This time of year is always filled with good food, holiday dinners, and social gatherings. It can be tricky to eat healthy with all of the sweet treats around. This blueberry banana smoothie recipe is easy to make, and so much healthier. It will satisfy your sweet tooth cravings with the honey, banana and plum, all while giving you the nutrients you need to start your day off right!
Adding flax seeds to your smoothie is a healthy way to add fiber and omega-3 fatty acids to your diet and it will keep you fuller for a longer period of time. The fresh blueberries in this recipe gives added flavor to the smoothie. According to whfoods.com, new research has emerged with evidence that blueberries can improve memory with the consumption of 2 – 2.5 cups each day. Did you know even frozen blueberries do not lose its antioxidants?
The best part is, your kids will love it, and they won’t even know that it is packed with antioxidants, vitamin C, and potassium! After all, they do say fruit is nature’s candy!
Prep time Cook time Total time
10 mins 5 mins 15 mins
- 1 ½ banana, cut into 2-inch pieces
- 1 plum, remove seed and cut in half
- ½ cup blueberries
- ½ cup strawberries (or blackberries)
- 1 teaspoon flax seeds
- ½ teaspoon honey (optional)
- 2 tablespoon Greek yogurt (optional)
- 2 cups water
Wash the fruits and cut up the banana and plum.
Place the banana, plum, blueberries, strawberries, flax seeds, honey, yogurt, and water in the blender.
Blend on high until smooth. Add ice to glasses and serve immediately.
Serves: Makes 2-3 medium smoothies