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If you’re looking for a quick and delicious way to enjoy blueberries, look no further than this easy blueberry pie smoothie! This recipe contains only a few simple ingredients and is perfect for a quick breakfast or snack. Plus, it’s vegan and gluten-free, so it’s perfect for anyone with dietary restrictions.
Why We Love This Blueberry Pie Smoothie Recipe
We are always tinkering around with smoothie recipes in our house and we decided that a blueberry pie smoothie would be just the thing, so we set out to blend up our own version.
A blueberry pie typically contains blueberries (of course!), as well as vanilla, cinnamon and lemon juice, so we decided those flavors would be great combined into our smoothie.
The boys and I loved this one! It was the right combination of fruit with vanilla and cinnamon. The addition of oats thickens up the smoothie and gives it more staying power so we feel full until lunch.
Ingredients in Our Blueberry Smoothie
Blueberries are little antioxidant powerhouses, and are great sources of vitamin C, dietary fiber and potassium.
Use fresh or frozen blueberries in this recipe. We use fresh when they are in season (especially when we pick them ourselves!) and frozen the rest of the year. The kids enjoy the frozen wild blueberries, too, and they have even more antioxidants!
Bananas are a great source of dietary potassium, vitamin C and dietary fiber. They also add creaminess to smoothies.
Use a frozen banana in this smoothie if possible. It gives a much better texture, but if you want to make it now use a fresh banana with a few ice cubes.
Vanilla Protein Powder
A blueberry pie often has vanilla extract (or is topped with vanilla ice cream!), so I felt vanilla was a must in our smoothie recipe. Plus, protein powder will help keep you feeling full longer and is good for your body, so it’s a win in my book.
If you’re vegan or dairy free, go for a plant based protein powder like Orgain, or you can use whey protein if you prefer. If you have unflavored powder, use a splash of vanilla extract or vanilla flavored milk.
Cinnamon is a warming spice and goes so well with blueberries. It’s also packed with antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory benefits.
Lemon juice adds a suble flavor difference to the smoothie, as well as some Vitamin C. If you don’t have fresh lemons on hand, you can use bottled lemon juice. Bonus if you add a little lemon zest in there.
You might not think to add oats to a smoothie, but they help thicken it up and make it more filling. They also add some soluble fiber and protein, which is always a good thing!
We use quick oats in our smoothie, but you can certainly use rolled oats if you prefer.
Milk helps to thin out the smoothie and make it easier to drink. We use oat milk since we’re already adding oats to the recipe, but you can use almond milk, cashew or coconut milk if you like. If you don’t need a dairy free option, feel free to use regular milk.
How To Make a Blueberry Pie Smoothie
Start by adding all of the ingredients to your blender. If you’re using fresh blueberries, add them in last so they don’t get stuck under the blade.
Blend until smooth and creamy, adding more milk as needed to reach your desired consistency.
Pour into glasses and enjoy as is or with a little crumble on top for extra deliciousness!
This blueberry pie smoothie is:
Easy to make with only a few simple ingredients
Perfect for breakfast or a snack
Vegan and gluten-free
Packed with antioxidants and nutrients
A delicious way to get your fruit intake
So go ahead and give it a try…your body will thank you!
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How to Customize This Healthy Smoothie Recipe
Make it green: Add a handful of spinach or kale to the blender for an extra nutrient boost.
Make it chocolate: Add a scoop of chocolate protein powder or cocoa powder.
Make it sweeter: If you find that the berries aren’t sweet enough for your taste, add a little honey, agave nectar or maple syrup.
Add more protein: If you want a higher protein smoothie, add a scoop of nut butter (peanut butter, almond butter) or sunflower seed butter, chia seeds or hemp seeds. You could also use Greek yogurt instead of milk.
Make it thicker: If you like your smoothies on the thick side, add more banana or oats. Or try using frozen cauliflower or zucchini in place of some of the liquid.
Make it thinner: If you want a thinner smoothie, add more milk. You can also use water or juice in place of some of the milk.
Change up the fruit: Feel free to use raspberries, blackberries or strawberries in place of (or in addition to) the blueberries. You could also use mango, pineapple or papaya. Frozen fruit gives the creamiest results.
Get creative with the toppings: Crumbled graham crackers are delicious, but you could also try chopped nuts, shredded coconut, chocolate chips or granola. Or get really crazy and add a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream on top!
Make it a smoothie bowl: If you’re in the mood for something a little different, blend up the smoothie ingredients and pour into a bowl. Then top with your favorite toppings and enjoy with a spoon.
Add a “crust”: My favorite way to drink this smoothie is to crumble up a graham cracker or two and place the crumbs in the bottom of my glass, then fill with smoothie. You get pieces of “crust” as you drink the smoothei and it’s a real treat!
The sky’s the limit when it comes to customizing this smoothie recipe, so have fun with it and make it your own. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Blueberry Pie Smoothie Recipe
- Measuring Equipment
- 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 medium frozen banana
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp lemon juice
- 1/4 cup oats
- 1 cup oat milk
- Add all ingredients to blender.
- Blend on high speed until smooth.
Final Thoughts on Our Blueberry Pie Smoothie Recipe
This blueberry pie smoothie is an easy and delicious way to get your fruit intake. It’s packed with antioxidants and nutrients, and it’s vegan and gluten-free. Customize it to your liking and enjoy!
It’s great for breakfast, a quick snack or even as a dessert with no added sugar!
If you’re looking for more smoothie recipes, be sure to check out our collection of healthy smoothies.