A blueberry smoothie with gusto! This Daily Warrior copycat recipe features blueberries, peanut butter, spinach, and stevia. Perfect for a filling breakfast with protein and antioxidants.
Why You’ll Love it:
Another Smoothie King copycat recipe to kickstart your week! This blueberry smoothie is a homemade version of Smoothie King’s Daily Warrior.
It’s sweet with a punch of blueberry and subtle hint of peanut butter. It tastes just like the original, only better!
I love this Daily Warrior smoothie recipe, because it has a little of everything but tastes delicious!
It has antioxidants from the berries, protein from the peanut butter, and iron from the spinach. It’s a well rounded smoothie that’s ideal for breakfast or an afternoon pick-me-up.
Banana – A banana adds sweetness and creaminess! They’re also a good source of potassium, vitamin B6, and phytonutrients. For the best results, use a yellow, ripe banana. When a banana ripens, its starch converts to sugar, making it sweeter!
Peanut butter – For a boost of plant-based protein! The flavor is subtle, but pairs well with the blueberries.
Frozen blueberries – Blueberries are nutrient-dense and packed with health benefits! They’re considered a superfood and may help lower blood pressure and prevent heart disease. Be sure to use frozen blueberries to get the right texture!
Date – For added sweetness! Medjool dates are a fruit with a sweet, caramel-like flavor. Be sure to remove the pit first. You can soak it first in warm water to make it easier to blend.
Spinach – You won’t even taste the spinach! Dark leafy greens are rich in antioxidants and vitamins like iron, magnesium, and potassium. Baby spinach has a mild flavor and tender leaves that blend right into the background.
Apple juice – Juice provides plenty of sweetness! Apple juice won’t overpower the flavor of the blueberries.
Stevia – Smoothie King adds stevia to make it even sweeter. This is optional, but tastes delicious.
Ice – Smoothie King also uses ice in their smoothies. It gives the smoothie a frosty texture.
How to Make the Daily Warrior Smoothie:
This Daily Warrior smoothie recipe is SO simple! You will need a blender and the ingredients listed above.
Combine ingredients: In the pitcher of your blender, combine the banana, peanut butter, date, spinach, stevia, frozen blueberries, ice, and apple juice.
TIP: Place the softest ingredients closest to the blades! The blades will catch the softer ingredients and shouldn’t get stuck.
Blend: Start the blender on low speed, then increase the speed to high. Blend until smooth.
Taste: Taste the smoothie. If you love it, then you’re done! If not, adjust to your liking. Add more stevia for more sweetness. Or for a thinner smoothie, add a splash more juice, etc.
Serve: Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately!
- If possible, use a high-speed blender. A high-speed blender with a powerful motor will give you a smoother texture. I highly recommend a Vitamix, but a Ninja is a great budget-friendly option.
- Start the blender on low, especially when using a Vitamix. Doing so prevents the mixture from getting stuck and not moving. Once it’s moving, then increase the speed.
- Order matters. I always place the soft ingredients at the bottom. It’s easier on the blades, thus easier on the motor. You can at the liquid whenever you like. It sinks to the bottom anyway.
- Adjust the consistency as needed. Smoothies are easy to customize! For a thicker smoothie, add more ice or frozen blueberries. For a thinner one, add a splash more juice.
Smoothies are best enjoyed frosty and fresh! They only take 5 minutes to make, so I highly recommend making them when you plan to drink them.
That being said, you can make them up to 24 hours in advance. Just pour the smoothie into a vacuum insulated cup and refrigerate.
My favorite way to store smoothies is in popsicle form! It’s fun and it gives you smaller portion sizes. Pour the smoothie into popsicle molds, add popsicle sticks, and freeze overnight.
Smoothies are easy to customize! Here’s a few simple yet delicious variations:
- Nut butter – If you can’t have peanut butter, swap it with another nut butter like cashew or almond butter.
- Yogurt – For even more protein, add a scoop of Greek yogurt.
- Oats – For whole grains and a slight oatmeal flavor, add 1/4 cup of rolled oats.
- Chia seeds – Add a tablespoon of chia seeds for added texture and omega 3 fatty acids.
- Less sugar – For less sugar content, swap half of the apple juice with an unsweetened plant-based milk like almond milk.
Smoothie King Recipes:
- Smoothie King Pumpkin D-Lite Recipe
- Smoothie King Peanut Power Plus Recipe
- Smoothie King Banana Berry Treat Copycat
- Smoothie King Island Impact Recipe
Smoothie King Daily Warrior Recipe
- 1 banana peeled
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1 pitted medjool date chopped
- ½ cup baby spinach loosely packed
- 1 teaspoon stevia in the raw
- 1½ cups frozen blueberries
- 1 cup ice
- ¾ cup apple juice
- In the pitcher of your blender, combine the banana, peanut butter, date, spinach, stevia, frozen blueberries, ice, and apple juice.
- Start the blender on low speed, then increase the speed to high. Blend until smooth.
- Pour into two small glasses or one large glass. Enjoy immediately!