This avocado blueberry breakfast smoothie makes an easy morning meal - but feel free to enjoy it any time.
Can you tell I have a touch of spring fever? The leaves and flowers have been slow to arrive in the Catskills in upstate New York. I couldn’t resist bringing my smoothie outside on this beautiful morning. I found a little crop of buttercups to serve as a backdrop.
Then I sat in the warm sun and enjoyed my breakfast while I listened to birds sing. It was a lovely way to start the day.
This avocado blueberry breakfast smoothie is a variation of my Superfood Smoothie recipe:
- Sunflower seeds replaced the walnuts.
- Mild baby romaine lettuce replaced the baby kale.
- Ground cinnamon replaced the ground ginger.
And I added some old-fashioned oats to make it more breakfasty.
I always try to add some kind of nut or seed to my smoothies to boost the protein. I’m not a fan of protein powders. Aside from preferring food close to its natural form, I think protein powders make it too easy to overdue it. If you follow a healthy diet, you are likely getting all the protein you need without adding powders to the mix.
Many of my smoothie recipes follow the same basic formula:
- Plant milk
- Banana or avocado
- Dark leafy greens
- Frozen fruit
- Nuts or seeds
- Dates or shredded coconut (if a little extra sweetness is needed)
I encourage you to experiment to see which combos you like best!
Avocado Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie
- 1 cup almond milk
- ¼ avocado peel and pit removed
- ½ cup baby romaine lettuce
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
- 2 Tbsp. dry old fashioned oats
- 1 Tbsp. raw sunflower seeds
- 1-2 medjool dates pitted
- ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
- Place ingredients in a high-speed blender in the order they are listed.
- Begin blending on lowest setting and slowly turn up to highest setting.
- Blend on high for approximately 35 seconds.
- Serve immediately.
Note: I do not include nutrition information with my recipes because I subscribe to the theories presented in the book Whole and believe we should focus on eating a variety of whole foods instead of counting calories or keeping track of individual nutrients.