This layered blueberry spinach smoothie starts with Wild Blueberries blended with spinach, banana, milk, and a touch of maple syrup, and is then stacked with cottage cheese, granola, flax and chia seeds. This superfood smoothie is the perfect meal any time of the day.
Readers: By posting the recipe below I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the Wild Blueberry Association of North America and I am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.
Do you struggle getting enough vegetables into your children? I do. I have found that the easiest way to get those leafy greens into my kids is in a blueberry filled smoothie.
Why blueberries? The intense color of these berries easily covers all evidence of vegetables. 😉
I once thought all blueberries were created equally, but have found out this is not true. While all blueberries offer a huge nutrition punch in a very small package and are packed with vitamins A, C, E, and K, along with fiber, mangenese, iron and antioxidants. However, Wild Blueberries have 2x the antioxidant capacity of larger cultivated blueberries!
Wild Blueberries occur naturally in barrens and fields in Maine and Eastern Canada. Wild Blueberry plants are are genetically diverse with thousands of interlocking plants spreading naturally across the fields. It’s this diversity that gives Wild Blueberries their complex and delicious flavor — an extraordinary mix of tart and sweet. Wild blueberries have a more intense flavor than regular blueberries, making them perfect for smoothies. In addition, 99% of the Wild Blueberry crop are frozen at harvest, which locks in their peak nutrition and taste.
You can find Wild Blueberries in the frozen fruit section of you favorite grocery store. I buy mine at Costco.
There are so many delicious smoothie recipes available, including my Wild Blueberry Mojito Smoothie Bowl & Superfood Breakfast Smoothie. I wanted to come up with something a little different than the typical smoothie or smoothie bowl. This stacked smoothie is the perfect tasty twist.
This stacked blueberry spinach smoothie is very versatile.
You can use any milk you would like in the smoothie. I choose almond milk because it is low in calories, but skim, 1%, coconut, or soy milk would work great too.
You could substitute the cottage cheese for tofu or Greek yogurt and change the topping to those you have on hand. I chose flax seed and chia seeds to add extra fiber to the stacked smoothie. This smoothie is filling enough to be eaten any meal of the day.
- 2/3 cup Wild Blueberries
- 1/2 medium overripe banana
- 1 cup spinach, tightly packed
- 1 1/2 cups almond milk (or milk of choice)
- 2 tsp maple syrup (or to taste)
- 3/4 cup cottage cheese
- To blender add Wild Blueberries, banana, spinach, almond milk, and maple syrup
- Blend until smooth, scraping sides as you go. It will be thick for layering
- Stack layers of cottage cheese, smoothie, and additional toppings of choice
- Repeat until your glass is filled
- Topping & Layering options: Granola, flax seeds, chia seeds, shredded coconut, dried fruit, or dry cereal.
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Which toppings will you choose to layer in your stacked smoothie?!
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