Blueberry Muffin Smoothie

Besides re-reading books, searching for the perfect olives, and downing half gallons of local ice cream, my other newest obsession is making smoothies and overnight oat concoctions that taste like baked goods.

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I haven’t mastered every flavor that I’ve tried yet, but I’m pretty sure I nailed this Blueberry Muffin Smoothie last week.

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When the weather is warmer, I’m a big fan of smoothies. But I have never liked yogurt-based smoothies. They’re just too tart for me!

Maybe it’s because I grew up having more milkshakes than smoothies. I don’t want a super tangy drink in the morning. I like having fruit flavors, but I still want my smoothies just a little more on the sweet side rather than tart. If it makes me pucker, I probably won’t like it.

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Last Thursday was actually a really pretty day, but it was just a bit chilly in the morning.

I couldn’t wait to try making this smoothie so I just double fisted my breakfast: smoothie and hot tea.

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Breakfast of champions.

Blueberry Muffin Smoothie

Makes 1 smoothie

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1.5 cups milk
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • pinch salt
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries

The night before you want your smoothie, put oats, 1 cup of the milk, chia seeds, vanilla, and salt in a bowl. Mix together, cover the bowl, and place it in the fridge overnight.

In the morning, pour the oat mixture into your blender.

Add 1/2 cup more milk and frozen blueberries.

Blend until smooth.

29 Responses to “Blueberry Muffin Smoothie”

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    Jenny W (The Housewife Project) — April 20, 2011 at 11:59 am

    This is very interesting….never would have thought of doing this for a smoothie. And what are chia seeds?

    • admin replied: — April 20th, 2011 at 12:37 pm

      Chia seeds are the little seeds best known for being in “chia pets” :) But they’re extremely healthy, full of omega 3s, are easier to digest than flax seeds, and when you mix them with a liquid, they form a gel-type consistency.

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    Maris (In Good Taste) — April 20, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    How very interesting and refreshing. I love smoothies!

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    Jen @ keepitsimplefoods — April 20, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Awesome breakfast!

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    francesca @ oral hcg — April 20, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    That smoothie looks really delicious! Since summer season is already coming up, that recipe will be a winner! :D

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    Shannon — April 20, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    ooh, i like the sounds of this :)

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    Jen — April 20, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Still a little too chilly for smoothies here in the land spring forgot, but as soon as it gets above the freezing mark, i’m totally making this!!!

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    faith @ lovelyascharged — April 20, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Can’t get any better than dessert-style breakfasts!

    On the olive note, what are your favorites? I adore olives but have yet to dive into the whole foods olive bar for fear of wasting a wad of cash on not so awesome ones.

    • admin replied: — April 20th, 2011 at 5:19 pm

      Ooh, a favorite? Lately, I’ve been loving whole green olives (not pitted or stuffed). I also love kalamatas and, when I was younger, would eat an entire can of black olives for a snack. You could say I like olives :)

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    Erica — April 20, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    What a fun breakfast idea! I’m always in search of warmer weather breakfasts, and this sounds perfect. I bet a strawberry and blackberry version would be fabulous too!!

    • admin replied: — April 20th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

      Yes – I cannot WAIT for fresh strawberries so I can try this!

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    megan @ the oatmeal diaries — April 20, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    This is perfect because I have a whole box of frozen blueberries to use up before I leave for vacation next week! YAY!

    • admin replied: — April 20th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

      sounds like a delicious coincidence :)

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    Amanda @ The Artsy Kitchen — April 21, 2011 at 2:56 am

    I love making concoctions that taste like baked goods too, I have found that when I add sunflower butter and blueberries to my overnight oats, for some reason that combo makes it taste kind of like a blueberry muffin.

    Your smoothie sounds delicious! :)

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    Paige — April 21, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Yum! I wasn’t a big fan of Kath’s Dough Boy smoothie – it reminded me of something that someone with no teeth might eat :-P hehe, but this sounds really good with the frozen fruit mixed in – I’ll have to try!

    • admin replied: — April 21st, 2011 at 5:05 pm

      let me know if you do! I can’t wait to make another one ;)

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    Jessica @ Stylish Stealthy & Healthy — April 22, 2011 at 1:17 am

    I am so happy it’s smoothie season and SO happy I found your blog and this smoothie idea! I might have to add a banana though…because I love bananas. Also I’m officially going to buy chia seeds. After reading like 4 recipes for smoothies with them I’m sold. :)

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    Stacy Myers — April 23, 2011 at 2:03 am

    Sounds delish Brandi! Have you ever tried making a smoothie base? If you drink them a lot, it might be good for you to have. :-)

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    Aymee Angeles — April 23, 2011 at 3:30 am

    yummy can’t wait to try it.

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    Kelly — April 23, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Yum. Still a bit too nippy here for smoothies, but when it gets warmer, I cannot wait. I love oats in smoothies. They make them incredibly filling.

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    Sarah R — April 23, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    This sounds so yummy. I’ll have to add it into my smoothie rotation!

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    Evan @swEEts — April 26, 2011 at 3:14 am

    I’ve been on a smoothie kick lately and this might just be a new one to try! I love blueberry muffins and this seems a lot quicker and not to mention healthier!

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    CaSaundra — April 26, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    I am the same way with yogurt-based smoothies. They are just too tart for me, so this sounds yummy!

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    Leslie — March 21, 2012 at 12:46 am

    Yep! Making this one too!

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