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.
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. ;)
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)…
…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.) ;)
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.
Bottom line, if you love blueberry muffins, make this smoothie. I have a feeling it just might make your day. :)
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!
Thanks, Taylor, we hope you love this one! : )
I love all things blueberry, especially in a morning smoothie – perfect way to start a Friday!
Thanks, we hope you love this!
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
Yum! I bet those would be yummy in this as well!
The color alone is beautiful! I am so trying this soon. :D
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
Thanks, Ginger, we hope you and your kiddos love it! : )
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!
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!
You are adorable and I love all your posts :)
You are so kind! Thank you! :)
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 :)
Thanks, Senika, we’re so happy you loved the banana bread smoothie! Hope you enjoy this one just as much! : )
the color is beautiful and looks soo tasty!!! yumm
Thanks, Anna, we hope you like it!
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!
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!
Why haven’t I been putting oatmeal in my smoothies all along? I can’t wait to try this!
Andi, it’s a total game changer! We hope you like it! : )
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.
You’re welcome, Angela, we hope you enjoy the smoothie! : )
Great recipe! Healthy and delicious!
Thank you, Medeja, we hope you enjoy it!
My 10-year-old has gotten into smoothie making. She’s at an experimental stage that can be tough on the taste buds and grocery budget. I’m going to show her this one to maybe put her on track!
Aww, good for her! We hope this one passes the test! ; )
This smoothie is soooooo good! I just made it! I LOVE when I can make a healthy breakfast taste like dessert!
Thanks, Monique, we’re so happy you liked it!
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!!
Thanks Pamela, we hope you enjoy!
Great photos, this smoothie looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it.
Thanks Deb, we hope you enjoy!
Beautiful! Love the creamy components (and your photos are stunning!).
Thanks Heather, we hope you love the smoothie! :)
Blueberries are the bomb! Great smoothie to help me with my girly figure.
Haha thanks, we hope you enjoy the recipe! :)
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!
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! :)
Can i use blackberries instead of blueberry? ( we’ re out of blueberries)
You sure can Jewel, in fact, that sounds just as delicious, if not more! We hope you enjoy the smoothie!
mmm yes, i love all the berries. But confession, I add them to smoothie for color. Because it’s just soo pretty! right?
Lindsay, we totally agree with you! :)
Hi, not sure if it’s been answered or not, but why is the salt important?
It’s optional, but helps bring out some of the flavors (especially the spices) in the smoothie. Enjoy!
I’ve made this recipe three or four times in the last two weeks. It is so good I can’t get enough!
We’re so glad you’re a fan — thanks for sharing with us! :)
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.
Thanks, we hope you enjoy it! :)
Sounds really good, will have to try it
Ridiculously good! I was skeptical about the blueberry muffin smoothie but I gave it a try. I used whole milk yogurt, no salt, fresh blueberries and the rest was the same and it was YUMMY! I had enough to save for tomorrow in my Mason jar! Yipee….
Yay, so happy to hear it! :)