This creamy, protein-packed blueberry smoothie is scented with warm cinnamon and fragrant vanilla. Ideal for breakfast or a post-workout snack. It’s the perfect on-the-go smoothie recipe to give you lasting energy all morning long.
Summer days are busy in my household, which is why I like to have a quick refreshing, protein-packed smoothie in hand to start the morning or after a nice workout.
Grab your favorite blender and follow along to enjoy a healthy smoothie within five minutes!
How To Make the Blueberry Cinnamon Smoothie
This recipe calls for bananas and blueberries, which add the right amount of sweetness alongside a host of health benefits. A smoothie regular, bananas promote heart health, aid digestion and support weight loss.
Blueberries: An antioxidant superfood
Blueberries, known as an antioxidant superfood that is rich in potassium and vitamin C, also boast anti-inflammatory properties, which can help lower your risk of heart disease and cancer. Pro tip: If you’re using frozen blueberries in this smoothie, remember, you might want to add a little extra water!
Blueberries are beneficial for everyone and there are many ways to incorporate them for you and your family (like this Avocado Blueberry Baby Smoothie for kids!)
After blueberries and bananas, you’ll add Greek yogurt as the base, which is packed with probiotics. I opt for Greek yogurt often, because it’s creamier and has less sugar than regular yogurt — and if you’re lactose intolerant, you might also find Greek yogurt easier to digest.
If you’ve been following along for a while, you may know that cinnamon is one of my favorite healthy recipe ingredients. Rich in antioxidants, and with the ability to help keep blood sugar at bay, cinnamon is a tried-and-true smoothie addition.
After you add cinnamon, it’s time to drop in flax seed meal. In case you missed it, I am a flax seed fan and enjoy it almost every single day — here’s why you should love flax seed too. My Blueberry Cinnamon Smoothie is an ideal recipe to reap the benefits of flax seed.
Last but not least, drop in ice and add a teaspoon of vanilla for flavor.
Once you blend all the ingredients together, pour the smoothie in your favorite glass and top it with blueberries.
Frequently Asked Questions
My all-time favorite blender is the Blendtec brand, however, I also recommend Ninja or Vitamix for smoothies!
Add more water and less ice for a thinner smoothie. Or, you can use frozen fruit and/or add more ice for a thicker smoothie.
Frozen fruit is always a good option, especially when certain produce is out of season or hard to source locally. We always have our freezer stocked with frozen berries, mango, pineapple, ripe bananas and more.
Remember, this recipe makes two servings, so you can share this healthy delight with a loved one or treat yourself to another round!
You may also want to try these smoothie recipes:
- Tropical Green Smoothie
- High-Protein Blueberry Kale Smoothie
- Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Smoothie
- Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie
- Strawberry Banana Mango Chia Smoothie
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Blueberry Cinnamon Smoothie
- Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and puree until smooth. Add as much ice as you wish to reach desired consistency.