This antioxidant rich Blueberry Spinach Smoothie is a great immune boosting smoothie that’s quick and easy to make and it will leave you feeling full and satisfied.  Make it for breakfast, an afternoon pick me up, or after a good workout. 

glasses of blueberry smoothie

Start your day off right with this immune boosting smoothie for breakfast.  It’s refreshing and light and its my go-to morning breakfast smoothie recipe. 

ingredients for a Blueberry Spinach Smoothie

Immune Boosting Smoothie Recipe

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

  • Blueberries.  I’ll use fresh blueberries for this smoothie if I have them on hand.  But I also keep a couple of bags of frozen blueberries in the freezer to have on hand in case I run out of fresh.
  • Banana. You can use fresh or frozen banana for this blueberry banana smoothie.  I personally prefer to add frozen banana because it gives my smoothies a creamier texture
  • Baby spinach.  Either fresh or frozen spinach works for this smoothie.  Spinach has a pretty neutral flavor so the flavors of the blueberries and banana really stand out in this smoothie.  
  • Almond butter.  I like to add a heaping tablespoonful of almond butter for a little protein. 
  • Water.  We use water for this blueberry banana smoothie instead of dairy or vegan milk, keeping it both vegan and low-fat.
  • Ice cubes.  Adding a few ice cubes makes this smoothie nice and cold and slushy.

Variations

This blueberry smoothie recipe is a versatile one.  Here’s a few ways that you can switch things up.

  • Use frozen cranberries instead of blueberries.
  • Replace the almond butter with your favorite nut butter or omit it altogether if you want a lower calorie smoothie.
  • Use baby kale instead of spinach (but the smoothie will taste a bit earthier with kale).

How to Make a Blueberry Smoothie

You don’t need an expensive blender to make this blueberry banana smoothie.  A NutriBullet or inexpensive blender will do the trick.

  1. Place all ingredients into blender or a NutriBullit and blend until smooth.
  2. Add a little more water if smoothie is too thick or add more frozen banana if you want a thicker smoothie.

blueberries, bananas and spinach in mixer to make smoothie

Detox Smoothie for Weight Loss

This blueberry spinach smoothie recipe is great for for weight loss!  The blueberries are an excellent source of antioxidants, which fight inflammation.  The spoonful of almond butter provides good-for-you fat and will keep you feeling fuller and satisfied longer.  Spinach is rich with vitamins and antioxidants and has a pretty neutral flavor and blends up easily.  The frozen banana add potassium and a richness to this smoothie that makes you feel like you’re eating dessert.  And we use water for this breakfast smoothie instead of nut milk or any dairy which keeps it low-cal and low-fat and starts your day off right with hydration.

glasses filled with Blueberry Spinach Smoothie

Benefits of Blueberries

Blueberries are loaded with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds that help to keep some major diseases like Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and heart disease at bay. The compounds in blueberries also help keep our memories sharp. Blueberries are the ultimate memory food.  Click here If you’d like to read more about the health Benefits of Blueberries.  

Health Benefits of Spinach

Spinach is a rich source of  protein,  fiber, folate, iron, magnesium, and potassium. Spinach is also rich with flavonoids (antioxidants).   The folate in spinach is good for your healthy heart and magnesium helps lower  blood pressure. Like blueberries, spinach also helps to keep our memories sharp.

glasses filled with Blueberry Spinach Smoothie

 

Easy Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Originally published 12.2017 – updated 9.2020 – updated 12.2020

This Blueberry Spinach Smoothie is made with just 5 ingredients that are rich with vitamins and antioxidants and will leave you feeling full and satisfied
Yield: 1 seving

Blueberry Spinach Smoothie

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

This Blueberry Spinach Smoothie is a great breakfast smoothie made with just 5 ingredients – frozen blueberries, frozen bananas, fresh baby spinach, a dollop of almond butter and some water.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen banana
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 cup water
  • 1- 1-1/2 heaping tablespoon almond butter
  • 3-4 ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients into blender or a NutriBullit and blend until smooth.
  2. Add a little more water if smoothie is too thick.

Notes

VARIATIONS

This blueberry smoothie recipe is a versatile one.  Here's a few ways that you can switch things up.

  • Use frozen cranberries instead of blueberries.
  • Replace the almond butter with your favorite nut butter or omit it altogether if you want a lower calorie smoothie.
  • Use baby kale instead of spinach (but the smoothie will taste a bit earthier with kale).

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 266Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 38mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 9gSugar: 25gProtein: 6g

theharvestkitchen.com attempts to provide accurate information, however, this nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. The nutritional information provided comes from online sources and calculations.