A blueberry banana smoothie is a great way to start any day, and this one has no added sugar and is dairy-free. It's one of my favorite recipes for starting a healthy eating plan and works for the Daniel Fast I do each year in January.
If you're not familiar with fasting to start the new year off right, a good place to begin is preparing for the Daniel Fast. Regardless of what strategy you are using to get healthy, this blueberry banana smoothie will be a perfect fit.
Blueberry Banana Smoothie
Because fruit is zero points on Weight Watchers (yes, even bananas) this smoothie is 3 points! If you aren't eating a lot of protein throughout the day, you might want to add a tablespoon of almond butter. Adding almond butter does take the Smart Points up to almost 5, but it's important to get your protein.
How to Make a Blueberry Banana Smoothie
Making a smoothie is pretty simple, of course. It doesn't matter how you add the ingredients, but I do recommend you blend everything and then add the ice and blend again. I think it just tastes better.
Because flaxseed should not be eaten raw, you'll want to toast it in the oven first. It's easy to burn, so put it on the middle rack and broil on low. Wash the blueberries while you wait, but keep an eye on the flaxseed!
Add blueberries, banana, flaxseed, chia seed, walnuts, and almond milk to a blender.
Blend until smooth. Add ice, and blend again until smooth. Serve ice cold.
What Can I Add to this Smoothie?
Any kind of berry would be wonderful in this recipe. You could also add a small handful of spinach. It won't change the flavor much but will give you an extra boost of vitamins and minerals.
The chia seeds add a lot of antioxidants and thicken the smoothie just a bit, and the flaxseed adds more of the same as well as omega-3.
Can I Make This Smoothie in Advance?
You can make it in advance. Just don't add ice until you're ready to drink it. You could even pour it over ice if time is an issue.
Pour it in a thermos or beverage tumbler with a lid and take it to work. Tervis is my favorite. Add ice and enjoy!
- ½ C blueberries
- ½ banana
- ½ C almond milk, no sugar
- ½ T walnuts
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp flax seed
- Toast flaxseed in the oven. It's easy to burn, so put it on the middle rack and broil on low.
- Wash berries.
- Add blueberries, banana, flaxseed, chia seed, walnuts, and almond milk to a blender.
- Blend until smooth. Add ice, and blend again until smooth. Serve cold.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 200Saturated Fat: 1gSodium: 166mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 8gSugar: 15gProtein: 4g
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More Delicious Smoothies
Smoothies are a great way to get your nutrients and antioxidants through food. When they also taste great, it's a win-win!
Love blueberries? Me, too! You'll find a lot of great ideas for them on this list of blueberry breakfast recipes.
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