This blueberry hemp smoothie is bright and fruity, and packed with plant-based protein for a healthy breakfast or snack. Easy to make, it is vegan, gluten free (using suitable oats) and a low histamine smoothie.
Smoothies are always good for a quick and easy breakfast, or a mid-afternoon snack. As well as being super healthy, the addition of ingredients such as oats helps to thicken and provide a bit more substance.
Love smoothies and looking for more ideas? Then perhaps you would like to see my apple and pear smoothie and my blueberry smoothie bowl. And for a tropical treat, my mango pear smoothie is delicious. All so tasty and full of goodness!
This smoothie adds hemp for extra protein and all its vitamins and minerals. It has a lovely nutty taste that works so well with the oats and fruit.
Why this recipe is so good
Perfectly sweet. This hemp smoothie combines blueberries and (optional) blackcurrants for that fruity taste. I do recommend the blackcurrants as they give a little 'tang' to the smoothie.
Packed with plant-based protein. Hemp seeds are a good source of protein, meaning this can work perfectly as a breakfast smoothie.
Easy to make. Smoothies are so simple to make, so a quick yet tasty breakfast or snack!
- Hemp seeds - you want hulled / shelled hemp seeds, such as the Linwoods shelled hemp seeds which is good.
- Oats - if you are sensitive to gluten, use a brand such as the Bob's Red Mill organic gluten free old fashioned rolled oats.
- Hemp milk - this 'ups' the hemp flavour, but you can use another non-dairy milk if preferred.
- Milled chia - optional, but provides a source of plant-based protein. It will thicken the smoothie, and can make it more gelatinous in texture so add or not to preference. I use the Linwoods milled chia seed.
Variations on the recipe
Another non-dairy milk can be used in place of hemp milk if you prefer, or find it difficult to get hold of in the store.
The blackcurrants add a lovely sharp tang, but are optional. Frozen blackcurrants work perfectly too if you can't find fresh.
Love the addition of pears? Then perhaps my blueberry pear smoothie could be next on your list to try!
Step by step instructions
Smoothies are so quick and easy to make, and this hemp seed smoothie is no exception! All you need is a blender, or I use a Nutri-Bullet.
Add all the ingredients to your blender. I suggest adding the milk first as it can help prevent sticking of the maple syrup to the blender cup.
Blend the smoothie to a thick texture. Taste test, adding more milk if you want to thin it out, or more oats or hemp for a thicker texture.
Frequently asked questions
It is best to use hulled or shelled hemp seeds for smoothies rather than whole hemp seeds. Shelled hemp is softer and will blend more easily than whole hemp seeds.
Hemp seeds are a good source of plant-based protein, as well as being 'rich in healthy fats and essential fatty acids' (Healthline).
Yes, this smoothie is gluten free if you use gluten free oats. Also check the ingredients for the milk and hemp, just to be sure they are gluten free.
More smoothies to enjoy
Fun and flavourful smoothies, perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack:
Blueberry hemp smoothie
- Pour the milk into the blender, and then add the other ingredients. Blend to a thick smoothie.
- Taste, and adjust to taste with more milk (to thin) or maple syrup to sweeten.
- Add the milk to the blender first as it helps prevent sticking of the other ingredients to the blender cup.
- I suggest beginning with one teaspoon of maple syrup and adding more to taste preference after blending (then re-blend).
- Adjust the amount of milk to preference.
- The milled chia can make the smoothie a little thicker and even gelatinous in texture. Leave out if you prefer.
- non-dairy milk will have variable scores depending upon ingredients.