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.

Berry Banana Smoothie Recipe

  • Prep time: 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.

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  • Brad

    For an added nutritional kick, I’ll often put a tablespoon or two of wheat germ in my smoothies. Ohh, and I’m a big peach smoothie fan, but banana and peanut butter works for me too. :)

  • Nikki

    I love smoothies! But mushy banana gets an instant ick factor from me, so my smoothies are always banana-free. I make them using plain yoghurt, a bit of honey, a dash of orange juice, lemon sorbet (or any other flavour that catches my fancy if lemon isn’t available), frozen peaches and frozen strawberries or raspberries. Proportions are whatever looks good. :)

  • CJ McD

    Peaches, pineapple, bananas, berries- gosh, I love them all! I survived on them during the scorching blaze of July.

    It’s nice to add a dash of vanilla or orange extract. Maybe a dash of cinnimon too.

  • Tiffany

    I do have a favorite smoothie recipe, though my proportions might be a little off, since I just throw stuff in the blender till it looks right.

    Peanut Butter and “Jelly” Smoothie

    2-3 heaping tbs soft tofu (could use yogurt)
    1/2 cup soy milk (could use regular milk)
    3 or so heaping tbsp of peanut butter (creamy or chunky)
    handful of red grapes (this is the “jelly” part! Clever, no?) :-)
    a squeeze of honey for sweetness (to taste)

    All measurements are approximate–the consistency should be rich and creamy, but not too thick, with plenty of flecks of red grape skin throughout.

    I love this smoothie because it has lots of protein, not too sugary, and is very rich and tasty! I’m really a kid at heart, and I love PB&”J” in any form!

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