I’m a smoothie kind of girl. Not just any smoothie though. It has to have the right ratio of ingredients and lot’s of fruity flavour. The most important thing to me in a smoothie is that the fruit shines through. If there’s too much yogurt, or other added ingredients, I find there’s too much going on and I don’t get that pop in my mouth – that burst of flavour – that I crave.
This Blueberry Banana Smoothie is the simplest of the simple and also happens to be my absolute favourite. It contains no dairy and no ice, which means the flavour is nothing but fruit, fruit, fruit. I can’t handle too much dairy, so I was looking to make some smoothies without, and discovered that a banana does a lot in lending smoothness and creaminess (much like in the Five Minute Chunky Monkey Ice Cream). It also has no added sugar because the apple juice has enough natural sweetness. The only non-fruit going in here is vanilla, which I think is a must – it gives that creamy taste and brings all the flavours together.
Me and Max drank this pretty much every day in the summer. We wanted a light snack that would cool us down and help us get our intake of fruit. You can swap out the frozen blueberries for other berries as well, which is also delicious, but the blueberry is my personal fave. It has so much flavour and is such a gorgeous colour. I make sure to always have the ingredients on hand so I can whiz one up at any time.
If you’re like me and like your smoothies to be all-fruit flavour while still being creamy and smooth then I encourage you to give this a try. And, if you want to add a scoop of yogurt nobody with judge you for it.
- 1 banana, peeled and broken into large chunks
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 cup apple juice
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- Place all ingredients in a blender. Process until smooth. Serve immediately.