Blueberry Almond Butter Smoothie

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Glass of our nutrient-packed Almond Butter Blueberry Smoothie with Chia and Flax

This was supposed to be a green smoothie, but when it came time to make it, I was craving blueberries instead.

Fruit and almond butter over greens. Go figure.

But that’s OK! I’m getting better at listening to my body’s cues. And, when it asks for blueberries, I give it blueberries.

Wood board with blueberries, almond milk, almond butter, and banana for making a delicious vegan smoothie recipe

This smoothie requires 6 simple ingredients, a blender, and 5 minutes to make.

The base is frozen ripe banana and wild, organic, frozen blueberries (a wintertime favorite of mine). Next comes almond butter for some plant-based protein and creaminess, and almond milk blends everything together. I also added flax and chia seed for plant-based fiber and omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.

Not only is this smoothie healthy, it’s insanely delicious. It’s somewhere between a blueberry milkshake and a banana smoothie – my favorite. Trust me, you’re gonna want this smoothie.

Glass measuring jar filled with creamy vegan Almond Butter Blueberry Smoothie

I hope you all love this smoothie! It’s:

Creamy
Bright blue
Blueberry-infused
Perfectly sweet
Super nutritious
& So tasty

This would make the perfect, quick weekday breakfast or afternoon snack. It’s even a suitable dessert! I love adding a little coconut milk to my serving glass before pouring on the smoothie for a “swirl” effect. Makes mealtime more fun (and beautiful).

Love blueberries? Be sure to try my Blueberry Muffin Breakfast Cookies and Coconut Oil Blueberry Scones with Rosemary! Looking for more smoothie ideas? Check out a few of my other favorites: Ginger Colada Green Smoothie, PB&J Date Smoothie, 5-Ingredient Detox Smoothie, and Carrot Ginger Turmeric Smoothie.

If you try this recipe, let us know what you think! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo #minimalistbaker on Instagram! We’d love to see what you come up with. Cheers, friends!

Pouring Almond Butter Blueberry Smoothie into a glass for a plant-based breakfast

Blueberry Almond Butter Smoothie

An insanely creamy, nutritious, 6-ingredient smoothie with wild blueberries, banana, almond butter, flaxseed, and chia seed. A delicious, plant-based breakfast or snack!
Author Minimalist Baker
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Overflowing glass of our Blueberry Almond Butter Smoothie recipe
4.91 from 32 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 (smoothies)
Course Beverage, Breakfast
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly No
Does it keep? 2 Days

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add frozen banana, blueberries, almond butter, flaxseed meal, chia seeds, and almond milk to a high-speed blender and blend on high until creamy and smooth. Protein powder is optional and I skipped it, but it would make a great addition for more staying powder (just know it will affect the flavor/sweetness). See my full Vegan Vanilla Protein Powder Review for recommendations.
  • If it has trouble blending, add a bit more almond milk. Then taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more banana (or a bit of stevia) for sweetness, blueberries for fruitiness, almond butter for nuttiness/creaminess, or almond milk to thin.
  • To serve: An optional step is to pour a bit of light coconut milk or almond milk into your serving glass(es) first and then top with the smoothie for a swirl effect! Coconut milk is thicker and makes a better swirl, but both work.
  • Garnish with additional chia seeds and/or almond butter (optional) and enjoy! Store leftovers in the refrigerator up to 2 days, though best when fresh.

Notes

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated without protein powder or additional toppings (i.e. coconut milk or chia seed).

Nutrition (1 of 2 servings)

Serving: 1 smoothies Calories: 183 Carbohydrates: 31.9 g Protein: 3.8 g Fat: 5.5 g Saturated Fat: 0.7 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 73 mg Fiber: 6.6 g Sugar: 16.1 g

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  1. Sherry says

    I love everything about this recipe. It’s SOO good made it a bunch of times. I’ve always kept out the protein powder, chia seeds, and flax seeds bc it’s not something I normally have at home. But I can’t wait to try it with that too!!!! :)

  2. Patti H says

    This smoothie is delicious and kept me satisfied until lunch! My husband who is not a smoothie person but is doing the Whole30 with me this month — really likes too! We had a few tweaks because of Whole30 — we used almond butter, no protein powder and rather than almond milk, canned coconut milk — same 3/4 cup. Thank you for this delicious satisfying smoothie recipe!

