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.
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.
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Clearly, flavor is what this smoothie is all about.
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
- Use frozen blueberries to chill the smoothie (I love Wymann’s Wild Maine ones)
- Add more cashew milk to make the consistency thinner if needed.
- Swap the banana for avocado to decrease the fruit sugars
- 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 Whole30 diets, too.
If you want a breakfast-worthy smoothie, this is one of my community’s favorite healthy smoothie recipes and 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.
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 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 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.
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.
More Blueberry Smoothie Recipes
Blueberries are a superfood and I’ve got more great healthy blueberry smoothie recipes to maximize your brain power!
- Blueberry Banana Green Smoothie
- Brain Fog Cure Green Smoothie
- Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie
- Blueberry Cherry Smoothie
Healthy Blueberry Smoothie
- 1 cup blueberries frozen
- 1 cup cashew milk
- ½ cup cashew yogurt plain
- ½ banana
- 1 serving homemade protein powder optional
- Add all ingredients to a blender.
- Blend on high until smooth.
- Pour in a fun glass and enjoy. Cheers!
- 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.
Review the Challenge at . I tried to click on this review site and got the message that it was not private and it would not access. So I’m reviewing the challenge here. I liked the challenge! It encouraged me to try new things and reinforced my years of daily healthy breakfast shakes. My husband and I have been drinking breakfast shakes for 20+ years and swear by them for keeping us in good health and with clear colons. I loved the Perfect Lemon Smoothie the best and made it three times! It is zingy and refreshing and absolutely delicious! I also got the Simple Green Smoothies cookbook and look forward to using it well in years to come!
Delicious.. I added collagen powder I don’t know that I would do this again
It was good, but the flavor of the cashew yogurt was most prominent. Maybe would’ve added less yogurt or added honey to this. Not bad, but not top 5. Felt full after drinking.
Smoothie Challenge Day 10
This was a really pretty smoothie, such a rich purple color, and very delicious, with the yogurt creating another cheesecake treat. As usual, we all plan to make this one again. 🙂
I have not eaten fresh blueberries in all my adult life, and possibly not as a child. I’ve had dried blueberries in muffin mixes, and rarely a Costco blueberry muffin. So the two blueberry smoothies from this challenge give me a really great opportunity to add this important, nutrient dense fruit into my diet. 🙂
Super good, one of my favorite in the challenge.
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.
Creamy smoothie that lets the sweet tart blueberries shine, yummy!
The best Blueberry smoothie. Very light in sweetness. Added some SGS protein powder and leftover steel cut oats for meal replacement.
Nice and creamy! I need to try it again with the yogurt, though. I was unable to find any plain nondairy yogurt.
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!
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.
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!
this was delicious! I have smoothies now to look forward to. Thank you for this ten day challenge!
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. 🙂
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.