Blueberry Banana Smoothies – Healthy, easy, and quick to prepare it’s a refreshing treat after a morning run or an afternoon in the hot sun.
Blueberry season is upon us. I hope to find some this year and get them into the freezer for those months when fresh blueberries are beyond the reach of my wallet. My family loves them; and it’s not uncommon to see one of my kids with the tell-tale sign of blue lips and teeth after snacking on a bowl of these blue morsels – especially the frozen ones. Fresh or frozen, it doesn’t matter. They’ll eat them. Who wouldn’t? They’re sweet, juicy, and have a pleasing flavor. They’re also packed with fiber, vitamin C, and antioxidants – making them a healthy snack choice.
So it’s really no surprise that blueberries came to mind while trying to expand our repertoire of smoothie flavors. This one has quickly become a favorite for a morning breakfast or afternoon snack. Healthy, easy, and quick to prepare it’s a refreshing treat after a morning run or an afternoon in the hot sun.
I paired the berries with bananas; and after trying it with both frozen and fresh bananas, we all decided it was better with frozen. With fresh I had to add ice to the recipe, which watered down the flavor and changed the mouth-feel of the smoothie. Honestly, it’s worth the effort to prepare ahead for this and freeze some banana chunks. Just peel, cut or break into chunks, toss them into a freezer bag, seal, and freeze. Easy – right?
Frozen bananas are the first ingredient I put into the blender. Then I add a little milk and blend it all together. Next come the blueberries – use frozen berries, Greek yogurt, and honey – along with more milk if needed. Blend it all together and you have a blueberry-banana smoothie.
Our family is slowly widening the flavors of smoothies we try. Strawberry-mango and cranberry-orange are a couple other favorites. Conduct a Google search on smoothies and you’ll find a multitude of recipes. But what are your favorites? I’d love to try them! Tell me about them in the comments below. For more smoothie recipes see strawberry-banana smoothies or strawberry-mango smoothies.
Here’s the recipe:
Marie Dittmer - HealthyIdeasPlace.com
10 minPrep Time
10 minTotal Time
- 2 bananas, cut into 2 in. chunks and frozen
- 1/2 c. skim milk
- 2 1/4 c. frozen blueberries
- 1 Tbsp. honey
- 1/2 c. Greek yogurt
- Place frozen banana chunks and 1/4 c. skim milk into blender and blend until only a few small chunks remain.
- Add blueberries, honey, Greek yogurt, and remaining milk. Blend again until smooth or desired consistency, scraping sides occasionally.
- Pour into glasses, top with a few more berries and serve!
- Makes about 3 c.