Blueberry Banana Smoothie

By Rena Awada |

Refreshing Blueberry Banana Smoothie is easy to make with frozen blueberries, banana, milk, and chia seeds, all blended together until smooth and creamy. The perfect healthy breakfast or snack for adults and kids. All you need is 4 ingredients and 5 minutes to make this smoothie recipe!

side shot of blueberry banana smoothie in a mason jar

Cold, creamy, and perfectly sweet, this Blueberry Banana Smoothie is made with frozen berries, bananas, your milk of choice, and chia seeds (if you’d like). So simple, yet so insanely delicious and one of our all-time favorites! It fills you up and keeps you energized all day long. Easy to make and the perfect way to jumpstart your day with a healthy and nutritious breakfast.

Reasons to love this smoothie recipe

  • Easy cleanup! All you need is a blender.
  • This creamy smoothie is packed with flavor AND nutrients.
  • The extra boost of healthy fats and fiber from the chia seeds will keep you satisfied until lunch.
  • It is a great on-the-go option.
  • This smoothie is very quick & simple to make!
Blueberry banana smoothie in a glass mason jar.

Ingredients needed

Packed with a good amount of antioxidants and so delicious, this blueberry banana smoothie is a must-try! Here’s what you’ll need to make it:

  • Blueberries: We recommend frozen blueberries to keep the smoothie nice and cold. You can use fresh blueberries, along with ice, in a pinch.
  • Bananas: Naturally sweet, ripe bananas make all the difference in this smoothie. Freeze the bananas when they’re extra ripe and use only when completely frozen. Bananas truly thicken up healthy smoothies like nothing else.
  • Milk: We like to use unsweetened almond or cashew milk because these options are low in calories and high in vitamins and minerals, they also give a good consistency. Feel free to use any milk (dairy-free or not) that you like.
  • Chia seeds: We’re blending in 1 tablespoon of chia seeds for a boost of minerals, omega-3 fat, antioxidants, and fiber. Hello, superfoods! These make the smoothie super nourishing and filling and boost the thickness. You can omit it from the recipe if preferred.
Blueberries in a bowl with a banana, small bowl of chia seeds and jar of milk.

How to make this smoothie recipe

This recipe is quick, easy, and simple to make! Here’s the easy process:

Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender or food processor.

Process until smooth and creamy.

Serve immediately and enjoy!

Pouring milk into a blender with blueberries, bananas and chia seeds.

Tips for recipe success

Homemade smoothie recipes are simple and straightforward to make, but here are several tips for a perfect shake every single time!

  • Use a high-powered blender. The easiest way to make a super creamy, well-blended smoothie or protein shake is by using a high-powered blender (think Blendtec, Vitamix, or Ninja) to break down all of the ingredients.
  • Use frozen fruit. Using frozen blueberries and bananas in this recipe is best, as it helps keep the smoothie cold and thick. Ice can water down the smoothie flavor and often doesn’t blend as well, so it’s best to skip it unless absolutely necessary.
  • To blend, start with the blender on low speed, then gradually increase to high speed. This will help fully blend and incorporate all ingredients really well. End with the blender on low speed.
  • Add more liquid. Don’t be afraid to add more milk, if your smoothie is too thick or won’t fully blend — especially if you’re adding more mix-ins.
Creamy blueberry shake in a mason jar type glass.

Customize this recipe

Experiment with ingredients to make your favorite fruit smoothie! Here are some suggestions:

  • Sweeten it up. This blueberry smoothie should be perfectly sweet, but if you’d like it sweeter you can add a 1/2 tablespoon of honey, pure maple syrup, a bit of stevia, or a Medjool date.
  • Add greens. If you’re looking to get more greens in your diet, try adding a handful or two of baby spinach or kale leaves. It will turn the smoothie a different color, but you won’t be able to taste the greens.
  • Different fruit. Feel free to sub the blueberries for strawberries, raspberries, mango, cherries, pineapple, peaches, or any other favorite. Just be sure to use frozen fruit for the best results.
  • Add an extra boost of nutrition. Try adding in a serving of protein powder, flax seed, hemp seeds, or oats.
top view of smoothie jar with a side of banana and blueberries

Frequently asked questions

What can be used instead of bananas?

If you can’t eat bananas or just don’t enjoy them, use 2 cups of frozen cauliflower instead. Frozen cauliflower is a great thickening agent in smoothies and will give you extra veggies. You can’t taste it at all! 

Can I add ice to this smoothie recipe?

Yes, however, using frozen fruit is best as it helps keeps the smoothie cold and thick. Sometimes ice doesn’t blend as well and can detract from the fruit flavor, so it’s best to skip it unless absolutely necessary. 

Can I prep this smoothie for later?

Yes, you can make this blueberry banana smoothie ahead of time! Once blended either add it to a mason jar with a lid, an ice cube tray, or freezer safe baggie. When you’re ready to drink it, add your frozen smoothie back to your blender with a little additional milk, blend, and enjoy. You may need to thaw it out a bit first.

Are blueberry banana smoothies healthy?

Yes! Blueberries and bananas are packed with nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants. Bananas are a great source of potassium, which is a big player in heart health. They are low in calories and make for a weight loss-friendly ingredient to add to your diet.

Glass jar with a blueberry shake.

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side shot of blueberry banana smoothie in a mason jar

Blueberry Banana Smoothie

Refreshing Blueberry Banana Smoothie is easy to make with frozen blueberries, banana, milk and chia seeds, all blended together until smooth and creamy. The perfect breakfast or snack for adults and kids. All you need is 4 ingredients and 5 minutes to make this smoothie!
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Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 268kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries no need to thaw
  • 2 large fresh or frozen banana no need to thaw
  • 1 1/2 cup milk of choice
  • 1 tbsp chia seed
  • ice if using fresh fruits

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender or food processor.
  • Process until smooth.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

Notes

  • Sweeten it up. This blueberry smoothie should be perfectly sweet, but if you’d like it sweeter you can add a 1/2 tablespoon of honey, pure maple syrup, a bit of stevia, or a Medjool date.
  • Add greens. If you’re looking to get more greens in your diet, try adding a handful or two of baby spinach or kale leaves. It will turn the smoothie a different color, but you won’t be able to taste the greens.
  • Different fruit. Feel free to sub the blueberries for strawberries, raspberries, mango, cherries, pineapple, peaches, or any other favorite. Just be sure to use frozen fruit for the best results.
  • Add an extra boost of nutrition. Try adding in a serving of protein powder, flax seed, hemp seeds, or oats.

Nutrition

Serving: 1smoothie | Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 850mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 477IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 272mg | Iron: 1mg
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