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Lemon-Thyme Blueberry Smoothie

It is so damn hot here that we’ve contemplated farming naked. Seriously.

The weather forecast doesn’t look promising. I cried after seeing there is a possibility of triple digits in the next few days. I even threatened Taylor that I was quitting the farm life so I could work in an office with air conditioning. Extreme heat, paired with a jam-packed harvest and seeding schedule is a toxic combination.

This smoothie recipe is the only positive thing I have to share with you today. You can blame the heat stroke! This tasty treat is refreshing and in our case-a true life savor.

We traded veggies at the farmers market for a ton of organic blueberries. They are so stinking good that we’ve eaten most of them straight out of pints. However, I knew I wanted to freeze a few to toss into a smoothie and this recipe is a new favorite.  Don’t let the addition of fresh thyme scare you. I’ve been a huge fan of throwing fresh herbs into sweet things recently and this flavor combination works really well.

If you’re suffering from heat exhaustion I’ve got the perfect remedy. Grab a straw and enjoy this refreshing treat. Cheers.

Lemon-Thyme Blueberry Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 mins.    Cook Time: 0 mins.    Serves: 2

  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 a lemon, juiced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh thyme, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk (homemade preferred)


  1. Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and whirl away.


*Use this recipe as a guide. *Adjust measurements and ingredients as necessary *Taste test as you go

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12 thoughts on “Lemon-Thyme Blueberry Smoothie

  1. Carol says:

    Oh no, wish I could send you a nice cool breeze… Thanks for taking the time to share your creative recipes and adventures – you’re an inspiration!

  2. That looks awesome! Love the unique flavors, thyme sounds like a great addition. 🙂

  3. Jean says:

    Sounds yummy — just may have it for breakfast. Wishing you many cool breezes.

  4. I hope this keeps you cool! Love the thyme and blueberry pairing, perfect summer smoothie!

  5. Julia says:

    You are the smoothie queen, my love! I’ve never used thyme in a smoothie and I bet it’s wonderful! Need this for all the breakfasts!

  6. It’s chilly here where I live at the moment, wish we could split the difference and make both of us more comfortable! These smoothies look delicious, and I love the addition of thyme. It works so perfectly with the lemon and blueberries.
    Hope you find a shady spot to rest in between your busy hours 🙂

  7. “This smoothie recipe is the only positive thing I have to share with you today” – you crack me up! That’s how I’ve felt lately, too. I was actually under the weather all weekend because of how hot it is here! And that’s WITH working in an air-conditioned office 🙂 Hope you have cooler temps and lots of smoothies in your future!

  8. I’m sorry you’ve had to suffer in the heat lately. It’s weird that y’all are north of us and it’s hotter there than it is here.
    I’ll keep my fingers crossed for a cold front but in the meantime I’m glad you’ve got these smoothies to cool you off. I’m really intrigued by the addition of thyme!

  9. Brooke says:

    We just headed back to Seattle today after a hot week in Parkdale. We weren’t farming and we were still roasting so I can only imagine your plight! It’s going to be in the 90s in Seattle this week, so this smoothie is going in the blender tomorrow!

    1. Andrea says:

      Next time your in Parkdale you’re going to have to swing into the farm and say hi! I hope you enjoy this smoothie as much as we do. XO

  10. Oh this looks so refreshing! And what a creative way to enjoy those blueberries! I hope relief will come soon from that dreaded heat. Until then, at least you have these wonderful smoothies to cool off with. Thanks for the recipe and beautiful photography! I can’t wait to try this one! Pinned.

  11. Genette says:

    AMAZING! This is pure sunshine, puppies, tiny babies and everything that make you smile and grateful – Thank you for making my day!

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