This is our go-to blueberry smoothie recipe! It is made with frozen fruit, almond milk, flax meal, and a little bit of vanilla. This blueberry banana smoothie is thick and perfect for a nutritious breakfast or a tasty snack.
Favorite Blueberry Smoothie Recipe
We are all about smoothies and protein shakes here at Fit Foodie Finds. We eat smoothies for breakfast (mostly), but also make smoothies for snacks and other meals if we are in a hurry.
This blueberry smoothie recipe is a personal favorite of mine because it’s naturally sweetened with frozen bananas and perfectly thick.
Best blenders for smoothies
We highly recommend investing in a high-speed blender such as a Vitamix or Kitchen Ninja because it will make blending anything (not just smoothies!) so much easier.
Both the Vitamix and the Ninja are high-powered enough that you can drop all your smoothie ingredients in at once, and never have large chunks of kale (or other hearty ingredients) infiltrating your green smoothies again.
What You Need
5 ingredients are all you really need to make this smoothie and guess what? You likely have all of this on hand already.
Frozen blueberries: the basis of this smoothie is frozen blueberries! If you want to use fresh blueberries, we recommend adding in some ice so that it stays thick.
Frozen banana: instead of adding any added sugar, we’re using frozen banana to sweeten this blueberry banana smoothie!
Milk: any kind of milk works for this recipe. Our favorite is unsweetened almond milk.
Flaxseed: we thought we’d give this smoothie a nutritional boost and add in some flaxseed meal.
Vanilla extract: vanilla really brings out all of the flavors from the blueberries.
The amazing thing about smoothies is that you can really make them your own with what you have in the fridge. Here are some add-in ideas to really spice up your blueberry smoothie!
- 1 serving protein powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds
- Handful fresh spinach
- 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
The DL on this Blueberry Smoothie
A blueberry banana smoothie is a delicious and classic flavor combination that we just can’t get enough of! Frozen blueberries and bananas are so affordable and readily available all year round, so you can always count on a yummy blueberry smoothie.
Frozen vs. Fresh Blueberries
We generally like to buy frozen blueberries over fresh, because they are usually cheaper. However, if fresh blueberries are on sale at the grocery store or if you go blueberry picking, you can learn how to freeze blueberries in this post.
Are blueberry smoothies good for you?
This blueberry smoothie recipe is a healthy breakfast or snack option because it uses real ingredients and no added sugar.
Do you put ice in smoothies?
We do not typically use ice in our smoothies because we use frozen fruit. Frozen fruit gives smoothies a thicker consistency that we just love.
If you only have fresh fruit, that we would suggest using ice to get that frozen fruit smoothie texture.
What is a good combination with blueberries?
If you’re looking for another fruit to add to your smoothie, we suggest banana (which is what this recipe calls for). Other fruit that taste good with blueberries are:
Go-To Blueberry Smoothie
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 cup frozen sliced bananas
- 1 tablespoon flax meal
- 1/2 - 1 cup milk any kind (we used unsweetened almond milk)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender. Start with 1/2 cup of milk and go up from there.
- Blend on high until smooth. Add more milk as needed to get your desired consistency.
- Serve immediately.
Tips & Notes
- If the smoothie is too thick, add a tablespoon of almond milk at a time until smoothie reaches your desired consistency.
Go-To Smoothie Ingredients
The majority of the smoothies on Fit Foodie Finds use a combination of a few of our favorite things.
Frozen Fruit – We like to use frozen fruit in order to omit ice from our smoothies so that you can get a smoother, creamier smoothie. We recommend bananas, berries, mangoes, pineapples, etc. For a single serving, shoot to use around 1 cup of frozen fruit.
Greens- obviously every green smoothie has some kind of green! Whether it’s spinach, kale, or microgreen, any kind of green will work! Pro tip: instead of throwing out greens that are about to go bad, freeze them and use them later in a green smoothie! Try and pack in as many greens as you can…no less than 1 cup!
Milk/Liquid- you’re going to need some kind of liquid for your green smoothie and our favorite is almond milk. While you can use any kind, we found that unsweetened almond milk isn’t super overpowering and is great base milk for pretty much any smoothie. Use anywhere from 1/2 cup to 1 cup for a single serving.
Seeds- because why not amp up your green smoothie with more nutrition! We try and get around 1/2 tablespoon of ground seeds such as flax or chia per smoothie.
Protein Powder– Adding protein powder to a smoothie is totally dependent on personal preference. If you are looking to add more protein to your diet or if you are making a smoothie for a post-workout meal, add a scoop of protein from one of the protein powders in our Guide to the Best Protein Powder!
Crunch-Some people need crunch and some people do not. If you are a crunch person, go ahead and add some granola, hemp hearts, or nuts to your smoothie!
Thank you for this wonderful recipe! I like to consume green smoothies primarily, but I attempted this one. We all loved it! The combination of banana and blueberry is simply terrific! I will make this one more time and include spinach in order to modify my diet.
Delicious! I added ground flaxseed and protein powder and used whole milk and water.
Wonderful and creamy!
Flaxseed not flaxmeal.
I normally try to make smoothies with protein powder, but the taste always comes out funky. So I thought bananas and blueberry would taste good. Then I searched google and found this recipe. It’s yummy and perfect consistency. It doesn’t have much protein, but does have a lot of potassium from the bananas.
So glad you loved this!
I used unsweetened soy milk and added honey to the recipe. It was refreshing. That’s for the recipe.
I love this smoothie. Just made it today for the first time using the exact ingredients. Delicious. Next to try is the Breakfast Smoothie. There are so many that sound great!
This was super quick and easy and tasted great 🙂 I think if you want something sweeter you can add a little bit of honey.
Just made this smoothie for the first time. I used all the measurements as instructed except I didn’t have flax meal. It tasted amazing and I will definitely be making this again!
So glad you loved it!
OMG…who would believe so simple and so good. I had a small banana that was on the verge of overripe. Sliced and froze it. 1/2 cup shriveling blueberries froze them. I used 1/2 cup of 1% milk, the frozen blueberries and banana, a squirt of agave. Blended in my old sunbeam blender on smoothie setting. Fantastic. No ice required. Thanks.
So glad you loved this recipe, Debbie!
Used soy milk and didn’t change anything else. Loved the thick consistency. Ratios are perfect. Thanks!
First time making a smoothie and followed this recipe for the measurements. I used what I had in hand and added regular sugar and milk. Came out great. Thanks!
Glad you loved it!
My smoothie only made one serving. I thought it was supposed to make two?
I have to say this is the best smoothie I’ve made for myself, it’s really good, thanks for sharing the recipe
Tip: grind the flaxseeds before adding it to the smoothie mix so you don’t have to chew them while drinking the smoothie once it’s finished
Oh no! You must have used whole flax seeds instead of ground flax seed meal!
Since I don’t have flaxseed or vanilla extra, so I used almond butter instead of those two. To be honest it is perfectly sweet enough without two of those ingredients. I love the taste of smoothie 😋
Hello Lee and thank you for this wonderful recipe! Though I’m a fan mainly green smoothies I did like your recipe and decided to try this. I made this smoothie a few days ago and all my family loved it! Combination of banana and blueberry is pretty fantastic! I’m going to make this again and add some spinach for the sake of my diet.
Glad you loved it!
What an incredible snack, dessert, midnight treat, or pre-workout nutrition! I’d probably make two servings worth of this recipe for a full meal and add in one or two scoops of protein powder, more seeds, a few more blueberries, some leafy greens, and some coconut flakes for extra substance. Cannot wait to try this!
I love smoothies!! 🙂