If you are looking for a simple and healthy start to your day, this triple-layered blueberry banana smoothie is a must-try! Beauty aside, it’s packed with vitamins and nutrients to fuel your system and give your energy just the boost it needs. Here’s just how easy it is to make!
Triple-Layered Blueberry Banana Smoothie: Health in a Cup
I’m calling this health in a cup for many reasons. For starters, this recipe has two of the best superfoods – bananas and blueberries. Bananas alone are known to be a good source of vitamins and minerals – especially potassium. Depending on your age (no, I’m not telling mine), you may have received the “potassium talk” from your doctor. They almost always suggest bananas to help in this area.
The other superfood, blueberries, is low in calories and high in fiber. They also provide an extra boost in vitamin C and antioxidants.
The other health benefits of this smoothie come from apple juice, honey, and Greek yogurt. Speaking of honey… it’s typically the go-to remedy to soothe a cough, but it also carries its own value antibacterial and antioxidants. If you can get your hands on some local honey, go for it! If not, manuka and buckwheat are said to be some of the best.
How to Make a Triple-Layered Blueberry Banana Smoothie
Ingredients You’ll Need:
Most of these you’ll have on hand. But if not, you’ll conveniently find them at your local grocery store.
- apple juice
- Greek yogurt
- heavy cream
- powdered sugar
Before You Start
First, you’ll want to prepare the whipped cream by beating the heavy cream in a bowl with a hand mixer. Give it a mix for about two minutes. Afterward, add the powdered sugar and continue beating until peaks form. Then, set it aside.
Layer #1: Blueberries and Apple Juice
Start on the first layer by blending 1 ½ cups of blueberries and the apple juice in a blender. Pour the mixture into a glass measuring cup and set aside.
Layer #2: Blueberries, Yogurt, Honey, and Banana
For this layer, you’ll use the remaining ½ cup of blueberries. This time give it a blend with the yogurt, honey, and banana. Set aside.
Making All the Layers
To get the full ombre effect, fill a glass 1 /3 of the way with layer #1’s mixture, followed by layer #2, then top it with the whipped cream mixture.
Prep Your Smoothie Ahead of Time
The best thing about making smoothies is you can make them ahead of time. Grab a few mason jars (and their lids) and make some of these for an easy grab. (Can we say YES! for the busy folks out there?!)
Using the mason jar method gives you several storage solutions. One, you can store the smoothie in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours. If you’re looking for even longer, they will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Looking to smoothie prep instead? Pre-cut and divide the ingredients into bags and containers for quick grabbing and blending.
What to Pair with a Triple-Layered Blueberry Banana Smoothie
Of course, this smoothie is perfect by itself, but just in case you want to give it an extra touch, there are things you can add to it. Garnish it with a few fresh blueberries or add a mint leaf and dash of coconut flakes.
If you’re looking to make it even more nutrient-dense, consider adding a spoonful of flax seeds, chia seeds, or raw cacao powder.
Looking for other blueberry and banana recipes? Try these:
As always, I’d love to know if you made this recipe. Did you make any modifications? Let me know in the comments below!Print
Start your day off right with this beautiful, delicious and healthy blueberry banana smoothie!
1 Banana (cut into chunks and frozen)
2 Cups Blueberries (frozen) – divided 1 ½ cups and ½ cup
½ Cup Apple juice
2 Tbsp. Honey
1 Cup Greek yogurt
1 Cup Heavy Cream
½ Tbsp. Powdered Sugar
- Prepare the whipped cream by beating the heavy cream in a bowl with a hand mixer. Mix for approx 1-2 minutes. Add the powdered sugar and continue beating until peaks form. Set aside.
- Layer #1 – Blend 1 ½ cups of blueberries and the apple juice in a blender. Pour into a glass measuring cup and set aside.
- Layer #2 – Blend the yogurt, remaining ½ cup blueberries, honey and banana. Set aside.
- Fill a glass a 1 /3 of the way with Layer #1, follow with layer #2 and top with the whipped cream.
- Garnish with extra blueberries if desired.
- Prep Time: 15 min
- Category: Breakfast
- Cuisine: American