Berry Banana Smoothie

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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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  • Caroline

    I have blueberries, rasberries, strawberries, and banana with some OJ and peach yogurt

  • Katlynne

    I just blend whatever fruits I am craving at the moment and add a cup of any flavor of yougurt. My smoothies never taste the same but are always good!

  • Chris

    An American healer gave me this smoothie recipe 30 years ago (in NZ) and it’s been part of my eating regime ever since, especially when I’m in need of a bit of extra energy combined with a cleanse. Swunderful!

    2 bananas OR a ripe mango (oh yes!)
    A freshly peeled kiwi fruit
    Half a freshly squeezed lemon’s juice
    2 or 3 tablespoons of organic flax oil
    At LEAST a tablespoonful of REAL honey (sweetness to your taste)
    A cup of plain yoghurt
    Top up the blender with orange juice

    Put what you don’t want to drink immediately in containers in the fridge (not the freezer). Will last for 2-3 days. Stir before drinking.

    The flax oil is magic. Will smoothen your skin. The fruit will boost your energy and the lemon will clean you out without discomfort.

  • Splinter

    I love to make smoothies, and without them, I wouldn’t get any fruit in my diet because I just don’t eat fruit. I don’t like the texture of most fruits, honestly.

    Here are a few tips from my routine:

    Each Sunday, I prepare my smoothie ingredients for the week.

    I use ANY two or three fruits — I just have my wife buy whatever is on sale and in season. For example, I’ll slice a peach and throw it in a freezer bag with some strawberries and a plum.

    Then I’ll put all my baggies in the freezer.

    When I come home for lunch, I dump one of the bags in the blender and add some cold juice — pretty much any old juice will do for me. I find apple, grape and pineapple to be pretty good bases for smoothies. Cranberry tends to be the only thing I taste when I use it.

    I don’t add ANY ice, because the fruit is frozen. So I still get the slushy effect without having to water it down with ice.

    I don’t use any dairy products because I get enough in my diet. For some of you, that may not be the case, so throw in some yogurt or lowfat milk.

    I do my fruit earlier in the day, like lunch or before, so the carbs and calories can benefit me. No sense doing it in the evening.

  • Krystle

    I saw lots of great suggestions in the comments page about other types and ideas for smoothies, but no one really said anything about this particular recipe. I’m not that innovative in the kitchen yet, so I followed it by the letter, and…I loved it! My daughter and I both had big tall glasses of it as a nightime snack. This has a little more yogurt than I’ve used in other recipes, and I like it because it makes it very thick and creamy. We’ll definitely make this again – another winner! Thanks so much for sharing!

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