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Creamy Banana Berry Smoothie

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This creamy banana berry smoothie is not only delicious but also nutritious. It’s easy to make and only needs a few ingredients.

Nutrition-Packed Fruit Smoothies

Banana berry smoothie with a strawberry and blueberries on top

I’ve been making smoothies ever since I bought my first blender, which was many years ago.

The fact that I could add more nutrition to my diet appealed to me. There were even times when I substituted a smoothie for a meal.

I love the fact that you can toss a bunch of fruit, veggies, yogurt, and other ingredients into the blender and come out with something so good.

If you want to add protein powder or another supplemental ingredient from the nutrition aisle at the store, that’s all the better.

On occasion, I’ll add something green, but that always dulls the bright colors of the berries. So I rarely do that if I’m making it for other people.

Some smoothies have a bunch of ingredients. But this orange smoothie only requires 3 things … although you can add more.

If you want to enhance the orange color, you can add carrots to the blender. Or if you want it a deeper red-orange, toss in a couple of strawberries.

One of the things I sometimes put in this is either vanilla-flavored protein powder or flavorless collagen powder.

Kid Friendly Smoothies

When my daughters were little, they loved smoothies. In fact, I could bribe them with their favorite smoothies to get them to come in from playing outside.

If they were playing with other kids, everyone got some. I was able to divide the contents of the blender into the number of kids who loved my smoothies.

I remember some of the kids coming over and asking if I planned to make smoothies. That was some of the best flattery they could have offered, so of course I said yes.

And then occasionally, one of their moms would ask for my recipe. Again, I said yes.

It was nice to know that these kids enjoyed my smoothies so much that they went home and talked about them..

Now my older daughter makes smoothies for her children. I’m happy to know she enjoyed it enough to continue with this healthy tradition.

Benefits of Fruit

These smoothies have a variety of fruit in them, including a banana and mixed berries.

According to Healthline, berries are packed with antioxidants, fiber, and many other nutrients that keep the body healthy and fight inflammation.

They also help to fight inflammation and may assist in lowering your cholesterol levels. Since berries are low in calories, they can be eaten while on most diets.

According to the American Heart Association, a banana is an excellent source of potassium, a nutrient that is necessary to maintain a healthy heart. Bananas also aid in digestion, memory, and other body functions.

Creamy Banana Berry Smoothie Ingredients

You only need 4 ingredients to make these delicious smoothies: yogurt, a banana, frozen mixed berries, and milk.

Almond milk, vanilla yogurt, mixed berries, and a banana

You can use whatever type of milk you prefer. I happened to have almond milk on hand. So that’s what I used.

For exact measurements of each ingredient and full directions, go to the recipe card at the bottom of the page. You can even print out the card by using the “print” button.

How to Make Creamy Banana Berry Smoothies

It is so easy to make these smoothies you’ll think you’re doing something wrong. All you have to do is toss all of the ingredients into your blender.

Smoothie ingredients in the blender

Then turn it on and let the blender do the work. I started with it on the lowest setting and worked my way up to the highest. It took about a minute.

Blended smoothie ingredients

More Recipes

Since I love smoothies so much, I’ve posted other recipes. They’re all good, and since we can access fruit at any time of year, everything is easy to find.

One of them is my delicious coffee peanut butter smoothie. This is the perfect breakfast drink if you’re in a hurry and have to bring it with you.

Another one we like is this watermelon lemon smoothie. It’s so refreshing and something the whole family will enjoy.

We also look forward to this lemonade smoothie. It puts a delightful twist on a favorite summer drink.

See this recipe shared at Full Plate Thursday, Weekend Potluck, and Meal Plan Monday.

Yield: 2 smoothies

Creamy Banana Berry Smoothie

Banana berry smoothie with a strawberry and blueberries on top

This delicious banana berry smoothie is packed with sweet delicious flavor and a ton of nutrients.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of vanilla yogurt
  • 1 medium-size banana
  • 1 cup of frozen mixed berries
  • 1 cup of milk (any kind you like)

Instructions

    1. Put all of the ingredients into your blender.
    2. Blend until the mixture is creamy and smooth.
    3. Pour into chilled glasses and serve cold.

Notes

The frozen berries make it cold. However, if you want it more frozen, you may use a frozen banana or add 1/2 cup of ice.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

2

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 244Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 15mgSodium 140mgCarbohydrates 43gFiber 4gSugar 27gProtein 11g

The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.

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Miz Helen

Monday 6th of April 2020

Your Creamy Banana Berry Smoothie looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome talent with us at Full Plate Thursday,and come back to see us soon! Stay Healthy! Miz Helen

Helen at the Lazy Gastronome

Friday 3rd of April 2020

I remember making smoothies more than 40 years ago! And they were so good - Nice to see them coming back. Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party - stay safe and healthy.

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