You should probably know that as I type this, my lips are smurf-blue… and it has nothing to do with the wintry temps outside and everything to do with the very tall glass of this blueberry & ginger smoothie I just downed. I’ve been doing my own modified (i.e. less hardcore) version of a detox the last couple of weeks, and part of that has been trying to incorporate an easily digestible liquid meal or two each day. Lunches have been warming soups like this coconut carrot one, and breakfasts have mainly been smoothies made of vegetables, berries and always some burst of spiciness from ginger or jalapeño. It’s been so fun to experiment with different flavor combos, and this one is a new favorite. It’s really light and clean-tasting, but has just enough sweetness to be a hit with even those among us who are skeptical of spinach in their smoothie. I’d love to hear all of your favorite smoothie combos in the comments, and let me know if you try this one… I swear that it’s totally worth the resulting smurf-lips! Keep reading for the recipe…

Blueberry, Almond & Ginger Smoothie

*serves 1

  • 1/3 cup frozen blueberries, preferably organic
  • handful of spinach or kale
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons coconut or goats milk yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 2 teaspoons raw honey
  • 1/4 ice
  • fresh mint, for garnish

Combine all ingredients in a blender, and blend until very smooth. Pour into a glass, garnish with fresh mint and drink up!

 

21 comments
  1. 1
    Molly {Dreams in HD} | January 15, 2014 at 7:19 am

    this looks absolutely delicious! i make smoothies {almost} every morning for breakfast so will be giving this one a try. i’m curious about the coconut/goats milk yogurt because i have actually never tried either!

    Molly {Dreams in HD}
    http://www.dreamsinhd.blogspot.com

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    Laura | January 15, 2014 at 8:05 am

    i’m trying to do a smoothie for breakfast every morning! Quick and easy ingredients is always what i’m after, so this is perfect!

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    Layne Victoria Lynch | January 15, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Where are the almonds?

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    • Jennifer | January 16, 2014 at 7:12 pm

      In the milk. Cheers.

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    • Leah | April 19, 2014 at 11:12 am

      It’s almond milk.

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    Giulia | January 15, 2014 at 9:15 am

    MIne is a mix of banana, seedless grapes, melon, strawberries, spinach, milled chia seeds, milled flax and coconut water. I make a double batch and put them in a bottle to take to work – fast and healthy breakfast for two days and I know that I’m getting my greens and vitamins.

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    Robin Hopkins | January 15, 2014 at 10:05 am

    I adore that measuring cup!

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    Stephanie | January 15, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Can’t wait to try this. Where did you get that measuring cup? So cute!

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    hollithompson | January 16, 2014 at 8:31 am

    I love this recipe, it looks delicious, Camille. Smurf Smoothie!! XO

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    Sarah | January 18, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    I’m making this tomorrow for breakfast!

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    Deborah Childers Wright | January 25, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    Wow! My husband and I have been on the same program. This is our favorite smoothie so far!

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    Sandr | February 21, 2014 at 2:09 am

    Love smoothies I am always making smoothies for my family definitely going to try this one.
    I absolutely love honey, ginger I try to include it daily in my menu. I am having a cup of ginger tea right now! Thank you so much

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    Tristan | March 27, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Excellent taste! Although I added twice the blueberries because it turned out really runny and very pink. Love the ginger, it adds such a punch to an already delicious smoothie. I added greek yogurt (Oikos) just because that was what I had on hand and turned out well. All in all an excellent recipe, thanks!. Thumbs up from Canada eh!

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    Tracy | June 13, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    What are the total calories in this, especially for the coconut/goats milk yogurt? I’ve not seen either.

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