Blueberry Basil Smoothie

I went to pick up basil from the grocery store the other week and they only had a basil plant available. Because of this, I purchased the basil plant and decided to pot it. I figured it wouldn’t last long in my windowsill so I just potted the plant in an old glass jar. I have tried to grow basil plants in my windowsill multiple times and have so far been unsuccessful. Maybe because I’ve been home more and my basil plant is getting the TLC it needs, but it is thriving in my windowsill! Now, I’m going to have to think about re-potting into an actual pot… My new, thriving basil plant as well as the warmer weather inspired me to make this Blueberry Basil smoothie. This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, and only requires 4 ingredients to make!

This Blueberry Basil smoothie is a very light recipe and makes a great, light snack or dessert. If you wanted to make this smoothie into more of a meal, add some protein and/or fat to the recipe. For additional protein, I like to add a scoop of vanilla protein powder. For added fat, I like to add 1/4 avocado or chia seeds.

If you’re looking for more smoothie recipe inspiration, check out my other Smoothie Recipes.


What You’ll Need to Make the Blueberry Basil Smoothie:

Frozen Blueberries: I love using frozen fruit instead of fresh fruit in smoothies. It makes the smoothie thick and creamy and taste more like a dessert. I also love using frozen fruit because it lasts longer than fresh fruit in the freezer and is typically less expensive.

Frozen Riced Cauliflower: This may sound a little bit strange, but I love adding frozen cauliflower to smoothies. It makes the smoothie thick and creamy and I can’t even taste it!

Almond Milk: Use an unsweetened almond or unsweetened milk of your choice in this recipe. You can use store bought or make your own nut milk. Check out my post on how to make almond milk.

Basil: You will need fresh basil leaves for this recipe.

blueberry basil smoothie

I hope you love this recipe! If you give it a try, leave a comment below and let me know what you think.


Blueberry Basil Smoothie

This Blueberry Basil Smoothie tastes simple and refreshing! It is packed with fruits and vegetables and makes the perfect healthy, summer snack.
Prep Time 2 mins
Blending Time 1 min
Total Time 3 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Servings 1 Smoothie


  • Blender


  • 1 cup Frozen Blueberries
  • 1 cup Frozen Riced Cauliflower
  • 1 cup Almond Milk
  • 1 handful Fresh Basil Leaves


  • Blend in a powerful blender (such as a Vitamix) and enjoy!


If you don’t have a strong blender, you may need to add additional almond milk to assist in blending.
Keyword Smoothie, Smoothie Bowl

2 responses to “Blueberry Basil Smoothie”

  1. livlabelfree Avatar

    This bowl looks so dreamy, Mel! I’ve been seeing the blueberry basil combo a ton lately but haven’t had the courage to try it–you’ve inspired me!

    1. wellbymel_ Avatar

      Thank you! I hope you love it 🙂

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Hi, I’m Mel! I am a registered dietitian who specializes in women’s nutrition (fertility, prenatal, and postpartum) as well as nutrition for busy professionals. I am passionate about helping others live a healthy lifestyle that is practical and sustainable for them. Whether you are pregnant, postpartum, or a busy individual, I’m here to make nourishing yourself simple and not stressful. Read More



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