Blueberry Muffin Smoothie

Blueberry Muffin Smoothie Recipe -- made with fresh and healthy ingredients, and inspired by the flavors in a blueberry muffin! | gimmesomeoven.com

Pretty sure that the smoothie recipe index on this blog is starting to look like a dessert buffet lately.

We’ve got recipes for you to make a Banana Bread Smoothie, Carrot Cake Smoothie, Apple Pie Smoothie, Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie, Chocolate (Chia) Smoothie, and the list goes on.  And, oh, I have a half dozen other “dessert” smoothies coming your way soon.  I’m on a roll!

I mean, as much as I adore a nice sweet treat, I have a pool party and a wedding coming up this month and a cute new dress that I’d like to squeeze into.  So I’m taking any opportunity I can find to take some healthier shortcuts for my favorite dessert recipes, as well as some of my favorite breakfast treats.  My latest experiment was to see if I could smoothie-fy one of my all-time favorite breakfast indulgences — blueberry muffins.  Now of course, nothing quite compares to a warm, buttery, fluffy muffin bursting with juicy fresh blueberries.  But, if you decide to pass on the muffin, I’m pretty sure that the next best thing is this blueberry muffin smoothie.

It’s quick and easy to make, packed with tons of protein and antioxidants, and it is mighty delicious.

Blueberry Muffin Smoothie Recipe -- made with fresh and healthy ingredients, and inspired by the flavors in a blueberry muffin! | gimmesomeoven.com

I have confessed on the blog before that I tend to be a bit of a berry hoarder whenever I find fresh (or frozen) blueberries on sale at the store.  And this month has been no exception.  I believe that at one point there were no less than 8 cartons of fresh blueberries taking up residence in my refrigerator.

Sorry I’m not sorry.

I LOVE BLUEBERRIES!

They’re crazy delicious, super good for you, and — how I justify said hoarding — they taste delicious fresh and freeze beautifully if you don’t eat them in time.  ;)

Blueberry Muffin Smoothie Recipe -- made with fresh and healthy ingredients, and inspired by the flavors in a blueberry muffin! | gimmesomeoven.com

I just so happened to have a batch of (ahem) “freshly” frozen blueberries on hand one morning last month when I decided to experiment with this smoothie.  And when blended up with some oats, almond milk, Greek yogurt, vanilla, and a pinch of salt (important)…

Blueberry Muffin Smoothie Recipe -- made with fresh and healthy ingredients, and inspired by the flavors in a blueberry muffin! | gimmesomeoven.com

…turns out, the result tasted surprisingly similar to my favorite indulgent muffin!

And thanks to those frozen blueberries, it was super vibrantly purple as well.  (Heads up — I highly recommend drinking this puppy with a straw.  Otherwise, your lips and teeth may be super vibrantly purple as well.)  ;)Blueberry Muffin Smoothie Recipe -- made with fresh and healthy ingredients, and inspired by the flavors in a blueberry muffin! | gimmesomeoven.com

I topped mine with a few fresh blueberries for flare.  And…then proceeded to drink half of it for breakfast…followed by the second half for lunch.  It tasted like such a treat!

I thought the blueberries made the smoothie plenty sweet on its own, but if you insist, you’re welcome to add in a little extra maple syrup of honey.  And then I like adding in Greek yogurt for extra protein, but you can omit that if you’re making the smoothie dairy-free or vegan.  And if you only have fresh (instead of frozen) blueberries on hand, just add in a little extra ice to thicken things up.  Basically, feel free to make whatever modifications you need.
Blueberry Muffin Smoothie Recipe -- made with fresh and healthy ingredients, and inspired by the flavors in a blueberry muffin! | gimmesomeoven.com

Bottom line, if you love blueberry muffins, make this smoothie.  I have a feeling it just might make your day.  :)

Blueberry Muffin Smoothie

This Blueberry Muffin Smoothie is made with fresh and healthy ingredients, yet tastes like the blueberry muffin flavors that inspired it!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup milk (I used almond milk)
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats (use gluten-free oats if making this smoothie GF)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract, store-bought or homemade
  • pinch of salt
  • (optional) 1-2 teaspoons maple syrup or honey, to sweeten

Directions:

Add all ingredients to a blender.  Pulse until smooth, adding more milk if needed to thin out the smoothie.

