“This healthy banana blueberry smoothie tastes so good you will want it every day! Easy to make, good for you and great-tasting, this must be the best blueberry banana smoothie!”
Are you looking for a way to mix up your healthy banana smoothies? Or looking for a way to get the health benefits of blueberries in to a smoothie form? Or may you just love the taste o blueberries and bananas together. Well, this healthy banana smoothie recipe is for you!
It is really easy to make, is super-versatile, and has many health benefits. It even tastes so good that it may well become a go-to favourite smoothie for you!
Why this healthy banana blueberry smoothie is amazing!
As a blueberry banana smoothie, it tastes amazing!
If you haven’t had bananas and blueberries together before, you have been missing out! For some reason, they go so well together. And when you pair them with vanilla yogurt, the flavours from the blueberries and bananas get pulled out even more, and the mix is amazing!
The great thing about banana and blueberries is that neither flavour overwhelms the other, and any flavour that would be too much is smoothed out by the yogurt.
By the way, if you like banana smoothies, I recommend checking out this easy and healthy strawberry banana smoothie, and if you love blueberries, you should try more blueberry smoothies, like this blueberry and mango smoothie and this berry and chocolate smoothie recipe!
It’s a healthy banana smoothie – Health benefits of bananas
Bananas are great in a smoothie because they not only thicken it up, but they are also easy to find. They are in stores all year, cheap to buy, and easy to freeze if you need to.
Bananas are great for their health benefits, too. They are full of potassium (with a medium manana giving you roughly 13% of your daily potassium requirements). Potassium helps to manage your blood pressure and may lower your risk of stroke.
Bananas are also great for their fibre content, and you get the full benefits of this when you put a banana in a blueberry banana smoothie! Fibre can help keep your cholesterol down and can help with inflammation.
It’s a healthy blueberry smoothie – Health benefits of blueberries
Known as a superfood, blueberries are great in so many ways, and you will get the full benefits of them when you make this healthy blueberry smoothie.
Blueberries are full of polyphenols, which are an antioxidant. These antioxidants help to counteract free radicals, which have been linked to issues such as heart disease, cancer and arthritis.
Blueberries are also a rich source of Vitamin C and manganese, and the fibre in them helps to protect against intestinal inflammation.
Health benefits of yogurt
Yogurt is another great way of getting good-for-you nutrients in to your body fast, and a banana and blueberry smoothie with yogurt is a great-tasting way of doing that.
Yogurt contains a lot of calcium, which is great for your teeth and bones. It is also high in vitamin B12 and riboflavin, which may protect against heart disease. Yogurt is also packed with phosphorus, magnesium and potassium, which help to regulate blood pressure, help with bone health, and help to regulate your metabolism.
It’s a versatile banana and blueberry smoothie with yogurt
A great thing about this banana blueberry smoothie recipe is that it is really versatile. If you really like banana, feel free to add more of it. Massive fan of blueberries? Go ahead and throw in more! And you can add the amount of yogurt that suits your smoothie thickness preferences. You can balance this banana blueberry smoothie in the way that you prefer. It is really hard to get the balance wrong.
One thing with the banana and yogurt is that they help to thicken the smoothie. So if you like to have a runnier smoothie, you can add some water. Just start small and add more if you need it.
By the way, if you want to try something else in this smoothie, you should add granola! It adds a great crunch to the blueberry banana yogurt smoothie!
Can I use blueberry yogurt?
So, in regards to using blueberry yogurt if you don’t have blueberries. – Yes, you can use blueberry yogurt in this smoothie, but you probably won’t get all the health benefits of the blueberries. Most blueberry yogurts aren’t as concentrated with blueberries as plain yogurt with blueberries that you add yourself. They can also have blueberry flavouring, and have been stored for a long time. So the nutrients that come with consuming blueberries could be reduced by using blueberry yogurt.
How to make a blueberry banana smoothie
If you’re asking yourself how to make a banana and blueberry smoothie, you don’t have to worry – the great thing about this banana blueberry smoothie recipe is that it is super-simple to make! In fact, it only requires 3 ingredients!
- Banana – You can use fresh or frozen banana for this healthy banana smoothie. If you use fresh banana, it will tend to result in a thicker smoothie, whereas frozen banana will tend to result in a runnier banana blueberry smoothie.
- Blueberries – Again, you can use fresh or frozen blueberries for this blueberry banana smoothie recipe. Similarly to banana, if you use fresh blueberries as opposed to frozen blueberries, it will tend to result in a slightly thicker banana and blueberry smoothie. The one thing I do find with blueberries is that fresh blueberries tend to have a stronger flavour.
- Yogurt – You can use any type of yogurt you like for this banana blueberry smoothie with yogurt. However, I would advise using a plain vanilla yogurt, as opposed to, say, a coconut yogurt. Coconut yogurt does go really well in smoothies, though! As proven by this amazing mango blueberry smoothie recipe!
Add the banana.
Add the blueberries.
Add the yogurt.
You now have an amazing healthy blueberry banana smoothie! Enjoy!
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- Blueberries (fresh or frozen) - 100g / 1 cup / 3.53 oz
- Banana - 100g / 1/2 cup (chopped banana) / 3.53 oz
- Yogurt - 200g / 4/5 cup / 7.05 oz
- Add ingredients to a blender.
- Not all yogurts area created equal! Some have large amounts of sugar, some are high in fat, some are vegan-friendly, some are non-dairy, etc. Be sure to use one that works for you and check the nutritional information on it!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 268Total Fat: 7.2gCarbohydrates: 46.7gNet Carbohydrates: 41.6gFiber: 5gSugar: 31.5gProtein: 8.8g
Nutrition, allergy and diet information isn’t always accurate. Be sure to check your own ingredients.