Thick, creamy, and incredibly delicious, this Blueberry Banana Smoothie is the perfect way to start the day! This simple smoothie is bursting with fruity flavors, has no added sugars, and packs powerful antioxidants from blueberries. It's sweet, tasty, and so healthy.
Sweetener (optional): Maple syrup, honey or dates, to taste
Toppings: dark chocolate, cacao nibs, hemp seeds.
Add all ingredients in the blender. Note: add wet ingredients first for easier blending. Also, add in ice cubes, if using.
Mix everything at high speed until you get a smooth silky texture.
If the smoothie is too thick, add a little more liquid – milk or water. Blend again until everything is well combined.
Taste the smoothie and add additional sweetener if the smoothie is not sweet enough. I recommend using 1-2 soaked dates, date syrup, raw honey or maple syrup, stevia, or any low-carb sweetener. This is totally based on your preference.
Transfer the smoothie into a tall glass.
ADD TOPPINGS: I used hemp seeds and cacao nibs. Be creative here and add toppings you like.
Serve and enjoy!
Makes 1 cup that serves 1 person (full meal) or 2 servings as a snack.As a measure, I used a US cup (240ml). Nutrition values are calculated without added toppings.Substitutions
Substitute oat milk with any plant-based milk except coconut milk. Cow's milk is fine.
Substitute hemp seeds with ground flax seeds or chia seeds.
Use the whole banana if you're not on a restricted-calorie diet or if you making this smoothie for kids. I used only half to cut down calories.
Substitute banana with soaked dates, date syrup, maple syrup, or raw honey.
MAKE IT GLUTEN-FREE: Make sure you use certified gluten-free oats.
You can add a scoop of protein powder. This will transform a smoothie into a great post-workout shake.
Store in a glass jar with a lid or shaker and keep refrigerated for up to one day.