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Berry Banana Smoothie Recipe

Berry Banana Smoothie Recipe

It has been another crazy week for me. I was out of town for work and now I am very behind in life. Sometimes I wonder if I will ever catch up. I hope to make progress this weekend, but I also want to play. It is finally supposed to be sunny in Utah and I can’t wait.

Fridays are my day off from work. To celebrate, I like to treat myself to a fruit smoothie. I usually start my Fridays with Body Pump or Body Combat. After class, I blend up a refreshing smoothie. Smoothies are a great post workout treat.

I use our homemade yogurt as the base and throw in whatever fruits we have on hand. When fruit is on sale, I buy extra so I can freeze some for smoothies. I like using frozen fruit because it makes the smoothie thicker. You can use fresh fruit, just throw in some ice cubes to thicken it up.

For this smoothie, I used frozen blueberries, banana, and strawberries. I always add a splash of skim or soy milk to help the blender do it’s work. This breakfast treat blends up in no time.  Sometimes I make a double batch and keep half of it in the freezer. When I am in a rush, I pull the smoothie out of the freezer and let it defrost while I get ready. I grab my smoothie and a straw on my way out the door and enjoy a healthy breakfast without any fuss.

This smoothie is very berrylicious! Make it for breakfast, a snack, or even enjoy it for dessert.

Berry Banana Smoothie

Yield: Serves 1

Ingredients:

1 cup plain Greek yogurt (I use our homemade yogurt)
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 frozen banana
5 frozen strawberries
Splash of skim or soy milk

Directions:

1. Add the yogurt, blueberries, banana, and strawberries into the blender. If you aren't using frozen fruit, throw in a couple of ice cubes.
2. Add in a splash of skim or soy milk. Place the blender lid on tightly. Puree smoothie until it is smooth and creamy. I like my smoothies thick, if you prefer a thinner smoothie, add more milk and puree for a little longer.
3. Enjoy!

If you like this smoothie, you might also like:

Strawberry Banana Smoothie from For the Love of Cooking
Mango Orange Smoothie from Savory Sweet Life
Granola Berry Smoothie from In Jennie’s Kitchen
Raspberry Smoothie from Elana’s Pantry

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78 Responses to “Berry Banana Smoothie Recipe”

  1. 1
    Erica — April 9, 2010 @ 5:25 am

    Sounds fabulous. Love the natural protein in the greek yogurt!! Hope you get plenty of time to play this weekend :)

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    Paula - bell'alimento — April 9, 2010 @ 7:10 am

    Looks so refreshing Maria! We love smoothies & our immersion blender has been getting a workout lately ; )

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    Jessica @ How Sweet — April 9, 2010 @ 7:12 am

    What a gorgeous color! Love greek yogurt in smoothies, too. Do you ever use frozen bananas? They are my fave!

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    Sarah — April 9, 2010 @ 7:12 am

    looks great!

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    ashley — April 9, 2010 @ 7:14 am

    mmmm looks delicious! i don’t know why i don’t make smoothies more frequently!

    hope you have a wonderful, sunny weekend!

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    Maggy — April 9, 2010 @ 7:14 am

    I have a smoothie pretty much every morning for breakfast! Thanks for the new recipe, this looks delicious.

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    Katie @ goodLife {eats} — April 9, 2010 @ 7:16 am

    I love smoothies! I will have to give this combo a try. YUM!

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    Jessica — April 9, 2010 @ 7:39 am

    We love smoothies at our house, and yours actually looks frothy! A lot of recipes look very watery.

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    kat — April 9, 2010 @ 7:46 am

    We have something very similar almost every morning but add Oj & a little water instead of the milk. I should try the milk for more calcium

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    I love smoothies, this one sounds perfect!

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    Jenny Flake — April 9, 2010 @ 7:58 am

    LOVE how pretty this smoothie looks Maria!! Great recipe!

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    Tracy — April 9, 2010 @ 8:08 am

    I love the deep color of this smoothie. I might also throw in some blackberries!

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    stephchows — April 9, 2010 @ 8:31 am

    mmm sounds like the perfect post workout pick me up!

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    Jen @ How To: Simplify — April 9, 2010 @ 8:42 am

    This smoothie looks so refreshing!

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    Bonnie — April 9, 2010 @ 8:47 am

    I love smoothies and hardly ever make them. Great reminder to use up some of that frozen fruit in the freezer.

