Blueberry Banana Smoothie

5 from 57 votes

This Blueberry Banana Smoothie made simply with blueberries, bananas, almond milk, almond butter and hemp seeds - great for breakfast or a refreshing snack!

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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.

Blueberry banana smoothie topped with raspberries and mint

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!

Close up shot of the smoothie

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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.

Ingredients to make the recipe: blueberries, bananas, hemp seeds, milk, almond butter

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!

Collage showing ingredients in the blender before and after blending

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!

Close up shot of the smoothie

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Blueberry Banana Smoothie

This Blueberry Banana Smoothie made simply with blueberries, bananas, almond milk, almond butter and hemp seeds – great for breakfast or a refreshing snack!
5 from 57 votes
Servings 2 serving
Course Beverage
Calories 213
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

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Notes

Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight mason jar. It will stay fresh for up to 24 hours. But ideally, it’s best to consume immediately after making
Substitutes: For best results, follow the recipe as is. However here are some common substitutes that would work well in this recipe.
  • 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,
Equipment: I use the NutriBullet to make smoothies. It pulverizes the toughest fruits and vegetables for a smooth and creamy consistency

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup, Calories: 213kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 10g, Sodium: 245mg, Potassium: 328mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 15g, Vitamin A: 115IU, Vitamin C: 12.3mg, Calcium: 263mg, Iron: 1.7mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.

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Blueberry banana smoothie topped with raspberries and mint

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    1. The nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use. The nutrition value is for two serving without any fruit toppings.

  1. I don’t know that I need to drink this daily with the ‘quarantine 15’ and all. However, with honey added, it tastes great. It’s not necessary though. I have to make sure my bananas are frozen, too, next time. Yum…

  2. What if I wanted to add some extra cumber that I have in hand? Would it change any texture, flavor or anything important? Stupid question but would like to know soon.

    1. Do you mean cucumber? I think it will change the texture and I wouldn’t think the taste of cucumbers and milk would get well, but if you’re up for experiment, why not!

  3. I looked up your recipe to see the quantities to use since I had blueberries and bananas on hand. I just did those and milk with six ice cubes. I used the ice cubes since my banana wasn’t frozen. It made a delicious milkshake! Not too sweet, but nice flavor. Thank you!

  4. I got a smoothie maker and so far all the smoothies we made so far my kids really enjoyed. This one sounds pretty good but I wonder about the hemp. I don’t know if that’s what some people use for “recreational” purposes or is this a different type of hemp I won’t get fired for in case my job does random drug tests. And if it’s good for my kids to have in a smoothie?

    1. Hi Kisha, that’s a good question. There is a little confusion about this since hemp and cannabis are part of the same family. It all comes down to how much THC is in the product. THC is what makes people high. There’s 0% THC is hemp seeds and it’s 100% safe for you and for your kids to use it. It’s basically like sprinkling flaxseeds or chia seeds in your smoothies. It won’t really have a taste, but it will add some nutritional benefit. If you’re still feeling uneasy about it, you can leave it out of the smoothie. Hope that helps!

    1. Yay! Glad to hear you enjoyed it! And it’s great when you have frozen mixed berries to use in it!

    1. Thanks Gabby! It’s a little thick, but not too bad. If you want it thicker after it’s done, you can add some oats to thicken it up!