Blueberry Smoothie

I love this blueberry smoothie recipe because it's super nutritious, but it tastes like a treat! Blend it together for a yummy healthy breakfast or snack.

Blueberry smoothie

Well friends, this blueberry smoothie recipe has sent me off on another breakfast kick. We had a stretch of sunny days in Chicago over the weekend, and with the (slightly) warmer weather, I started craving all things light and fresh. On Saturday, I ditched my usual morning toast and blended up this blueberry smoothie for breakfast instead. I did it again on Sunday. …And on Monday. It’s Tuesday now, and I’m certainly not looking back. This blueberry smoothie is packed with healthy ingredients, but thanks to its thick, frosty texture and sweet berry flavor, it tastes like a morning ice cream treat. It’s easy to make in the blender, and it keeps me full till noon. I don’t think this one’s coming off repeat anytime soon.

Blueberry smoothie recipe ingredients

Blueberry Smoothie Recipe Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make this blueberry smoothie recipe:

  • Blueberries, of course! Use frozen berries to make this smoothie thick and frosty.
  • Frozen raspberries – The more berries, the merrier, right? The raspberries add a nice tartness to this blueberry smoothie.
  • Frozen cauliflower – Trust me, you won’t taste it! It gives the smoothie an extra boost of nutrients and helps perfect its creamy texture.
  • Frozen banana – Like the cauliflower, the banana makes this smoothie super creamy.
  • Almond milk – Use store-bought, or make your own! If you don’t keep almond milk on hand, feel free to substitute your favorite dairy or non-dairy milk. Water works too!
  • Almond butter – It adds protein and healthy fats.
  • Maple syrup – For sweetness.
  • Fresh lemon juice – Its bright flavor balances the sweetness from the fruit and maple.
  • Fresh ginger – Optional, but delicious. Blend it into the smoothie for a refreshing kick.

Find the complete recipe with measurements below.

Frozen berries, banana, cauliflower, and almond butter in a blender

Place all the ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth! If the smoothie is too thick to blend, add more almond milk as needed to reach your desired consistency.

Blueberry banana smoothie in a blender

So creamy!

3 blueberry smoothies

Blueberry Smoothie Recipe Variations

If you couldn’t tell, I’m pretty obsessed with this blueberry smoothie recipe just as it’s written. But like any smoothie, it’s flexible! If you don’t have these exact ingredients on hand, swap in what you do have, or change it up to suit your tastes. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Go green. Blend in a handful of spinach or kale.
  • Skip the raspberries. Make a simple blueberry banana smoothie by using a whole frozen banana instead of half of one.
  • Swap the nut butter. Replace the almond butter with peanut butter or cashew butter.
  • Make it heartier. Add a scoop of Greek yogurt or whole rolled oats. A tablespoon of hemp or chia seeds would be a good addition too.

Let me know what variations you try!

Blueberry smoothies topped with sliced almonds and fresh blueberries

Blueberry Smoothie Serving Suggestions

This blueberry smoothie is such a delicious healthy breakfast or snack! Enjoy a tall, cool glass on its own, or add toppings like sliced almonds, fresh blueberries, chia seeds, and/or coconut flakes and scoop it up with a spoon.

Hungry for more? This smoothie pairs well with all sorts of breakfast fare. For a quick weekday breakfast, serve it with a slice of avocado toast or any of these healthy muffin recipes. On the weekend, blend it up as a beverage for a laid-back brunch. It’s fantastic with a frittata, scrambled eggs, waffles, French toast, or a big stack of pancakes.

Blueberry smoothie recipe

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Blueberry Smoothie

rate this recipe:
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Serves 2 to 3
This blueberry smoothie recipe is creamy, nutritious, and refreshing. Blend it up for a delicious healthy breakfast or snack!


  • cups frozen blueberries
  • cups almond milk, plus more as needed
  • 1 cup frozen cauliflower
  • ½ cup frozen raspberries
  • ½ frozen banana
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ¼- inch piece fresh ginger, optional


  • In a blender, place the blueberries, almond milk, cauliflower, raspberries, banana, almond butter, maple syrup, lemon juice, and ginger, if using.
  • Blend until creamy, adding more almond milk as needed to blend.


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Rate this recipe (after making it)

  1. Mary Leopold

    5 stars
    Frozen cauliflower is my secret ingredient that makes smoothies so creamy! Thanks so much for another delicious recipe!

    • Phoebe Moore (L&L Recipe Developer)

      Hi Mary, I’m so glad you loved the smoothie!

  2. Jan

    I can’t eat almonds because of their high oxalate content. What other nut milk or nut butter would work here, if any?

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Hi Jan, any nut milk and any nut butter!

  3. Lori E Garvey

    can i sub frozen cauliflower for fresh, uncooked from fridge??

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Hi Lori, frozen cauliflower is blanched before it’s frozen (so it’s not raw), and then it helps to have it frozen so that the smoothie blends up icy cold and frothy. I think raw non-frozen cauliflower might have more of a detectable taste, but I haven’t tried it so I can’t be sure.

  4. Ricardo

    What is the nutritional value breakdown on this recipe?

  5. Amanda

    5 stars
    Delicious!! Followed the recipe exactly (leaving out the optional ginger). Will definitely make it again and again!

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

  6. Debs

    Do you have the nutritional values?

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      I’m sorry we don’t calculate nutrition info but you could plug the ingredients into a site like my fitness pal.

  7. Maggie

    What do you recommend subbing for the banana?

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Hi Maggie, you could skip it and add some extra almond butter, or add some frozen mango or peaches to bulk it up.

  8. Rebecca

    Do you need a real good blender to make a good smoothie creamy?

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Hi Rebecca, this recipe would work with any blender.

  9. Sandi

    Is frozen cauliflower already cooked or raw?

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Hi Sandi, it’s blanched then frozen.

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