This healthy, metabolism-boosting Lemon Blueberry Smoothie is the perfect way to start your day—just 5 minutes to a delicious breakfast full of all your antioxidants, protein, and fat-burning goodness!
This smoothie is delicious and easy to make all year round, especially when using frozen berries. However, it’s especially amazing in the summer when blueberries and lemons are bountiful.
The smoothie today was inspired by my Raspberry Lemon Smoothie which set me on this path of creating tangy berry smoothies!
The Smoothie Ingredients You Will need
Just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes! That’s the best part of this delicious lemon blueberry smoothie. So simple and so scrumptious!
Bananas – use fresh or frozen. Check out my guide to easily freeze bananas for smoothies.
Blueberries – the star of the show! Blueberries taste amazing fresh or frozen, so grab what you have and get started! See all my blueberry smoothie recipes here.
Chia Seeds – I love getting my fiber from chia seeds! So simple and such a healthy way to start the day. Just 1 tablespoon of chia seeds has 4 grams of fiber (see all the Chia Seed benefits according to the Mayo Clinic).
Milk – use whatever milk you have on hand. My favorite is oat milk, so I can get a little extra fiber without the extra fat.
Lemon – for this smoothie I use the juice of fresh lemons only. Adding lemon juice to a smoothie gives your body an extra boost of vitamins, helps aid digestion and even prevents kidney stones (Source – Cleveland Clinic).
See recipe card for exact quantities.
Smoothie Tips & Tricks
Making a smoothie is really simple, but here are some extra tips and details to help you get that perfect creamy texture.
Frozen vs. Fresh Fruit: When using frozen fruit, the amount of liquid may need to be adjusted in order to get the right consistency. If the smoothie is too thick, stop the blender and add 2 tablespoons of milk, then continue blending until smooth.
Blending Perfection: To perfectly blend a smoothie start at low speed until the bottom layers are blended and gradually increase the speed. Blend at full speed for at least a minute. Don’t be shy—it’s hard to over blend a smoothie. If at any point you notice the mixture struggling to move, dial back the speed slightly to let it catch up.
This lemon blueberry smoothie is already amazing just like it is, but here are a few ways to make this healthy breakfast extra special.
Make a Smoothie Bowl – if you love the taste of this smoothie, make it into a smoothie bowl by simply adding ¼ cup of oats to the blender to make it thicker, spooning consistency. Then top off the bowl with plenty of banana slices, frozen blueberries and chia seeds! Grab a spoon and dig in!
Dairy Free – skip the regular milk and grab your favorite dairy free milk to make this a vegan smoothie.
Kid friendly – kids usually love smoothie recipes with bananas and blueberries, but the lemon might be too tart. Try switching the lemon for orange juice – I bet they’ll love it!
Check out this gut healthy smoothie version of this recipe on my blog!
My go-to blenders that work hard for everyday blending are either a Magic Bullet for single-servings (and easy to use on-the-go) or the Ninja Countertop Blender – big enough to make smoothies for the whole family.
If you’re looking for a budget blender, the Black and Decker Countertop Blender is a great choice as well!
Making smoothies ahead of time is a great way to ensure you have a healthy snack ready when you are! Here are 2 great ways to store blended smoothies:
- Refrigerator: Blend the smoothie as directed and then pour into a tumbler or glass container and place in the fridge. Smoothies will stay fresh when stored this way for up to 2 hours.
- Freezer: Blend the smoothie as directed and then pour evenly into an ice cube tray and freeze. Once cubes are frozen, pop them out of the ice cube tray and place them into a freezer bag. Remember to label and date.
Whenever you need a smoothie of any size, pop some frozen cubes into your blender with a few teaspoons of milk or water and blend away! Smoothie cubes will stay fresh for 3 months.
When Is The Best Time To Drink This Tangy Lemon Smoothie?
This Lemon Blueberry Smoothie is delicious any time of day, however, bananas are high in magnesium and tryptophan, which makes them a great smoothie addition to promote sleep.
They’re also potassium-rich, which can help you snooze. Simply blend, sip and relax your way to better sleep (according to Sleepopolis)!
No matter when you drink this Lemon Blueberry Smoothie, your whole body is sure to love it!Print
- 2 medium-sized ripe bananas (or use 2 cups of frozen sliced bananas)
- 2 cups/300g blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 cups/440ml of milk (can either be dairy, or dairy-free)
- 1 lemon (juice only)
- Peel the bananas, wash the blueberries and squeeze the lemon juice from the lemon.
- Add all the ingredients to a blender starting with the frozen fruit first if using, and blend until smooth. NOTE – if you use frozen fruit, you may need to add more milk!
- Serve and enjoy.
Best consumed straight away, however, you could refrigerate and drink the next day. Just stir it all back in. or shake it if using in a bottle.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 2 minutes
- Category: Breakfast, Drinks, Smoothie
- Cuisine: American
- Calories: 188
- Sugar: 12.8
- Fat: 7.6
- Carbohydrates: 23.3
- Fiber: 6.3
- Protein: 4.5