This Blueberry Banana Smoothie made simply with blueberries, bananas, almond milk, almond butter and hemp seeds - great for breakfast or a refreshing snack!
My Blueberry Banana Smoothie packs a punch of energy and is so refreshing to enjoy all summer long. It’s one of my favorite smoothies to make because it’s quick, healthy and filling! Full of antioxidants to fight off no-good cells and low on calories, this is a great smoothie to kick off your day with or enjoy after a workout.
Healthy blueberry smoothie
The cool bluish-purple color of blueberries is from the high levels of phytonutrients called anthocyanidins – those are good for building and strengthening collagen. Blueberries for the win!
You’ll also add bananas to the blueberry smoothie. They are one of the highest sources of potassium next to avocados. Potassium is an electrolyte that we lose when we sweat, so putting that back in your body is great for bone health!
Toss it all together with some almond milk or regular cow milk, and it makes for a healthy breakfast or snack in between meals that’s nutrient-dense and super filling!
Ingredients to make blueberry banana smoothie
Blueberries: This is a key ingredient to make the recipe. Go for organic if you can and pick large plump blueberries for best flavor. If blueberries are out of season, you can also use frozen blueberries.
Bananas: Bananas are one of the most popular smoothie ingredients, and for good reason. They thicken a smoothie, sweeten it and also give it a creamy texture. That’s why I add bananas to my blueberry smoothie. You can substitute the banana though for dates, pears, avocado or even (unsweetened) applesauce.
Almond milk: This is my liquid of choice, but you can use regular cow milk and you can even use water. I love the rich taste the almond milk gives the smoothie, and it’s a great source of calcium if you buy the right kind. 😉
Almond butter: You can use any nut butter of choice. I like using almond butter to thicken the smoothie, add a nutty flavor and bulk it up with some protein.
Hemp seeds: I try adding a superfood to most of my smoothies, and hemp seeds truly are a power seed! Each tablespoon of hemp seeds is about 5 grams of protein, which is great if you’re drinking this blueberry banana smoothie after workout for muscle recovery.
You can pretty much just throw the blueberries, bananas, almond milk, almond butter and hemps seeds together in a blender. Then, blend all the ingredients together for about one minute until it’s all smooth and creamy!
And the result is the ultimate refreshing blueberry banana smoothie. It makes enough for two people, or save one for yourself for a snack later. I love how easy this smoothie is to make, how colorful it looks, and how nutritious it is! It’s one smoothie you can easily make over and over with simple everyday ingredients!
For more healthy smoothies, check out:
- Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- Tahini Milkshake
- Glowing Green Smoothie
- Breakfast Coffee Smoothie
- Aloe Vera Smoothie
- FeelGood Smoothie Bowls
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Blueberry Banana Smoothie
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 banana frozen
- 1 1/2 cup almond milk unsweeetened
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
- Toppings: Sliced banana and blueberries
- Put all the ingredients in a blender in the order of appearance.
- Blend the ingredients in a high-speed blender for 2-3 minutes until you get a smooth and creamy texture.
- Taste the smoothie, adding more almond milk if it is too thick or adding a sweetener of choice if it's not sweet enough for you.
- Add the fresh fruit toppings for garnish.
- Enjoy cold immediately, or store in fridge for up to 24 hours.
- Instead of almond milk, you can use any other plant-based milk to keep this vegan, or use regular or 2% milk
- To replace the banana, you can use one cup of any chopped fruit. To keep the blue color, I recommend pineapple, apple or pear,
This recipe was originally created on Instagram in December 2013, published on the blog in October 2016 and now updated with new photos and a video tutorial. Here’s my original Instagram photo…I love how I used to match my smoothie colors to nature!