Banana Blueberry Smoothie
A simple and healthy Banana Blueberry Smoothie is an easy breakfast or snack that the kids go crazy for!
Servings 2 people
- 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
- 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 ½-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 ¼-cup of raw oats in the blender. It will thicken the drink, add fiber, and make it even more filling.
Serving: 1glass | Calories: 154.2kcal | Carbohydrates: 28.8g | Protein: 7.5g | Fat: 1.7g | Saturated Fat: 0.8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 7.5mg | Sodium: 132.4mg | Potassium: 393.7mg | Fiber: 2.6g | Sugar: 20.3g