Blueberry – Banana Smoothie

Our weather calls for some refreshing beverage that is not only nutritious but makes the most of seasonal fruit! A smoothie is the perfect summertime breakfast: it’s cool and fruity, and you can put it in a jar or thermos when you head out the door for your daily walk, or instead, enjoy it in the company of your family members.


  • Cutting board
  • Dinner knife
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoon
  • Blender (Adult needed)
  • 2 glasses, lidded jars or thermos


  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • ½ cup water, coconut water, or milk
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • ½ ripe (or overripe) banana, peeled and sliced (frozen, if possible)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ice cubes


  1. Put all the ingredients in the blender.
  2. Put the top on tightly. Turn on the blender to medium speed and blend until the mixture is smooth, 30-60 seconds.
  3. Divide the smoothie equally between the glasses or jars and serve right away. Or fill the thermos just before heading out.
  4. Enjoy!

THINK AHEAD: To help make any smoothie colder and thicker, it’s great to have slices of frozen banana ready to go. And it’s easy! Or else: No blueberries? No problem! This recipe is great with strawberries, raspberries or even cut-up peaches.

Nutrition facts for smoothies will vary dependent upon which fruits are used. For a blueberry banana smoothie, the nutrition facts can be found here.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 3Serving Size: 1 servingAmount Per Serving

Total Fat3.6 g
Saturated Fat1.4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat0.6 g
Cholesterol7.4 mg
Sodium118.3 mg
Potassium570.3 mg
Total Carbohydrate27.5 g
Dietary Fiber2.3 g
Sugars19.9 g
Protein9.0 g
Vitamin A5.7 %
Vitamin B-1228.1 %
Vitamin B-615.9 %
Vitamin C9.8 %
Vitamin D10.0 %
Vitamin E3.4 %
Calcium33.1 %
Copper3.7 %
Folate8.1 %
Iron3.7 %
Magnesium8.7 %
Manganese7.0 %
Niacin3.1 %
Pantothenic Acid8.9 %
Phosphorus19.0 %
Riboflavin28.9 %
Selenium6.4 %
Thiamin5.9 %
Zinc9.3 %

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.