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how to make blueberry banana smoothies

This blog post will show you how to make a delicious smoothie that is perfect for the summer. It's full of blueberries, bananas, milk, and some other yummy ingredients!
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how to make blueberry banana smoothies

This is our go-to blueberry smoothie recipe! It is made with frozen fruit, almond milk, flax meal, and a little bit of vanilla. This blueberry banana smoothie is thick and perfect for a nutritious breakfast or a tasty snack.

blueberry banana smoothie in a cup

Favorite Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

We are all about smoothies and protein shakes here at Fit Foodie Finds. We eat smoothies for breakfast (mostly), but also make smoothies for snacks and other meals if we are in a hurry.

This blueberry smoothie recipe is a personal favorite of mine because it’s naturally sweetened with frozen bananas and perfectly thick.

Pouring almond milk into a blender

What You Need

5 ingredients are all you really need to make this smoothie and guess what? You likely have all of this on hand already.

Frozen blueberries: the basis of this smoothie is frozen blueberries! If you want to use fresh blueberries, we recommend adding in some ice so that it stays thick.

Frozen banana: instead of adding any added sugar, we’re using frozen banana to sweeten this blueberry banana smoothie!

Milk: any kind of milk works for this recipe. Our favorite is unsweetened almond milk.

Flaxseed: we thought we’d give this smoothie a nutritional boost and add in some flaxseed meal.

Vanilla extract: vanilla really brings out all of the flavors from the blueberries.

Optional Add-Ins

The amazing thing about smoothies is that you can really make them your own with what you have in the fridge. Here are some add-in ideas to really spice up your blueberry smoothie!

  • 1 serving protein powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds
  • Handful fresh spinach
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
blueberry banana smoothie in a blender

The DL on this Blueberry Smoothie

A blueberry banana smoothie is a delicious and classic flavor combination that we just can’t get enough of! Frozen blueberries and bananas are so affordable and readily available all year round, so you can always count on a yummy blueberry smoothie.

Frozen vs. Fresh Blueberries

We generally like to buy frozen blueberries over fresh, because they are usually cheaper. However, if fresh blueberries are on sale at the grocery store or if you go blueberry picking, you can learn how to freeze blueberries in this post.

Are blueberry smoothies good for you?

This blueberry smoothie recipe is a healthy breakfast or snack option because it uses real ingredients and no added sugar.

Do you put ice in smoothies?

We do not typically use ice in our smoothies because we use frozen fruit. Frozen fruit gives smoothies a thicker consistency that we just love.

If you only have fresh fruit, that we would suggest using ice to get that frozen fruit smoothie texture.

What is a good combination with blueberries?

If you’re looking for another fruit to add to your smoothie, we suggest banana (which is what this recipe calls for). Other fruit that taste good with blueberries are:

  • Strawberries
  • Pineapple
  • Mango
Two blueberry banana smoothies in a glass

Go-To Smoothie Ingredients

The majority of the smoothies on Fit Foodie Finds use a combination of a few of our favorite things.

Frozen Fruit – We like to use frozen fruit in order to omit ice from our smoothies so that you can get a smoother, creamier smoothie. We recommend bananas, berries, mangoes, pineapples, etc. For a single serving, shoot to use around 1 cup of frozen fruit.

Greens- obviously every green smoothie has some kind of green! Whether it’s spinach, kale, or microgreen, any kind of green will work! Pro tip: instead of throwing out greens that are about to go bad, freeze them and use them later in a green smoothie! Try and pack in as many greens as you can…no less than 1 cup!

Milk/Liquid- you’re going to need some kind of liquid for your green smoothie and our favorite is almond milk. While you can use any kind, we found that unsweetened almond milk isn’t super overpowering and is great base milk for pretty much any smoothie. Use anywhere from 1/2 cup to 1 cup for a single serving.

Seeds- because why not amp up your green smoothie with more nutrition! We try and get around 1/2 tablespoon of ground seeds such as flax or chia per smoothie.

Protein Powder– Adding protein powder to a smoothie is totally dependent on personal preference. If you are looking to add more protein to your diet or if you are making a smoothie for a post-workout meal, add a scoop of protein from one of the protein powders in our Guide to the Best Protein Powder!

Crunch-Some people need crunch and some people do not. If you are a crunch person, go ahead and add some granola, hemp hearts, or nuts to your smoothie!

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