Velvety Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

As part of our “healthier new year” goal, we’ve been blending daily smoothies in leau of a meal (usually instead of breakfast). It’s weird how this blueberry smoothie can keep you feeling full and satisfied all while giving you some serious feel good energy.

Since we welcomed our Blendtec Blender into the family, we’ve been experimenting with smoothies almost daily and we’ll be sharing all of our favorites with you. What makes this purple smoothie fantastic? I’m glad you asked. Well, first of all, it’s purple. Secondly, blueberries are a powerhouse of antioxidants.

They are known for their ninja-like ability to fight off free radicals. We also used almond milk and if you haven’t tried it, go on and give it a whirl. Trust me my peeps, it makes the smoothie velvety and adds a subtle nutty appeal. The almond milk also has Calcium, Vit E and Vit D. Most importantly this blueberry smoothie is deeee-licious.

Blueberry Smoothie Ingredients:

1 cup original almond milk (or water)
1 Tbsp chia seeds (did you know these are like a dieters dream food because they make you feel full?)
1 banana, peeled
2 oranges (or 3 clementines), peeled
2 cups frozen blueberries

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How to make blueberry smoothies: (Are you ready for this?)

1. Add everything to the blender in the order listed (1 cup almond milk, 1 Tbsp chia seeds or 1 Tbsp of flex seeds, 1 banana, 2 oranges, and 2 cups froz blueberries) and whirl to the desired consistency. If using a Blendtec, push the smoothie button and watch it go! Serve right away (if using chia seeds, it will thicken as it stands).

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If you’re interested in the nitty gritty nutritional details (I’m not to be honest, despite the fact that I’m a nurse, I like to enjoy my food without sweating the details and making sure I have enough manganese for the day), you’ll be really excited to know the following:

  • Very low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • Very high in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C

And of course, because many of you have requested this, here’s the handy dandy nutritional info:
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Antioxidant Rich Blueberry Smoothie

5 from 5 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
What makes this purple smoothie fantastic? I'm glad you asked. Well, first of all, it's purple. Secondly, blueberries are a powerhouse of antioxidants. They are known for their ninja-like ability to fight off free radicals. We also used almond milk and if you haven't tried it, go on and give it a whirl. Trust me my peeps, it makes the smoothie velvety and adds a subtle nutty appeal. The almond milk also has Calcium, Vit E and Vit D. Most importantly this blueberry smoothie is deeee-licious.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Servings: 4 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 cup original almond milk or water
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 banana peeled
  • 2 oranges or 3 clementines, peeled
  • 2 cups frozen blueberries

Instructions

  1. Add everything to the blender in the order listed (1 cup almond milk, 1 Tbsp chia seeds, 1 banana, 2 oranges, and 2 cups froz blueberries) and whirl to the desired cosistency. If using a Blendtec, push the smoothie button and watch it go!

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For the rest of us who were sold at “purple”

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  • Cindy Pflug
    February 16, 2018

    The texture of smoothies is a problem for some….could you freeze it and serve as “ice-cream”? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 16, 2018

      Hi Cindy, I think that would work to make it into a type of ice cream or even popsicles! What a fun idea! Reply

  • Kelsey
    March 8, 2017

    I looove smoothies! I’d like to try this, but without the banana. Ever since I was little, I’ve absolutely hated bananas. Yeah, I’m weird. I make a spinach-berry-greek yogurt-flax seed smoothie every morning. I’ve never tried chia seeds, but they’re on my list now! I just found your blog, and I’m so happy I did. Your recipes are amazing and I can see the joy and devotion to your faith and your family in every post. How refreshing! You’ve made me a fan for life! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 8, 2017

      This is so nice to hear Kelsey!! Thank you for sharing 🙂 Reply

  • Zina P
    March 5, 2014

    My daughter, Larissa, made this and encouraged me to try…..tasted hers, loved it and the next day made it for my husband and me. We’re hooked because it is delicious with no added sweeteners plus healthy benefits from all the ingredients. I threw in a small amount of almonds because I used coconut milk, and 1/2 tsp. of vanilla. I have a Nutribullet to pulverize it all into a great smoothie. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 5, 2014

      The almonds sound like a great add-in! I’m so happy you love the smoothie 🙂 Reply

  • Natasha
    January 30, 2014

    It became one of our favorite smoothies. Delicious!:) thanks for sharing this indulgence 😉 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 30, 2014

      That’s awesome! I’m working on a new one called the tropical smoothie. I’ve made it 4 times and each time it’s a little different. Almost perfect 🙂 Reply

      • Natasha
        February 2, 2014

        sweet 🙂 can’t wait to try it….. Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          February 2, 2014

          Enjoy it! Reply

  • Maartje
    January 28, 2014

    I saw the picture of this smoothie on Pinterest and couldn’t resist taking a look at your website. Wow, this looks YUM! I am going to try this with my mom since we’re both trying to lose some weight. Thanks for sharing! Kind regards from the Netherlands. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 28, 2014

      Wow all the way from the Netherlands!! I hope you enjoy it and welcome to the blog 🙂 Reply

  • Eve
    January 21, 2014

    Made this today. It was delicious!! 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 21, 2014

      I’m glad you liked it Eve :). Reply

  • Yuliya
    January 19, 2014

    Natasha, do you notice a little bit of bitterness using chia seeds? I tried chia seeds in my smoothies but could taste the bitterness, so i switched to flax seeds, but will give chia seeds another try. I have been making smoothies every morning since i got my blender for Christmas. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 19, 2014

      I’ve never been able to taste chia seeds. They are basically flavorless. I wonder if it was something besides the chia? How much do you add to your smoothies? Reply

  • Julia Kiforishin
    January 17, 2014

    Do you have any more of these amazing recipes? Im 3 months pregnant and these cravings and hunger pains are killing me!! Im so scared to gain weight extra weight so I’m trying to eat really healthy and nutritional food and this was amazing!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 17, 2014

      Congrats on being pregnant! That’s so so exciting! 🙂 We will be posting all of our favorite smoothies in the future. God bless you with an easy and healthy pregnancy and baby. Reply

  • Sofia
    January 17, 2014

    Hi Natasha,

    I’ve been following your site since early 2010, it’s amazing how far its come, great job!
    Just wanted to thank you for all your great recipes. I didn’t have any reliable family to pass on their cooking skills from the motherland, great thanks is owed to you and the existence of your site that im able to provide my family with some delicious meals.

