A delicious blueberry smoothie recipe with the healthy, hydrating benefits of chia seeds, this Blueberry Chia Seed Smoothie recipe is not just delicious, it’s loaded with nutritious ingredients that are perfect for a morning boost or afternoon treat.
Blueberry Smoothie Recipe
Anyone else have a child that takes FOREVER to get out of the house in the morning?
No amount of bargaining, incentives, rewards or planning the night before seems to help my daughter actually get ready any faster. If we save time by picking out her outfit the night before, she’ll decided today’s the day to “accidentally” cover her hair with hand soap and need a last-minute shower. Or she’ll remember that she needs to bring some obscure item to school that requires me to spend half an hour scouring our house for it.
We rarely have time for a traditional breakfast at home on school days. It has to either be quick or portable.
Smoothie have become a saving grace for me. I’m able to ensure that she has a nutrient-dense start to her morning, whether she slurps down her smoothie at home in between brushing her teeth and getting her shoes on, or we take her smoothie to go and she enjoys it as we drive to school.
I love that I can pack her smoothies with so many healthy ingredients that would otherwise take her forever to eat and she actually enjoys her smoothies and looks forward to seeing which color she gets in the morning. (This pear kale smoothie is her favorite.)
My favorite aspect of this smoothie is that every single ingredient is nutrient-rich and provides a bevy of health benefits for my daughter. She just thinks she’s enjoying a delicious purple smoothie – while I know that she’s getting a great start to her day.
It’s perfect for kids who have some digestive issues and a long break in between breakfast and lunch.
Health Benefits of Wild Blueberries: Wild blueberries are richer in antioxidants than conventional (cultivated) blueberries and contain 30% less sugar per cup, plus they pack a whopping 6g of fibre per cup, polyphenols essential for cardiac health, flavonoids that boost mood and cognitive function, and are a great source of vitamin C, vitamin K and manganese.
Health Benefits of Cantaloupe: Lower in sugar than other similar fruits or melons, 1 cup of cantaloupe delivers all of your daily requirements for vitamins C and A, as well aiding in digestion.
Health Benefits of Banana: Bananas are a great option for digestive health and also a great source of vitamin b12, potassium, magnesium and copper. Bananas help regulate blood sugar and may help you feel fuller for longer.
Health Benefits of Chia Seeds: In addition to being a great source of protein, antioxidants, fibre and omega-3 fatty acids, their ability to moderate blood sugars and absorb liquid allows you to feel fuller longer – making it a great option if you’re trying to avoid excessive snacking or have a long time in between breakfast and lunch. Read more about the health benefits of chia seeds here.
Health Benefits of Greek Yogurt: Greek Yogurt is a great source of protein, probiotics for digestive health and calcium. It’s also rich in vitamin b12 and essential amino acids for muscle recovery.
More Blueberry Recipes:
- Natural Blueberry Lemonade
- Blueberry Jalapeño Salsa
- Blueberry Muffins
- Blueberry Macarons
- Blueberry Steak Salad with Chimichurri
- Blueberry Pie Ice Cream
- Sugar-free Blueberry Pie
Blueberry Chia Seed Smoothie Ingredients
- Wild Blueberries <– can use regular blueberrries
- Cantaloupe, chopped <– can use mango or other melon
- Chia seeds
- Greek Yogurt
- Milk, optional
- Honey, optional
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Tip: You can pre-measured and place the blueberries, cantaloupe, banana and chia seeds in a freezer bag for a quick smoothie on days when you don’t have time to measure out all of the ingredients. Just add in some greek yogurt and milk to the blender and you’re done.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Sharp kitchen knife
- Cutting board
- Smoothie-style blender
How to Make a Blueberry Chia Seed Smoothie
Place the cantaloupe, wild blueberries, banana and greek yogurt in a smoothie-style blender.
Puree until smooth. You may need to add some milk or water, depending on the consistency of your yogurt. (I usually have to add 1/4 cup of milk.)
Add the chia seeds and puree for one minute.
Taste and adjust the quantities of ingredients, as desired. I don’t find that this smoothie needs additional sweetness, but you may want to add a tablespoon of honey.
Remove the cap from the smoothie blender and allow the chia seeds to expand for a few minutes to enjoy their full benefits.
Grab your free printable for our blueberry chia seed smoothie recipe:
- 1 cup Wild Blueberries
- 1 cup Cantaloupe, chopped
- 1/2 Banana (can use a full banana)
- 1 Tablespoon Chia seeds
- 1 cup Greek Yogurt
- 1/4 cup Milk, optional
- 1 Tablespoon Honey, optional
- Place the cantaloupe, wild blueberries, banana and greek yogurt in a smoothie-style blender.
- Puree until smooth. You may need to add some milk or water, depending on the consistency of your yogurt. (I usually have to add 1/4 cup of milk.)
- Add the chia seeds and puree for one minute.
- Taste and adjust the quantities of ingredients, as desired. I don't find that this smoothie needs additional sweetness, but you may want to add a tablespoon of honey.
- Remove the cap from the smoothie blender and allow the chia seeds to expand for a few minutes to enjoy their full benefits.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 206Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 73mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 7gSugar: 14gProtein: 15g
This delicious blueberry smoothie tastes like a treat but is jam-packed with so many nutritious ingredients! It’s a great way to start your day but also makes a great afternoon snack or healthy dessert alternative.