Today, we’re featuring a video of my youngest son, Alex, making an Easy Blueberry Banana Yogurt Smoothie. Smoothies are one of the easiest ways to get my kids to eat a few servings of brain boosting fruit at breakfast, plus by adding some Greek yogurt into the smoothie, they get a little extra protein to give them a kickstart in the morning.
I have a Vitamix blender, which I love, but it is a big investment. However, if you make smoothies, pureed soups, and sauces often, I think it is well worth the money. If you don’t want to invest in a Vitamix blender, I recommend buying another blender that has a one-piece body. I have gone through a lot of blenders over the years, and found the blenders that have to be taken apart to clean a nuisance. When they aren’t put back the right way, they leak, causing a huge mess.
I have some tips and tricks that I’ve found result in successful smoothies and frozen drinks.
Here are a few tips for making smoothies in a blender:
- Add liquid items first (juice), then softer/less solid items (fresh fruit), and finally harder items (e.g., ice, frozen fruit)
- Use cut-up pieces of fruit, not whole
- When making frozen drinks, first blend all ingredients except for the ice, then add ice and continue blending until smooth
- Don’t overload with ice – start with less ice then add more if you want
Blueberry Banana Yogurt Smoothie
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/2 cup frozen banana slices or one medium banana cut-up
- 1/2 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup orange juice
Place all ingredients in blender. Blend until smooth.
Disclosure: I was provided a Breville Hemisphere Mini Blender for this review. All opinions in this post are my own.