Start Strong with this Zippy Blueberry Ginger Smoothie

Blueberry Ginger Smoothie

A few weeks ago I was prepping some workplace wellness handouts for a workshop near Toronto. I was presenting on the basics or building blocks of smoothies where I cover tips and tricks on how to turn a smoothie into a satisfying, satiating meal. I scanned my recipe archives for smoothies to include, and realized that I haven’t posted very many smoothie recipes over the past 4 years! So I had to share this blueberry ginger smoothie recipe with you.

Smoothies are a real and regular part of my diet so it’s a bit of a crime that I have hardly shared any.

So, to fix the serious smoothie recipe shortage around here, I thought I would share another one of my long-time favourites: The Blue Ginger.

(Sounds a bit like a rock band, no? Well, I have been known to play the harmonica, from time to time… though not very well… if it counts?)

I wrote in my recipe notes that I first developed this blueberry ginger smoothie in December 2013. And the truth is, I’ve been enjoying it ever since.

Blueberries + ginger + a hidden mild green (spinach) = what’s not to love?

Here is the blueberry ginger smoothie (The Blue Ginger) for your smoothie-making fun!  

Blue Ginger Smoothie

A smoothie that is sweet and a little spicy – and a super simple way to wake up your taste buds in the morning! It also contains fresh spinach (though it’s easily hidden for pickier eaters) and hemp hearts for a boost of plant-based protein.

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 small or 1 large
Author Ashleigh Grange


  • 1 cup milk of your choice (or water)
  • 1 medium ripe banana, peeled
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup packed spinach
  • 1/4 cup hemp hearts
  • 1 dollar size piece of fresh ginger, peeled


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.

  2. Add more milk or water if you prefer a thinner consistency.

Feel free to add protein powder to amp up the protein and turn this smoothie into a satisfying meal.

Looking for more recipes like this blueberry ginger smoothie?

In my recipe archives on this site, I have only posted two smoothie recipes. These are my Cool as a Cucumber Smoothie and my Lean, Mean Peaches and Green Smoothie. Both were posted in 2014, both contain avocado and both are quite green! Now some of us love our green smoothies but just as many of us, don’t!

I also have my Apple Pie of My Eye Smoothie Bowl. However, you should consume this slowly and deliberately, so I don’t think it falls into the grab & go smoothie category.

So now we’re up to a total of 3+1 smoothies on this site. Not BAD, eh.

More to come… stay tuned!

Life is a plate… Eat up!


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