An Easy Blueberry Banana Smoothie Recipe Without Yogurt

Updated on August 3, 2018
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Kristjan is an amateur chef who has been experimenting with all kinds of food preparation for years. If he can make this then so can you.

A couple of small blueberry banana smoothies ready to drink.
A couple of small blueberry banana smoothies ready to drink. | Source

Why Make a Blueberry Banana Smoothie?

Blueberries are some of the healthiest fruits you can find. They are full of vitamins and contain antioxidants called anthocyanins, which are among the more potent antioxidants available from food. If I'd have to choose a single fruit for life, then blueberries would be my choice.

Bananas are one of the best pre-biotics available. That means bananas are great for restoring the natural balance of probiotics in your digestive tract by helping the "good" bacteria. Bananas are also filled with nutrition and a great counterpart to blueberries.

Drinking a blueberry banana smoothie in the morning is a great way to start the day, and I love how simple it is to make one. There's also no reason to skip it if you are lactose intolerant, by adding oats instead of yogurt you can still get a breakfast meal that should last you till noon and it becomes vegan if that matters for you.

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Everything needed to make a blueberry banana smoothie without using yogurt.
Everything needed to make a blueberry banana smoothie without using yogurt. | Source

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup oats, To thicken the smoothie
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • A single banana, chopped
  • Handful of icecubes, (optional)
  • 1/2 cup water

The reason for the oats is to add a little thickness to the smoothie instead of using yogurt. It also makes the smoothie more filling. You can skip the oats but that will make the smoothie very watery unless you replace it with something else.

The blender I use is from Nutribullet I like it myself, but any blender will do just fine. Just be sure to not overfill it.

All the main ingredients are now in the blender cup and ready to be mixed together. It just needs a little ice and cold water.
All the main ingredients are now in the blender cup and ready to be mixed together. It just needs a little ice and cold water. | Source

Instructions

  1. Clean your blender and add all the listed ingredients to the blender, ending with the ice cubes and water. If your blender is small then you can half this recipe and still have enough for yourself.
  2. When all the ingredients are in the blender, blend them until they are thoroughly mixed.
  3. Place the ready smoothie in a cup and enjoy.

Preparation Time

Prep time: 10 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: Smoothie for 2-3 persons
The blueberry banana smoothie is now ready.
The blueberry banana smoothie is now ready. | Source

Supercharging the Blueberry Banana Smoothie.

You can enjoy this smoothie as is or you can add one or both of these other ingredients to supercharge it and make it a health bomb.

Flaxseed Oil

By adding a spoonful of flaxseed oil you get a decent amount of a couple of fatty acids that are essential for your health, as the human body can only get them from food. These acids are called linoleic acid and linolenic acid and are used by the body to build a wide variety of important compounds. The typical western diet is sadly deficient off these fatty acids so supplementing them is usually a good idea. The trouble with flaxseed oil is that it tastes horrible, but the taste can be masked by adding the oil to a smoothie. Just be careful in not adding too much.

Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are a great way to boost the healthiness of any smoothie. They are filled with great nutrients and are easy to use. The only thing you need to make sure of is to place your chia seeds in hot water (pre-boiled) for 30 to 60 minutes before you use them in a smoothie.

The reason for this is to ensure that the nutrients in the chia seeds are able to be extracted by the digestive system. If this is not done it is likely that most of the nutrition in the chia seeds will remain locked in the seeds as they pass through the digestive tract. A full tablespoon is a good amount to use.

Chia seeds ready to be added to a smoothie. They have been lying in water for an hour.
Chia seeds ready to be added to a smoothie. They have been lying in water for an hour. | Source

Bon Appetit

So there you have it. A delicious blueberry banana smoothie without yogurt you can enjoy in the morning, afternoon or anytime you wish. If you enjoyed this smoothie recipe then remember to bookmark it for future reference and why not also share it with your friends and family.

© 2018 Kristjan Matthiasson

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