February 7, 2013 | 26 Comments
Blueberry Cobbler Smoothie…and a Giveaway!

I can’t tell you how excited I am to share this recipe. It’s just so good. I started out planning to share my blueberry-banana smoothie recipe, but it just sounded kind of blah and unoriginal. It’s delicious, but I know you don’t need any help from me to make one. So, I stood in front of my spice rack, spinning it back and forth. Cinnamon? Nutmeg? Hmmm…sounds odd in a smoothie, but that’s what I’d use in a blueberry cobbler. For some reassurance, I flipped open my new favorite book, The Flavor Bible. (I love it so much, I’ve included it in my first post about things I love!) I quickly found the blueberry page and my thoughts were confirmed right there in black and white. Cinnamon and nutmeg really do go well with blueberries, in fact, one chef mentions that cinnamon actually intensifies the flavor of the blueberry. One sip is really all you need to get it. It really is exactly like a blueberry cobbler…in a glass.

We are (self-proclaimed) smoothie aficionados in my house. We make a lot of them, but the thing is…it usually resembles a comedy act. Run the blender, turn it off. Shake the blender, run the blender. Run the blender and shake the blender. Turn it off. Stir it up. Run the blender and stir it up. Lose a spoon. You know what I’m talking about. Sigh. One of these days, I’ll need to upgrade to a proper blender. In the meantime…I think the consistency of this smoothie is perfect and the proportions are just right to create a thick and rich texture, but not so thick that you’ll have a replay of the above nonsense.


Blueberry Cobbler Smoothie

1 cup frozen blueberries
1  banana (you can use a frozen one if you’ve got time to fight with your blender)
3/4 cup almond milk
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon golden flaxseed meal
1/2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
just a pinch of nutmeg

Throw it all in the blender. Blend on high until completely smooth. Enjoy. Come back and tell me how much you love me. :D

Makes 1 large smoothie or 2 small


For a chance to win your own copy of The Flavor Bible by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg, see my Things I Love page and click on The Flavor Bible!

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26 thoughts on “Blueberry Cobbler Smoothie…and a Giveaway!

    1. Caroline Hurley Post author

      Sorry, Pattie. I just added that info to the recipe now. It will make one large smoothie or two smaller portions. Personally, I tend to drink the whole thing myself! ;)

  1. Shelley

    I made this with fresh blueberries, frozen banana, a little extra lemon juice, milled chia seeds instead of flax and agave nectar. It’s delicious! It really does taste like cobbler!

  2. Angela

    This was very yummy. I usually add protein powder to my smoothies in the morning, but I made this as the recipe directed. I did find a lump in honey in the bottom of my glass. Not sure why it didn’t blend better. Thanks!

    1. Caroline Hurley Post author

      I’m so glad you liked this, Angela! So glad it works well with your protein powder. I’m not sure why your honey didn’t blend in. That’s unusual. Maybe blend a bit longer and see if that helps. Thanks so much for letting me know!

  3. Jessica

    Just tried this out but subbed blackberries for the blueberries and a little lime instead of lemon and it was yumm! Whole family enjoyed it. :)

  4. Jessie Weaver

    I saw this on Pinterest yesterday and I can’t wait to try it! I’ve made a cran-raspberry smoothie with cinnamon before and my tastebuds were so happy. It adds such a nice complexity!

    1. Caroline

      Hi Pamela! I’ve never tried adding spinach to this one, but I will say, I’ve added it to most of my smoothies and it goes pretty much undetected! Spinach’s flavor is so mild, it’s usually overpowered by all of the other flavors. If you give it a try, let me know how you like it! You’ve sparked my interest…I may whip one up tomorrow morning! :D

  5. blender dude

    Caroline, this looks awesome. Very creative, pairing the nutmeg and cinnamon with blueberries. Would love to share the recipe on my site – and credit you, of course!

  6. Morgan

    Found your blog through FoodGawker and I have to say I am in love. Beautiful styling and I am loving this recipe. I am a huge fan of smoothies for breakfast, so this looks like it’s going on my “to make” list. Thanks for sharing :)

    1. Caroline

      Morgan, you just put a huge smile on my face! You are so sweet! And I have to say, I just took a peek at your site…it’s really beautiful. I love your photography! I love smoothies for breakfast too…this one is like a treat! Thanks so much for taking the time to write!

  7. Rose Csik

    You know how much I love these smoothies. Can’t wait to try this one!

    As for a blender…I have a Ninja and absoultly swear by it. No stop & stir required:)

    1. Glenda

      I just happened to have some blueberries in the fridge…gotta love em…I had my kitchen aid for many years, I’ve had to work on it at times…wore out the spinner thing on it..thank god I can find parts for it..it still works..this is the best blueberry cobbler without a cobler I ever had..thanks for the recipe.


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