A healthy blueberry banana smoothie with almond milk, chia, and hemp seeds. This delicious chia seed smoothie makes a great breakfast or snack. 

A beautiful blueberry smoothie with chia seeds in a mason jar. This healthy blueberry banana smoothie with almond milk and peanut butter is so delicious and easy to make. The best chia seed smoothie recipe!

One of the fun things about this job is celebrating when other authors have new books or projects. Catherine McCord of Weelicious recently sent me a copy of her fabulous new smoothie cookbook, Smoothie Project, and I couldn’t wait to check it out. This hardcover book is filled with beautiful photography or real food smoothies. 

With permission from the publisher, I get to share one smoothie from the book, the dreamy Blueberry Chia Smoothie. Packed with some of my favorite nutrient-dense ingredients, this creamy, cold smoothie is rich and satisfying. I had all the ingredients on hand already, so I know it will become a go-to smoothie. Let’s check it out. 

Ingredients for a blueberry banana chia smoothie alongside the smoothie project cookbook on a marble countertop.

Blueberry Banana Smoothie Ingredients

  • Almond milk: I actually used soy milk as that’s what I had. Soy also has more protein and I find results in a creamier smoothie. 
  • Banana: I keep frozen banana chunks in the freezer for smoothie-making. Banana makes smoothies extra creamy.
  • Hemp and Chia Seeds: A great way to add plant-based protein and Omega-3s. Smoothies are a great way to use these seeds, as they are more easily digestible when ground. 
  • Blueberries: Whenever organic blueberries are on sale I buy a bunch and freeze for smoothies and pies. You can also find frozen blueberries at nearly any grocery store, which is an economical way to go when they aren’t in season. 
  • Almond Butter: A boost of healthy fats and great flavor. 

Frozen blueberries and bananas along with chia seeds, hemp seeds, almond butter and almond milk are seen in a Vitamix blender from above.

How to Make a Blueberry Chia Seed Smoothie

This blueberry smoothie recipe is as easy as tossing all the ingredients into the blender and hitting the “on” button. If you like smoothies thicker, or smoothie bowl style, I recommend adding just enough liquid to cover the blender blades, then slowly adding more as needed. Some smoothie bowls you might like include our Matcha Smoothie Bowl and Pitaya Smoothie Bowl

Purple blueberry banana smoothie just blended in a Vitamix blender. This healthy blueberry chia smoothie is so delicious.

Once the blueberry banana smoothie is creamy and smooth, just a minute or two in a high powered blender like this Vitamix, pour into a glass or bowl. I found this smoothie filled a pint-sized jar about 3/4 of the way full. This creamy blueberry banana smoothie was filling enough to be a meal for me, or two smoothies as a snack. Enjoy the smoothie immediately or freeze for later

A healthy and delicious blueberry smoothie with banana, almond milk, chia, hemp seeds, and peanut or almond butter. The best creamy chia seed smoothie. 

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Yield: 1 smoothie

Blueberry Chia Seed Smoothie

Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes

A healthy and delicious blueberry smoothie with banana, almond milk, chia, hemp seeds, and peanut or almond butter. The best creamy chia seed smoothie.

Blueberry Chia Seed Smoothie


  • 3⁄4 cup (111 g) frozen blueberries
  • 1⁄2 fresh or frozen banana, peeled
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons hemp seeds
  • 1 tablespoon almond or cashew butter
  • 1 cup (240 ml) almond milk


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until




This recipe was republished with permission from the publisher and comes from the cookbook The Smoothie Project, by Catherine McCord.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 455Total Fat: 24gTrans Fat: 0gCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 8gProtein: 17g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by Nutritionix. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee accuracy. If your health depends on nutrition information, please calculate again with your favorite calculator.