Banana blueberry smoothie is a perfect breakfast or snack for the whole family to enjoy. Easy smoothies are also healthy as no sugar is added to this recipe.
All You Need for a Smoothie Is
Bananas – pick ripe bananas. Green bananas don’t make a tasty smoothie.
Blueberries – I always use wild blueberries because those are the ones easiest to get here and they are also healthier. Regular blueberries will make a sweeter smoothie, try to pick organic if possible.
Yogurt – Use whatever natural yogurt is your favorite. Greek, non-dairy, drinkable… The only thing to consider is that the thicker the yogurt the thicker the smoothie. Even if you use greek yogurt, this recipe will not make a smoothie bowl but rather a drinkable smoothie.
Milk – Or water. If you use runny yogurt, you can skip the milk and add some more of that.
Cardamom – Optional but it is the best flavor pair for blueberries.
To make the smoothie even healthier and with more nutrients, you could try to add these:
- protein powder, natural and vanilla are the best for a blueberry smoothie
- fiber, fiber mixtures, psyllium, or oats add a ton of fiber that is important for gut health
- flaxseed or chia seed
- berry powder or beetroot powder, these powders are packed with nutrients and they add fun color to the smoothie
You can use frozen bananas and blueberries too for this smoothie. Adding the fruit frozen, makes a refreshing, creamy smoothie you can use to make a smoothie bowl.
How to Make a Smoothie?
Measure all the ingredients into a blender bowl and blend for a few minutes, that’s it!
If you don’t have a blender you can use a hand blender or food processor too. Hand blenders are often sold with a high mug, that’s the perfect dish for making smoothies.
You can make a banana blueberry smoothie ahead and store it in the fridge for 24 hours. The color of the smoothie might get brownish but that doesn’t affect the taste. Make sure to stir or shake the stored smoothie well before drinking it.
How is This Recipe Healthy?
Homemade smoothie doesn’t have added sugar. This recipe uses natural whole food ingredients instead of processed and sweetened yogurt or fruit juices that are high in sugar.
All in all, this banana blueberry smoothie has fiber, vitamins, and protein in a form good for you.
Nordic Notes on This Recipe
Blueberry smoothie is the most searched smoothie here in Finland. The reasons are obvious. First, this is a super yum smoothie. Second, wild blueberries – or bilberries – are the most popular berry around here.
They grow everywhere and we are used to going berry picking in the fall to fill our freezers with these little superfood gems. And the ones who don’t can find them frozen in supermarkets all year round.
Into smoothies? See these recipes too:
Healthy Banana Blueberry Smoothie with Yogurt
- 1 banana peeled
- 200 milliliter natural yogurt
- 100 milliliter milk or water
- 100 grams blueberries
- ¼ teaspoon cardamom
- Peel the banana.1 banana
- Measure all the ingredients into to a blender bowl.1 banana, 200 milliliter natural yogurt, 100 milliliter milk, 100 grams blueberries, ¼ teaspoon cardamom
- Blend for a few minutes until the smoothie is smooth and creamy.