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.
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.
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!
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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.
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!
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- 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 March 2022.
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