This blueberry smoothie with cottage cheese is made with Wild Blueberries blended with spinach, banana, milk, and a touch of maple syrup. It’s then layered with cottage cheese and your favorite toppings.
Do you struggle to get 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, manganese, iron, and antioxidants. However, Wild Blueberries have 2x the antioxidant capacity of larger cultivated blueberries!
There are so many delicious smoothie recipes available, including my Tropical Smoothie Bowl & High Fiber Blueberry 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 with cottage cheese is very versatile.
You can use any milk you would like 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 at any meal of the day.
CKC Features both Gluten-Free Guidance and Kids Cooking Instructions: If you’re new to eating gluten-free we understand it’s overwhelming trying to figure out which foods may contain gluten and which ones don’t. All of our gluten-free recipes marked with this symbol ✅ represent foods that need to be checked for gluten or cross-contamination.
The ⭐️ symbol in the recipe below denotes the steps in which kid cooks may need a helper (depending on age). If there is no ⭐️ symbol, that step (or recipe) doesn’t require a helper.
Blueberry Smoothie with Cottage Cheese
- 1 cup spinach
- 2/3 cup blueberries
- 1/2 large overripe frozen banana
- 1/2 cup almond milk or milk of choice
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup ✅
- 3/4 cup cottage cheese ✅
- ⭐️ Blend the smoothie. To the blender, add blueberries, banana, spinach, almond milk, and maple syrup. Blend until smooth, scraping sides as you go.1 cup spinach, 2/3 cup blueberries, 1/2 large overripe frozen banana, 1/2 cup almond milk, 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- Build the smoothie. Stack layers of cottage cheese, smoothie, and additional toppings of choice. Repeat until your glass is filled.3/4 cup cottage cheese