Blueberry Bliss Smoothie | A Nutritionist Eats

Sometimes I just want a non-green smoothie.

Can you relate?

I drink a green “juice” or smoothie on an almost-daily basis so when I order an all-fruit smoothie? It feels like a treat! (You can roll your eyes at that statement, I get it. And I totally deserve it.)

Blueberry Bliss Smoothie | A Nutritionist Eats

This particular smoothie is one from our neighborhood earthbar, which is, in my brother’s* words, “that yuppy, wannabe-hippy smoothie place.” Wannabe-hippy in the sense that it’s not that hippy. It’s more Range Rover than Prius; more spinning than yoga; and more $10 green juice than kale-from-the-garden. Either way, I love knowing that concoctions to cure everything from a cold to a hangover are a mere three blocks away.

*It’s worth noting that my country-living brother and his firefighter roommates just made frozen green cubes with kale, spinach and broccoli to add to their morning smoothies. Clearly he’s a little more yuppy/hippy than he’d like to let on.

Blueberry Bliss Smoothie | A Nutritionist Eats

No matter how you feel about earthbar, no one can deny that they make amazing juices and smoothies. I typically order a green juice or their detox smoothie which is a great combination of banana, pineapple, raw kale and hemp milk (see, always with the green drinks). Then I ordered the blueberry bliss and was blown away. (One time I also ordered an açaí bowl - amazing!)

The blueberry bliss smoothie is creamy, sweet and delicious. Antioxidant-rich blueberries are blended together with healthy-fat almond butter, protein powder (obviously full of protein) and a banana that adds not only sweetness but also potassium and iron.

Blueberry Bliss Smoothie | A Nutritionist Eats

So even though there isn’t a green in sight, this smoothie is packed with good-for-you ingredients. Though I don’t have kids of my own, I’m pretty sure this is a smoothie that even the little ones would enjoy – let me know if your kids (or you, I also care about you!) try it out!

nutrition facts: 278 calories, 13 grams of fat, 29 grams carbohydrates, 6 grams fiber, 16 grams sugar, 17 grams protein

Blueberry Bliss Smoothie

by Emily Dingmann

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Keywords: blender beverage breakfast snack gluten-free high protein vegetarian

Ingredients (2 servings)

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 frozen banana (or fresh)
  • 1 serving vanilla protein powder (about 28 grams)
  • 2 Tbsp almond butter
  • 2 cups milk

Instructions

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

Add more milk as needed.

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15 Comments (Reply )

  1. allie@sweetpotatobites
    Jun 17, 2014 @ 10:07 am

    My non-green smoothie to go recipe is this exact same thing as well! Love the combo of blueberries with PB.

    I usually order green smoothies too but I just had an amazing acai bowl in Maui that I’m determined to re-create at home.

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    • Emily
      Jun 17, 2014 @ 1:24 pm

      Oooh, I love açaí bowls, can’t wait to see what the Maui ones are all about!

      Reply

  2. sarah k @ the pajama chef
    Jun 17, 2014 @ 11:02 am

    i totally relate to the wanting to enjoy a non green smoothie thing. this sounds awesome.

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  3. Mercedes
    Jun 17, 2014 @ 12:00 pm

    Oh Drew…. What a perfect breakfast on the go or cool down after work!

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    • Emily
      Jun 17, 2014 @ 1:23 pm

      I’m going to request a pic of Drew + firefighter friends drinking green smoothies. :)

      Reply

  4. Dan
    Jun 17, 2014 @ 1:11 pm

    Looks good! I’m doing rhubarb smoothies, rhubarb sauce, milk, blend & go. Delicioso. Go Brasil!

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    • Emily
      Jun 17, 2014 @ 6:12 pm

      That sounds like dessert, yum! (But not at all related to Brasil…)

      Reply

  5. Kristen
    Jun 17, 2014 @ 3:02 pm

    The part about your brother made me laugh! This sounds like a great breakfast smoothie…looking forward to trying it! Thanks.

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  6. Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner
    Jun 17, 2014 @ 4:34 pm

    Ha ha ha, love the bit about your brother! I haven’t had frozen fruit in my freezer for a couple months now, and I miss my smoothies. Time to go shopping!

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  7. Albert Jean
    Jun 19, 2014 @ 6:48 am

    Great stuff, I usually make these sort of smoothies quite often :)

    Reply

  8. Luv What You Do
    Jun 19, 2014 @ 9:15 pm

    Yum! This looks awesome! It’s my kind of smoothie for sure!

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  9. erin
    Jul 03, 2014 @ 11:51 am

    This needs to be on my summer smoothie rotation… YUM! And, so funny about your brother ;)

    Happy Fourth, friend!

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  10. erin
    Jul 03, 2014 @ 11:52 am

    P.S. Love the pic of all the ingredients!

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    • Emily
      Jul 04, 2014 @ 10:37 am

      Thank you Erin!

      Reply

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