This refreshing vegan Vanilla Blueberry Smoothie is a great quick breakfast for busy mornings. It's also a fantastic afternoon pick-me-up! It's full of good-for-you ingredients, such as 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
In the cool weather months, I like hearty breakfasts, such as a breakfast sandwich or tofu scramble. But when it’s hotter out, I prefer lighter breakfasts, such as overnight oats, chia puddings, and smoothies.
You may have noticed that most of my smoothie and shake recipes are chocolaty. I will fully admit that I’m 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 mornings. It’s also full of vitamins and minerals, so it’s actually quite good for you.
It is possible for me to enjoy a smoothie that isn’t full of chocolate, though. In fact, I quite like the taste of vanilla, too, especially when mixed with fresh fruit. Blueberries pair well with vanilla, and they’re full of lots of beneficial nutrients, such as iron, phosphorous, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, and vitamin K.
A Quick and Easy Breakfast
Smoothies are an especially great breakfast for busy mornings. I like put together smoothie bags to make things easy for myself in the morning. To make smoothie bags, you just pop all of the ingredients, minus the liquid, in a bag and then dump it all in your blender in the morning. I like to use reusable silicon bags.
I will also sometimes make big batches of smoothies and freeze them in mason jars, so my smoothies are ready for the week ahead. If you're freezing your smoothies, make sure you don't fill your jar or container all the way to the top. The liquid will expand a little as it freezes, and it could cause the jar to break it its too full.
What You Need
- Frozen blueberries
- Baby spinach or baby kale
- Vanilla non-dairy milk
- Ground flaxseeds
- Vanilla extract
See the recipe card for exact amounts.
How to Make Your Smoothie
This smoothie recipe couldn't be easy to make! You just throw all of the ingredients together in a blender and mix until it's smooth and creamy. It blends up in seconds in my Blendtec.
Serving Your Smoothie
This recipe makes a lot of smoothie. If I’m just having a smoothie for breakfast, I need a lot of it to feel full, otherwise I’ll be hangry by lunchtime. This recipe makes two very large smoothies, which Dennis and I always split, and it usually tides us both over until our next meal. If I’m serving blueberry smoothie as a snack, I get four servings out it.
I like to use frozen fruit in my smoothies, as they can be more economical, and it’s easy to just open a bag and dump it in 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 like Vega Organic Proteins and Greens 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
- 3 cups frozen blueberries
- 2 frozen bananas
- 2 cups baby spinach or baby kale
- 2 cups vanilla non-dairy milk
- 2 tablespoons ground flaxseeds
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Mix all of the ingredients together in a blender until smooth.
- Serve immediately.