My Blueberry Banana Smoothie is so creamy and delicious, plus healthy to boot! Learn how to create the best banana berry smoothie, easy ways to customize this fruit smoothie recipe, plus the difference between a milkshake vs. smoothie — it’s just one simple ingredient!
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 banana and blueberry 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, 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.
Ingredient Notes and Substitutions
It doesn’t get much simpler than frozen bananas and blueberries, milk, and some honey for extra sweetness.
However, you can easily use this banana berry smoothie recipe as a base to create your own customized drink!
- Add Some Protein: Greek yogurt or peanut butter will give you an extra boost for the day — plus, either will make your banana blueberry smoothie thicker and creamier.
A scoop of protein powder will do the trick as well.
- Get In Your Greens: Fresh spinach leaves can be added to just about any smoothie recipe! While they will change the final hue, they won’t affect the flavor at all.
- Boost The Nutrients: Hemp seeds boast a long list of vitamins and minerals, and flaxmeal (ground flax seeds) provides plenty of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.
Add up to a tablespoon of either — or a combo of both!
Banana Berry Smoothie 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.
- Want an even thicker blueberry banana smoothie? That’s always what I prefer! 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.
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 smoothie or milkshake needs.
- A sturdy silicone spatula can be used to scrape down the sides when blending, plus get out every last drop of your blueberry banana smoothie!
More Ways To Customize Your Banana Blueberry Smoothie
- Swap Out The Fruit. Instead of blueberries, substitute frozen strawberries, cherries, or a mixed berry blend.
Or, use frozen mangoes or pineapple in place of the bananas.
- Try A Smoothie Bowl. Blend up an extra thick version of this banana blueberry smoothie, then pour it into a bowl.
Top with your choice of granola, chopped nuts, fresh fruit, or chocolate chunks, then eat it with a spoon.
- Make Popsicles! For an even more refreshing treat, pour your banana and blueberry smoothie into popsicle molds.
Your kids won’t know it’s not actually ice cream for breakfast.
Blueberry Banana Smoothie FAQ
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.
One ingredient — ice cream! Also, smoothies can be made with milk, juice, or even water as the liquid base. Milkshakes always use some form of milk as the liquid (hence the name), plus plenty of ice cream to make it frosty and creamy.
That all depends on your ingredients! Since my banana and blueberry smoothie recipe uses frozen fruit, there’s no need for ice — it gets nice and thick on its own.
Ice would be needed if you try to use fresh fruit, but it also waters down the flavor a bit.
With love, from our simple kitchen to yours.
Other Refreshing Blueberry Desserts
Blueberry Banana Smoothie + Video
- 3 large bananas, frozen
- 2 cups blueberries, frozen
- 2 cups milk, divided
- 2 tablespoons honey
- In a blender, process frozen bananas until they break down to pea size pieces. Add 1 cup milk and blend until combined. You may need to use a silicone spatula to scrape down the sides a few times.
- Add blueberries and remaining 1 cup of milk and process until thick and creamy.Add honey and spin it a few times to combine.
- Serve and enjoy!
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.
Originally published March 2012, updated and republished January 2023
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