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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 This Recipe

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.

More Healthy Smoothie Recipes To Try!

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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 any time you want a tasty burst of nutrients.

Prep Time 10 mins

Total Time 10 mins



Servings 1

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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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