Blueberry Smoothie

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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!

overhead shot of vegan blueberry smoothie in a glass placed on a white, pink and green cotton napkin with text layovers

About Blueberry Smoothie

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!

Step-by-Step Guide

How to make Blueberry Smoothie

Prep Blueberries

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.

blueberries in a red rimmed white  bowl for making blueberry smoothie recipe

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.

blueberries in a blender

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.

coconut milk and wheatgrass strands floating on top in blender

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.

vanilla extract added in the blender

Make Blueberry Smoothie

5. Blend until smooth.

blueberry smoothie in the blender

6. Pour into a glass and enjoy a creamy and delicious vegan blueberry smoothie right away.

overhead shot of vegan blueberry smoothie in a glass placed on a white, pink and green cotton napkin
Tips

Tips + FAQs

What other plant-based milk can I use to make a blueberry smoothie?

Feel free to use almond milk or cashew milk or oats milk instead of coconut milk.

How can I make a thicker blueberry smoothie?

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.

Can this recipe be increased?

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.

Can I make this vegan smoothie with blueberries ahead of time?

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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overhead shot of blueberry smoothie in a glass placed on a white, pink and green cotton napkin

Blueberry Smoothie

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 any time you want a tasty burst of nutrients.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Cuisine American, World
Course Beverages
Diet Vegan
Difficulty Level Easy
Servings 1
Units

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions
 

Prepping blueberries

  • 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.

Notes

  • 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.

Nutrition Info (Approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
Blueberry Smoothie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 302 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Sodium 169mg7%
Potassium 119mg3%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 80IU2%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 1mg67%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1mg59%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 1mg5%
Vitamin B6 1mg50%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Vitamin E 1mg7%
Vitamin K 29µg28%
Calcium 10mg1%
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 9µg2%
Iron 1mg6%
Magnesium 9mg2%
Phosphorus 18mg2%
Zinc 1mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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This blueberry smoothie recipe post from the blog archives (February 2018) has been republished and updated on 26 April 2021.

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4 Comments

  1. Hi dassana,
    Which brand & model of mixer do you use for these smoothies? Does it also work for grinding spices & making veggie purée?

    1. ruchi, i make smoothies often and this mixer works very well. it also makes green chutney from coriander and mint leaves very well. i also make small amounts of jeera powder , dhania powder and saunf powder in this mixie. there are two blades. one is for purees, shakes and smoothies and one is for dry grinding. even a simple tomato puree or paste or onion paste is a super quick job. you can even make vegetable puree. but just don’t grind coconut or coconut based masalas. here is the link – https://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B01H593TB0/

      1. Thanks dassana for sharing the info on model. We have been thinking of buying a new blender. In many smoothie recipes on the blog I saw this blender in the pics, so thought of asking since the appliance would be a tried&tested one. Thanks

        1. welcome ruchi. you can easily buy this one. i have been using this for more than a year now. it also makes lassis, milkshakes etc. but do note its not very big like a blender jar that comes with a mixer-grinder. for small amounts it works very well. at the most you can make 2 servings of lassi or shakes or smoothies for family members or kids. but its excellent for making onion tomato paste for gravies etc and making small amounts of dhania or pudina chutney.