Blueberry smoothie recipe full of protein, fiber and flavor.
Nothing better than a cold drink or frozen treat after a tough workout on a warm day.
You thinking ice cream too?
While I do have some great ice cream recipes, I find smoothies more satisfying post workout. And this blueberry blast smoothie hits the mark.
And super simple to make…
Pour frozen berries, yogurt, almond milk, protein powder and sweetener of your choice in the blender (https://amzn.to/3MPWV4B) and blend until smooth.
Drink and enjoy.
Here’s What You Need
Blueberry Blast Protein Packed Smoothie Ingredient List:
- 1 cup (140g) frozen blueberries
- 2/3 cup (150g) Non fat plain Greek yogurt
- blueberry flavored yogurt adds an extra pop of flavor and a few more calories
- 1 scoop (31g) vanilla Whey protein powder
- ⅓ cup (80g) almond milk
- other options include: Water or nonfat milk
- 1 tablespoon stevia
- or sweetener of your choice (stevia/erythritol/honey/ect.)
How to make Your Blueberry Blast Protein Packed Smoothie
Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Starting with the liquid, and ending with the frozen fruit, put all ingredients in blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour and enjoy.
Keywords: smoothie, blueberries, blueberry, high protein, Snacks
How to Load Blender
Two obvious mixing options. First, use a blender. Just like I do.
Don’t have a high powered blender?
Use a mixing bowl / jar and an immersion mixer.
Both work fine.
Play with the amount of liquid to get the consistency you want. If it’s too thick, add more liquid, one tablespoon at a time. Remember… the longer you blend your smoothie, the more watery it becomes.
Remember to use frozen fruit. It’s easier to keep on hand and it makes your drinks cold and thick. Fresh fruit works, but you have to use ice cubes instead of of adding liquid.
There isn’t any nutritional difference between fresh and fresh frozen fruits. So do what you find easier.
Blueberry Blast Protein Packed Smoothie Options
Following the recipe as is makes a very thick shake. If you add more fruit, protein powder or yogurt, it’s going to get even thicker. Not quite ice cream but, you’d need a spoon to eat it.
No big deal.
Maybe even what you prefer.
But if not, blend a little longer. Or, add more liquid. But only one tablespoon at a time. Adding too much and you have a runny smoothie.
If your smoothie is too thin you have 2 options.
- Add ice. Which changes the flavor. Becomes too watery tasting.
- Add more dry ingredients. Which changes your macros.
Usually not a big deal. But if you’re on a strict diet it might throw you off.
Of course, sweeteners are optional. Most protein powders are sweetened, and fruit is naturally sweet. But I have a sweet tooth so I always add at least a little extra sweetener. I enjoy that extra pop of sweetness and feel as though I’m having a treat. So, I always add a little stevia.
For the liquid, I use Vanilla almond Milk. But water or low fat / non-fat milk are both viable options. If you go with non-fat milk instead of water or Unsweetened almond milk, the macros change a bit. A little more calories and protein…
Blueberry Blast Smoothie With Non-Fat Milk
- Calories: 304
- Protein: 43.1
- Carbs: 0
- Fat: 1.5
If 40 grams of protein isn’t enough for you, add a little more. But remember, more dry ingredients mean a thicker smoothie. So remember to add a little more liquid.
This blueberry protein smoothie only contains 274 calories, so if you have it alone, it’s the equivalent of a large snack or tiny meal. Not a full meal for a bodybuilder or someone looking to maximize muscle mass.
If you’re active and have the need for more calories, you can bump the calories and make it closer to a full meal by adding rolled oats, flaxseed, chia seeds or sliced almonds. Or, if you’re having this as a breakfast smoothie, have a small cup of oats or some whole grain toast on the side.
Speaking of flavors…
something to try if you want intense blueberry flavor is to use blueberry greek yogurt instead of the plain nonfat. Just be careful, many flavored yogurts are high in added sugars. Fortunately there are a few brands that make great Greek yogurt low in fat and sugar. Might take some trial and error to find out what brands suite you.
Vanilla protein is my goto for most recipes. But you could use any flavor you like. My wife buys these chocolate covered blueberries that are out of this world. So adding chocolate protein powder is a tempting option.
Speaking of Chocolate…
If you’re a Chocolate fan, you have to try our Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie. It’s awesome.
A whey-casein protein blend works best.
Casein protein tends to thicken smoothies. Straight whey isn’t very thick. It works, but you may need to add a little more frozen fruit or ice to get the consistency you’re looking for.
This Blueberry Smoothie is more than a frosty treat.
Protein smoothies can help you lose weight when your diet calls for a calorie deficit.
Of the 3 macronutrients, protein is the most filling. It suppresses your appetite and increases satiety more than the any other macro. This compounds when mixed with fiber. So, if you struggle with a grumbling belly when you’re on a fat loss diet try high fiber, high protein snacks like this.
Blueberry Ice Cream
Healthy protein ice cream recipes aren’t too far from smoothies.
All it takes to turn most smoothie recipes into a delicious bowl of ice cream is a little more frozen fruit and a little less liquid. Then add a frozen banana for that added smoothness you get in an ice cream.