Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Blueberry Banana Smoothie + Video

My blueberry banana smoothie is creamy, healthy, and delicious. Blend up this easy fruit smoothie recipe for breakfast, dessert, or whenever!

I really can’t get enough smoothies in my diet. Not only are they delicious, but they’re a great way to get some much needed nutrients and energy boosters into your system. And did I mention they’re delicious?

Blueberry Banana Smoothie

My blueberry and banana smoothie stands out among the millions of other fruit smoothie recipes out there for a few reasons.

For starters, it’s gorgeous to look at. But aside from that, because it's a milk smoothie, it has the perfect blend of icy and creamy that keeps this drink from being too thick or heavy. With a dollop of honey, you get extra nutrients plus a floral sweetness that’s absolutely heavenly.

I have so many other frozen sweets that I can’t wait for you to try! My pomegranate, orange, and mango shake recipes are super quick and tasty. And, of course, nutritious.

And for one that’s not-so-nutritious, check out this impossibly good Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup blender recipe (and 10 others)!
 
Watch the video in this post to see us make this smoothie from start to finish!

blueberry banana smoothie in a glass

Recipe Tips and Tricks

  • Make this dairy free.
    Any plant based alternative, such as oat or almond milk, will work just as well in this recipe.

  • A low-carb option.
    You can leave out the honey if you want to lower the number of carbs in your drink. The bananas and blueberries are pretty sweet, so this shake will stay tasty!

  • Save those brown bananas!
    Overripe bananas are perfect for smoothies. Once they get just a bit too mushy to eat on their own, chop them up and freeze them for your next shake craving. Just don’t use chunks that are too large, or you might burn out your blender.
  • Always opt for frozen fruit.
    You might be surprised to learn that frozen fruit tends to be more nutritious than fresh. Why? Because it’s picked at peak ripeness! Aside from that, the frozen texture is just so refreshing in a shake. 
  • Want an even thicker blueberry banana shake?
    That’s always what I prefer! I call this a shake, but it's made with milk, not ice cream.

    You can throw in some yogurt to thicken things up, or use a little less milk. You can also use a bit more banana than the recipe calls for, which will make the drink even creamier. 

 

fruit smoothie recipe ingredients

Kitchen Tools You Will Need
  • Blender - With these icy ingredients, you’ll really want a great blender! This one works great and will suit all of your future milkshake needs.
  • A sturdy silicone spatula can be used to scrape down the sides when blending, plus get out every last drop of your drink!
blueberry banana smoothie in a blender


Blueberry Banana Smoothie FAQ

Do you have to use frozen bananas in a fruit smoothies?

You certainly don’t have to! However, I do recommend it. They’re actually a bit sweeter when they're frozen, and they help to thicken the mixture.

Fresh bananas have their own charm, of course. They’re a tad bit creamier and are much easier to blend. But you will notice that difference in taste and texture.

fruit smoothie recipe in a blender

Can I substitute yogurt for milk in a fruit smoothie recipe?

Yes - sort of. Your blueberry and banana smoothie will be much thicker and creamier. You’ll still want to add a splash or two of milk to thin things out. You don’t want to have to use a spoon to eat it, after all!

blueberry banana smoothies on a white table

Enjoy!

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Yield: 4 (Makes Approximately 72 Ounces)
Author: Donna Elick
Blueberry Banana Smoothie

Blueberry Banana Smoothie

My blueberry banana smoothie is creamy, healthy, and delicious. Blend up this easy fruit smoothie recipe for breakfast, dessert, or whenever!
Prep time: 5 MinTotal time: 5 Min

Ingredients

  • 3 large bananas, frozen
  • 2 cups blueberries, frozen
  • 2 cups milk, divided
  • 2 tablespoons good honey

Instructions

  1. In a blender process bananas until they break down to pea size pieces of frozen banana, add 1 cup milk and blend until combined. You may need to scrape down a few times.
  2. Add blueberries and remaining 1 cup of milk and process until thick and creamy.
  3. Add honey and spin it a few times to combine.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

blueberry banana smoothie closeup

Originally published March 2012, updated and republished March 2022

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25 comments:

  1. i adore blending frozen bananas. tastes like ice cream, doesn't it? i love the combination of blueberry and banana too. Thank you SO much for the shout out on facebook! loving your blog more and more everyday. :)

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    1. The perfect dessert to cure those summer cravings!
      smoothie recipes

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  2. This is one of our favorites as well. Have a fabulous day!

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  3. Do I have to use frozen bananas, would fresh not work?

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    1. I make this fresh with diet green tea with citrus I add ice vanilla protein and yogurt (no milk)

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    2. I froze fresh banana pieces worked great

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  4. I take it this means your off the sweet wagon? ;) LOL! This looks fabulous! We love blending up fruit for smoothies.

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    1. Well Dee, its like this... My wagon and I have a love hate relationship. Right now, we are madly deeply in love. I am rebuilding it with reinforced steel sides. Hopefully, that will keep me from jumping off of it. : ) My scale and I are at odds, so some balance is in order.

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  5. Can I just say how much I love this straw?! Totally takes me back to childhood :)

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  6. Cold...Creamy...and Delicious! I love that twisty straw...I haven't drank from one in ages.

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  7. Beautiful shake, smoothie, breakfast - whatever! I want one :) I could add some protein powder to this and be ready for the day. Yummmy

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  8. This shake sounds do refreshing! And of course very healthy :D
    By the way your twisty straw is genius - I have gone much too long without using one :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  9. I have really enjoyed making smoothies lately, but I have been adding ice to make it cold. What a great idea to use frozen bananas! Oh, and the color of this smoothie is just beautiful!

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  10. Beautiful color! I want to make one now haha! =D

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  11. I LOVE BLUEBERRYS... PIE..MILKSHAKE...CHEESECAKE...MUFFINS. BLUEBERRYY!!!

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  12. just bought some almond milk, think I will substitute lowfat milk with this and give it a try

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  13. Oh my, I love the color! Talk about eating with our eyes.

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  14. Hello, I work for a blueberry nursery and we're looking for blueberry recipes to share on our blog! May we share a photo and link to your blog from our blog? Please let me know, thank you!

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  15. Can I substitute greek yogurt for the milk?

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  16. when I go to the store and they have fruits on special I buy lots of them I clean them and separate them in snack Ziploc bags and freeze them. This way they are ready any time I want smoothies.

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  17. Just got a breast cancer diagnosis and a new Ninja for my birthday so the recipe appeals for many reasons. Do you know how many calories per serving, please? Thanks for the recipe - I am anxious to give it a go! Wanda

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  18. Looks yummy. I am counting calories, can you tell me how many in this smoothie?

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  19. I made it a few days ago (though with a little less apple juice, as I like a thicker smoothie). Delicious! I have already bought more blueberries and cucumber for the next one!

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