There’s nothing like a creamy, nutritious smoothie to help jumpstart your day! This Blueberry Banana Smoothie is jam-packed with antioxidant rich blueberries, ripe banana and whole grain rolled oats for a satisfying breakfast or snack. It’s dairy-free, vegan and ready in minutes!

Blueberry banana oat smoothie with berries on top

Smoothies are one of my favorite things to make because they’re great any time of day, and I love coming up with new and exciting flavors.

My orange cream smoothie channels the flavors in an Orange Julius with just 3 ingredients, and this kale smoothie is pairs refreshing tropical flavors with nutritious baby kale.

I make this Blueberry Banana Smoothie the most often because I almost always have frozen blueberries and overripe bananas on hand.

Whenever I have an abundance of overripe bananas, I pop them in the freezer for my smoothies. Frozen bananas give smoothies a thick, frosty texture that I love.

I’ve also added some old fashioned rolled oats to the smoothie to make it extra satisfying. It’s the perfect way to jumpstart my day. ๐Ÿ™‚

Blueberry banana smoothie recipe in blender

Why you’ll love this recipe:

  • This blueberry banana smoothie is creamy, satisfying and packed with nutritious ingredients.
  • It includes just 4 ingredients and it comes together in less than 10 minutes.
  • Fresh or frozen blueberries may be used.
  • Customize this recipe with whatever type of milk that you have on hand.

Recipe ingredients

It doesn’t get much simpler than this smoothie. It includes (4) ingredients, and it is easily customized to suit your tastes.

Blueberry smoothie recipe ingredients

Ingredient notes

  • Blueberries. Fresh or frozen blueberries may be used.
  • Banana. The banana adds body and creaminess to this smoothie. If using fresh blueberries, make sure to use frozen banana for a thicker, frostier smoothie.
  • Almond milk. The almond milk may be substituted with your favorite dairy or non-dairy milk.
  • Oats (not pictured). Add 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats or quick oats to make this smoothie even more satisfying. Omit them to make the recipe grain free.

How to make blueberry and banana smoothie

This blueberry banana smoothie recipe couldn’t be easier to make. You can utilize frozen blueberries, which are much more cost effective.

I highly recommend using frozen banana as well, as it results in a thick, frosty texture.

Pro tip: For best results, use frozen banana to thicken the smoothie and add creaminess.  You can freeze overripe bananas whole or sliced and freeze in a Stasher bag or Souper Cube Trays for up to 3 months.

See the recipe card below for full instructions.

How to make blueberry and banana smoothie
  1. Place the oats in the blender and process until finely ground.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and process on high speed until smooth, adding more milk as needed to reach the desired consistency.
Pouring blueberry banana smoothie into a jar

FAQs

Can fresh blueberries be used?

Fresh or frozen blueberries may be used in this recipe. I prefer using frozen blueberries as it’s more cost effective.

If using fresh blueberries, make sure the bananas are frozen for a thick, frosty texture.

Can quick oats be used?

Quick oats or old fashioned rolled oats may be used in this recipe. The oats may also be omitted to make this recipe grain free.

How can smoothies be thickened?

Frozen fruit is a great way to thicken smoothies. I love freezing overripe bananas to add to smoothies for body and creaminess.

Greek yogurt or non-dairy yogurt is another way to make smoothies thicker and more satisfying. Ice is also a good thickener, but it can also result in a watered down flavor.

Smoothies may also be thickened by adding up to 1/2 cup oats, or a few tablespoons of nut butter.

Recipe notes

  • Pro tip: For best results, use frozen banana to thicken the smoothie and add creaminess.  You can freeze overripe bananas whole or sliced and freeze in a Stasher bag or Souper Cube Trays for up to 3 months.
  • The amount of milk you use will vary based on whether your fruit is fresh or frozen.  Start with a 1/2 cup and add more as needed.
  • Frozen fruit works the best in smoothies for a frosty, thicker texture.  Frozen blueberries are much more cost effective as well.
  • Omit the oats to make this blueberry banana smoothie recipe grain free.
  • Add a scoop of protein powder, a tablespoon or two of nut butter, or a tablespoon of chia seeds or ground flax seed for added protein and nutrition.
Blueberry and banana smoothie in a jar with a straw

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Did you try this recipe?ย  If so, be sure to leave a review below and tag me @flavorthemoments on Facebook and Instagram

Blueberry banana oat smoothie with berries on top

Blueberry Banana Smoothie

Blueberry Banana Smoothie is a creamy, delicious and jam-packed with antioxidant rich blueberries, banana and whole grain rolled oats. It's a great way to jumpstart your day!
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats old fashioned or quick oats; optional
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk add 1/4 – 1/2 cup more milk to reach the desired consistency; sub with your favorite dairy or non-dairy milk
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries sub with fresh if desired
  • 1 cup frozen sliced banana see notes

Instructions 

  • Place the oats in the blender and process until finely ground.
    1/2 cup rolled oats
  • Place the remaining ingredients in the blender in the order listed and process until smooth. If the blender gets stuck, add up to 1/2 cup more liquid as necessary to reach the desired consistency. Serve immediately and enjoy!
    1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1 cup frozen blueberries, 1 cup frozen sliced banana

Notes

  • Pro tip:ย  Freeze overripe bananas in zip top bags.ย  Once frozen, slice and store for up to 3 months.
  • The amount of milk you use will vary based on whether your fruit is fresh or frozen.ย  Start with a 1/2 cup and add more as needed.
  • Frozen fruit works the best in smoothies for a frosty, thicker texture.ย  Frozen blueberries are much more cost effective as well.
  • Rolled oats or quick oats are fine in this recipe, or they may be omitted altogether to make this blueberry banana smoothie recipe grain free.
  • Add a scoop of protein powder, a tablespoon or two of nut butter, or a tablespoon of chia seeds or ground flax seed for added protein and nutrition.

Nutrition

Calories: 189kcal, Carbohydrates: 38g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 0.3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 165mg, Potassium: 342mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 15g, Vitamin A: 78IU, Vitamin C: 12mg, Calcium: 168mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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**This post was originally published in January 2016. Step by step photos have been added and the text has been modified to include more recipe information.

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