One of my go-to smoothie flavors is this Blueberry Banana Smoothie! It’s refreshing, satisfying and has the perfect combination of blueberry and banana flavors! Lots of ways to make this your own too.
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- blueberries – frozen blueberries are best for the texture of this smoothie recipe if you like thick smoothies, but if you’re in a pinch you can use fresh.
- banana – If using frozen blueberries, feel free to use a fresh banana here. But again, if you like thick smoothies it’s best to use frozen banana slices or chunks.
- peanut butter – I love adding peanut butter in this blueberry banana smoothie for a little extra flavor but you can leave it out if you prefer. Or add your own choice of nut butter.
- high protein yogurt – to keep this recipe dairy-free, Siggi’s makes a good plant-based high protein yogurt. I like to use a high protein yogurt for a more satisfying smoothie.
- frozen riced cauliflower – We’re giving this smoothie a little veggie boost using frozen riced cauliflower. It’s a great way to get a thicker smoothie without adding additional sugar. And no, you can’t taste it! Frozen cauli rice is readily available in most grocery stores now.
- unsweetened non-dairy milk – feel free to choose your favorite. Almond milk, cashew milk and oat milk won’t add additional flavor to this smoothie, while coconut milk will add a little hint of coconut flavor.
- raw honey – I like to add some raw honey for an extra bit of sweetness and flavor but you can omit to keep this recipe vegan friendly as needed.
- oats – sometimes I like to add rolled or quick oats into my smoothie for some whole grains and more fiber.
- hemp hearts – I love adding hemp hearts to smoothies too because they dissolve easily and don’t change the consistency (like chia seed or flax seed does).
- spinach – a great way to add some greens into your day! You can’t taste it, but it does change the color of your smoothie drink a little bit.
- protein powder – choose your favorite. A vanilla flavored would be best here. Or something like plain collagen peptides if not vegan.
A high powered blender is a must to create a creamy smoothie. You can use something like a NutriBullet for 1-2 servings.
Or something like a Vitamix when making more than two servings.
How to Make the Best Blueberry Banana Smoothie
- First add all of your frozen ingredients to the blender – blueberries, banana and riced cauliflower.
- Then add the yogurt, milk, honey and any other superfood add-ins like spinach, protein powder or oats.
- Turn the blender on high and blend until smooth! Depending on your blender, you may need to help work the fruit down into the bottom towards the blade.
- Check for consistency you want and add more liquid if you want a smoother, thinner smoothie drink.
Using frozen fruit – If you use fresh fruit, you’ll end up with the consistency of milk. You can also add ice, but then you’ll have an icy consistency. The best route is to use frozen blueberries OR frozen bananas in this recipe, OR use both!
Adding milk changes consistency – Everyone likes their smoothie consistency a certain way. The recipe as written will provide a thicker smoothie. But if you want a thinner smoothie, feel free to add more milk until you’ve achieved the desired consistency.
Invest in a good high powered blender. A high powdered blender is going to make sure you don’t end up with frozen fruit chunks in the bottom. NutriBullet is great for single serving smoothies, but if you’re doing two or more servings, something like a Vitamix is best. If you want to make more of a smoothie bowl, a food processor could work too.
Adding Protein Powder
Feel free to omit the yogurt and replace it with a serving of your favorite protein powder if you’d like to keep the protein content similar.
You can use collagen peptides, plant protein powder or whey based protein. Just keep in mind if you’re using flavored protein powder (or some plant based protein powders have a strong aftertaste) the flavors will change.
You’ll also want to use 1/2 cup or more of milk, depending on the protein powder used.
Overall this blueberry banana smoothie recipe is hard to mess up, and easy to make your own! It works great as an on-the-go breakfast or an afternoon snack too!
More Healthy Smoothie Recipes
- Easy Mango Smoothie
- Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
- Mint Chocolate Chip Avocado Smoothie
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie
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Blueberry Banana Smoothie
A classic combination and one of the best smoothie flavors: Blueberry Banana Smoothie! It’s refreshing, satisfying and has the perfect combination of blueberry and banana flavors. Lots of ways to make this your own using your choice of yogurt, milk, protein powder and superfood additions.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Blender
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegan
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
- ½ cup frozen banana slices (or fresh)
- ½ cup frozen riced cauliflower
- ⅓ cup favorite high-protein yogurt (plant based or traditional, skyr or greek)
- 1 teaspoon raw honey
- 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter (or cashew, or almond)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk (plus more to thin to desired consistency)
- Add all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth. If using frozen blueberries and banana, the smoothie ingredients as written, will be fairly thick. If using fresh banana and you want to keep a thicker smoothie, you may want to reduce the milk.
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