananas. Frozen bananas will give your smoothie a creamier, thicker texture. All you have to do is peel them, cut them in chunks, and place the chunks in a resealable freezer bag. You can also freeze the chunks on a baking sheet for an hour, then place the frozen chunks in a resealable freezer bag to keep the chunks separated.

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4.67 from 168 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 just four ingredients and no added sugar. This smoothie is simple, easy to make and full of delicious blueberry flavor. 
Prep: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Author: Jen Hansard
Course: Breakfast, Smoothie
Cuisine: Plant-Based, Vegan
Serves: 1

Ingredients  

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

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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About the Author

Jen Hansard

I went from exhausted mama to running across the Grand Canyon, riding & hiking to the top of the tallest waterfall in North America with my kids. How? I fell in love with the smoothies and plant-based meals you can find on my blog.

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  1. 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!

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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!!!

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 4 stars
    The creamy blueberry smoothie is about as easy to make as it gets. It was also very good. It wasn’t a complex flavor profile, but sometimes you just want simple and yummy. This fits the bill.

  8. 4 stars
    This smoothie was creamy. I cut the non-dairy yogurt in half because I do not like the taste of yogurt. Added pineapple for a little sweetness and to cut the yogurt taste. Did add the collagen. I would make this smoothie again.

  9. 5 stars
    I loved the Creamy Blueberry Smoothie. I used wild blueberries and it really made the flavor pop. Another favorite!

  10. 4 stars
    I used almond milk and regular dairy yogurt. It was good, but not a favorite. I love blueberries, but the blueberry taste didn’t really come through. Maybe because I also added some spinach? It was a thick smoothie- almost like a kefir drink.

  11. 5 stars
    This smoothie is so pretty and I like the taste. Have enjoyed using cashew milk and yoghurt for the first time in this challenge. Yum.

  12. 4 stars
    This was one was a bit bland and tart probably due to using the vanilla greek yogurt. It was still good, but not as flavorful and sweet as some others.