Blueberry Banana Blast Smoothie

by Anjali @ The Picky Eater on July 28, 2015

Two blueberry smoothie present in a litlle milk bottle with blue straw

Summer is the perfect time for smoothies. I remember when I was a kid, my mom would make strawberry-banana “milkshake desserts” in the summer.

I had no idea that they were just strawberries, bananas, a bit of plain yogurt, and ice – no milk or sugar actually involved! But thanks to the creaminess from the yogurt and sweetness from the banana, it tasted just like a milkshake.

This recipe takes inspiration from my mom’s healthy tricks from my childhood. This smoothie packs an antioxidant punch from the frozen wild blueberries and spinach (or kale – your choice!), has natural sweetness from the bananas and pineapple, and added protein from some plain Greek yogurt.

You can enjoy it as a light breakfast, healthy dessert or post-workout snack for under 200 calories!

Blueberry Banana Blast Smoothie

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Calories per serving: 162

Fat per serving: 2g

Nutritional Info Per Serving: 162 Calories, 2g Fat (0.2g Saturated), 58mg Sodium, 31.5g Carbs, 5.4g Fiber, 20.5g Sugar, 7.7g Protein

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen wild blueberries
  • 1 fresh or frozen banana
  • 1/4 cup fresh cut pineapple
  • 3oz nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup baby spinach (or kale)
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup ice (optional)

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
http://pickyeaterblog.com/blueberry-banana-blast-smoothie/

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Felicia@Ingredient1 July 30, 2015 at 1:18 pm

Just the color of this smoothie is mouthwatering — so bright and beautiful! Love your inclusion of kale and spinach to add that green element and extra nutrients.

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater August 2, 2015 at 6:58 pm

Thanks Felicia! I’m sure you will love this recipe if you try it!

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Paige July 31, 2015 at 7:57 am

Yum, sounds delicious! I love smoothies. I always feel like they are such a treat because I don’t eat/make them very often. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater August 2, 2015 at 6:59 pm

Aw thanks so much Paige! Smoothies are totally a treat for me too — I love that they feel like a shake when you’re drinking them (because smoothies are creamy and sweet) but they are actually healthy for you!

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George SSF August 18, 2015 at 10:26 pm

I love this smoothie so much! It’s so healthy and nutritious. I never tried to make smoothies before this recipe. Thanks for the recipe and for sharing!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater August 20, 2015 at 8:53 pm

Absolutely! So glad you liked it!

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Rachel S August 23, 2015 at 6:09 am

Nice smoothie recipe, made this a few days ago, me and my hubby truly adore it thanks again!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater August 24, 2015 at 5:06 pm

Awesome! Thanks so much for letting me know Rachel!

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Mitch August 24, 2015 at 12:05 pm

This looks really good, can’t wait to try it. Thanks!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater August 24, 2015 at 5:13 pm

Thanks! I’m sure you’ll love it!

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Bryan August 9, 2016 at 2:34 am

We were having our extended family over last weekend. There were lots of various foods – meat and vegetarian, too. We made these smoothies as one of the desserts. They went down better than anything else. Probably because it’s a drink and on hot days like now it’s simply unbeatable. I am making them now almost every day, such a treat!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater August 9, 2016 at 5:34 am

So happy to hear that Bryan!! 🙂

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