Are you searching for a perfect mid afternoon treat? Check this Blueberry Banana Yogurt Smoothie Recipe, it’s both healthy and delicious!
This is my first time participating in the Secret Recipe Club where each month you are assigned a food blog and on the selected day you are to post a recipe from that food blogger. This month’s I was assigned Lynn’s blog from Cafe Lynnylu. She’s had the blogging running since 2005 (wow) and aside from numerous recipes also features beautiful photographs.
I bookmarked a lot of recipes from her site but ending up selecting this blueberry banana yogurt smoothie recipe for the SRC. There was a lot of choose from but I had to narrow it down to one recipe!
I don’t make smoothies nearly as often as D would like so I knew he would definitely appreciate a Sunday afternoon fruity blueberry banana yogurt smoothie. A fair reward for his Whole Foods outing to do the grocery shopping for the week.
Most of the ingredients in this blueberry banana yogurt smoothie recipe are pretty standard; Greek yogurt, blueberries, bananas, but what really intrigued me was the addition of apple juice. Not a regular in the smoothie world, the apple juice really did provide a subtle hint of appley goodness. Luckily I had some fresh apples laying around so I just made fresh squeezed juice to add to the smoothie. Not sure how this would work with bottled juice but it’s definitely a welcome addition when it’s freshly made.
I did especially love that this recipe combined both fresh squeezed juice and blended fruits and berries. I love fresh squeezed juice but the problem with juice is that you don’t get any of the fibers from the actual fruits and veggies – the way you do in a blended smoothie. So I feel like in this blueberry banana yogurt smoothie you’re getting the best of both worlds – the fibers and added nutrients of the bananas and berries with the fresh juice of the apple.
Now to continue experimenting with smoothie that have both blended and juiced components. I think this would work perfectly in a green juice actually – with something like kale juiced while bananas and berries were blended — this might be perfect for those who normally find green smoothie a bit too heavy.
Overall this blueberry banana yogurt smoothie was a delicious summer drink and a great recipe to celebrate my first Secret Recipe Club post. For a vegan version of this smoothie be sure to use a vegan coconut yogurt instead!
If you’re looking for more smoothie ideas be sure to check out my:
- Superfood Kale Smoothie with Maca, Pear and Banana → PIN For Later
- Creamy Vegan Taro Smoothie → PIN For Later
- Spinach and Pear Breakfast Smoothie
- Vegan Piña Colada Smoothie → PIN For Later
- Vegan Mango Smoothie
- Banana Nutella Smoothie
Or if you prefer a proper smoothie bowl instead check out my:
Serves 1 glass
A perfect mid afternoon snack
10 minsPrep Time
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
- 3/4 cup 2% Greek yogurt
- 3/4 cup fresh squeezed apple juice
- 1 medium banana, sliced in 1 inch thick slices
- 1-2 teaspoons honey
- Add all ingredients to blender and puree until smooth.
The recipe has been posted in Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays, Allergy Free Wednesdays and Gluten Free Wednesdays