This healthy blueberry banana protein smoothie is packed with 44 grams of protein and is perfect for Summer. It’s creamy, refreshing, freezer-friendly, and comes together in less than 5 minutes.
The best high-protein blueberry and banana smoothie
I love smoothies! They are the easiest and most refreshing breakfast, snack, and dessert at any time of year. My favorite part about smoothies is that they are healthy and filling. If you’re like me, you need to try this mango pineapple smoothie, this snickerdoodle oat milk smoothie, and this blueberry banana smoothie.
This blueberry banana protein smoothie is easy to make in less than 5 minutes, and it only calls for seven simple ingredients. You need a banana, frozen blueberries, milk, protein powder, and yogurt. It’s creamy, thick, and addictive!
One of the best things about this recipe is that it is protein-packed from Greek yogurt and protein powder. This smoothie recipe has 44 grams of protein.
If you are short on time and running out the door to school or work, this blueberry protein smoothie recipe is for you! Kids and picky eaters love it.
Why you’ll love this healthy recipe:
- This blueberry banana protein smoothie is creamy, refreshing, and healthy.
- There are 44 grams of protein in this smoothie.
- Use whey or pea protein powder.
- Easily make this smoothie dairy-free.
- It’s gluten-free and paleo.
- No sugar added!
- Perfect snack and breakfast.
- You can meal prep this smoothie.
- It’s freezer-friendly.
- Super refreshing on a hot summer’s day.
- Try this banana peach protein smoothie or this protein acai bowl next!
Ingredients you’ll need
This healthy blueberry banana protein smoothie calls healthy and simple ingredients. You’ll need a banana, frozen blueberries, protein powder, milk, and Greek yogurt. Here is a list of all the ingredients so you are prepared:
- Banana: I used 1 large frozen banana and chopped it up so it blends easily. You can use a fresh banana if needed, but make sure you use frozen blueberries if that is the case so the smoothie is thick.
- Blueberries: Frozen blueberries are best since it will help thicken the smoothie. You can use fresh blueberries if needed, but you will need to add ice to the smoothie if that’s the case.
- Yogurt: I used 0% Greek yogurt, but feel free to use 2% or 5%. The yogurt adds natural protein to this blueberry banana smoothie. You can also make this smoothie dairy-free by using dairy-free yogurt.
- Milk: I used unsweetened almond milk, but you can use oat milk, cow’s milk, cashew milk, or your favorite type.
- Protein Powder: Feel free to use vanilla or plain whey, or pea protein powder. You can even use collagen.
- Peanut Butter: For healthy fats and to make this a filling breakfast or snack. The peanut butter will add flavor and keep you full for hours. You can also use almond butter or leave it off if you want to make this smoothie nut-free.
- Cinnamon: A dash adds the best flavor. It sounds like a weird flavor, but trust me, it is so good!
Kitchen tools required
You only need a few kitchen utensils to make this thick, creamy, high-protein smoothie. Here is a list:
How to make a blueberry banana protein smoothie
This recipe is so easy to make! Just blend all your ingredients into a high-speed blender, and enjoy your smoothie in less than a few minutes. It’s great for a high-protein breakfast, a snack, and even a dessert. Here are step-by-step directions:
First, add all ingredients to a high-speed blender.
Then, blend until smooth and creamy.
TIP: For a thinner smoothie, add more milk. Add a bit more frozen banana or a few ice cubes for a thicker smoothie.
Pour into a glass and top with granola or your favorite toppings. Enjoy!
Expert recipe tips for thick protein smoothies
- Use frozen bananas. Use a chopped-up frozen banana to help thicken your smoothie naturally without adding a ton of ice. This trick makes super thick and creamy smoothies rather than icy ones.
- Use frozen blueberries. This trick not only saves you money since frozen fruit is cheaper and has the same nutritional value as fresh ones, but it also helps make your smoothie extra thick.
- Start with the minimum amount of milk. You can always add more milk if you want a thinner smoothie. Start with a 1/2 cup and add from there.
- Add a few cubes of ice. I never add more than 8 ice cubes to my smoothies because it can make them “icy” and not creamy. But adding a few helps make them thicker.
