I love flavored breakfast drinks, and this blueberry almond milk smoothie is a great idea. It's little more than a flavored milk recipe, but since the fruit adds texture, I like to call it a smoothie. Not only does it pack a powerful punch of antioxidants in the blueberries, but almond milk is also high in protein for brain development. It is an ideal breakfast drink for the kids!
For those who want to drink almond milk instead of cow's milk, this method of blending berries with the milk really helps to alleviate the lack of sweetness and make it go down easier. This is a favorite and classic flavor that everyone will love.
Blueberry Almond Milk Smoothie
It is officially fresh blueberry season where I live, and I love stocking up on this flavorful berry to use in an easy almond milk smoothie for breakfast, or even a fast snack. I tend to be the type that prefers to freeze fresh fruit rather than can it, but you can grab some canning jars and can these berries for pies and even to use in smoothies if you prefer. I go for the easiest method which is packing them away in vacuum freezer storage bags.
If you, like me, want convenience in the kitchen, it doesn't get any better than this. I like to add a few extra things into my smoothies, but the basic recipe is seriously easy to make and takes just a couple of minutes. I just pour unsweetened almond milk, blueberries, and a bit of whatever add-in strikes my fancy into the blender and let it puree (the boys drink almond milk, but I use cashew milk instead). That's it! Super easy and absolutely delicious!
Ingredients for Blueberry Almond Milk Smoothie
- 1.25 cups almond or cashew milk
- 1 cup frozen organic blueberries
- Almond slivers
- Raw coconut flakes
- Chia Seeds
- Nutritional Yeast Flakes
- Raw Honey
How to Make This Blueberry Almond Milk Smoothie Recipe
Wash the berries and toss them into the blender. Pour the almond milk over the berries and let them rest together for a couple of minutes. Blend on medium for about 30 seconds or until the berries are smooth and the milk is frothy. Enjoy right away to avoid separation or shake thoroughly later when ready to drink.
How to Easily Blend Your Smoothie
Add your almond milk and strawberries to a blender and pulse in 30-second increments until smooth. Adding the liquid first (last if using a blender cup) will help it blend smoother and prevent you from having to push down/stir in the blender. If you prefer a chunkier drink, you can lightly pulse leaving bits of blueberry in the drink. We usually use unsweetened almond milk for this and add a bit of raw honey if it isn't sweet enough after blended. The fresh blueberries should offer plenty of sweetness though.
My kids love drinking an almond milk smoothie for breakfast because it feels like a special treat. Including antioxidant-rich blueberries and protein-rich almond milk helps me to give them something delicious and healthy that also fits easily into my Paleo diet. This is a huge bonus for me while I meal plan each week for my family. The more options I have that everyone likes, the easier it is for me to manage.
If you have a lot of fresh blueberries right now, take advantage of sales or picking options to stock up. If you don't know what to do with them, check out these two great smoothie cookbooks. Tons of amazing healthy ideas that your entire family will love to drink!
Make our blueberry almond milk smoothie to really kick up your breakfast routine this week. Don't be afraid to mix in other great fruits or even a splash of coconut milk for a bit of a tropical flavor. This high-protein and nutrient-dense breakfast drink is a choice you won't feel any guilt about enjoying!
- 1.25 cups almond milk
- 1 cup frozen organic blueberries
- Optional: 1 tablespoon almond slivers
- Optional: 1 tablespoon raw coconut flakes
- Wash the berries and toss into the blender.
- Pour the almond milk over the berries and let them rest together for a couple minutes.
- Blend on medium for about 30 seconds or until the berries are smooth and the milk is frothy.
- Enjoy right away to avoid separation or shake thoroughly later when ready to drink.