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Blueberry Banana Smoothies

These thick and creamy Blueberry Banana Smoothies are delicious and nutritious for breakfast or brunch or as a cool and refreshing snack any time of day!

The blueberries are ripe for picking here in my neck of the woods, and these Blueberry Banana Smoothies – made with simple ingredients like blueberries, bananas, almond milk, and yogurt – are one of my favorite things to make with them!

We have a few blueberry bushes here around the house, but some friends of ours have tons of blueberry bushes, and they have been kind enough to let us pick as many as we want (thank you, Pam and Pete)! #grateful

In addition to enjoying them on their own or in fruit salad, I use them to make jam and awesome desserts like Blueberry-Almond Coffee Cake and Pound Cake With Marsala Mixed Berries.

I also freeze a bunch for making these Blueberry Banana Smoothies!

Smoothies are my favorite pick-me-up, whether it’s first thing in the morning or the middle of the afternoon. I feel good about getting the extra fruit in my diet while enjoying a cold and creamy treat!

And on busy mornings, smoothies can be a lifesaver when you have zero time for breakfast. They take less than five minutes to make, and you can take your smoothie with you and enjoy it on the way to wherever you’re going.

My advice: Always keep bags of frozen bananas and other fruits in your freezer along with some almond milk and yogurt in your fridge so you can easily whip up a smoothie whenever you want!

blueberry banana smoothie in a tall glass

Ingredients you need:

  • Unsweetened almond milk
  • Plain yogurt (regular or Greek)
  • Frozen blueberries
  • Frozen banana
  • Vanilla extract
  • Pure maple syrup

Here’s how to make them:

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Tips & Tidbits:

  • Unless you have a super high-powered blender (and I’m not sure if, even then, you would totally eliminate them) you’re probably going to have little bits of blueberry skins in your smoothies. Just embrace them. Personally, I love the way they look!
  • Depending on your own tastes and also how naturally sweet your blueberries and bananas are, you may want to use less or more maple syrup (or maybe none at all). Adjust the amount to your liking.
  • Feel free to add extras to your smoothie like oats, flaxseed, chia seeds, spinach, or kale (add more almond milk if needed).
  • These smoothies are best when served immediately. They will become thinner as they warm up, and you will start to lose that bright, beautiful purple color. For this reason, I don’t recommend making them in advance.
blueberry banana smoothie with blueberries and a slice of banana on top

I hope you try this recipe for Blueberry Banana Smoothies and love it as much as I do. Thanks for visiting today!

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Blueberry Banana Smoothies

These thick and creamy Blueberry Banana Smoothies are delicious and nutritious for breakfast or brunch or as a cool and refreshing snack any time of day!
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Author: Michelle / Now Cook This!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 (about 1½ cups each)
Estimated Calories: 205

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ cup plain yogurt (regular or Greek)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, add more or less to taste

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

  • Depending on your own tastes and also how naturally sweet your blueberries and bananas are, you may want to use less or more maple syrup (or maybe none at all). Adjust the amount to your liking.
  • Feel free to add extras to your smoothie like oats, flaxseed, chia seeds, spinach, or kale (add more almond milk if needed).
  • These smoothies are best when served immediately. They will become thinner as they warm up, and you will start to lose that bright, beautiful purple color. For this reason, I don’t recommend making them in advance.
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Irma Saldivar

Tuesday 19th of January 2021

It's delicious! A keeper! Thank you<3

Michelle

Tuesday 19th of January 2021

Thank you, Irma! So glad you enjoyed it!