Dairy Farmers of Canada

Dark and Gloomy Blueberry Smoothie

Our dietitians' favourite

This smoothie is not only rich in flavour, it’s rich in goodness! This gloomy colour smoothie, perfect for a spooky Halloween breakfast, is packed with blueberries, bananas, milk and a handful of spinach. Halloween, after all, is all about disguises!

  • Prep: 5 min - 10 min
Yields 2 - 3 servings
dark and gloomy blueberry smoothie


  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) milk
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) loosely packed fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup (250 mL) frozen blueberries
  • 1 banana peeled
  • ground cardamom or nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) pure maple syrup or to taste
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In a blender, combine milk, spinach, blueberries, banana, cardamom and maple syrup and blend until smooth. Add more maple syrup, if desired. Serve immediately.


Feel free to use frozen over-ripe bananas for this recipe. They lend the perfect sweetness and iciness to a smoothie.

 Maple syrup can be replaced with other sweeteners, such as honey or agave syrup.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 144 Calories
Protein: 5 g
Carbohydrate: 26 g
Fat: 3 g
Fibre: 2.8 g
Sodium: 67 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 16 % / 173 mg
Folate: 25 %
Vitamin A: 21 %
Vitamin B12: 30 %
Vitamin D: 26 %