Wild Blueberry Bliss Smoothie + More Banana-Free Smoothie Recipes


I recently had the opportunity to tour wild blueberry barrens in Maine, and have since become enamored with these wholesome little fruits. Currently, one of my favorite ways to enjoy them is in this wild blueberry bliss smoothie, which I’ve also dubbed as a fantastic “Back to School” beverage.

Wild Blueberry Bliss Smoothie (dubbed my "Back to School" recipe!) + More Dairy-Free, Banana-Free Smoothie Recipes

Wild blueberries are packed with more of the good stuff than cultivated blueberries (antioxidants, fiber and flavor!). Also, because they’re more delicate, they’re always frozen (locking in the nutrition within 24 hours of harvest) and available year round.

In the past, I tossed blueberries into banana smoothies for a little burst of berry flavor and to mask the color of greens. But they still tasted like banana smoothies. I wanted a smoothie where wild blueberries were the highlight, so I omitted the over-powering ripe banana and tested other complimentary flavors. I soon discovered that So Delicious Almondmilk, almond butter, dates, and cinnamon enrich the natural taste and consistency of wild blueberries. They also add balanced nutrition and fall flair for a wild blueberry bliss smoothie that is worthy of busy morning breakfasts.

Wild Blueberry Bliss Smoothie (dubbed my "Back to School" recipe!) + More Dairy-Free, Banana-Free Smoothie Recipes

20 Banana-Free Smoothie Recipes

I know how many of you want or need banana-free smoothies. Therefore I thought I would include a little round-up of dairy-free, banana-free smoothie recipes. They all happen to be vegan, plant-based, and gluten-free, and many are also allergy-friendly.

  1. Mango Melba Smoothies
  2. Pumpkin Frappuccino
  3. Apple Pie a La Mode Smoothies
  4. Cherry Blossom Smoothies
  5. Eat Dirt Chocolate Protein Shakes
  6. Brain-Boosting Blueberry Smoothie
  7. So Berry Vanilla Protein Shake
  8. Peach Chai Smoothie
  9. Tangerine Mango Tango Lassi
  10. Tutti Frutti Rainbow Smoothie
  11. Papaya Mango Milkshake with Fresh Raspberry Puree
  12. Light Bright Lemon Smoothie
  13. Coconut Mango Strawberry Smoothies
  14. Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie
  15. Creamy Citrus Cooler
  16. Frosty Pineapple Coconut Smoothie
  17. Sunrise Super Smoothies
  18. Minty Matcha Smoothie
  19. Peach Raspberry Crumble Shake
  20. Wild Blueberry Bliss Smoothie (recipe below!)

20 Banana-Free Smoothie Recipes including my "Back to School" Wild Blueberry Bliss SmoothieThis post is sponsored by So Delicious Dairy Free, the makers of my go-to unsweetened almond milk beverage for smoothies! The opinions written here are my own, and so are the recipe and photos for this scrumptious wild blueberry bliss smoothie.

Special Diet Notes: Wild Blueberry Bliss Smoothie

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, vegetarian, and optionally paleo.

For a nut-free wild blueberry bliss smoothie, you can swap in sunflower seed butter for the almond butter and coconut milk beverage for the almond milk.

Wild Blueberry Bliss Smoothie
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Almond milk and almond butter pair wonderfully with wild blueberries in this sippable smoothie. They have complimentary flavors and round out the nutrition with healthy fats, protein, vitamins and minerals.
Serves: 1 big smoothie or 2 small
  1. Pour half of the almond milk into your blender and add the dates, almond butter, cinnamon, and spinach leaves. Blend the ingredients until smooth.
  2. Add the wild blueberries and the remaining almond milk and blend until the beverage is smooth and lightly creamy.
*If your dates are not nice and soft, let them soak in the almond milk for 10 minutes or so before blending.
Wild Blueberry Bliss Smoothie (dubbed my "Back to School" recipe!) + More Dairy-Free, Banana-Free Smoothie Recipes

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. Blueberries are my #1 add in for smoothies, they give so much sweetness naturally! I had to laugh to and LOVE this post because I absolutely hate bananas and seeing this roundup of all banana-less smoothies made my day!

  2. Well, it would be the end of the world if we ran out of bananas. But sometimes we do and I try to make a smoothie every morning … so I will keep this post in my back pocket!

    • Agreed. I’m trying to enjoy a new banana-free blend each week to keep things interesting, if nothing else. But they do keep talking about the Cavendish bananas coming to an end in the relatively near future, so practicing ideas now certainly doesn’t hurt 🙂

  3. Wish I would have found this years ago. For awhile my son tested positive to bananas, and it was SO HARD to find banana-free smoothie recipes. Great idea!

    • I add cinnamon to smoothies often, but always make sure there is a little salt (even a pinch) to heighten the flavor. I’ve seen people excessively use cinnamon in smoothies (which isn’t always a good thing!) to try to get that cinnamon flavor. A little salt brings it out and balances things.

  4. So totally funny, but the first thing I thought of when seeing this is Brandi and how much she hates bananas! She will LOVE this post! LOLOL! Blueberries in smoothies are amazing! I love that dash of cinnamon, so yummy! Perfect snack for my kiddos!!

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