Blueberry Banana Smoothie

This blueberry banana smoothie is not only delicious and creamy, but also contains lean protein that helps you recover and build muscle after a workout. {Gluten-Free, Vegetarian Adaptable}

Blueberry banana smoothie with frozen blueberries garnish

This blueberry banana smoothie was one of the earliest recipes on my blog, going way back to 2013! Back then I had just started to work out regularly. A friend of mine taught me to make this post-workout smoothie and I fell in love with the drink immediately.

It’s so simple and delicious, and only contains only 193 calories per serving. I love the fact that it contains a lot of healthy carbs, which digest quickly and provide energy immediately. It also contains a good amount of protein, which helps me recover and build muscle after a workout. I do not use any sweetener in this drink, because the banana adds just enough sweetness to it.

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There are also many ways to tweak this recipe. For example, add 1/2 to 1 more banana if you want a creamier consistency and sweeter drink. Add a handful of spinach for more nutrition. Or some flaxseed for fiber.

When I have extra over-ripe bananas that I cannot finish, I use them to make low-sugar banana bread and the three-ingredient avocado smoothie. If I don’t have time to cook, I’ll just peel and freeze the bananas in Ziplock bags, so I can make a cold smoothie later.

If you want a regular smoothie without the egg, simply skip the egg and you’ll still have a delicious drink.

I hope you enjoy it!

Blueberry banana smoothie served in small glasses

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Blueberry banana smoothie contains lean protein and healthy carbs

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Blueberry Banana Smoothie
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
This blueberry banana smoothie is not only delicious and creamy, but also contains lean protein that helps you recover and build muscle after a workout. {Gluten-Free, Vegetarian Adaptable}
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 193 kcal
Author: Maggie Zhu
Ingredients
  • 1 very ripe large banana , chopped to 4 pieces (room temperature or frozen)
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup milk (or plant-based milk)
  • 1 small fresh raw egg (or 1/4 cup egg white) (Optional)
Instructions
  1. Chop banana into 3-4 pieces and add into a blender with the rest of the ingredients. Process until smooth. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Blueberry Banana Smoothie
Amount Per Serving (2 g)
Calories 193 Calories from Fat 44
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.9g 8%
Saturated Fat 2.3g 12%
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 88mg 4%
Potassium 413mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 32.5g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3.6g 14%
Sugars 21.5g
Protein 7.7g 15%
Calcium 12%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

The recipe was published on July 29, 2013, and updated by July 4, 2018.

Blueberry Banana Smoothie - this easy drink is not only delicious and creamy, but also contains lean protein that helps you recover and build muscle after a workout. {Gluten-Free, Vegetarian Adaptable}

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Hi I'm Maggie Zhu! Welcome to my site about modern Chinese cooking - including street food, family recipes, and restaurant dishes. I take a less labor-intensive approach while maintaining the taste and look of the dish. I am originally from Beijing, and now cook from my Austin, Texas kitchen.

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