Mommy's Kitchen - Recipes From my Texas Kitchen: Blueberry Banana Smoothie a New Favorite!! For Me and Gracie

Friday, August 28, 2009

Blueberry Banana Smoothie a New Favorite!! For Me and Gracie

I love to make all different kinds of smoothies. Not only are they a quick and easy breakfast on the go, but they are also perfect when it is scorching hot outside. One of my favorite smoothies is the Bananarita Smoothie . That is the recipe I make most often. Well, yesterday I wanted something a little different. I had a few bananas that needed to be used and a whole bunch of frozen blueberries. I just combined some things together I had in the fridge and came up with this great tasting Blueberry Banana Smoothie. It tasted so good that even Gracie the little girl I watch loved it. I wasn't sure if she would or not since it had blueberries added, but I was wrong. She gobbled it up and gave me her cup to refill for a second round. Between Gracie and I we finished off the whole blender full. We enjoyed it so much that yes, we made it again today.

The color turned out so pretty. I used blueberry flavored Activia yogurt to make mine, but you can use any brand or even vanilla yogurt as well. If using vanilla I would increase the blueberries to 1 cup. If you have frozen bananas on hand you can use those to make this smoothie. If using frozen bananas and frozen blueberries you may not need to use as much ice or maybe any at all. If you click on the link above for the bananarita smoothie recipe, can see the frozen bananas I used to make that recipe. A lot of people do not know that you can freeze bananas. I like to freeze the ones that are over ripe to use in smoothies and banana bread, it's so easy. You can freeze them peeled or Un peeled its up to you. The easiest way is just to toss them in the freezer with the skins still on in a freezer bag. When you are ready to use them for baking, just defrost, snip off the tip with scissors and squeeze out like toothpaste. If you want nice chunks for smoothies, slice and flash freeze on a baking sheet and then package in a zip lock bag. Just use what you need its that easy. I have included some pictures below of Miss Gracie Grace enjoying her Blueberry Banana Smoothie!!!

Gracie enjoying her smoothie!

Blueberry Banana Smoothie

1 - 2 - ripe bananas
1 - cup blueberry or vanilla yogurt
1 1/2 cups ice cubes
1 - cup low fat milk, plain or vanilla soy milk
1/2 - 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

Add the ice cubes, blueberries and milk to the blender. Blend on ice breaker or icy drink to break up the ice a bit. Add yogurt and bananas and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and enjoy.

Yields about 4 cups

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Chow and Chatter said... #

adorable my baby loves smoothies as well lol

Lisa said... #

What a wonderful color that shake is!

Heidi said... #

I love making smoothies. My favorite is banana, blueberry and pineapple. YUM! My little Chase also loves eating frozen blueberries... my kids are strange. They like eating frozen peas and frozen french fries too.

Jackie at said... #

beautiful deep color for the drink and it seems your little munchkin enjoyed it a lot!

~JarieLyn~ said... #

I make smoothies for breakfast every morning. My favorite is the blueberry banana also.

What a great tip on freezing bananas. I did not know that you could do that.

Excellent post.

Kitchens said... #

i love smoothies especially during breakfast.. thanks for posting.

angelia mcgowan said... #

I love smoothies, although I do not make them nearly enough, this one the most beautiful color!

Jenn said... #

I didn't know you can use yogurt to make smoothies. I hate the taste of yogurt this will be a great way to use it, thanks!

Mindy said... #

Love Gracie drinking the smoothie! And I agree... smoothies are the best!

Teresa Cordero Cordell said... #

Tina, this looks so pretty. What a great waker-upper!

Dani in NC said... #

Thanks for sharing this recipe! I have two big bags of frozen blueberries that my MIL gave me and I had no idea what to do with them. I'll give this a try.