A quick recipe I thought up while trying to decide what to eat for breakfast. Great if you are trying to figure out what to do with those blueberries in the fridge or freezer! Also great on-the-go! Delicious and includes many foods that are a great way to start your day! Many of the ingredients, except for the blueberries and yogurt, are optional and vary depending on your own taste. I love cinnamon and a thick, super-cold smoothie. This recipe is super versatile, and you can change it depending on dietary needs or personal preference. Have fun with it!

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 servings
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Directions

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  • Blend blueberries, yogurt, orange juice, sugar, vanilla extract, and cinnamon together in a blender on low speed for 30 seconds; increase speed to high and blend until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add ice and blend on high until smooth, about 1 minute more.

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Cook's Notes:

If you want it less thick, add less ice. If you want it less cold, add less ice.

I do not recommend using regular yogurt, because it will make the smoothie super watery.

If you want it sweeter, try adding more orange juice first. If that doesn't do it, add another tablespoon of sugar or sweetener.

If you don't like vanilla, don't add it!

Nutrition Facts

294.5 calories; protein 7.5g 15% DV; carbohydrates 44.9g 15% DV; fat 10.6g 16% DV; cholesterol 22.5mg 8% DV; sodium 69.2mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2015
I really enjoyed this smoothie, and made it 3 mornings in a row to use up my blueberries. I think you could easily use frozen blueberries and skip the ice. I used Oikos nonfat Greek yogurt. For the OJ, I used Tropicana Trop 50 (low cal/low sugar) and I only used 1tsp of sugar instead of 1tbsp (I don't like my smoothies too sweet). This ended up being 188 cals instead of 295 cals, with these ingredients and the reduced sugar. The vanilla was a nice touch, and I might even increase it to 1/2 tsp. Very versatile and healthy! Thanks Lisa Marie for sharing! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/03/2019
It was very tarty and I don t like that but if you do follow the recipe exactly. If you like it sweet and fruity add more sugar and a few more blueberrys. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 3
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2015
I really enjoyed this smoothie, and made it 3 mornings in a row to use up my blueberries. I think you could easily use frozen blueberries and skip the ice. I used Oikos nonfat Greek yogurt. For the OJ, I used Tropicana Trop 50 (low cal/low sugar) and I only used 1tsp of sugar instead of 1tbsp (I don't like my smoothies too sweet). This ended up being 188 cals instead of 295 cals, with these ingredients and the reduced sugar. The vanilla was a nice touch, and I might even increase it to 1/2 tsp. Very versatile and healthy! Thanks Lisa Marie for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2015
Forget the breakfast part, I’m going to be drinking this morning, noon and night. This was excellent. The only change I made was to eliminate the sugar and use honey instead, and use two ice cubes. This is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/10/2017
Orange juice is high in sugar, then you add more sugar. Healthy? No. I added natural honey and used vanilla greek yogart, eliminating the orange juice, vanilla and sugar. Want the orange flavor? Freshly squeeze your orange juice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2016
At first I thought having the cinnamon was gross but it was delicious Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2016
This is the first recipe that I have made from the site where I did make substitutions. But this is really one of those recipes that you can play around with. I used frozen blueberries (I didn't have fresh). I used a small container of strawberry Greek yogurt and added a little bit of nonfat milk. I don't ever have juice in the house so I used the juice of half a lemon. Added a little bit of sugar and a little honey. Omitted the vanilla extract but did add a dash of cinnamon and since my blueberries were frozen I omitted the ice. End result was one of the best smoothies I have ever had. The consistency was absolutely perfect and the lemon made it tangy but it was still sweet. Thanks to this recipe and all the variations you can do with it I don't see myself ever buying another smoothie again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2016
That was out of this world!!! Definitely the best smoothie I've ever tasted. I didn't happen to have any Greek yogurt so I substituted it for plain and added an extra tablespoon of sugar. Best thing I've ever had and it's pretty healthy too. I also used frozen blueberries and it tasted fine all the same. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/26/2015
Add more orange juice than the recipe says it was too thick and needed a little more sweetness. I doubled the recipe to make it for 2 & substituted 1 cup of strawberries in for 1 of the cups of blueberries and it was great:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2016
The orange juice makes it a bit tart. At first I tried to omit the sugar because I am trying to do clean eating. I did have to add the sugar. You might get away with no sugar by substituting a sweeter juice like Pomegranate pineapple or apple juice. I used frozen blueberries so instead of ice I used 1/4c water. Once I added the sugar it was delicious. It might also be good with oatmeal flax meal or wheat germ. I will make it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2016
VERY good! I had sugar free cranberry juice so I used that in stead of OJ. Used plain yogurt and substituted Sweet N Low for the sugar. Great low cal. low carb snack! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/03/2019
It was very tarty and I don t like that but if you do follow the recipe exactly. If you like it sweet and fruity add more sugar and a few more blueberrys. Read More