Anti-Inflammatory Blueberry Smoothie

Starting your day with a fresh glass of blueberry smoothie will help boost your vitamins and mineral levels like crazy! Also, blueberries are rich in antioxidants which makes them perfect for reducing inflammation, plus they also help improve your memory! Here’s my copycat anti-inflammatory blueberry smoothie recipe!

Okay so just a quick tip, you will need to change your diet and lifestyle to rid your body of inflammation. I was able to reduce my C-reactive protein levels (inflammation markers) to below normal in just 2 weeks by doing this diet.

I also did a lot of walking too which helped me lose over 40 pounds in just 3 months so I definitely recommend a complete mindset overhaul for combating inflammation.

Anti-Inflammatory Blueberry Smoothie

Anti-Inflammatory Blueberry Smoothie

Did you know that just 1 cup of blueberries contains over 13,000 antioxidants? Yes, you heard that right! Blueberry is a superfruit that is also an excellent source of potassium, vitamin C, manganese, and vitamin K. 

Adding this fruit to your diet regularly can help improve blood circulation and muscle function, and boost your immune response to free radicals and toxins.

Anti-inflammatory Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

This blueberry smoothie yields 1 serving and takes around 5 minutes to make.

Blueberry Smoothie Ingredients:

  • 1 large banana (frozen or fresh) 
  • 1 cup of blueberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1 cup of baby spinach (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 teaspoon of almond butter (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of maca powder (completely optional)

How To Make Blueberry Smoothie

To make your blueberry smoothie, simply add all of the ingredients above into a blender and blend until smooth. If the smoothie is too thick, add in more almond milk or water until you have the right consistency.

Blueberry Smoothie Nutrition Facts

Each serving of this anti-inflammatory blueberry smoothie contains 382 calories, 10.2 grams of total fat, 0.9 grams of saturated fat, 27 mg sodium, 62.9 grams of carbohydrates, 11.7 grams of dietary fiber, 36 grams of sugar, 8 grams of protein, 69 mg of calcium, 7 mg of iron and 1026 mg of potassium.

Try this Anti-Inflammatory Raspberry Smoothie

Are Blueberries Anti-Inflammatory?

Yes, all berries are anti-inflammatory but blueberries take the winning prize when it comes to reducing inflammation in the body. That’s because blueberries contain more antioxidants than other berries. 

These flavonoids help regulate your immune system and have been shown to reduce chronic inflammation in the body. Try this turmeric smoothie | assorted berry smoothie recipe. or this pineapple mango smoothie for inflammation.

How This Blueberry Smoothie Reduces Inflammation

Blueberries contain vitamin C which is an amazing antioxidant that helps protect our cells from damage by free radicals and toxins.

Blueberries also contain an antioxidant called anthocyanins which helps protect the body against tumors, inflammation, diabetes, heart problems, and so much more.

According to WebMD, cinnamon contains an active ingredient called cinnamaldehyde that helps reduce the inflammatory response in the body.

The cayenne pepper used in this recipe is not just to spice things up, it actually there to help reduce inflammation due to an antioxidant called capsaicinoids.

Finally, the last ingredient that makes this blueberry smoothie anti-inflammatory is almond milk! You see, almond milk has a good amount of vitamin E, just 1 cup yields 10 milligrams of vitamin E which amounts to 50% DV.

Vitamin E is a very powerful antioxidant that helps reduce stress and inflammation in the body.

Read Next: Anti-Inflammatory Soups or this Green Smoothie For Inflammation | Banana Smoothie For Inflammation


Blueberries are amazing and you can never go wrong by adding them to your diet regularly. If you liked this post, please share it and leave me a comment below. You can also find me on Pinterest for more awesome posts and recipes.

Anti-Inflammatory Blueberry Smoothie


  1. Recently starting making this smoothie and have become obsessed with it. I start every morning with it and not only is it delicious but quite filling. Thank you for sharing a great healthy option that tastes great.

    1. Wow! It’s comments like these that makes me do what I do, I am soo glad you liked it and thank you soo much for taking the time to leave an awesome review.

  2. With incorporating your posted diet, how does this smoothie fit in, or do you only drink this when NOT doing that diet?

    1. Hi Steph, sorry for the late reply, I do drink the smoothie while on and off the diet. When I am on the diet, I just swap the green morning smoothie for this blueberry smoothie at least twice a week so that I don’t get sick of the green smoothie. You can also have the smoothie as a mid-morning snack but keep the calories in mind. With that being said, feel free to make and drink this smoothie whenever you choose, its really healthy.

  3. Just made this smoothie. I added in my protein powder and collagen and some colostrum powder. The cayenne really burns the throat. Next time I might not add in a whole 1/4 tsp. Left the banana out because I don’t have any on hand right now. It was really good. I was drinking smoothies every day for months then got out of doing that. It helped me lose weight, but after I stopped in slowly crept back on. I’m going to get back into drinking them. Thanks for the recipe.

    1. I am soo glad you tried the recipe and liked it. I am also happy that you took the time to leave a comment, thank you soo much. I’ve had the same problem since I was a teen, I follow diet, lose weight and when I stop, the weight just keeps on piling back on. After years of this, I found out that my main problem was too much screen time. The more I sat at the computer, the more weight I was gaining so I started taking 1 hour walks daily and it really helped. Even when I am not dieting, my body burns fat because now I have enough muscle mass. So my point is, try incorporating any type of workout in your daily routine and it may help you keep the weight off. Please don’t be a stranger and stay awesome.

      1. Thanks for replying. I do short workouts five days a week and go on daily walks. This winter in Minnesota is weird because where I am we’ve only had 7 inches of snow all winter and warm temps in January and February. It’s great for walking. I also have hypothyroidism for 17 years so that doesn’t always help with the weight either.

        1. Hi Mary, I am so sorry to hear that! I did get my thyroids checked a few times because I thought it was causing my slow weight loss but it turned out, I was in the clear. During that time, I did a lot of research and learned that getting enough sleep, staying hydrated, following a special diet, eating more fiber helps. Also, low impact aerobic exercises, such as walking or swimming or yoga and Pilates are great for losing weight if you have hypothyroidism.

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