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Hello! I’m Anjali. I’m a board certified health coach, author, wife, mom and food lover from the SF Bay area (now living in Seattle, WA!); with a passion for delicious food and a desire to make healthy eating easy, tasty and fun! Learn more about me here and stay for a while!

Blueberry Banana Blast Smoothie

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This blueberry banana smoothie is full of healthy benefits and is ready in 5 minutes! It 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.

A blueberry banana smoothie in a glass

Summer is the perfect time for smoothies, but they’re also a great go-to for back-to-school. When I was a kid, my mom would make strawberry-banana “milkshake desserts” on weekday mornings as a fast breakfast that was still healthy and filling.

I really thought they were sugary treats, I had no idea that they were just strawberries, bananas, 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. 

Ingredients to make a blueberry banana smoothie

How to make a Blueberry Banana Smoothie

This recipe really couldn’t be any easier to make, meaning it’s a great option when you need a healthy breakfast in a hurry! Just add all of the ingredients to a blender, and blend until smooth. It’s ready in less than 5 minutes! 

Ingredients for a blueberry banana smoothie in a blender
Ingredients being blended
Ingredients are fully blended

What Type of Blender Should I Use to Make a Smoothie?

I absolutely love my Vitamix Blender, but I have heard that this blender by CleanBlend is comparable to the Vitamix and is more affordable!

What are the Health Benefits of Blueberries?

Blueberries really are a super food, they’re low-glycemic (compared to other fruits) and are high in nutrients. Here are some of the other health benefits of blueberries:

  • Full of antioxidants
  • Can protect against high blood pressure
  • Can help to prevent heart disease.
  • Can help reduce muscle damage after exercise
  • Packed with Vitamins A, E, manganese, copper, beta-carotene, folate, and choline
Two glasses of blueberry banana smoothie

What makes this blueberry smoothie healthy?

In addition to the blueberries, this particular smoothie also has protein-rich Greek yogurt, potassium-packed bananas and nutrient-rich baby spinach (full of iron, magnesium and antioxidants) to round out the recipe! You can enjoy this smoothie as a light breakfast, healthy dessert or post-workout snack for under 200 calories!

Do bananas go well with blueberries?

Blueberries have a delicate and slightly tart+sweet fruity flavor – they do not have an overpowering taste. Bananas have natural sweetness to them and when blended, they become quite creamy.  Blueberries and bananas are a great natural food pairing.

Are smoothies kid-friendly?

Smoothies are kid friendly for a few reasons:

  • They are quick and easy to make so are perfect for busy mornings when you’re running out the door with the kids
  • They’re naturally sweet from the fruit, so it’s an easy way to sneak veggies and other healthy ingredients into your child’s diet. Trust me, your child won’t have any idea they’re eating spinach in this recipe!
  • They can be enjoyed on the go — just put it into a brightly colored water bottle and serve! 
Glasses with blueberry banana smoothie with straws

Top tips for making a Blueberry Banana Smoothie

  • You can use fresh or frozen fruit – frozen is great for convenience.
  • Drink this smoothie as soon as you make it. It will keep in the fridge for up to 12 hours, but you’ll have to re-stir it since the ingredients will separate in the fridge over time.
  • To make this smoothie vegan, use a vegan protein powder instead of Greek Yogurt, and swap out the milk for coconut or almond milk (make sure to get the unsweetened variety with no carrageenan).
Top shot of two blueberry banana smoothies

Check out these other healthy smoothie recipes!

Blueberry banana smoothie in two glasses on a marble work surface

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Blueberry Banana Blast Smoothie

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.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 165kcal
Author: Anjali Shah

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen wild blueberries
  • 1 fresh or frozen banana
  • 1/4 cup fresh cut pineapple
  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup baby spinach or kale
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1/2 cup 1% milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup ice optional

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Notes

Top tips for making a Blueberry Banana Smoothie

  • You can use fresh or frozen fruit – frozen is great for convenience.
  • Drink this smoothie as soon as you make it. It will keep in the fridge for up to 12 hours, but you’ll have to re-stir it since the ingredients will separate in the fridge over time.
  • To make this smoothie vegan, use a vegan protein powder instead of Greek Yogurt, and swap out the milk for coconut or almond milk (make sure to get the unsweetened variety with no carrageenan).
Note: There is no added sugar in this recipe – all of the sugar comes from the fruit and dairy used!

Nutrition

Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 29.6g | Protein: 9.4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.6g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 62mg | Fiber: 5.8g | Sugar: 5.5g

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80 responses to “Blueberry Banana Blast Smoothie”

  1. Yummy! This smoothie is one of the only types my kids will eat! The moment I try to add in greens–it all goes south!!!

  2. My daughter’s love smoothies and I am always looking for new recipes. This one will be a big hit for sure! Plus I love the health benefits of blueberries!

  3. I am drinking smoothies every day for a couple of weeks, to cleanse and to push for more antioxidants to protect my skin in the sun. Though I do not sunbathe on purpose, living in Florida does make a huge punch with its sun rays.

  4. OMG Anjali I just tried this and its amazing, I love it.
    I have been on green juices for a month now and all I can say is this comes as a real treat!
    Thanks again!

  5. Wow I absolutely love your recipes and blog. Looks yummy ! I have been following your Baby Food Recipes and Formula suggestion. Thanks aton 🙂
    Between off topic can I know those cute bottles brand.

  6. Hello. I was diagnosed as pre diabetic a couple of years ago, so I gave up bananas and pineapple since they are high on the glycemic index. Is there another fruit that could be substituted? Also, is it possible to make a good peanut butter smoothie that’s lower in fat and sugar? thank you

    • Hi Carolyn! Yes absolutely – you can substitute apple or pear (or both) for the bananas/pineapple. You can also just use a mix of berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries) instead of the banana/pineapple. The apple/pear combo will make the smoothie more sweet than the berries combo – so go with whatever one you prefer! For a peanut butter smoothie, try this recipe but instead of the banana, use apple. And if you really want to cut the fat down, you can use 2 tbsp peanut butter powder instead of 1 tbsp peanut butter! Hope that helps, let me know if you have any other questions!

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

    • 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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