    As i’m reading this post and demolishing the last third of a costco size hummus container, getting some kicks from the cola-smothie comparison, am remembering I LOVE SMOOTHIES!, all this juicin-smothin-diet talk is making me realize I don’t own a blender, can’t go on, anymore, drifting by those frozen berries at the store. So, for those of us who can’t afford a supa-lux blender, what would you suggest as a moderate substitute? Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 17, 2014

      The motherland, lol. Thank you so much! It’s awesome to hear from folks that have ben following the blog as long as I have ;). I am just filled with warm fuzzies right now. To answer your question, a good moderate substitute is the Ninja blender. It has the highest ratings on consumer reports and it is reasonable. If you do go with a spendier blender, you won’t regret the decision. I love my blendtec so much I could hug it daily and seriously we blend smoothies daily now whereas we did not before when we had a Cuisinart blender. My sister and mom both have Ninja and I and another sister have Blendtecs. Reply

  • January 17, 2014

    I love the purple color! I just purchased a juicer, so I feel like everything I’ve been making lately has either been green or orange. I’ll have to change it up a bit and pull out the blender! Thanks for posting this recipe! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 17, 2014

      It seems like my entire family is on a juicing spree also. Both of my parents have been on straight juice for 2 weeks! I hope you love the smoothie! 🙂 Reply

  • Natalia A.
    January 16, 2014

    The only way I have tried using coconut and almond flavor milk is in my butter cream for cakes or cup cakes. Before I’ve used plain water or dry milk product in hi-ratio shortening but then I discovered Blue Dimond milk and it sure gave velvety flavorful taste to it. I am sticking with it now. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 17, 2014

      That’s a great idea! I’ll have to give it a try. Thank you 🙂 Reply

  • katya
    January 16, 2014

    That’s what my husband and I started drinking every morning. But we haven’t tried smoothies with almond milk. It will definitely be on our “have to try list”. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 17, 2014

      We started using almond milk in smoothies with persimmon when they were in season. I like the additional flavor that almond milk gives :). Reply

  • Nadia
    January 16, 2014

    Looks and sounds yummy 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 16, 2014

      Thank you dear 🙂 Reply

  • Natalia A.
    January 16, 2014

    Looks so delicious! I want one right now. I buy almond and coconut milk -Almond Breeze brand because of Lactose free product and this is the only milk that taste so delicious. But I never used it in my smoothies, wow…..Thanks for posting the recipe, now I am going to make my smoothy with this milk.
    Hope to see more nutricious healthy drinks. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 16, 2014

      It is really good in smoothies. Velvety and just nice! I’m curious what other ways you’re using the coconut and almond milk in your cooking. Reply

  • January 16, 2014

    This shake is great, I am on your side, its better than coke, coke and fruits are not what so ever in common. Love it ♥♥♥ sorry i got into your conversation lol Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 16, 2014

      Its kind of like comparing apples to sardines, they have nothing in common, LOL. Reply

  • January 16, 2014

    Yummy, thanks Reply

  • Oksana
    January 16, 2014

    Can I ask you why you use this type of milk and not regular milk? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 16, 2014

      You could use regular milk or even water. We like the nuttiness and extra taste it adds and it has some nutrients that milk doesn’t. It’s also great for folks who can’t drink milk. Reply

      • Oksana
        January 16, 2014

        Thank you for the educational response. You are a smart gal or mister (that is if your husband answered) 🙂 Reply

  • Pete
    January 16, 2014

    High in carbs and sugar…………like drinking half a coke….otherwise OK Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 16, 2014

      There’s a huge difference between the two! Soda has zero nutritional value where this has loads of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and this is all natural sugar rather than empty calories. I’d take this over a soda any day. And it just make you feel good, whereas a soda,… Well you know 😉 Reply

      • Oksana
        January 16, 2014

        You are so right about that, Natasha!!! Why even the comparison to coke? I used to drink coke, now I’ve cut way back, not because I’m on some kind of a diet, but just because after drinking it, it makes me more thirsty, doesn’t satisfy me at all. We’ve got nothing against it, we’ll still have some with pizza/burgers. I’d take plain water over it anyday though. Or smoothies. The possibilities are endless with the smoothies. I’d love to try with almond milk one day. Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          January 17, 2014

          We used to drink soda too and we’ve cut it out almost completely… we splurge at parties 😉 I love that there are so many fizzy drinks on the market now that taste even better than soda and still have the fizzy appeal. 🙂 Reply

    • Alaina
      February 21, 2014

      Fruit is naturally high in sugar, but good sugars. Having this right before bed time probably isn’t ideal, that’s why she mentions breakfast, however you could say having an apple is like drinking a can of coke. I still say apple is healthier. It contains NATURAL sugars. Reply

  • Nina
    January 16, 2014

    Yum! Thanks for posting this! I needed some smoothie inspiration. Keep them coming! 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 16, 2014

      You’re welcome Nina :-). Reply

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