Blueberry Banana Smoothie
There’s nothing like a creamy, nutritious smoothie to help jumpstart your day! This Blueberry Banana Smoothie is jam-packed with antioxidant rich blueberries, banana and whole grain oats to make it extra satisfying. It’s a vegan smoothie that includes just 4 ingredients!
New year, new you, new smoothie recipe! You didn’t think I’d let January get by without posting a smoothie, did ya? It’s almost an obligation as a food blogger to post a smoothie because that’s what people are looking for this time of year.
I love easy options like my orange cream smoothie and kale smoothie, but this time of year I always begin to miss blueberries in a big way.
Fresh blueberries are very expensive and extremely tart this time of year, so I utilized frozen berries in this ultra creamy Blueberry Banana Smoothie.
It’s refreshing, delicious and really satisfied my blueberry cravings!
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.
It doesn’t get much simpler than this four-ingredient smoothie, and it is easily customized to suit your tastes.
Pro tip: Freeze overripe banana to have them on hand for your smoothies!
- Oats. Use old fashioned oats or quick oats to make this smoothie even more satisfying, or omit altogether to make it grain free.
- 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 whatever milk you have on hand.
How to make this recipe
This blueberry banana smoothie recipe couldn’t be easier to make.
- Place the oats in the blender and process until coarsely ground.
- Add the remaining ingredients and process on high speed until smooth.
Fresh or frozen blueberries may be used in this recipe. If using fresh, make sure the bananas or frozen for a thicker, frostier smoothie.
Quick oats or old fashioned rolled oats may be used in this recipe.
Frozen fruit is a great way to thicken smoothies. I love freezing overripe bananas to add to smoothies for body and creaminess. Adding 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.
- For best results, use frozen banana to thicken the smoothie and add creaminess. Pro tip: freeze overripe bananas in zip top bags!
- Rolled oats or quick oats are fine in this recipe, or they may be omitted altogether to make it grain free.
- Almond milk may be substituted with your favorite dairy or non-dairy milk.
More easy smoothie recipes:
- Kale smoothie
- Pineapple green smoothie
- Peach mango smoothie
- Chocolate banana protein smoothie
- Pear smoothie
If you make this recipe I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment and rating below, or tag me @flavorthemoments on Instagram!
Blueberry Banana Oat Smoothie
- 1/2 cup rolled oats old fashioned or quick oats; optional
- 1/2 cup almond milk or your favorite dairy or non-dairy milk
- 1 cup frozen blueberries sub with fresh if desired
- 1 cup frozen sliced banana see notes
- Place the oats in the blender and process until ground for a finer texture.1/2 cup rolled oats, 1 cup frozen blueberries, 1 cup frozen sliced banana
- 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 and enjoy!
- Pro tip: Freeze overripe bananas in zip top bags. Once frozen, slice and store for up to 3 months.
- Frozen fruit works the best in smoothies for a frosty, thicker texture. 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 is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.
33 Comments on “Blueberry Banana Smoothie”
Frozen blueberries are definitely the way to go, especially in the winter! This smoothie looks fantastic, Marcie! I love that you used oats in here. It definitely gives this such a great texture. And I love the pretty color, too!
Thanks, Gayle! 🙂
Oh my gosh, that shade of blue is seriously the most GORGEOUS! And you definitely don’t have to ask me twice about smoothies! I’m cravin’ ’em 24/7 right now!
Thanks, Sarah! I can’t get enough smoothies now myself!
Frozen blueberries is a great thing to have in your freezer! Especially when you can turn them into a delicious smoothie ? Your smoothie looks amazing – so healthy, refreshing and yummy!
Thank you, Melanie!
I miss fresh ripe blueberries too but thank goodness there are still frozen ones to hold us over until they come back 🙂 This smoothie looks incredible, Marcie! I love the color and that you added oats!
The frozen blueberries did the trick here, thank goodness! Thanks, Kelly!
I know right, thank god for frozen fruits. I actually think frozen fruits are so much better in smoothies and lot of baked good! this smoothie looks great Marcie!
I agree — frozen fruits are better in smoothies, especially because you don’t need to add ice to make them frosty! Thanks, Manali!
Oh yes, to be honest I have been looking for alternates and options for smoothies. Comes at a great time. Love love that color. I agree, I am not ready to pay crazy too, so I do freeze a lot when it’s abundant.
That shade is amazing and it’s so creamy. Will make it sometime for sure.
I love buying fresh fruit and freezing it to use later, but buying it is such a great option! Thanks, Ash, and hope you’re having a great week!
I have a ginormous obsession with frozen wild blueberries and use them in smoothies all the time! I need to try this with the oats! Plus, it’s so pretty! 🙂 Always a plus haha
I always have frozen blueberries in the freezer…always! And pretty colors are definitely a plus — thanks, Ashely! 🙂
You know, I’ve never tried adding oats to my smoothies but this one is convincing me to give it a try! It looks so thick and creamy. And yes, I’m a huge blueberry fan too. They’re so good for you and the flavor is delicious. I need to get on the smoothie train like a good food blogger, lol! 😉
I really liked the oats in my smoothie — they help bulk it up a little more. haha Thanks, Sarah!
Oats make smoothies taste so much more substantial- love this!
They sure do! Thanks, Medha!
I think I’ve failed as a blogger because I don’t have ONE smoothie recipe on my blog. Opps. It’s just hard when yall are busting out delicious smoothies like this one! I’m not a fan of competition… especially when I know I’ll lose! 😉 This smoothie is gorgeous and I looooove all the delicious ingredients! Smoothie heaven! Cheers, marcie! P.s. pinned!
You’ve definitely not failed as a blogger, and I highly doubt you’ll lose! My kids happen to love smoothies and they’re on me 24/7 to make them, so there’s that. haha Thanks, Cheyanne!
Thank you, Lisa! Short ingredient lists are always a plus! 🙂
It really wouldn’t! haha Thanks, Dannii! 🙂
I just recently started added oats to my smoothies and I love how they turn it into a meal – so filling with the oats in there! This smoothie looks fantastic, and I love the colour! So pretty!
Thank you, Stacey!
Love how blue your blueberry smoothie is! Blueberries are one of my favorite fruits, but you are right. It is very disappointing to pay a lot of money for tart berries. Frozen are a great alternative!
Thanks so much, Christin!
Thank goodness for frozen blueberries – and oats in smoothies! It would be a joy to sip on this first thing in the morning or after a workout!
Yes — I don’t know what I would do without frozen blueberries! Thanks, Shashi!
I did that too, Sherri, and they were horrible — imported blueberries are never good! Thanks, Sherri!
I love the idea of adding oatmeal to a smoothie. It really makes it a meal! This one is soooo pretty. Love that color. It sounds delish!
The oatmeal really does make this more satisfying — thanks, Jess! 🙂
Frozen fruit is the BEST for smoothies, and I love the addition of oats to this one!
Thanks, Cathy — the oats really made this extra satisfying!