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A simple and healthy Banana Blueberry Smoothie is an easy breakfast or snack that the kids go crazy for! Made with fruit, Greek yogurt and milk, the quick and refreshing smoothie is full of good-for-you protein, fiber and nutrients. Perfect way to start the day!

Child's hand holding a banana blueberry smoothie in a glass

Frozen blueberries are a staple in our kitchen, so this morning blend is a simple treat year-round. That said, once blueberry season rolls around and my kids have picked more berries than we know what to do with, this Banana Blueberry Smoothie seems particularly fitting. Whether you use fresh or frozen blueberries, it’s a perfect way to take advantage of overripe bananas that are inevitably sitting on our counter!

Are smoothies good for you?

If you’re wondering which smoothies are good for weight loss, you’ll have to look at the ingredients. You can fill your glass with nourishing fruits, vegetables, vitamins and minerals, or you can purchase a store-bought smoothie that’s loaded with sugar, fat and calories.

This healthy smoothie recipe is perfect for almost any diet or nutritional goals because it can be adapted to suit your needs. Add nut butter for healthy fats, use vegan ingredients for a plant-based option, or throw in some spinach for an undetectable veggie boost!

Front shot of blueberry banana smoothie on a white surface with black background

How to make a Banana Blueberry Smoothie:

This truly could not be easier! You only need a handful of simple ingredients and about 5 minutes. Just don’t forget to freeze your fruit the night before — it’s the key to an icy cold, super-thick shake!

Ingredients:

  • Banana
  • Blueberries
  • Greek yogurt
  • Milk
  • Salt {maybe a surprise ingredient, but it just balances out the sweetness of the fruit — kind of like adding salt to cakes or cookies}
  • Ice cubes

Step 1: Freeze the Fruit!

One key to the thick, creamy texture of this smoothie is definitely the FROZEN banana and blueberries! Don’t skip that step! It’s a great way to use up overripe bananas, too.

When you have dark bananas on your counter, just peel them, slice them, and wrap them individually. Stick the sliced bananas into the freezer and pull them out as you need them. Similarly, you can freeze fresh blueberries in 1/2-cup portions, or you can purchase a bag of frozen blueberries at the store.

Step 2: Place all of the Ingredients in a Blender

Add the banana, blueberries, yogurt, milk, salt and ice cubes to the blender.

Banana Blueberry Smoothie ingredients in a blender

Step 3: Puree until Smooth

Blend until thick, creamy and smooth!

Overhead shot of banana blueberry smoothie in a blender

What to serve with a Banana Blueberry Smoothie:

Pair this smoothie with other satisfying breakfast options such as:

You can also make it a smoothie bowl by pouring the thick, creamy smoothie in a large bowl and topping the bowl with slices of fresh banana, fresh blueberries, granola, nuts and seeds.

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Health Benefits:

This recipe yields enough for two substantial servings. Each serving of banana blueberry smoothie includes 154 calories, 2 grams of fat, 29 grams of carbohydrates and 7.5 grams of protein. You get the vitamins and minerals from the two different kinds of fruit, the fiber from the fruit, and the protein and calcium from the yogurt and milk.

Cook’s Tips and Recipe Variations:

  • Using frozen fruit is the key to a thick, creamy smoothie. I like to slice overripe bananas, wrap them individually, and then stash them in the freezer to grab for smoothies whenever we need them.
  • You can start with fresh blueberries (and freeze them in 1/2-cup portions) or you can purchase a bag of unsweetened frozen blueberries in the freezer section at the grocery store.
  • Add a squeeze of lemon juice to the smoothie for a bright, fresh burst of flavor.
  • We use vanilla flavored Greek-style yogurt, but you can substitute with plain Greek yogurt to reduce the amount of sugar in the smoothie. If you’re using plain yogurt, I suggest adding a dash of vanilla extract for flavor, as well as a bit of honey or other sweetener of choice (if desired).
  • I use 2% milk in the smoothies because that’s what my boys prefer; however, you can substitute with any variety of milk or non-dairy milk alternative (such as almond milk).
  • Make a Banana Blueberry Spinach Smoothie by adding a handful of baby spinach leaves to the blender. It won’t change the taste of the smoothie, but it will add some great nutrients!
  • Prepare a Blueberry Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie by adding a tablespoon or two of peanut butter to the blender for staying power and healthy fats.
  • Make it a Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Smoothie by including a 1/4-cup of raw oats in the blender. It will thicken the drink, add fiber, and make it even more filling.
Overhead shot of banana blueberry smoothie with two straws

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Child's hand holding a banana blueberry smoothie in a glass

Banana Blueberry Smoothie

5 from 2 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
0 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 154.2 kcal
A simple and healthy Banana Blueberry Smoothie is an easy breakfast or snack that the kids go crazy for!

Ingredients
  

  • 1 banana, sliced and frozen
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • ½ cup (about 4 ounces) vanilla Greek-style yogurt
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3-4 ice cubes

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a blender. Process until thick and smooth. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • Using frozen fruit is the key to a thick, creamy smoothie. I like to slice overripe bananas, wrap them individually, and then stash them in the freezer to grab for smoothies whenever we need them.
  • You can start with fresh blueberries (and freeze them in 1/2-cup portions) or you can purchase a bag of unsweetened frozen blueberries in the freezer section at the grocery store.
  • Add a squeeze of lemon juice to the smoothie for a bright, fresh burst of flavor.
  • We use vanilla flavored Greek-style yogurt, but you can substitute with plain Greek yogurt to reduce the amount of sugar in the smoothie. If you’re using plain yogurt, I suggest adding a dash of vanilla extract for flavor, as well as a bit of honey or other sweetener of choice (if desired).
  • I use 2% milk in the smoothies because that’s what my boys prefer; however, you can substitute with any variety of milk or non-dairy milk alternative (such as almond milk).
  • Make a Banana Blueberry Spinach Smoothie by adding a handful of baby spinach leaves to the blender. It won’t change the taste of the smoothie, but it will add some great nutrients!
  • Prepare a Blueberry Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie by adding a tablespoon or two of peanut butter to the blender for staying power and healthy fats.
  • Make it a Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Smoothie by including a 1/4-cup of raw oats in the blender. It will thicken the drink, add fiber, and make it even more filling.

Nutrition

Serving: 1glassCalories: 154.2kcalCarbohydrates: 28.8gProtein: 7.5gFat: 1.7gSaturated Fat: 0.8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 7.5mgSodium: 132.4mgPotassium: 393.7mgFiber: 2.6gSugar: 20.3g
Keyword: banana blueberry smoothie, blueberry smoothie
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Author: Blair Lonergan
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  1. I thought the salt I recipes was for the chemical reactions with rising agents. I didn’t even consider how it would balance out sweetness. It makes sense though.

    1. Absolutely! It provides a more complex depth of flavor, balances the sweetness, and enhances the other flavors. Try it! I hope you enjoy! 🙂