Serve immediately, garnished with extra blueberries if desired.

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!

Blueberry Muffin Smoothie Recipe -- made with fresh and healthy ingredients, and inspired by the flavors in a blueberry muffin! | gimmesomeoven.com

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  1. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — June 12, 2015 @ 6:10 am (#)

    I am 100% a berry hoarder too. There is a ridiculous amount in my refrigerator right now.
    I am also 100% A OK with the smoothie archives looking like a dessert buffet. Bring on this blueberry muffin deliciousness! Pinned!

    • Hayley — June 12th, 2015 @ 5:15 pm

      Thanks, Taylor, we hope you love this one! : )

  2. Chicago Jogger — June 12, 2015 @ 7:50 am (#)

    I love all things blueberry, especially in a morning smoothie – perfect way to start a Friday!

    • Hayley — June 12th, 2015 @ 5:14 pm

      Thanks, we hope you love this!

  3. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — June 12, 2015 @ 8:17 am (#)

    The boys had this identical smoothie this morning!! We just added flax, cinnamon and banana. Ok so it wasn’t identical but blueberries + oats = perfection. :-) oxoxo

    • Hayley — June 12th, 2015 @ 5:13 pm

      Yum! I bet those would be yummy in this as well!

  4. Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg — June 12, 2015 @ 11:34 am (#)

    The color alone is beautiful! I am so trying this soon. :D 

  5. Ginger — June 12, 2015 @ 12:06 pm (#)

    If I don’t have blueberries somewhere in my house it must be the end of the world (my kids would definitely think so!) 
    This looks delicious, will be trying it soon

    • Hayley — June 12th, 2015 @ 5:12 pm

      Thanks, Ginger, we hope you and your kiddos love it! : )

  6. Susan — June 12, 2015 @ 1:15 pm (#)

    This sounds great!  I would add protein powder because I always to to get the protein levels to where I want them.  Looking forward to making this!

    • Hayley — June 12th, 2015 @ 5:11 pm

      Thanks, Susan, with the Greek yogurt and the protein powder this should be a pretty substantial smoothie! We love smoothies that fill us up for awhile. Hope you enjoy!

  7. Kim Reason — June 12, 2015 @ 1:28 pm (#)

    You are adorable and I love all your posts :)

    • Ali — July 6th, 2015 @ 11:14 pm

      You are so kind! Thank you! :)

  8. Senika @ Foodie Blog Stalker — June 12, 2015 @ 1:33 pm (#)

    I’m lovin’ ALL your dessert smoothies! Just blogged about your banana bread smoothie – SO GOOD! Can’t wait to try this beautiful blueberry muffin version :) 

    • Hayley — June 12th, 2015 @ 5:10 pm

      Thanks, Senika, we’re so happy you loved the banana bread smoothie! Hope you enjoy this one just as much! : )

  9. Anna — June 12, 2015 @ 1:43 pm (#)

    the color is beautiful and looks soo tasty!!! yumm

    • Hayley — June 12th, 2015 @ 5:09 pm

      Thanks, Anna, we hope you like it!

  10. Jennifer @ The Foodie Patootie — June 12, 2015 @ 3:28 pm (#)

    I NEED THIS SMOOTHIE. I’m right there with you that I think blueberries are one of the best things on earth. I’m actually going up to my aunt’s farm and picking some blueberries next weekend. Can’t wait to make some blueberry recipes!

    • Hayley — June 12th, 2015 @ 5:07 pm

      Glad you love blueberries as much as we do! And how lucky that you have an aunt with a farm that has blueberries — ugh we’re so jealous! : ) Enjoy!