  3. Nina says

    This has been my go to breakfast smoothie for weeks now, and I love it! We’ve been using peanut butter instead of almond butter, and the frozen bananas are a must for me. Just this past week we swapped out the frozen blueberries for frozen strawberries (for variety) and it’s EVEN BETTER. I love this smoothie!

    • Catherine says

      This is a gorgeous smoothie to start the morning! More blueberries would definitely balance out the banana but I will certainly make this apart of my morning routine, thank you!

  4. Christen says

    Thank you so much for this recipe. I have been having a really hard time finding smoothie recipes that actually taste good and turn out right. I didn’t opt in for the protein and didn’t have frozen bananas or unsweetened almond milk but did have frozen mangos and organic vanilla almond milk, which was delicious.

    This was also my first time being brave enough to try chia seeds and flax seeds….I’m not very adventurous that way when it comes to the smoothies I usually buy from the local smoothie place. I think from now I will be sure to add them to just about all of my homemade smoothies. Thank you again!

  5. Kim D says

    Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe! I just made it (minus flax meal and protein powder) and it is exactly what I was craving. Going to pick up my kids in a few hours and I will be making another batch for them. :)

  6. Melissa S. says

    Absolutely delicious!! It’s getting very hot here in Minnesota and after working out I didn’t feel like eating much for dinner. This was the perfect post-workout recovery meal! Made with ingredients i always keep on hand, too (everything from Trader Joe’s)!

  7. Kim says

    I made this! I uses fresh fruit and omitted the flaxseed and chia. And used unsweetened vanilla almond milk because it’s my favorite. I liked it but added some yogurt to thicken it up and then I loved it.

  8. Kristen says

    Absolutely delicious! Perfect thickness, smoothness, creaminess, fruitiness, everythingness. Will be making regularly!

  9. Cathy says

    Sounds yummy. I assume the banana is for giving the smoothie thickness. We have a banana allergy in our house. Can something else be substituted??

  10. Laura says

    Delicious! Your recipes never let me down. The color is beautiful, flavor was spot on! I followed the recipe and didn’t feel it needed any extra sweetness! Just perfect! ❤️

  11. Kelly Burton says

    I made this smoothie for dinner tonight and it was delicious. Thank you, thank you for your wonderful recipes.

  12. Carmella Mattie says

    Delicious as usual. Have made a few times and it’s super easy and tasty. I usually add a handful or two of greens and it’s still perfectly purple and very nice.

  13. Rose says

    Mmmmmm! Best smoothie I’ve ever made thanks Minimalist Baker! I added in some coconut milk cubes that I froze in an ice cube tray for some extra creaminess and it turned out great
    Thanks again for sharing your wonderful recipes :)

  14. Carly says

    I added 1 cup of Almond milk and added peanut butter powder. It is so delicious. I will have to make it again tomorrow :)

  15. Michaël says

    Decent smoothie. Next time I’ll omit the almond butter though. The mixing of all those fats (chia, flax, almond), gives a heavy and slightly unpleasant taste.

  16. Jeanne Fischelli, Dallas, TX says

    I just made this and used peanut butter instead of almond butter because that is what I had. It was delicious. I also added a tablespoon of vegan protein. It was perfect. This is going in my regular everyday smoothie recipes. Thank you so much. I don’t care for breakfast foods. So this is the perfect replacement.

  17. Reca says

    I loved the recipe! <3 So creamy and delicious. I leave out the flaxseed and already substituted it with cashew butter and milk, and different berries. So good! My favourite breakfast right now.

  18. Anni says

    I LOVE this recipe!! It is one of my favorite smoothie recipes! I even added some spinach to it for added nutrition and protein and couldn’t tell a difference ;) I am so glad found your blog a couple months ago. I have been making and eating way healthier suff! Thanks Dana!

  19. Ttrockwood says

    I make a very similar smoothie all the time! I use frozen blueberries and add kale and add closer to 2TB almond butter. No bananas for me so i use a tsp of chia seeds to help thicken.
    It’s really delicious and keeps me full for hours!

