Not only does this smoothie contain plump blueberries and bananas, but a secret weapon of nutritious greens!
This banana smoothie recipe is unlike any other because it’s got a dose of healthy greens to pump up all the vitamins. Not only is it a delicious breakfast or dessert, but it’s also a post-workout refresher and an after-school treat!
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Blueberries are one of the “superfoods,” so healthy blueberry smoothies are a guilt-free pleasure anytime! For a get-together, movie or game night, or after the game, set out different bowls of fruits and add-ins and let everyone build their own! This is no ordinary smoothie, cook’s choice!
What Else Goes with a Blueberry Banana Smoothie?
Blueberries have a bright, tart flavor that is perfect with any kind of fruit but here are some of our favorites. Feel free to add your own!
- Chia Seeds
- Flax Seeds
- Matcha powder
- Protein powder
- Turmeric (always add a dash of black pepper to activate the turmeric)
- Nut butter
What Fruit is the Best for Smoothies?
Most fruits are good for smoothies, that’s why they are so popular. Fruit smoothies are smooth and creamy with air whipped into them making them a delicious treat!
No bananas? Make a blueberry smoothie or a blueberry kale smoothie. Why not try a mango blueberry smoothie? Get creative with any fruit on hand!
Here’s a list of the best smoothies fruits. Most fruits work best in a smoothie when they are frozen so the smoothie comes out super cold! Mix and match with whatever you’ve got on hand!
Don’t forget juice, too! When using your blender, pull out all the fruits!
What Kind of Milk Goes into a Smoothie?
This recipe calls for basic skim milk but here is a list of alternate milk choices that are equally easy to use:
- Dairy Milk (whole, skim, or non-fat),
- Almond Milk
- Cashew Milk
- Rice Milk
- Soy Milk
- Oatmeal Milk
- Hemp Milk
- Coconut Milk (or coconut water)
What Kinds of Greens Go in a Smoothie?
Most greens can be chopped fine and added to a smoothie, but some of the bulkier ones should be steamed beforehand and then cooled and chopped and added to a smoothie.
- Beetroot tops
- Steamed broccoli
- Swiss Chard
- Spirulina (powder)
- Bok Choy
How to Make a Blueberry Banana Smoothie
This recipe will be a family favorite because it is one-and-done! Make sure all the ingredients are ready to go, i.e., bananas sliced, greens chopped.
- Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
If the smoothie is too thick, feel add a little extra milk, water, or juice to thin it out a bit.
If it is too thin, add more yogurt or nut butter.
Blueberry Banana Smoothie
- 1 ½ cups frozen blueberries
- 2 bananas fresh
- 1½-2 cups skim milk or preferred milk
- ½-1 cup greens spinach, kale, radish tops, or other greens
- Add blueberries, bananas, 1 ½ cups milk, and ½ cup greens to blender. Blend until smooth.
- Add additional milk and greens to reach desired consistency and blend until smooth.
- Pour into two glasses. Enjoy!
Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.
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