Berry Banana Smoothie

One of my father’s favorite anytime indulgences is making a smoothie with a ripe banana, some of our homemade plum jam, plain yogurt, and honey. In the late fall, he’ll swap out the jam for ripe kiwi-fruit. Personally, I’m a blueberry and strawberry fan. Actually, I can’t remember ever meeting a smoothie I didn’t like (have great plans for the papaya ripening on the counter). Do you have a favorite smoothie recipe? If so, please let us know in the comments. In the meantime, what follows is a super simple recipe for either a strawberry or blueberry smoothie.

  • Prep: 5 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 2 smoothies.


  • 1 ripe banana, cut into pieces
  • 2 cups of berries - blueberries (fresh or frozen), strawberries (quartered), or other berries
  • 1/2 cup crushed ice
  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup honey



Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

Food blogs in smoothie heaven:
Banana Nut Smoothie from Amy Sherman of Cooking with Amy
Stacey of Just Braise's smoothies: berry banana, apricot mango, berry merry, and mango tango
Fizzy, frosty, fruity freeze from Debbie of Words to Eat By

Main Ingredients