Start your day with this healthy smoothie and get in some greens, fruit, oats, and protein-rich yogurt first thing! This Blueberry Spinach Breakfast Smoothie is packed with superfoods and perfect for busy mornings!
Earlier in the week I shared this Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice, and I had planned to share my new favorite dessert recipe featuring pumpkin spice next. But you know what? We have had THE hottest week here and I am just feeling the smoothie love more than pumpkin at this exact moment. There’s plenty of time for pumpkin yet, my friends. (And if you are all about the pumpkin right now, I’ve got many a pumpkin recipe coming your way soon!)
We had multiple days with temperatures over 100 degrees last week. It was so hot, and the air quality was so poor, that my school kept the kids inside for lunch and afternoon recess. Needless to say, I’m ready for some cooler fall weather!
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This Blueberry Spinach Breakfast Smoothie is a lifesaver when it’s too warm to enjoy a hot breakfast but you still want something healthy and filling to start your day. Any smoothie can be breakfast, of course, but I like to put oats in my breakfast smoothies. The oats add healthy fiber and help to bulk up the smoothie so it has more staying power. I’ve also used Greek yogurt in this Blueberry Spinach Breakfast Smoothie to give it more filling protein.
Why the spinach? Why not? 🙂 I’m all for getting some greens in first thing in the morning. You can’t taste the spinach at all, so throw in a good-sized handful!
Even when our temperatures cool down, I’ll still continue to make this smoothie for breakfast or snack. If you love oatmeal smoothies, I think you’ll also love my Pumpkin-Apple Breakfast Smoothie. It’s a great way to keep enjoying healthy oatmeal smoothies as we transition into fall!
- 3 tablespoons old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup fresh spinach
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
- ¾ cup milk (whichever type you prefer)
- ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
- Place oats in a blender and blend for about 30 seconds until finely chopped. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth, 1-2 minutes total. Serve immediately.