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
- 1 cup frozen wild blueberries
- 1 fresh or frozen banana
- 1/4 cup fresh cut pineapple
- 3 oz 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
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.