  20. neha poddar says

    hey, I love your recipes and photography. Have tried a couple and trying out more as and when its possible. I have a little question, is it always necessary to use “frozen” banana and blueberry in the smoothie? Can we make it with fresh banana and blueberries instead? I like smoothies but not super super cold ones! Kindly let me know. thanks in advance:)

  21. Amber B says

    Love love love this smoothie! I’m usually a fruity/sweet smoothie kinda gal but uhhhh this is good. Going to share it with everyone :)

  22. Leah says

    It was tasty but I thought the blueberry was slightly overpowered by the banana. Maybe I used crappy blueberries (Costco’s big organic bag) and/or have weird taste buds right now bc I’m preggo, though.

  23. Jessica says

    OMG this looks fantastic! I make a version of this with peanut butter instead of almond butter and sneak in a big handful of spinach and you can’t even tell! soooo goood!

  24. Jen @ sweetgreenkitchen.com says

    The combo of blueberries and almond butter is just perfect! I made a variation of this smoothie this morning and loved it, the blueberries and almonds were the definite stars of the show. I didn’t want any banana flavor so I swapped that out for a chopped up date to still give me some added sweetness and then switched out flax for hemp seeds for a little added protein. I also added in some broccoli sprouts as another reader suggested and used my homemade coconut milk in place of the almond milk. The spirit of my smoothie and inspiration was all found here, so thank you, it was delicious!

  25. Taylor Van Antwerp says

    Made this smoothie this morning. Sometimes banana can over power other flavors but the amount called for is just right. I added frozen spinach which totally disappears.

  26. Ellen Lederman says

    Just made your blueberry peanut butter smoothie and it was excellent. I’m sure this one is as well! And how can you not feel virtuous drinking a blue smoothie?

  27. Julie says

    I love blueberries and almond together. I wonder what it would taste like to add pumpkin also?? I love pumpkin, blueberries, almond together…

  28. Sarah K. says

    This is my new favorite smoothie recipe! Thank you so much for sharing!

    Side note: I also tried substituting the blueberries with strawberries and it still turned out great!

  29. Charlotte says

    Thanks for posting this recipe. It sounds wonderful! I tossed all the ingredients (except almond butter, almond milk and protein powder) into a freezer bag tonight. In the morning I’ll pour it into my blender, and the missing ingredients and have breakfast in less than 3 minutes. I love trying out your smoothie recipes! It keeps me from falling into a rut!

  30. Jackie Thompson says

    First, this looks delicious! I am just starting on my minimalism journey and besides physical things, I am also trying to minimize the amount of processed foods that my family consumes. I love that your recipes use fewer and fresh ingredients and don’t take a lot of time. One thing that makes it easy to prepare processed foods is the lack of time it takes. I will definitely be using your site as a resource to simplify ingredients and time in the kitchen.

    Thanks!
    Jackie Thompson
    @ClutterMama

  31. Amy says

    Blueberries and almond butter are two of my absolute favourites right now! They always work wonders in a smoothie recipe ♥

    Amy

  32. Natalie says

    Thank you! I just made this for my whole fam, and this may be our favorite smoothie recipe ever! My husband and both my daughters (3 and 6) said it was perfect! I am the big blueberry craver in this family, and I’m constantly trying to get my girls to eat them, as much as I want to keep the deliciousness to myself in a way. :-) This is going to be one of our favorite breakfasts!

  33. Laura says

    This looks and sounds so yummy! I love nutty smoothies AND blueberries so I can’t wait to try this one out – thank you for sharing! x

    Laura

  34. Emily says

    I tried this with a little thumb-sized chunk of fresh ginger added–soooo good! Thank you, Dana! You always have something to perk up these gray, northern, winter mornings.

  35. Katie says

    I regularly make a very similar smoothie but with blackberries instead of blueberries! For some reason I hate blueberries, but I also add cinnamon, acai powder and cacao nibs and stir in a sugar free cereal for a more “acai bowl” effect. I also find it works best when I use half a frozen banana and half a over ripened banana.

  36. Genevieve M says

    This was so good! I added a bunch of broccoli sprouts and you couldn’t even taste them over the blueberry yumminess!

  37. Karlie says

    THIS looks amazing ?? just made myself a blueberry smoothie yesterday (what’s up with those winter smoothie cravings ha) so I guess it’s time for round two today !! <3 xx