- Use any type of protein powder. You can use whey protein powder, pea protein powder, or collagen. I like vanilla flavored, but you can use plain or even a flavored one.
- Meal prep it. I love that you can meal prep and freeze this high-protein smoothie for a quick and easy breakfast or snack. Simply freeze them in large ice trays and store them in freezer-safe bags as “cubes.” When you are ready to enjoy, simply add to a glass and let thaw in the fridge for a few hours or overnight. You can also blend the smoothie ice cubes for a quick thaw. Do not store a smoothie in a glass container in the freezer; it will crack.
Best smoothie toppings:
The sky is the limit! Here is a long list of the best smoothie toppings, so feel free to pick your favorites:
- Banana Slices
- Fresh Fruit
- Chia Seeds
- Hemp Hearts
- Flax Seeds
- Peanut Butter
- Almond Butter
- Chocolate Chips
- Cacao Nibs
- Whipped Cream
- Dollop of Yogurt
Frequently Asked Questions
How many grams of protein are in this banana blueberry smoothie?
There are 44 grams of protein from the Greek yogurt and protein powder.
Can I make it fresh blueberries?
You can use fresh blueberries for this smoothie; however, I recommend using frozen ones to help with the thick consistency of the smoothie. Also, frozen blueberries are cheaper!
Can I make it dairy free?
You can make this protein smoothie dairy-free by using your favorite dairy-free yogurt. I like almond milk yogurt, oat milk yogurt, or coconut yogurt.
Why is there no ice in this smoothie recipe?
There is no ice in this smoothie recipe because we use frozen bananas and frozen blueberries to thicken it.
Is this recipe vegan?
This blueberry banana protein smoothie is 100% vegan by using dairy-free yogurt and plant milk. Make sure to you pea protein powder too.
Can I double or triple the recipe?
You can easily double or triple this recipe. Simply follow the exact instructions and make sure your blender is big enough to hold all the ingredients.
Can I use a fresh banana?
You can certainly use a fresh banana in this recipe. If you do, I recommend using frozen blueberries so the smoothie is thick. You can also try adding 1 – 5 ice cubes if needed.
How do you meal prep smoothies?
Meal-prepping smoothies is easy since you can store them in the freezer for up to three months. The best way to keep them is to pour them into extra-large cup-sized ice trays and store them in freezer-safe bags as “cubes.” When you are ready to enjoy, simply add to a glass and let thaw in the fridge for a few hours or overnight. You can also blend the smoothie ice cubes for a quick thaw.
What to eat with smoothies?
This high-protein banana blueberry smoothie is excellent on its own since it has 44 grams of protein, is filling, and is full of healthy fats and vitamins. However, you can certainly serve it with eggs, waffles, pancakes, toast, or your favorite breakfast recipes. I love these buttermilk waffles, these oat milk pancakes, these egg bites, and these cheesy breakfast sandwiches.
Can you freeze smoothies?
Yes! You can freeze smoothies for up to 3 months. The best way to freeze them is in large ice trays and then in freezer-safe bags as “cubes.” When you are ready to enjoy, simply add to a glass and let thaw in the fridge for a few hours or overnight. You can also blend the smoothie ice cubes for a quick thaw. Do not freeze a smoothie in a glass container because it will break from the cold temperature in the freezer.
If you loved this smoothie recipe, try these next!
- Protein Acai Bowl
- Banana Mango Strawberry Smoothie
- Mango Pineapple Smoothie
- Oat Milk Smoothie
- Banana Peach Protein Smoothie
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Blueberry Banana Protein Smoothie
- 1 large frozen banana
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
- ⅔ cup plain Greek yogurt, full-fat or 0%
- ¼ cup milk, almond, oat, cashew, or regular
- 1 scoop plain or vanilla protein powder
- 1 – 2 tbsp peanut butter or almond butter, optional for flavor and to keep you full (I love peanut butter!)
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- Optional Topping: Sprinkle of granola or cereal, drizzle of peanut butter, chocolate chips, and/or cacao nibs
- Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender.
- Blend until smooth and creamy. For a thinner smoothie, add more almond milk. For a thicker smoothie, add a bit more frozen blueberries or a few ice cubes.
- Pour into a glass and top with granola or your favorite toppings. Enjoy!
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