Blueberry Smoothie Recipes, Healthy Benefits & Nutrition




Many people enjoy blueberries. But it may surprise you just how many people enjoy these sweet, small blue berries! The blueberries we see in stores are most often grown commercially in North America. Actually most of them come from Maine. But there are wild berries and other similar berries in other countries, found in South America, Europe and Asia. Some call these “huckleberries” and others call them “bilberries.” While blueberries are always blue, huckleberries and bilberries are red or purple. Whichever you pick for your smoothie, you’ll certainly have a delicious smoothie when you add blueberries to them. And they are a favorite ingredient to add because they are a healthy and delicious choice!

Blueberry Nutrients

You’ll want to add a handful of blueberries to any smoothie, because it is a great way to add vitamins and minerals to your daily diet. When you eat blueberries, you’ll take in vitamin C, vitamin K and the dietary mineral manganese. They are also a good source of fiber, just as any fruits or vegetables are.

Blueberries also have phytochemicals, which have gone and are going through research that may show how they are helpful to those who suffer from diseases such as cancer and inflammation. Blueberries also have also undergone other studies that may show that adding them to your diet may help to lower your cholesterol or improve symptoms of depression. While research studies are still being done – and man can not live by a tiny blue fruit alone – this news does let us know that blueberries certainly do offer a lot of nutritional value. If you are looking for a health ingredient for your smoothie, give blueberries a try!

Adding Blueberry to Your Smoothie

Blueberries are a favorite ingredient to add to smoothies. They are both sweet and healthy, the ideal choice for any smoothie. Another reason to choose them is that the berries are a nice compliment to a vegetable based smoothie, if you are hoping for a stronger fruit taste.
This is also a great ingredient to choose if you are making smoothies for your kids. Many kids, even if they don’t like fruits and veggies, will often eat a handful of blueberries. Just as the berries will “mask” veggies, you probably can sneak a few veggies into your kids by making a blueberry themed smoothie, watching them gulp it down!

Remember that blueberries are a dark colored berry when they are mixed into a smoothie. You can count on them to make most of your smoothies turn purple or light purple. This color too is fun for kids!

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Blueberry Banana Smoothie with Flax Seed Recipe

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Broccoli and Blueberry Smoothie

Broccoli Blueberry Smoothie with Yogurt

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I have never made a smoothie with broccoli and blueberries specifically, but I have throw in some broccoli florets when making a smoothie every now and then. Quite possibly one of my smoothies had

Blueberry and Acai Berry Smoothie with Mango Juice

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It is the attack of the superfruits. Blueberry and Acai berry together pack quite the nutritional wallop. Acai is an expensive ingredient so when you use it, make it count, I say. So this

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Winter Smoothie for Staying Healthy with a Pinch of Cayenne

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Winter is almost officially here (Dec. 21) and the cold and flu season is rapidly approaching. And while we love winter smoothies that give you wonderful aromas and great flavors reminding you of nostalgic

Red, White & Blue Independence Day Smoothie

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Being a proud American and a red-blooded smoothie lover I am very excited to post this smoothie. It boasts the color of the USA and provides a healthy does of nutrition while doing so.

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Gluten Free Berry Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

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As I put together a smoothie recipe that I thought all members of my family would enjoy, while adding as much nutrition as I could, I came across several recipes that included oatmeal. At

Vanilla Blueberry Smoothie

Vanilla Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

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The smooth taste of vanilla blended with the sweet flavor of blueberries. This nutrient-rich smoothie is sure to be a favorite. Studies have shown that blueberries can reduce belly fat, improve blood sugar, and lower cholesterol levels.

Avocado & Berry Smoothie Recipe

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I must sadly admit that I only discovered my love of avocados a few years ago after a trip to Hawaii. But I have made up for the lack of avocado recipes in my

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The Blue Cranberry Smoothie Recipe

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I love the name of this smoothie: The Blue Cranberry. It sounds like a fancy restaurant or jazz nightclub. But in reality it is a smoothie that will help prevent bladder infections and fight

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Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie

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A lot of people are fans of the Ninja Blender and it does a great job of making smoothies. And while I think most blenders can handle simple smoothie recipes (ice can be tough

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Frozen Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

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I have been on a blueberry kick lately and what better way to get some blueberries in your diet than with a blueberry smoothie. Nothing complicated here, but the honey will really sweeten this

Plum & Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

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Plums just don’t get enough press so when I found this recipe from Rambling Tart (slightly modified), I thought it would be a nice addition to Smoothieweb.com. Not too sweet; blueberries aren’t high in sugar, and with a squeeze

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Jamba Juice Banana Berry Smoothie Recipe

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One of the the most popular smoothie franchises has created one of the best smoothies out there: the Jamba Juice Banana Berry Smoothie. While I don’t particularly like the taste of banana, this smoothie

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Blue Soy Milk Smoothie

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I have recently become addicted to Silk Soymilk and its creamy vanilla flavor. I read on the outside of the Silk Soymilk box a very simple smoothie recipe. I changed it a little after

Blueberry Heaven Smoothie Recipee

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Submitted by Laef Erikson (if that is his real name), but you cannot deny the delicious mix of ingredients in this smoothie. You can’t go wrong with blueberries and vanilla. Please write in if

Blueberry Plus Smoothie

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Here is a wonderful smoothie packed with fruity goodness. It all starts with the simple blueberry. Ingredients: 2 cups plain yogurt 1.5 cups orange juice 1.5 cup skim milk 1 cup frozen blueberries 1 cup frozen

Very Berry Smoothie

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Thank you to Sonny Martin for this second smoothie recipe submission. This berry smoothie recipe focuses on a nice fusion of berries and one we have haven’t used before, the marionberry. Give it a

Super Power Smoothie

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This power smoothie recipe may not help you leap buildings in a single bound, but it will give you energy to start or finish the day strong. Ingredients: 1 banana, frozen (if possible) and sliced 1/2

That’s One Grape Smoothie

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If you like grapes this smoothie will be quite the treat and for all the sweet flavor this is a very healthy smoothie recipe. Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups red seedless grapes 1/3 cup boysenberries 1/3 cup blueberries 1/2 cup

Berry, Berry Good Smoothie

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This is a fun smoothie packed with everything. Adding a carrot may sound odd, but you’ll hardly taste it and the extra vitamins will do you good. Try it without the carrot if vegetables