This Blueberry Spinach Smoothie is the perfect no-cook, healthy breakfast any day of the week. Delicious and easy to make, it is a great way to get fruits and greens into your day right off the bat! Easily dairy-free and a quick breakfast or snack the whole family will love.
Is there anything better than an icy cold smoothie on a hot day? I think not! Smoothies have been one of my favorite low effort breakfasts that are delicious, easy and a no-fail way of getting veggies into my family at the start of the day!
This blueberry spinach smoothie is the perfect balance of flavors and health, with tangy blueberries, creamy protein-rich Greek yogurt, sweet bananas and a handful of spinach to get good-for-you greens. It makes for the perfect treat during the hotter months when you want something sweet, but is also good for you!
Why this blueberry smoothie is so great!
Blueberries. Feel free to use fresh or frozen berries to make your blend…whatever you have on hand will work and makes this healthy smoothie perfect to enjoy year round! Plus, blueberries are loaded with iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, and vitamin K.
Spinach. One of my favorite veggies to add to smoothies and baked goods, spinach just disappears into this blend. Fresh or frozen spinach will work here too! Just use less (about 1/2 cup) if you go with frozen since delicate spinach wilts when frozen! And while no one needs me to tell them that spinach is good for you, it is awesome to know that it is rich in vitamins A, C and K, magnesium, iron and manganese.
Greek Yogurt. I’m a big believer in the benefits of making sure protein is part of breakfast! Plain yogurt is the perfect way to up the protein in this blueberry spinach smoothie and adds a lovely creaminess too.
Ripe Banana. Blueberries bring the tang, but ripe bananas bring the sweetness naturally without using added sugar to sweeten this smoothie.
Did you make this smoothie but now you have leftover spinach? Check out How to Store Spinach (and keep it fresh all week long).
Suggested adaptations for making this veggie-loaded smoothie.
- Make it dairy-free by replacing the Greek yogurt with your favorite coconut yogurt and using your favorite plant milk.
- Add chia seeds to this blueberry spinach smoothie before blending.
- Throw in some ground flax seeds.
- Add a scoop of natural almond butter or peanut butter.
- Replace the blueberries with strawberries.
- Freeze leftovers as popsicles for a healthy dessert.
Tips for making this blueberry spinach smoothie extra awesome.
- Blend it in stages. Especially if you don’t have a high-speed blender. Blending the spinach, yogurt and milk first will puree the spinach to be sure you don’t have any leafy bits in your smoothie.
- Make it vegan and/or Paleo by making it dairy-free (see above for suggestions on how).
- Adjust the sweetness to fit your personal preference. If you like your smoothies sweeter, add an extra banana to the blend. If you like them less sweet, reduce to 1/2 a banana or skip it all together in this blueberry spinach smoothie.
More refreshing veggie-loaded smoothie recipes…
- Easy Green Smoothie for kids
- Vitamin C Immune Boosting Smoothie
- Chocolate Banana Smoothie (with veggies)
- Sunrise Butternut Squash Smoothie
- Creamy Cauliflower & Blueberry Smoothie
- Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie (with greens!)
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Blueberry Spinach Smoothie
- 1 cup loosely packed spinach
- 1 cup milk of choice or to taste
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt or use coconut yogurt for a dairy-free option
- 2 cups frozen blueberries if using fresh, add ice to the smoothie
- 1 ripe banana
- dash of cinnamon optional
- Combine spinach, milk and yogurt in your blender. Blend until smooth and there are not bits of spinach left.
- Add remaining ingredients and blend again.
- Taste. Add extra milk or some water if a thinner consistency is desired.
- Enjoy immediately.
The nutritional information is provided as an estimate only and may vary based on the product type, servings and other factors. If you are following a diet, please consult with a professional nutritionist or your doctor. Stay healthy!
Really delicious. My son has been very anti-vegetables lately but he loved this (he helped put the spinach in the blender) but really enjoyed this. It will be a regular this summer. Thank you!
Like!! Thank you
This was wonderful. We added some strawberries and black raspberries to the blueberries – all from the garden, so super fresh and sweet! Thank you.
I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Great additions!
Never heard of black raspberries? What do they taste like? I am in the UK hopewe can get here.
This was perfect especially since I look for easy smoothie recipes to do as a university student!
Yay! I am so glad it helped you and you enjoyed it!
GREAT tip to blend spinach with the liquids first. The final taste was really good but there was too much blueberry skin and seeds which made it seem like it was the spinach. I would make it again for myself but it was a no for my husband.
Forgot to mention – I used my vitamix and blended it extra long too.
Thanks for the feedback, Jessica! I haven’t run into that issue but I love to hear how recipes are out in the real world! I wonder if it depends on the kind of blueberry used. Perhaps small wild ones might break down easier. I have made this recipe with both wild and regular and love it both ways…but we are a big blueberry family so we might be a bit biased!
Try blueberry Kefir. You get the blueberries but not the seeds and skin.
I am on blood thinner (Warfarin). Spinach is not allowed because it is high in vitamin K. Any substitute you can recommend.?
Hi Dennis! I’m guessing most dark green leafy veggies will be a no-go for you. I’d try this smoothie that used cauliflower instead but also has blueberries. It is a reader and personal favorite.
Do you leave stems on the spinach? Thanks.
I do! I just make sure to wash it well.
I hate veggies… But I love this recipe!
Yes! Mission accomplished! Thank you for sharing, Michelle.
This is only the second smoothie I’ve ever made. It’s fantastic! I used unsweetened plain almond milk and coconut yogurt because we’re avoiding dairy at the moment. I only used half a banana, but the smoothie was plenty thick and sweet. I had to pulse the blender a few times to get the frozen blueberries unstuck from each other in the liquid before continuing to blend. Thanks for all the extra tips.
I am SO glad, Margaret! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review!
Can you make this without yogurt? I’m trying to find recipes without yogurt, just fruit, veggies and milk.
You could absolutely make this with just milk. I just personally like the added creaminess from the yogurt, but it is not needed.
Thank you for this easy to make yummy nutritious shake. ❤️
So glad you enjoyed it, Reign! Thanks for taking the time to share!
Really good! I used vanilla Greek yogurt and it was plenty sweet between that and a whole banana- my toddler likes it.
I’m so glad, Kaitlin! Thanks for taking the time to share!
I have made countless smoothies for my kids trying to sneak veggies into their breakfast and they have never really liked them. This was a huge hit and will become part of our regular breakfast rotation!
So happy to hear that, Sarah! Thanks for taking the time to share.
Made it and love it. It taste great. I feel lighter and allows me for easy bowels. Will be doing this for breakfast on my workdays.
So glad you enjoyed it, Ana!