Healthy Blueberry Pie Smoothie

Sometimes you want to eat pie for breakfast. And while I’m a big fan of dessert for breakfast, realistically, you don’t want all that heaviness and sugary-sweetness tumbling around in your stomach all morning. Seriously, it will weigh you down and make you feel tired, and really, who wants that to start the day with that feeling?

But, I have a solution!

My ideal breakfast is tasty, but also contains good-for-you, energy-boosting ingredients that will power you through whatever obstacles you have ahead of you with the agility of a ninja.

So, with all this in mind, I worked a little magic for you and came up with this…

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I give you – Blueberry Pie Smoothie!

I took out the butter, oil, and much of the sugar, and replaced it with whole grains and milk.

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Start with whole grain rolled oats and milk.

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Pour oats into your milk…

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…place in the fridge and let rest 5 minutes. This will help the oats get a little tender so the texture is better in your smoothie. This is the hardest step. Seriously…now all you have to do is combine your ingredients and blend away.

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Healthy Blueberry Pie Smoothie
 
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A real blueberry pie would take you at least an hour to make. This one takes 10 minutes from start to finish (and yes, that even includes clean-up time!). I took the best flavors of blueberry pie and healthified it for an antioxidant-packed smoothie that is sure to get your day started on the right foot.
A twitter friend suggested using almond milk to help keep the smoothie from congealing (blueberries tend to make smoothies congeal), though dairy and other non-dairy milks will work (I made mine with soy).
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk (or other non-dairy or dairy milk), sweetened (or use unsweetened milk, dairy or non-dairy – just also add a drop of vanilla and your sweetener of choice, to taste) – see notes above
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries (you can use fresh, but the frozen will give you a thicker texture)
  • 2 ice cubes
  • dash of cinnamon, to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine milk and oats in a medium bowl/pyrex and let rest in refrigerator for 5 minutes.
  2. Combine milk/oat mixture, blueberries, ice cubes, and cinnamon in a blender. Blend till ingredients are combined and smooth, about 1-2 minutes, or until smoothie reaches your desired consistency.
  3. Enjoy!
Notes
Easily multiply the recipe if you need to make additional servings.

This smoothie is especially great with blueberries fresh from your local farmers market!

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Pinspiration:

Pin by Lucy with a nice variation

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Have you ever eaten dessert for breakfast? What did you eat?

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Comments

  1. Jen says

    Made this after a run on an unseasonably warm day and it really hit the spot! I threw in half a banana and two dates as well. Super yummy, and would be great for a mid-afternoon dessert-y snack too.

  2. says

    I just found your blog! It’s awesome. I’m definitely trying the blueberry pie smoothie. I’ve had bananas and oatmeal, but not this. Should be tasty. Is that your corgi at the top? I have one too. His name is stump. Looking forward to following your adventures!

    • says

      Yup, that’s Bailey! Aww, I’ll have to check out your blog for photos of Stump. I love corgis! :) Hope you like the smoothie, Nicole!

  3. Jeanne says

    My dessert for breakfast is this: I blend some protein powder from Rice and eggs whites with 6 oz. unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1/2 a frozen banana and a Tbs. cocoa. It’s really good.

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