This delicious yogurt and flaxseed blueberry smoothie is a new favorite. It is simple and comes together in minutes!
Blueberry Smoothie recipe
Stephen Poplawski’s love for mixing things ultimately led to the invention of the Blender in 1922. Boy, am I glad he invented it because we use our blender almost every day!! Lately, we’ve been on a smoothie kick (yes, trying to eat healthier) so we’ve been blending ALL THE THINGS!
I’m a strawberry lover, but was excited to try a Blueberry Smoothie recipe. Let’s just say, I’m a blueberry smoothie convert now! I’ve never been a big fan of blueberries but have them occasionally when they are in fruit salads and such.
Having said that, I never realized just how delicious they can be in a smoothie. In fact, I think this is my new favorite recipe because it was so flavorful and delicious. Plus, like most smoothies, it takes just a minute to make meaning there is no excuse to making these instead of opting to run and pick up fast food. 😉
How to make a Blueberry Smoothie
PREP. Cut your banana into small pieces.
BLEND. Add bananas, milk, yogurt, and flax seed meal to a blender. Beat 5-10 seconds, until smooth. Gradually add the blueberries while blending on low. Increase speed, and blend till you’ve reached your desired consistency.
Tips + SToring Info
Find flaxseed meal either online or at any health food store such as Whole Foods, Sprouts, or Trader Joes.
Ground flaxseed before use, if you buy plain flaxseeds, but flaxseed meal is pre-ground.
Flaxseed is high in omega-3 fatty acids that inhibit tumor growth, have antioxidant qualities, and it contains high amounts of fiber. It also contains high amounts of vitamins, minerals, and some protein. Flaxseed has been around for centuries but has recently come back into “style” as a popular health food. They help lower cholesterol and control blood sugar.
Unlike some fruits size isn’t a good indicator to tell if blueberries are ripe and sweet. If you are using fresh blueberries for this recipe I would suggest finding berries that are either deep purple or blue-black in color. If the berries are reddish they aren’t ripe enough and if they’re shriveled or soft they may be on their way to molding.
Make this smoothie ahead of time by prepping the ingredients. Wash, slice, and divide the fruit into individual sized portions and keep them in Ziploc bags in the freezer. Freeze the yogurt in an ice cube tray. The ice and juice are best added to the smoothie right before mixing.
With the ingredients prepped like this, you can take the ingredients straight from the freezer to the blender!
To store the leftovers, add a little bit of lemon juice or Sure Fresh so the smoothie doesn’t brown. If there’s a little room at the top of the container, cut a piece of plastic wrap and place it directly onto the top of the smoothie. STORE in the fridge for 12 hours or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
For more smoothie recipes, check out:
- Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie
- Aloha Tropical Smoothie
- Mango Peach Smoothie
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
Blueberry Smoothie Recipe
- 1 Frozen banana thawed for 10-15 minutes
- 1/2 cup Skim Milk
- 1 cup Fat Free Vanilla Yogurt
- 1 1/2 tsp Flax Seed Meal
- 2/3 cup Frozen Blueberries
- Cut your banana into small pieces. Add bananas, milk, yogurt, and flax seed meal to a blender. Beat 5-10 seconds, until smooth. Gradually add the blueberries while blending on low. Increase speed, and blend till you've reached your desired consistency.
Recipe from an old church cookbook.