Velvety smooth and bursting with nutrients, this blueberry banana smoothie is both super refreshing and incredibly healthy at the same time.
Oh how I love real fruit smoothies. No weird ingredients, no processed sugar, no thickeners or gums. Just real food all blended up into a delicious, nutritious drink that's as good for breakfast as it is for any time of the day.
Healthy blueberry smoothie for the win
This is one of my all time favorite smoothies. It is:
- light and creamy
- delicate and magical
- probiotic rich
- antioxidant and vitamin C rich
So basically, perfect for a refreshing breakfast or warm-weather snack.
And did I mention, this smoothie is incredibly easy to make? With frozen fruits on hand, this one only takes minutes to make in the blender.
How to freeze bananas
Having frozen fruits ready to go during the summer months—and especially frozen bananas—is one kitchen efficiency hack I try to always adhere to.
While many fruits such as strawberries, blueberries and pineapple are usually fine in the freezer for several weeks, bananas are one fruit that you’ll want to replenish daily if possible. They do still brown and lose their fresh flavor after a day or two in the freezer.
If you make smoothies daily like we often do, you’ll probably get in the habit of chopping up and freezing bananas every day for the next batch. I like to use 1-inch chunks to freeze.
But if you’re more of a once in a while smoothie go-er, I’d recommend just freezing as you go. Just plan to throw a chopped banana in the freezer the night before if you’re going to make a smoothie in the morning, and you'll be ready to go!
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Creamy, refreshing and deliciously healthy, this blueberry banana smoothie makes the perfect breakfast or mid-day snack.
- 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 ripe banana
- ½ cup Greek yogurt (I used Stonyfield Grass Fed Whole Milk Plain Yogurt)
- ½ cup filtered water
- 2 teaspoons raw honey
- 2 teaspoons ground flax seeds or flax meal
- ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
- pinch cardamom (optional, and just use a pinch--a little goes a long way)
- 1 cup ice (or less if you don’t want an icy cold smoothie)
Prep: Freeze blueberries and bananas for at least 1-2 hours, or overnight. I like to slice the banana into 1-inch chunks before I freeze for easier blending.
Blend: Add all ingredients except ice to high speed blender and blend for about a minute, slowly increasing speed to high (see notes).
Ice: Add ice and blend for another 30 seconds.
Enjoy: Pour into two medium glasses and enjoy immediately.
A high speed blender such as a Vitamix works best for this recipe to create a smooth texture, but a regular blender will still do the job just fine.
Keywords: blueberry smoothies, breakfast smoothies