Blueberry Cardamom Vanilla Smoothie

Try a Blueberry Cardamom Vanilla Smoothie for a quick and healthy breakfast or an afternoon pick me up! Substitute blueberries for any frozen fruit!

Blueberry Cardamom Vanilla Smoothie

Friends, enjoy a delicious Blueberry Cardamom Vanilla Smoothie today for a special treat. You can always leave off the toppings, (I know it’s almost too pretty to eat), and just dive into the blueberry smoothie.

SO good! You may also want to try this Chocolate Banana Berry Smoothie Bowl Recipe (in a bowl, not a glass).

Best Blueberry Cardamom Vanilla Smoothie

This is one of Abby’s favorite smoothies, and I love to make it in my kitchen, too.

Blueberry Cardamom Vanilla Smoothie

We prefer coconut meat for adding fat and texture to the smoothie, but bananas are great for providing a silky texture. I personally avoid them due to their high sugar content, but do what best suits your palate!

Add frozen spinach to the smoothie for a touch of vegetable! Did you know you can freeze it?

A crack of salt is the BEST on sweet treats. Salt cuts bitterness and adds contrast to your pallet–give it a try!

Best Blueberry Cardamom Vanilla Smoothie Recipe

A smoothie is a great source of filling and healthy fats! I love to add toppings to my smoothies to add additional protein and texture. (I’m OBSESSED with peanut butter!)

I don’t often write about fitness and diet. I’m not good with diets, as they actually make me want to eat more when I hear that word. But I do believe in eating healthy, and living a well-balanced life, which also means a regular fitness routine.

Regular Fitness Routine

Now when the snow comes, everything is messed up. HA. You can’t really get outside, unless you’re going snow shoeing or cross country skiing. But because I have a full time job, like most people, I have to squeeze in a routine.

My fitness routine is to try to go to the gym (at least now in the winter months) 5 days a week and do 3-4 miles on the elliptical machine. We joined a Crossfit gym (for weight bearing exercise) for 3 times a week.

Easy Blueberry Cardamom Vanilla Smoothie

I love CrossFit, the gym, the people who go. Wow, I feel like we struck a jackpot with new friendships!

Squeezing in a daily walk (if not too icy) with a friend is also important, and in that case I give up the gym.

Use frozen fruit in the freezer

After a workout, when it comes to smoothies, you can basically look at what is in your freezer, what protein powder you have on hand, and what fresh produce you have. Mix it up!

Easy Blueberry Cardamom Vanilla Smoothie Recipe

So … a smoothie, meditation, reading and prayer, eating good, and keeping our body strong … I can’t help but think of Ralph Emerson’s quote, Today is the Best Day.

Today is the Best Day

“Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.

Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best Blueberry Cardamom Vanilla Smoothie

Blueberry Cardamom Vanilla Smoothie Ingredients

To make this Blueberry Cardamom Vanilla Smoothie you will need:

  • Frozen blueberries
  • Frozen coconut meat or frozen banana slices
  • Almond or nondairy milk
  • Figs or pitted dates (depending on desired level of sweetness)
  • Frozen spinach (optional)
  • Ice cubes
  • Cardamom
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla extract
  • Peanut butter or PBfit Powder
  • Crack of salt

I’m telling you, keeping fruit and spinach in the freezer will help you never run out of smoothie ingredients. Pairing with creamy almond milk, cardamom, cinnamon, vanilla, and a fig or date for sweetness adds all kinds of deliciousness.

Plus, we always keep PBfit All-Natural Organic Peanut Butter Powder on hand (we buy this at Costco or Amazon).

If you’re not into blueberries, then just add mango, or frozen pineapple or peaches.

Tasty Blueberry Cardamom Vanilla Smoothie

How to make A Blueberry Smoothie

To make this Blueberry Cardamom Vanilla Smoothie recipe, simply:

  1. Add all ingredients to your favorite blender. We use a Vitamix, which we’ve had for years. They are a workhorse, and never break down!
  2. Blend until smooth—you may need to add extra milk, so add in 1/4 cup at a time if needed, to blend smoothly.
  3. Divide evenly into glasses, add a crack of salt, and serve right away!

Optional to top with your favorite goodies, to add more texture and flavor (like if a friend is coming over, and you’re making her a smoothie, too!) :) We’re a little obsessed with peanut butter!

Try THIS granola (simply the best, stock up!)

Also try this Lemon Ginger Smoothie Recipe or Apple Avocado Smoothie or Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie!

ENJOY!

Print Recipe
4 from 1 vote

Blueberry Cardamom Vanilla Smoothie

Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: smoothie
Servings: 3

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen coconut meat or frozen banana slices
  • 1 1/2 cup plus extra almond or nondairy milk
  • 1-3 figs or pitted dates depending on desired level of sweetness
  • 3/4 cup frozen spinach optional
  • 4 large ice cubes
  • 1 tsp. cardamom
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 Tbsp peanut butter or PBfit Powder
  • Crack of salt

Topping

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients for smoothie in a blender, preferably a Vitamix or another high-powered blender. Blend until smooth—this may require extra milk, so add in 1/4 cup at a time if needed, to blend smoothly.
  • Divide evenly into cups, and top with your favorite goodies, to add more texture and flavor!
  • Add frozen spinach to the smoothie for a touch of vegetable! Also, frozen spinach is the way to go, because you don’t have to worry about it going bad.
  • A crack of salt is the BEST on sweet treats. Salt cuts bitterness and adds contrast to your pallet. Give it a try!

Blueberry Cardamom Vanilla Smoothie Recipe

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One comment on “Blueberry Cardamom Vanilla Smoothie”

  1. Never thought about freezing spinach….this sounds yummy…I’ve never used cardamom either. Might have to try this one.

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