Blueberry Banana Smoothie + Video

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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!

titled (shown in tall drinking glass with straw): blueberry banana smoothie

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?

bowls of fresh berries and bananas next to honey and milk

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.

I have so many other frozen sweets that I can’t wait for you to try! My pomegranate, banana-orange, and mango smoothie recipes are super quick and tasty.

And, of course, nutritious.

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!
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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.
blended blueberry banana smoothie in blender

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.
two blueberry breakfast smoothies side by side

Blueberry Banana Smoothie FAQ

Do you have to use frozen bananas in 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.

What is the difference between a milkshake vs. smoothie?

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.

Should you use ice in a smoothie?

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.

Enjoy!
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blueberry banana smoothie in glass with straw and fruit garnish

fruit smoothie in glass with blueberries and bananas

Blueberry Banana Smoothie + Video

Donna Elick
A Blueberry Banana Smoothie is creamy, healthy and delicious. This easy fruit smoothie recipe is great for breakfast, lunch, or a snack!
5 stars from 1 review
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Drink
Cuisine American
Method Blender
Servings 4

Ingredients
 

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

Instructions
 

  • 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!

Video

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 238cal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 49mg | Sugar: 34g | Fiber: 4g | Calcium: 160mg | Iron: 1mg

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.

Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
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Originally published March 2012, updated and republished January 2023

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26 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. 🙂

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

    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.

  3. Can I just say how much I love this straw?! Totally takes me back to childhood 🙂

  4. Beautiful shake, smoothie, breakfast – whatever! I want one 🙂 I could add some protein powder to this and be ready for the day. Yummmy

  5. This shake sounds do refreshing! And of course very healthy 😀
    By the way your twisty straw is genius – I have gone much too long without using one 🙂

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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!

  11. 5 stars
    Smoothies are my go-to in the summer but i get sick of the flavors easily. I love this berry smoothie because it’s got all my favorites in it!

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