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Blueberry Kefir Smoothie Flavoured with Rose & Good for Your Gut

Blueberry Kefir Smoothie Flavoured with Rose

Smoothie, Vacuum Blender | 12th July 2018 | By

An easy-to-make fruity summery smoothie with floral notes. It’s both delicious and nutritious. You need this blueberry kefir smoothie to give yourself a lift and a bit of a treat.

Kefir smoothies are my go to weekday breakfast. They’re super healthy and keep me going happily until lunchtime. Kefir is incredibly good for your gut.

Blueberry Kefir Smoothie

I do like a healthy start to the day, even if things go downhill later on. Green smoothies made with fresh leaves are my favourite. I usually add a banana to sweeten things up a bit, but that’s generally the only fruit I use. However this blueberry kefir smoothie is a fruit smoothie and I wanted the flavour of the blueberries to shine through. I find bananas can muddle the taste sometimes. So, no banana was used in the making of this smoothie.  Instead I added an apple for sweetness.

There are only six ingredients needed for this blueberry kefir smoothie, although you can add a teaspoon or two of your favourite superfood powders if you like. Just make sure they’re not green ones or you’ll end up with an unappetising brown drink instead of a vibrant purple one. Rose syrup is easy to make and adds a wonderful floral accent to fruit smoothies, bakes and desserts.

I use organic milk to make my kefir, but you can use a dairy free alternative or even water kefir if you are vegan or have a dairy intolerance. Find out what kefir is and how to make it by following this link.

Blueberry Kefir Smoothie

To make this blueberry kefir smoothie, you’ll need

  • A power blender
  • milk kefir (dairy or vegan)
  • blueberries
  • apple
  • rose syrup (can use rose extract instead)
  • chia seeds (or linseeds)
  • rolled oats

Optimum Vac2 Air Vacuum Blender

I used the Optimum Vac2 Air Vacuum Blender to make this blueberry kefir smoothie. It’s a fantastic machine which blends in seconds and has a marvellous vacuum function that helps to keep fruit and veg from oxidising, thus retaining more of their vital nutrients. If you’re interested, you can read all about it in my Optimum Vac2 review. For other recipes using this fab machine take a look at my Full on Froothie page.

Optimum Vac2 Air Vacuum Blender

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Blueberry Kefir Smoothie – The Recipe

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Blueberry Kefir Smoothie

An easy-to-make fruity summery smoothie with floral notes. It's both delicious and nutritious and just what you need to give yourself a lift and a bit of a treat.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time6 mins
Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine: British
Keyword: blueberries, kefir, rose, smoothie
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 198kcal



  • 750 ml kefir
  • 200 g blueberries
  • 1 apple
  • 1 tbsp rose syrup or 3 drops Holy Lama Rose Drops for a no-sugar alternative
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp rolled oats
  • Your choice of superfood powders - optional. I added 1 heaped tsp baobab and 1 heaped tsp purple corn powder


  • Place all ingredients into a power blender and blitz for around 30 to 90 seconds, depending on what blender you're using. For the Optimum Vac2 Air Vacuum Blender, use the vacuum function followed by the smoothie function.
  • Pour into glasses and enjoy.


Can serve 4 to 8 people, depending on what size glasses you use.
Will easily keep for 48 hours in the fridge without separating if the vacuum function is used.
Please note: calories and other nutritional information are per serving. They're approximate and will depend on exact ingredients used.


Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 87mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 436IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 253mg | Iron: 1mg


I’m sharing my blueberry kefir smoothie with a hint of rose to the following linkies: #CookBlogShare hosted by Recipes Made Easy and #CookOnceEatTwice hosted by Searching for Spice.

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  1. Cathy @ Planet Veggie

    12th July 2018 at 4:59 pm

    I love smoothies for breakfast (and most lunches at the moment, too). Now I’m going to follow your link and learn about kefir 🙂

    • Choclette

      16th July 2018 at 11:14 am

      Kefir is brilliant stuff. We make it with dairy milk, but I understand it can be made with vegan milks too.

  2. Diana

    12th July 2018 at 5:07 pm

    I love kefir and this smoothie sounds very healthy and delicious!

    • Choclette

      16th July 2018 at 11:15 am

      Thanks Diana. I’m just about to make another one 😀

  3. Ceri Jones

    12th July 2018 at 8:26 pm

    I love kefir! I’m not often a smoothie drinker, but have found when its been hot its something I crave. Will give it a go! A gorgeous colour!

    • Choclette

      16th July 2018 at 11:12 am

      I don’t think I’d ever had a smoothie until I got my first Froothie blender. We used to drink a small glass of kefir neat each morning instead. But I’m now addicted to smoothies, they’re such a good way of getting in a lot of nutrients early in the day.

  4. Helen @

    12th July 2018 at 11:11 pm

    This looks gorgeous – such a beautiful colour. I’ve been planning to eat (drink) more kefir and this looks like a delicious way to do it.

    • Choclette

      16th July 2018 at 11:10 am

      We consume most of our kefir in the form of smoothies. It makes it so easy as well as delicious.

  5. Heidi Roberts

    14th July 2018 at 9:05 pm

    I just bought a big box of blueberries in the market for loads of kefir smoothies!

    • Choclette

      16th July 2018 at 11:07 am

      Oh you found some kefir grains Heidi. I’m so pleased.

  6. Jacqui | Recipes Made Easy

    15th July 2018 at 5:34 pm

    Have to confess to not having tried Kafir yet. This does sound delicious though maybe now is the time! Thank you for linking to #CookBlogShare

    • Choclette

      16th July 2018 at 11:03 am

      Kefir is the sort of thing that once you get used to it, you wouldn’t be without it.

  7. Corina Blum

    17th July 2018 at 11:00 am

    I still haven’t tried kefir but this does sound like a gorgeous summery smoothie! Thanks for sharing with #CookOnceEatTwice

    • Choclette

      18th July 2018 at 11:02 am

      Thanks Corina. Kefir has become so much a part of our life over the last 20 years, life would seem a bit strange without it now.

  8. Nico @ yumsome

    17th July 2018 at 12:08 pm

    I’ve only ever tried kefir once (again, in Thailand!) – it was locally-made from coconut water. I wasn’t impressed, TBH.

    We sell bottles of it at work, and I’m now thinking that since your smoothie looks so lovely, I’m going to grab a bottle, and use it in a smoothie. What a great idea – thank you for the inspiration! Definitely going to make your recipe first, before venturing into uncharted territory! xx

    • Choclette

      18th July 2018 at 11:00 am

      Well, I’ve only every tried milk kefir made with dairy milk and water kefir made with water, so I can’t vouch for a coconut version. But water kefir can be really good (when you get it right), especially in the summer. It creates it’s own natural fizz and you can add ginger or fruit to flavour it.


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