This refreshing vegan vanilla blueberry smoothie is a great quick breakfast for busy mornings. It’s a fantastic afternoon pick-me-up! It’s full of good-for-you ingredients, like spinach, bananas, blueberries and flax seeds. Use almond milk, or your favorite nondairy milk. This super easy green smoothie recipe is vegan and gluten-free.
Vegan Vanilla Blueberry Smoothie
During the cooler weather months, I love a hearty breakfast like a breakfast sandwich or tofu scramble. But when it’s hot, I like light snacks, like overnight oats, chia pudding, and smoothies.
You may have noticed that most of my smoothie and shake recipes are chocolate. I will fully admit that I am a chocoholic. I love adding raw cacao to my smoothies. Not only is it delicious, it provides a little boost of energy that can be beneficial in the morning. It’s full of vitamins and minerals, so it’s actually pretty good for you.
Although it is possible for me to enjoy a smoothie that isn’t full of chocolate. In fact, I also love the taste of vanilla, especially when mixed with fresh fruit. Blueberries pair well with vanilla and are full of beneficial nutrients, such as iron, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc and vitamin K.
A quick and easy breakfast
Smoothies are an especially great breakfast for busy mornings. I like to put together smoothie bags to make things easier on myself in the morning. To make smoothie bags, you simply put all the ingredients in a bag, minus the liquid, and then dump it all into your blender in the morning. I like to use reusable silicone bags.
I will sometimes make large batches of smoothies and freeze them in mason jars, so my smoothies are ready for the week ahead. If you freeze your smoothies, make sure you don’t fill your jar or container to the top. As the liquid freezes, it will expand slightly and this may cause the jar to become too full.
what do you want
- Frozen blueberries
- Baby spinach or baby kale
- Vanilla non-dairy milk
- Ground hemp seeds
- Vanilla extract
See recipe card for exact amounts.
How to make your smoothie
This smoothie recipe couldn’t be easier to make! You just throw all the ingredients together in a blender and blend until it’s smooth and creamy. It blends in seconds in my Blendtec.
Serve your smoothie
Make this recipe a lot Smoothies If I eat a smoothie for breakfast, I need a lot of it to feel full, otherwise I’ll be hungrier by lunchtime. This recipe makes two very large smoothies, which Dennis and I always split, and it usually tides us over until our next meal. If I serve a blueberry smoothie as a snack, I get four servings out of it.
I like to use frozen fruit in my smoothies, as they can be more economical and are easier to just open a bag and dump into the blender. Feel free to use fresh fruit if you prefer.
If you want to add a little more oomph to your morning blueberry smoothie, you can add a scoop of your favorite protein powder. I love Vega organic protein and green powder. You can also add hemp seeds or vegan collagen powder. If your smoothie tastes a little bitter, add a tablespoon or two of maple syrup.
Vanilla Blueberry Smoothie
This refreshing vegan vanilla blueberry smoothie is a great quick breakfast for busy mornings. It’s a fantastic afternoon pick-me-up!
- 3 the cup Frozen blueberries
- 2 frozen bananas
- 2 the cup Baby spinach or baby kale
- 2 the cup Vanilla non-dairy milk
- 2 table spoon Ground hemp seeds
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
Calories: 317kcal | Sugars: 63g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Polyunsaturated Fats: 4g | Monounsaturated fats: 2g | Sodium: 354mg | Potassium: 821mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 3009IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 367mg | Iron: 2mg