Healthy Blueberry Smoothie

10.18.2020

This Creamy Blueberry Smoothie is made with just four ingredients and no added sugars. Vibrant blend of wild blueberries and creamy cashews.

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Try this deliciously rich blueberry smoothie infused with nutritious superfood blueberries, nutty cashew milk and creamy cashew yogurt.

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 Simple Blueberry Smoothie is all about.

Creamy blueberry smoothie that's healthy and easy to make

With four ingredients plus some options for taking it to the next level, it’s an entry level smoothie with amazing health benefits as you start your journey toward a plant-based diet, or if you’re simply wanting to add more fruit into your day.

This Creamy Blueberry Smoothie can be made with just four ingredients and no added sugar. Also, it’s simple, easy to make and full of delicious blueberry flavor. I love that it’s vegan, gluten-free and works for paleo and Whole 30 diets.

Perfect blueberry banana smoothie

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 needed to make blueberry smoothie

Since dairy and animal products can cause inflammation and digestive issues, I’m using 100% plants in this recipes. 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 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.

how to make a blueberry smoothie with fresh blueberries and bananas

Tips for making this Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

  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.

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Creamy Blueberry Smoothie

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 smoothie 1x
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

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. 


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup blueberries, frozen
  • 1 cup cashew milk
  • 1/2 cup cashew yogurt unsweetened plain
  • 1/2 banana

Instructions

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

Notes

Add a scoop of Protein Smoothie Boost to get 10g of protein.

Keywords: blueberry and banana smoothie, blueberry smoothie

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  1. Jennifer says:

    I love the new smoothie recipes that arrive in my email on Sundays!! I made this one right away Sunday morning. I added spinach and Hemp seeds to it and it was oh, so yummy!! I love blueberry smoothies for their colour and taste. Thanks for ending my week on a positive and healthy note! #Rawkstar

  2. Linda Balsiger says:

    In the ingredient listing it mentions cashew milk and raw cashews will be used. However, in the recipe it calls for cashew yogurt but nothing said about raw cashews…???

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Whoops! Great catch, Linda. It’s been updated. This recipe calls for cashew milk and cashew yogurt, not raw cashews. 🙂

  3. Jessica says:

    I’m also a huge fan of wild Maine blueberries. After moving to New England a few years ago, I experienced them for the first time and I was immediately hooked. I can’t wait to make this smoothie, I know I’m going to love it!!

  4. Lisa R says:

    Where do you find cashew yogurt?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hey Lisa! You can find cashew yogurt at most grocery stores in the same section as the regular yogurt. 🙂

  5. Erin says:

    What kind of cashew yogurt do you recommend?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hi Erin! The recipe calls for unsweetened plain but I think either plain or vanilla would be good options. That way you can be sure to 1. not take away from the flavor of the blueberries (the star of the show!) and, 2. use yogurt that has no (or minimal) added sugars.

  6. Sarai says:

    I’m allergic to nuts- can I swap it out for Greek yogurt and milk?

    • Dani mitchell says:

      I bet you could- it would just not be “plant-based” yet if your body can tolerate dairy I think it would be tasty! I just made the recipe “as is” and it was creamy!!!! I love using cashews in smoothies and this didn’t disappoint.

      • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

        So glad you loved it, Dani! My husband and I are also big fans of cashews in smoothies.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hey Sarai! Dani’s right, you can use those items if dairy isn’t an issue for you. Other options would be oat milk / oat yogurt or coconut milk / coconut yogurt. Let us know what you tried and how your smoothie turned out!

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