3-ingredient smoothie that tastes like milkshake
If you’re like me, you like having some recipes that are indulging and sweet while also providing some healthy ingredients (and avoiding tons of sugar).
That’s why I’m excited to share with you one of my favorite treats – the Blueberry Milkshake Smoothie!
This creamy, dreamy smoothie has a texture that’s reminiscent of a milkshake, but it’s made with wholesome ingredients that nourish your body.
And here’s a bonus: my kids, who usually turn their noses up at blueberries, absolutely love this smoothie.
If you want to join our Blueberry Milkshake Smoothie fan club and get the recipe, keep reading!
Reasons to love this recipe
What you’ll need
Ingredient swaps and variations
You can use any type of yogurt you want.
I use unsweetened yogurt because that’s what I always have in the fridge, but I can imagine this smoothie also tasting great with flavored of sweetened yogurt.
Just be aware that the smoothie will be then contain much more sugar and you may want to skip adding extra sweeteners.
I’ve tried this recipe with regular dairy yogurt (both full fat and low fat) and low fat Greek yogurt (2% fat).
The texture changes depending on which type of yogurt you use, but it tastes always good.
Personally, my favorite choice is using low-fat Greek yogurt: it makes for a very thick texture, but still drinkable.
To make vegan blueberry yogurt smoothie
You could use plant-based yogurt (I haven’t tried this option yet) or use vegan kefir.
I regularly make this recipe using my homemade soymilk kefir and while the resulting smoothie has a runnier texture, it’s still delicious!
Add chocolate chips
To take the indulgent experience up a notch, consider adding some chocolate chips to your blueberry smoothie.
Wait until the blueberries and yogurt are fully combined, then blend in some chocolate for just a brief moment to create small chunks throughout the smoothie.
This will give it a chocolate-chip-Frapuccino-like texture that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
You can use sugar-free chocolate if you are sugar conscious.
I have only tried this recipe with frozen blueberries because I tend to snack on fresh blueberries and rarely have any left to use in smoothies.
However, I imagine this smoothie would turn out just as great with fresh blueberries.
If using fresh blueberries, I recommend blending some ice cubes to the mixture.
- If your smoothie turns too thick for your taste, add some water or milk.
- Blending in 3-4 ice cubes goes great in this smoothie.
It makes it even more similar to a milkshake!
Blueberry Milkshake Smoothie
- 1 Cup Frozen Blueberries (100 gr.)
- 1 Cup Yogurt (250 gr.)
- 1 Tbsp. Erythritol or sweetener of choice
- ¼ Cup Chocolate chips (25 gr.) Optional
- Blend the blueberries, erythritol (or sweetener of choice) and the yogurt until smooth.
- If you wish to include chocolate chips in the smoothie, it's best to add them after the mixture is fully blended. This way, you won't have to blend the chocolate chips for an extended period, resulting in small chocolatey particles that add some texture.
- Feel free to adjust the amount of sweetener in the recipe to your liking.
The original recipe is on the less-sweet-side, but if you decide to add chocolate, it will be perfectly sweetened (in my opinion).
- You can make it vegan by substituting the yogurt for soymilk kefir (the texture is runnier, but still delicious).
Happy blending! I hope this blueberry milkshake smoothie becomes a new favorite in your household.
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