Vegan Paleo Lemon Blueberry Smoothie (no banana!)

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What’s the best flavor combo for sunshiney months? Lemon and blueberry! This Lemon Blueberry Smoothie is the perfect way to enjoy the cheeriest flavors in the warmer seasons, and it’s even vegan and paleo, too. Blend, sip, and enjoy!

Lemon Blueberry Smoothie

This smoothie is super creamy thanks to blanched slivered almonds! It also has plenty of sweetness from the dates, so it honestly tastes like a dessert that you can have for breakfast! I love it when that happens. The lemon-blueberry combination is perfect for summertime and I know I’ll be drinking this smoothie all season long!

Blueberry Lemon Smoothie

Smoothies Without Banana

Most smoothie recipes contain bananas, and as a smoothie cookbook author, I hear a lot of people say they want to avoid this! Whether you don’t love the taste or you’re trying to cut down on sugar, I’ve got lots of smoothies without banana including this one! I’m actually allergic to bananas and I think the distinct flavor can overpower smoothies.

How to Make Creamy Smoothies

Smoothies are all about texture! I don’t eat dairy, so I’ve found several other ways to make my smoothies creamy as can be. This particular smoothie has blanched slivered almonds, which blend into a perfectly smooth consistency without impacting the flavor – it’s absolutely dreamy. I also use frozen riced cauliflower to add a ton of nutrition and even more creamy texture to this smoothie! I promise you don’t taste the cauliflower at all, and it gives your smoothie amazing texture.

Creamy Smoothie No Banana

Don’t skip the almond extract in this recipe! It only calls for a tiny bit (just a quarter teaspoon!) and it’s such a subtle difference, but it really does take this smoothie up a couple notches.

Lemon Blueberry Ingredients

Lemon Blueberry Smoothie Ingredients

This bright and cheery smoothie is filled with good-for-you ingredients that all blend into the perfect mix for spring or summertime! You’ll need:

  • Frozen blueberries
  • Frozen riced cauliflower
  • Plant-based milk (I like oat milk or almond milk!)
  • One large, juicy lemon
  • Unsalted blanched, slivered almonds (not sliced almonds!)
  • Medjool dates (pitted!)
  • Almond extract
  • Ice cubes
Homemade Lemon Blueberry Smoothie

If you enjoy this smoothie recipe you will LOVE my cookbook, Rock Your Blender! It’s available as both an e-cookbook and a print copy through Amazon. These smoothies recipes are exclusive to the cookbook and not available on my site, and I’ve included tons of tips and resources to turn you into a smoothie expert!

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Can’t get enough of the Lemon + Blueberry combo? Me too! Try my Lemon Blueberry Muffins.

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Vegan Paleo Lemon Blueberry Smoothie


  • Author: Elaine Gordon
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

What’s the best flavor combo for sunshiney months? Lemon and blueberry! This Lemon Blueberry Smoothie is the perfect way to enjoy the cheeriest flavors in the warmer seasons, and it’s even vegan and paleo, too. Blend, sip, and enjoy!


Ingredients

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For the Lemon Blueberry Smoothie

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 cup frozen riced cauliflower
  • 1.5 cups unsweetened, plain oat milk or almond milk (or other neutral tasting plant-based milk
  • 1 large juicy lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1/4 cup raw unsalted blanched slivered almonds (not sliced almonds)
  • 4 soft Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup crushed ice cubes

Optional Smoothie Boosters

  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds

Garnishes (optional)


Instructions

  1. Place frozen blueberries, frozen riced cauliflower, milk, lemon juice and zest, almonds, dates and almond extract in your blender. Add any optional smoothie boosters if desired.  Blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add ice and blend again until completely smooth and creamy. Serve immediately.  Garnish with fresh or frozen blueberries, lemon slices, zest or peel twists if you are feeling fancy.  This smoothie pairs well with my easy granola recipe,
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blender

Keywords: lemon blueberry smoothie

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2 Comments

  1. Ashley

    OMG this is probably the tastiest smoothie I have ever had! It’s INSANELY DELICIOUS- perfect balance of tart and sweet, and the almond extract really gives it a special balance and well roundedness. Ive been having this on repeat all week!






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    • Elaine Gordon

      Thank you so much, Ashley! I really appreciate that and I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed this one too! I agree it is addictive and I’ve been enjoying it on repeat lately too! Best, Elaine

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