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    Erica Lea — April 9, 2010 @ 9:09 am

    I like my smoothies nice & thick as well; using frozen fruit is the best! I like to add a little vanilla extract – it gives is a very nice flavor.

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    Cookin' Canuck — April 9, 2010 @ 9:21 am

    This looks delicious, Maria. We love to make smoothies, too and usually add some brewed green tea.

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    Tracey — April 9, 2010 @ 9:32 am

    Great idea Maria! I have a ton of frozen fruit in my freezer so I’ll definitely whip one of these up soon!

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    Courtney — April 9, 2010 @ 10:01 am

    Yummmmylicious! This looks amazing, your photography blows me away! Good idea about popping half into the freezer and then just simply letting it defrost while you get ready. Love it.

    • twopeas replied: — April 9th, 2010 @ 4:43 pm

      Courtney-you are so kind. Thanks for the photography compliment. I have a lot to learn in that department, my photos need some work, but I will keep trying. Thanks for the compliment:)

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    Michelle — April 9, 2010 @ 10:13 am

    I love smoothies too. They’re such a great way to eat your fruits.
    I think you need a glass straw. : ) I have some and I’m totally smitten with them.

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    Memoria — April 9, 2010 @ 10:58 am

    Your smoothie looks perfect and refreshing. I want a sip or two or twenty! :) Your workouts sound fantastic. Have a great weekend, Maria.

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    Joanne — April 9, 2010 @ 11:54 am

    Smoothies sound like a fantastic treat on your day off! Love how berryful this is.

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    Blond Duck — April 9, 2010 @ 12:15 pm

    Smoothies are great, esp. in the summer!

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    Amanda — April 9, 2010 @ 12:26 pm

    This looks fantastic!! I LURVE smoothies!

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    Fuji Mama — April 9, 2010 @ 12:34 pm

    Ok, forget Jamba Juice, I’m coming to your house for my next smoothie! YUM!!! :)

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    Jamie — April 9, 2010 @ 12:52 pm

    I’ve been wanting to make smoothies in the mornings but I just don’t seem to get around making them. But this looks so refreshing and healthy and easy. I’m going to definitely be trying out this smoothie recipe.

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    sweetlife — April 9, 2010 @ 12:59 pm

    oh smoothies rock…love the color

    sweetlife

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    leslie — April 9, 2010 @ 2:28 pm

    Life…I dont think it is ever possible to catch up (especially when you have a food blog) lol

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    Katrina — April 9, 2010 @ 2:31 pm

    We love smoothies here! Hope you have a great weekend!

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    Sara — April 9, 2010 @ 3:14 pm

    Hi Maria! Just wanted to let you know that I saw your smoothie recipe and I am making it right now!!! Thanks for the recipe! Cant wait to drink the smoothie! :)

    • twopeas replied: — April 9th, 2010 @ 4:40 pm

      Sara-happy to hear you tried the smoothie right away. I hope it hit the spot:)

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    grace — April 9, 2010 @ 4:04 pm

    blueberry smoothies are so pretty, and this one is certainly no exception. healthy too, obviously. random: i like your straw. :)

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    Cathy — April 9, 2010 @ 4:41 pm

    Yum – I always want to start making smoothies but somehow never do. This one looks fabulous!

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    Jennie — April 9, 2010 @ 5:30 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try my hand at homemade yogurt—this may have given me the push I need! Thanks for recommending my granola berry smoothie too :)

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    sharon — April 9, 2010 @ 7:28 pm

    I can’t wait till its warm enough to enjoy a smoothie and then not be frozen afterward! This looks so tasty and refreshing.

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    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — April 9, 2010 @ 8:49 pm

    Yum… I love to make smoothies after I work out, too. This one looks lovely!

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    Stan — April 10, 2010 @ 6:20 am

    I’m trying to catch up too Maria! Smoothies are great: a meal in a glass. I add whey powder to mine for the extra protein. Cheers!

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    Cheri — April 10, 2010 @ 6:38 am

    I looove smoothies! This one looks so thick and refreshing. I wish my son wasn’t napping right now so I could make one of these and go sit in the sun. :)

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    Barbara Bakes — April 10, 2010 @ 6:38 am

    What a gorgeous color and so good for you!

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    Dee — April 10, 2010 @ 6:58 am

    My kids love smoothies, I am going to make this for my kids today!

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