Blueberry Banana Smoothie

Here’s how to make the best blueberry banana smoothie! This purple puree has sweet berry flavor and the perfect luscious texture.

Blueberry banana smoothie

Here’s a healthy smoothie that’s bursting with berry flavor: the blueberry banana smoothie! This bright purple puree is lusciously creamy and stunning to look at. It’s packed with beautiful berry flavor that has just the right counterbalance of banana. Upon first sip, we were sold! (Our 3 year old was also considerably impressed, which is saying something.) It’s perfect for breakfast, snack, or an after dinner treat. Here’s how to make it!

Want a few other options? Try our Best Blueberry Smoothie or Chocolate Blueberry Smoothie.

Ingredients in this blueberry banana smoothie

This blueberry banana smoothie is based on all fruit: with a little ice and water mixed in! You can also add protein to make it even more filling and nutritious (keep reading for ideas). Here are the ingredients in this smoothie:

  • Frozen blueberries: Frozen berries make just the right icy texture. We like making frozen blueberry smoothies because frozen berries are easy to store for using when the craving strikes.
  • Banana: The banana helps to make a creamy texture and accentuate the sweetness.
  • Water and ice: All you need is a little water and ice to get the perfect creamy texture (the banana and berries do all the work).
  • Fresh lemon juice: The citrus amps the flavors! You can also use fresh lime juice: whatever you have on hand.
How to make a blueberry banana smoothie

How to add protein to a smoothie…without powder!

This blueberry banana smoothie is all fruit and water! So if you’re using it as a meal (like breakfast) or want to back protein into your snack, you’ll want to add a bit more to the mix. Here are our favorite ways to add protein…without powder:

  • Greek yogurt: Yogurt adds quite a bit of protein, and probiotics for a healthy gut. Try blending in 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup, to taste. If necessary, add a few splashes of water to get it to blend. Note that it will lighten the color to be a lighter lavender, depending on how much you add.
  • Almond or cashew butter. Almond butter or cashew butter work better here than peanut butter. Use about 1 tablespoon, 2 for a stronger flavor. This addition dulls the color a bit, so keep that in mind as well.
Blueberry banana smoothie

Flavor variations!

This blueberry banana smoothie tastes fantastic as is. But if you’d like, you can add some nuance in flavor. Here are a few more add ins we’d suggest:

  • Ginger. Add 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger to the mix for a spicy brightness.
  • Mint or basil. Add a few fresh mint or basil leaves for an herbaceous spin.
  • Lime. Replace the lemon with 2 tablespoons lime for a stronger citrus vibe.
  • Coconut. Use coconut milk instead of water. Or throw in a handful of coconut to the mix (or toasted coconut).
  • Vanilla. Use 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon vanilla to add complexity.
  • Cinnamon or cardamom. Add 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon for a unique variation.
  • Mango or pineapple. Substitute 1 cup of the frozen berries for 1 cup frozen mangos or peaches. This will vary the color a bit as well.
Blueberry banana smoothie

Smoothie storage

Smoothies are best eaten immediately. But this blueberry banana smoothie can last for 1 day refrigerated, stored in a sealed container or a mason jar with the lid on. It will become very thick, so just shake it up before drinking.

This blueberry banana smoothie recipe is…

Vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free, and gluten-free.

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Blueberry banana smoothie

Blueberry Banana Smoothie


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutese
  • Total Time: 5 minute
  • Yield: 2 small smoothies 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Here’s how to make the best blueberry banana smoothie! This purple puree has sweet berry flavor and the perfect luscious texture.


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 2 bananas (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup water*
  • 8 ice cubes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth, stopping and scraping when necessary. If needed, add a splash more water to get it to blend. Store up to 1 day in a sealed jar.

Notes

*To add protein, use 1/4 to 1/2 cup Greek yogurt instead of milk. If necessary, add a few more splashes of water until the smoothie blends.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Smoothie

Keywords: Blueberry banana smoothie, How to make a blueberry banana smoothie

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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