Protein Packed Banana Berry Smoothie

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This Banana Berry Smoothie is creamy, delicious, and packed with protein to keep you full all morning. It's a great breakfast on the go, snack, or post workout treat. Jump to Recipe

268 CALORIES 42g CARBS 6g FAT 14g PROTEIN
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This banana berry smoothie makes a perfect breakfast option or a healthy post-workout snack. With 15g of protein per serving, this smoothie recipe is so good for your body. If you are looking for protein packed smoothies, this Peanut Butter Banana Green Smoothie is another great option.

I love making smoothies that can only replace breakfast but help me start my day on the right foot. Sometimes, you just want something quick that will fuel your body through your busy morning.

This berry banana smoothie isn't just healthy, it is versatile too! There are lots of ways that you can change it up and make it taste like a completely different smoothie. Even if this is the first time you've ever made a smoothie, you are going to enjoy it! In fact, this is so easy to make, you might just want to start enjoying smoothies for breakfast every day.

Give your gut a kick start with all the fiber and protein it needs. This banana smoothie tastes like dessert but fulfills your body like a hearty breakfast.

Ingredients for a banana berry smoothie including frozen berries, bananas, yogurt, oats, peanut butter, and honey.

Key Ingredients For Banana Berry Smoothie

There are lots of ways that you can customize this smoothie. Let's look at the heart-healthy ingredients I used and any changes you can make to them.

  • Mixed Berries: I used a bag of frozen mixed berries. It has a combination of blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries. You can use fresh berries instead, but you'll have to add more ice to it to give it the smoothie consistency.
  • Banana: Make sure your bananas are really ripe. You could use frozen banana pieces as well!
  • Yogurt: The best kind to use in this smoothie is nonfat plain Greek yogurt. If you use regular yogurt, it won't be as thick.
  • Oats: Use any kind of rolled oats - regular or quick-cooking are perfect. If you can't make this smoothie recipe gluten-free, use gluten-free oats.
  • Peanut Butter: It's best to use natural peanut butter since it has less oil in it. Definitely avoid any kind of peanut butter that has added sugar in it.
  • Honey: This is optional and you only need enough to make it taste as sweet as you like it.
  • Almond Milk: This will help it not be as thick. Always use unsweetened almond milk. You can use vanilla almond milk, but unflavored will blend in better.

Note: For a full list of ingredients and detailed instructions on how to make this smoothie, take a look at the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post!

What To Serve With Smoothies

Since this smoothie has so much protein and fiber in it, you might not want to eat it with any other foods. If you do, pick something that is light.

Maybe eat it with a slice of whole-wheat avocado toast or some banana pancakes. If you want something really light but filled with protein, try these quiche cupcakes. They are easy to carry with you out the door too!

Recipe Tips And Ideas For Banana Berry Smoothies

Follow these tips to make sure that this smoothie turns out thick and sweet every single time!

  • Use quick-cooking oats. It is already chopped up and will blend in better with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Try it with almond butter or your favorite nut butter. Changing the type of nut butter will make it taste completely different each time!
  • Save a few fresh berries to snack on the side with your smoothie.
  • Sprinkle some cinnamon on top of your smoothie. Not only will it add a little spice to it, but cinnamon is also anti-inflammatory, so it's great for helping your body heal!

Blender with peanut butter, bananas, frozen berries, oats, yogurt, and almond milk.

Frequently Asked Questions About Smoothies

Here are some questions I frequently get asked about by some readers…

Can you store leftover smoothies?

Unfortunately, smoothies do not save well in the refrigerator. It's best to enjoy them as soon as you make them.

Since they are supposed to have a nearly frozen texture, if you put them in the refrigerator, they will melt a bit and won't be the same. You can save them for a day and they are still safe to drink; they just won't have the same mouth-feel.

What can I use instead of banana in a smoothie?

There are a couple of different ways you can make smoothies without bananas. Avocados will make your smoothie just as creamy- it will also give your smoothie a different color and taste profile. People still enjoy it, so try replacing the banana with avocado.

Another idea is to use more yogurt if you aren't using bananas. Other people have used chia seeds to add fiber and the same banana-like texture to their smoothies!

Can I add protein powder to this smoothie?

Since this smoothie is already filled with protein, you don't really need to add more. You definitely can add a scoop of protein powder. If your smoothie is too thick, just add a bit more almond milk to thin it down.

What can I use instead of almond milk in my smoothie?

Any type of unsweetened milk will work in this smoothie. Try it with coconut or oat milk! Both types are easy to combine with your smoothie without any overpowering taste.

Is chunky or smooth peanut butter better for smoothies?

This is completely up to you. If you use chunky peanut butter, you will have bits of peanuts in your smoothie. This doesn't bother everyone, so try it and see what you think.

Berry banana smoothie in two glasses with frozen berries on top and loose oats on the size.

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The Recipe
Protein packed banana berry smoothie with yogurt served in two glasses with berries on top.

Protein Packed Banana Berry Smoothie

PREP TIME: 3 Min
COOK TIME: 2 Min
TOTAL TIME: 5 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1 U ripe banana, chopped
  • 3/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats (regular or quick cooking)
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 2 tsp honey (adjust to taste)
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (more if needed)

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Instructions

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Add the oats to the blender and pulse a few times until they form a fine flour.

Rolled oats blended into flour in a blender.
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Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.

Berry banana smoothie in a blender.
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Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1-1.5 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 268
Calories from Fat 58
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
11%
Saturated Fat 1g
5%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 111mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate 42g
15%
Dietary Fiber 6g
24%
Sugars 25g
Protein 14g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

† SmartPoints™ calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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