The Best Blueberry Banana Smoothie Recipe On The Planet

by Gregory
Best Blueberry Banana Smoothie

Ahhh…pure bliss. Gregory’s Scrumptious Smoothie!Water, tea, bulletproof coffee, and kombucha should be your first go-tos for beverages. In the next tier exists smoothies. As opposed to juices, smoothies use the pulp and fiber of the fruits and vegetables chosen. Because of this fact, smoothies are more satiating.  But before trying any old recipe, try the best Best Blueberry Banana Smoothie recipe ever!

(Please read my article Smoothies vs Juices for a better analysis.)

The best Best Blueberry Banana Smoothie recipe will have a perfect ratio of the macronutrients (fat, protein, and carbohydrates) and not boast too much unnecessary sugars.  Your goal is for your smoothie to have as many superfoods in it as possible.  If done properly it could be a stand-alone nutrient-dense meal beating out any meal from a typical fast food restaurant.

Best Blueberry Banana Smoothie

Liquid Base

For the Best Blueberry Banana Smoothie using a liquid that is not water or ice will provide more flavor to your smooth. Many people will use milk.  If you use it, opt for whole milk since it will taste better and be satiating.  Some will choose not go with dairy due their aversion to lactose and casein, which some studies show are inflammatory due to the body, as well as the antibiotics and growth hormones (rBST and rBGH) given to most cows in America.

Listen to our Holistic Health News episode on Reasons to avoid rBST dairy.

My non-dairy “milk” of choice would be coconut milk given its high nutrient and fat content. I am not a big fan of almond milk given that the small amount of almonds and large number of preservatives in each carton.  Soy milk is problematic given that most of it produced in America is GMO and large amounts of soy are estrogenic, disrupting your natural balance of estrogen in the body.

Read our Review on non-Dairy Milks.


Greek Yogurt

Putting Greek yogurt in your smoothie adds protein, fat and lusciousness.  Ideally choose full fat yogurt and organic to avoid the aforementioned toxins.  Make sure you use Greek yogurt, and not regular, to get a healthy dose of probiotic bacteria.  Try to avoid flavored varieties due to the added sugar and frankly, you won’t need it since your smoothie will be sweet enough if done properly.  Yogurt will also make your smoothie frothier!

Try our very popular Greek Yogurt Bowl recipe!

Read our Review of most popular Greek Yogurt Brands.


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Fruit Base

This is largely a matter of taste, but I would opt for blueberries given their great taste, high nutrient value, and low amount of sugar.  Blackberries, strawberries, and raspberries are ideal as well.   Use frozen berries to make your smoothie colder. Ideally use organic or locally-grown variety since commercially-grown ones are high in pesticides.

Use a banana for flavor and for its high levels of potassium.  Green bananas have ¼ of the sugar of a ripe one and are resistant starch.  Resistant starch foods are a form of prebiotics, which naturally grow probiotic, or beneficial, gut bacteria.   (Read this article on the importance of probiotics.}

Add the superfood avocado, not only for its high level nutrients, but to thicken your smoothie.  (A nice ancillary benefit is that it doesn’t bring adverse flavor to your smoothie.)  Aside from that throw in any fruit.  Pineapples, papaya, and kiwis give it a nice kick.  You want but be careful of adding too much sugar though.


Vegetables

Adding a vegetable is not necessary, but it brings added nutrients.  Green smoothie advocates recommend 2 cups of green vegetables to 1 cup of fruits.  Consider throwing in the super nutrient-dense cruciferous vegetables (spinach, kale, or broccoli).  Throw in carrots for some sweetness.


Sweet Additives

Throw in cinnamon, a natural sweetener and anti-oxidant, chock full of polyphenols, which studies show lower blood sugar, blood pressure, and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels as well as combat heart disease.  Add pieces of 90% of dark chocolate and a nut butter to increase the protein and fat content.

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Best Blueberry Banana Smoothie

Gregory's Scrumptious Blueberry Banana Greek Yogurt Smoothie

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Serves: 2 Prep Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of unflavored Coconut Milk (for sweetness, opt for flavored)
  • ½ cup of full-fat unflavored Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup of blueberries (preferably organic and frozen)
  • 1 green banana
  • Handful full of cruciferous vegetable
  • Heavy dash of cinnamon
  • One Avocado
  • Optional fruit (pineapple or kiwi would give it extra flavor, but ultimately your choice.)
  • Tablespoon of chia seeds

I would love to hear from you about your favorite and best smoothie recipes!

A. Gregory Luna, double-certified health coach.

Read about my weight loss journey here.

 

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4 comments

Nick January 31, 2017 - 10:37 AM

I agree with your recipe though I love putting mangos or other melons in my smoothie. I’ve tried using non-flavored non-milks but I still need the sweetness. Don’t know about putting chocolate in a berry recipe. LOL

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