With only 6 healthy ingredients, this flavorful lemon blueberry smoothie is a great option for busy mornings.
If fall and winter are for breakfast bowls, spring and summer must be for smoothies. Anything this light and refreshing is meant for the kind of hot weather that we’ve been having lately. It’s been in the 90s since May, so the oven is turned off, and the blender is out!
This smoothie is so easy to make. I’m talking gather 6 healthy ingredients and 5 minutes later you have a light, refreshing breakfast or filling pre-workout snack.
And it’s 100% banana free, which is always a WIN in my book! (Yes, I dislike bananas. Yes, I know that is ridiculous.)
Although I always promote sitting down to eat breakfast at the table, I know that it’s not always possible to enjoy breakfast at home. I end up with breakfast at my work desk more often than I’d like to admit!
This smoothie is a healthy option for those mornings when a grab-and-go breakfast is necessary.
How to make a filling lemon blueberry smoothie
Choose complex carbohydrates. Blueberries are our flavorful, fiber-packed fruit of choice. Add uncooked rolled oats for an extra creamy, filling smoothie. You won’t even notice that they’re there!
Add yogurt for protein. Greek yogurt is a protein-rich choice, but vegan yogurts will also work. For dairy-free yogurts, soy or pea milk-based options will usually have more protein than almond or coconut based yogurts.
Add your favorite milk. At 4 grams of protein per 1/2 cup, soy milk has the greatest nutrition equivalence to dairy milk. You can also try oat milk, almond milk, cow’s milk, or whatever kind of milk you have on hand.
Enhance the flavor. When paired with blueberries, fresh lemon juice really pumps up the flavor. If you have extra time, I recommend adding 1 tablespoon lemon zest for an extra kick of flavor.
Grab your add-ins. Just one tablespoon of chia seeds provides 5 grams of fiber and 2 grams of protein. When blended into the smoothie you’ll hardly even notice this nutrient-dense ingredient is there!
Can I use fresh blueberries?
Yes! But I recommend either freezing the blueberries first or adding in a few pieces of ice to the smoothie. Otherwise, you will just have a cold blended drink.
Lemon Blueberry Smoothie
A healthy, filling smoothie packed with bright spring flavors.
Servings: 1 serving
- 3/4 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup milk of choice
- 6 ounces Greek yogurt (substitute with non-dairy yogurt if desired)
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice (from 1/2 small lemon)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 6 ounces is the size of most individual yogurt cups, but any 4-8 ounce yogurt will work.
- Nutrition information is calculated using soy milk and 6 ounces of Greek yogurt.
- Have extra time? Add 1 tablespoon of lemon zest for an extra pop up flavor.