This Blueberry Banana Smoothie is creamy, fruity, and naturally vegan and dairy free. It’s easy to make with a blend of frozen fruit, vegan yogurt, and juice or plant milk. Perfect for breakfast or healthy snacks!
Just because you’re rushing in the morning doesn’t mean that you have to skip breakfast. All you need are easy and time-saving recipes, like my Healthy Breakfast Bars, JUST Egg Bites, and this Blueberry Banana Smoothie. Enjoy all three together for the perfect vegan breakfast on the go!
This dairy free berry smoothie is a fruity and creamy concoction made with a short list of vegan ingredients. Featuring frozen blueberries and banana, vegan yogurt, juice, and a handful of other nutrient-rich and flavorful additions, it’s a delicious treat both adults and kids will love. And yes, it may be a healthy breakfast that’s full of antioxidants, but you’d never know it from the flavor.
What’s in a blueberry smoothie?
This easy smoothie recipe is made with simple, dairy free ingredients you may already have in the kitchen. Here’s what you need:
- Blueberries - I prefer to use frozen berries but fresh work as well.
- Banana - Frozen bananas are the secret behind deliciously creamy dairy free smoothies.
- Vegan yogurt - Plain or vanilla flavored.
- Apple juice - For a subtle sweetness and tart flavor. Use unsweetened juice so the smoothie isn’t overly sweet. You can leave this out if you’d like or replace it with orange juice, pineapple juice, or your favorite dairy free milk.
- Spinach - Fresh spinach gives smoothies added nutrition without making it taste like a salad.
- Lemon juice - A few tablespoons of lemon juice helps to balance the other flavors and brings brightness to every sip.
How to make a blueberry banana smoothie
A high powered blender will liquify the frozen fruit in no time but if all you have is a regular blender, just blend the smoothie for a little longer.
Here’s how it’s done:
- Add to a blender: Add all of the smoothie ingredients to a blender.
- Blend: Blend on high speed until you have a smooth, creamy mixture with very few seeds leftover.
- Pour and serve: Pour the blueberry banana smoothie into glasses and enjoy! For ingredient list see printable recipe card below.
Tips and variations
- To make a blueberry smoothie bowl instead, blend the mixture with only ½ cup of juice/milk and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.
- If you’re making this with fresh fruit instead of frozen, make sure to add a handful of ice to help the smoothie turn out icy and slushy.
- Make it a meal with toppings! Homemade granola, hemp or chia seeds, sliced bananas, fresh blueberries, and shredded coconut can all be added on top of the smoothie.
- Make it a protein smoothie by adding up to 1 scoop of your favorite vegan protein powder.
- Blend even more into the smoothie, like strawberries, blackberries, apple slices, ginger, raspberries, orange slices, chia seeds, flaxseed, hemp seeds, kiwi, or mango.
Make ahead tips
Smoothies are always best when they’re enjoyed right after they’re blended. While I wouldn’t recommend storing the leftovers for later, there are a few ways to prepare the batch in advance to save a little time:
Portion the ingredients
Place a portion of the blueberries, banana slices, and spinach into individual freezer-safe bags, then freeze. When it’s time to eat, pour the frozen fruits and veggies into the blender with the wet ingredients. Blend until smooth and enjoy!
Smoothie ice cubes
Blend the smoothie as normal, then pour the batch into an ice cube tray. Freeze until solid, then transfer the cubes to a sealable freezer-safe bag for up to 1 month. Pop 2 to 3 smoothie cubes into a blender with a splash of dairy free milk or juice whenever you’re craving a blueberry smoothie and blend!
Hungry for more quick vegan breakfast recipes?
- Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats
- Peanut Butter Banana Muffins
- 5-Minute Mango Smoothie
- Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins
Enjoy everyone! Happy Day! Please feel free to comment below and give this recipe a rating. Your feedback is greatly appreciated!Print