Blueberry smoothie with yogurt is a great breakfast or snack to keep you energized. Nutrient-packed with fruit, protein, greens, fiber, and antioxidants!
Sometimes the hardest part is getting whole fruits and vegetables into your meals throughout the day. Wouldn’t it be nice if they tasted good too! I am here to help you, my friend.
I’ve been whipping up smoothies like a madwoman lately. It’s been the best way to pack in fiber, nutrients, protein, and greens into one chilly, illy, tasty drink. All you need is a cool and creamy glass of healthy blueberry yogurt smoothie to get energized for the day! Did I mention it will take you only five minutes to prepare?
Oh, check out those glorious plump blueberries! I eat at least a handful each day, either in a refreshing sunrise smoothie or tossed into my daily bowl of oatmeal. I decided to dedicate this smoothie recipe to just blueberries. Usually, I’ll throw together a combo of two or three berries, but not today.
Besides, check out that gorgeous color! It’s not just a pretty face. This smoothie is healthy on the inside too. Blueberries are packed with antioxidants and nutrients such as vitamin C and potassium. To get your phytonutrients each day, try to eat whole foods that vary in color. Eating the rainbow provides different health benefits from each plant!
Sometimes you get a smoothie, and it’s packed with sugar from added juices and mystery ingredients. Yikes! That’s the great thing about using your own blender to make fruit smoothies at home. You get to control what goes into your cup. This recipe has no added refined sugar, only what’s naturally coming from the ingredients.
Yogurt is a fantastic way to get a serving of dairy and probiotics for digestive health, but beware that some products are through the roof in sugar. I like to use plain Greek yogurt because it has no added sugars. It typically contains only 4 grams of milk sugar (from lactose) and 13 grams of protein in one container. Adding a half-cup to this smoothie will give you that protein boost you need.
Besides two heaping cups of blueberries, other wholesome ingredients in this smoothie include ground flaxseed, one packed cup of spinach, banana and coconut water.
To enhance the natural sweetness without adding sugar, I added a little bit of vanilla extract. It helps to bring all of the fruity flavors together without actually adding a ton of unwanted calories.
At first glance, you would think this glass is just a simple fruit smoothie. No way, it’s an antioxidant-packed super drink. I look forward to blending a big batch for my family since I know how healthy it is for everyone.
What is the difference between regular yogurt and Greek yogurt?
Yogurt is a dairy-based product made by fermentation of lactic acid-producing cultures which adds the sour taste and some thickness. These cultures are called probiotics; it’s important to select a product the contains “live and active cultures,” meaning they are alive and can provide a health benefit. Daily consumption of probiotics has been shown to help to boost the immune system and promote a healthy digestive tract. Greek yogurt differs from traditional yogurt because it typically has been strained more times, giving a more rich and creamy texture, plus more protein grams per serving. Make sure to check for the sugar content on the yogurt package, some are quite high! (Source: Everyday Health)
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- ½ cup plain greek yogurt
- 2 ½ cups blueberries, frozen
- 1 banana, sliced
- ¾ cup coconut water
- 1 cup baby spinach, packed
- 1 tablespoon flaxseed, ground
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract, (optional)
- coconut flakes, unsweetened, for garnish (optional)
- Add all ingredients into a blender. Blend for about 90 seconds or until the mixture is smooth.
- Add more coconut water or ice as needed to achieve a thick and creamy consistency. Add vanilla to taste if desired.
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9 Comments Leave a comment or review
This smoothie was delicious, very easy to make and oh so healthy! I made it as a snack before dinner and it helped us to not overeat. This will be a healthy snack I make often. Thank you so much. Nancy
Jessica Gavin says
Thank you Nancy! I’m so glad your family enjoyed the smoothie 🙂
simple recipes tips says
The smoothie is really awesome. I use it in my breakfast everyday.
Jessica Gavin says
Thank you! I’m so happy that you enjoy the recipe for breakfast 🙂
Lana Beaudoin says
This smoothie is just delicious and oh so healthy. I make double the recipe and then I freeze 1/2 of it for an “ice cream” treat another time. I look forward to eating it on my Intermittent Fasting way of eating. Thank you!
Hi Jessica, I just found your site and love it! I’m a vegan, so I have a question about this recipe. Do I get any benefit from subbing in almond milk plain yogurt or should I just leave it out? Normally, I wouldn’t add yogurt. Please advise, thank you so much!!
Brian Rickert says
A little less protein?
Hello Nancy, one comment on the use of yoghurt. I love Greek yoghurt but usually, I stick with Bulgarian yoghurt. I also try to avoid the sugar you usually find in yoghurt. The Bulgarian yoghurt that I use has 0g added sugar and is made in Austin, Texas. The company is White Mountain. It is not as creamy though as Greek yoghurt but I love it. – I will try to use it for your Blueberry smoothie recipe. –
What do I do if want to use fresh blueberries instead of frozen ones? – Should I add some ice?
Jessica Gavin says
Thanks for sharing your favorite yogurt, I’ll have to try it! I would add 1 cup of ice if you are using fresh fruit. Increase the amount if you find you want a thicker smoothie.