  11. Andi @ The Weary Chef — June 12, 2015 @ 9:39 pm (#)

    Why haven’t I been putting oatmeal in my smoothies all along? I can’t wait to try this!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — June 12th, 2015 @ 10:49 pm

      Andi, it’s a total game changer! We hope you like it! : )

  12. Angela — June 12, 2015 @ 11:17 pm (#)

    I am going to the market this Sunday, now I know what to try with the Blueberries I am going to get, thank you for sharing this post. 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — June 13th, 2015 @ 10:36 am

      You’re welcome, Angela, we hope you enjoy the smoothie! : )

  13. Medeja — June 13, 2015 @ 2:38 am (#)

    Great recipe! Healthy and delicious!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — June 13th, 2015 @ 10:35 am

      Thank you, Medeja, we hope you enjoy it!

  14. Monique — June 14, 2015 @ 9:48 pm (#)

    This smoothie is soooooo good! I just made it! I LOVE when I can make a healthy breakfast taste like dessert! 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — June 15th, 2015 @ 8:56 pm

      Thanks, Monique, we’re so happy you liked it!

  15. Pamela — July 13, 2015 @ 4:59 pm (#)

    I have all of these ingredients except the greek yoghurt, it might be a bit watery but I’m definitely trying this in the morning. Can’t wait!!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — July 14th, 2015 @ 2:43 pm

      Thanks Pamela, we hope you enjoy!

  16. Deb @ What's Cooking at Dinner Thyme — July 23, 2015 @ 10:15 am (#)

    Great photos, this smoothie looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it. 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — July 23rd, 2015 @ 10:47 am

      Thanks Deb, we hope you enjoy!

  17. Heather Wischmann — August 3, 2015 @ 6:26 am (#)

    Beautiful!  Love the creamy components (and your photos are stunning!).

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — August 4th, 2015 @ 6:45 pm

      Thanks Heather, we hope you love the smoothie! :)

  18. Tom ~ Raise Your Garden — August 3, 2015 @ 9:01 am (#)

    Blueberries are the bomb! Great smoothie to help me with my girly figure. 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — August 4th, 2015 @ 6:44 pm

      Haha thanks, we hope you enjoy the recipe! :)

  19. Jem — August 4, 2015 @ 11:30 pm (#)

    Love this smoothie.  I made it twice today; once for me and once for my wife.  One question,  how is the texture supposed to be?  I found that the oaks came out a bit chunky.  I did this in a food processor so maybe thats why.  Not sure if it’s supposed to have that texture or not.  Next, chia seeds in it!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — August 7th, 2015 @ 10:44 am

      Thanks Jem, we’re glad to hear that! The oats shouldn’t be that chunky, so you might want to blend them a little more. Chia seeds would be an awesome addition! :)

  20. Jewel — August 5, 2015 @ 6:13 am (#)

    Can i use blackberries instead of blueberry? ( we’ re out of blueberries)
     

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — August 7th, 2015 @ 10:42 am

      You sure can Jewel, in fact, that sounds just as delicious, if not more! We hope you enjoy the smoothie!

  21. lindsay — August 18, 2015 @ 6:25 pm (#)

    mmm yes, i love all the berries. But confession, I add them to smoothie for color. Because it’s just soo pretty! right?

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — August 19th, 2015 @ 2:22 pm

      Lindsay, we totally agree with you! :)

  22. Craig — October 11, 2015 @ 6:35 am (#)

    Hi, not sure if it’s been answered or not, but why is the salt important?

    Thanks

    • Ali — November 4th, 2015 @ 1:59 pm

      It’s optional, but helps bring out some of the flavors (especially the spices) in the smoothie. Enjoy!

  23. Ann Pierce — September 2, 2016 @ 8:01 am (#)

    I’ve made this recipe three or four times in the last two weeks. It is so good I can’t get enough!
     

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — September 2nd, 2016 @ 2:24 pm

      We’re so glad you’re a fan — thanks for sharing with us! :)

  24. Green Press — December 20, 2016 @ 3:25 am (#)

    Love blueberries and this smoothie looks delicious! Definitely going to give this one a try. It’ll make the perfect snack or even a breakfast drink.

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 28th, 2016 @ 6:39 pm

      Thanks, we hope you enjoy it! :)

  25. Horse names — January 25, 2017 @ 7:51 am (#)

    Sounds really good, will have to try it