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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. This sounds amazing, and not too challenging to make! I’d probably have to substitute the Greek yogurt, it that’s an easy fix! I can’t wait to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks for the recipe! I have a 6 year old that has gained weight lately and have been trying to find recipes I know he will like so we can do this together. I know he’ll love this smoothie!

  3. This has just become my top smoothie. I love everything that are tasty and healthy at the same time. Pretty easy to prepare as well.

    • Hi Stefani! This would absolutely be better than any energy drink you can buy off the shelf, but it’ll give you the same energy boost while still keeping you full and satisfied! 🙂

  4. We make smoothies a lot at our house! I hadn’t thought to try adding pineapple to any of them yet though, I’m going to keep that in mind!

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