This easy Blueberry smoothie recipe makes refreshingly delicious and wonderfully healthy blueberry smoothies in only a few minutes. Follow my simple instructions with step-by-step photos to blend together a vitamins and minerals-packed smoothie with blueberries (fresh or frozen) any time you want a tasty burst of nutrients!
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About This Recipe
Healthy and delicious vegan blueberry smoothies are a great to enjoy for breakfast or anytime as a refreshing snack.
Why are blueberries so good for you? In case you didn’t know, the mighty blueberries are packed with antioxidants, like anthocyanin which also gives them their typical and distinctive dark blue-purple color.
They are terrific to include in a balanced diet (try my Blueberry Juice recipe!) and are naturally sweet, so you simply don’t need to add extra sugar when including them in smoothie and juice recipes.
So not only does a fresh blueberry smoothie taste amazing, it’s delivering a shot of nutrients in every sip!
To make this an even more healthful drink I also include wheatgrass in my blueberry smoothie recipe. I love to include this hearty ingredient in smoothies and Milkshakes for a nice earthy flavor, plus a serious boost of fiber, and essential minerals and vitamins.
The wheatgrass is optional, however, I recommend you give it a try sometime! I think you’ll be surprised at what a lovely taste it adds to the drink. You could swap the wheat grass with wheat grass powder or add in a protein powder.
My favorite vegan smoothie with blueberries uses coconut milk and does not have any added sugars. However, you can use any plant-based milk you prefer and include extra sweeteners, if you like.
For a sweeter drink you might want to add unrefined cane sugar, honey, maple syrup, or an alternative sugar such as palm jaggery or coconut sugar.
Read on for easy steps to blend up a bright and yummy blueberry smoothie in 10 minutes or less!
How to make Blueberry Smoothie
1. First, rinse 1 cup of fresh blueberries in fresh clean water. To get rid of any possible pesticides, soak the blueberries in water with 1 tablespoon of vinegar added.
You can use either plain white vinegar or apple cider vinegar. Soak for 15 to 20 minutes. Then rinse again in water a couple of times, and drain.
Add Ingredients to Blender
2. Now add the blueberries in a blender jar. Frozen berries work brilliantly, if you do not have fresh berries.
I always freeze blueberries and strawberries so that I can have a stock of them when they are not in season. Many times I have made smoothies and shakes with frozen blueberries.
3. Add 1 cup of lite coconut milk which has a thin to medium consistency (not coconut cream). I also suggest that you add 6 to 7 wheatgrass strands for an extra boost of nutrients and lovely, slightly earthy flavor.
You could add your choice of any nut milk or even dairy milk or opt for a plant based yogurt or dairy yogurt.
TIP: In place of wheat grass, sub with 1 to 2 teaspoons of wheat grass powder or add about 1 tablespoon of protein powder. When I have fresh or homemade frozen spinach, I add some of the leaves to this smoothie.
4. Add ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract, or 1 to 2 drops of vanilla essence. Vanilla extract is less processed and therefore has a stronger vanilla falvor.
Make Blueberry Smoothie
5. Blend until smooth.
6. Pour into a glass and enjoy a creamy and delicious vegan blueberry smoothie right away.
Tips + FAQs
Feel free to use almond milk or cashew milk or oats milk instead of coconut milk.
Add some ice cubes, or use frozen blueberries for a thick and creamy smoothie. You can also add 1 to 2 bananas for a thick creamy blueberry banana smoothie. For a creamy blueberry avocado smoothie, add 1 ripe avocado pulp.
Yes! As-is this blueberry smoothie recipe is for one serving, but you can easily double the recipe or increase as needed to make additional servings.
I recommend that you enjoy this homemade smoothie right away. If left to sit the smoothie will lose its great consistency and will not taste as fresh and delicious.
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- 1 cup fresh blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 cup lite coconut milk – thin to medium consistency or preferred choice of milk (dairy or vegan)
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract or 1 to 2 drops of vanilla essence
- 1 to 2 tablespoons raw sugar or any sweetener of your choice – optional
- 6 to 7 wheatgrass strands – optional
- Rinse 1 cup blueberries a couple of times in water.
- To get rid of pesticides, soak the blueberries in a bowl of water to which 1 tablespoon of vinegar is added. You can use white vinegar or apple cider vinegar. Soak for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Later rinse them again a couple of times. Drain all the water.
Making blueberry smoothie
- Transfer the blueberries in a blender.
- Add lite coconut milk. You can also use almond milk or cashew milk or dairy milk.
- Also add the wheatgrass strands (optional).
- Add vanilla extract or vanilla essence.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour in a glass and serve vegan blueberry smoothie straight away.
- Plant based milk: Feel free to use almond milk or cashew milk instead of coconut milk. You can also make this smoothie with a plant-based yogurt. If you prefer you can include dairy milk.
- Thicker smoothie: Add some ice cubes, or use frozen blueberries for a thick and creamy smoothie. You can add 1 to 2 bananas for a thick creamy blueberry banana smoothie. Include 1 ripe avocado pulp for a creamy blueberry avocado smoothie.
- Scaling: This blueberry smoothie recipe is for one serving, but you can easily double the recipe or increase as needed to make additional servings.
- Make ahead? I recommend that you enjoy this homemade smoothie right away. If left to sit the smoothie will lose its great consistency and will not taste as fresh and delicious.
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This blueberry smoothie recipe post from the blog archives (February 2018) has been republished and updated on 26 April 2021.