This Banana Berry Smoothie was birthed quite by accident. Have you read about this Pinterest rumor, that if you add frozen bananas to a blender with a little milk, you end up with banana ice cream? If your household is like mine, everyone goes through insane banana spurts where I’m going through 5 or 6 bananas in 2 or 3 days. So I buy more and more to keep up, and then one day- POOF! We don’t want bananas anymore, and now they are sitting on the counter getting super brown and attracting fruit flies. I figured that I would try this rumor out, since I had several old ones in the freezer. I threw in frozen bananas (hard lesson to learn: peel them BEFORE you freeze them), a little milk, a few strawberries and a handful of blueberries, turned the Vitamix to “frozen” and excitedly started the cycle.
I ended up with a very delicious smoothie, as it was not frozen in the least!
I feel like this smoothie is delivering a good life lesson to us all you may set out to achieve one goal, but things go awry, and you end up with a different result that is just as good, although not what you expected.
And sometimes you’ll get another chance to try for that first goal- as you can tell by my pictures, I have another bunch of bananas destined for the freezer (God, they turn brown SO FAST down here!). This time I’ll make sure to peel them first.
Banana Berry Smoothie
- 4 frozen bananas
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
- 5 large strawberries
- Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend on high until the mixture is smooth. Serve immediately.
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Annie @ The Garlic Diaries says
This smoothie looks so refreshing and delicious! I love these flavors. Yum!
Go Go Go Gourmet says
I switched the 1 cup fresh blueberries with 1&1/2 cups frozen and the 4 frozen bananas with 2 fresh. It turned out fine. I also used almond milk instead of regular milk.
Tina K. says
Would like to know how many calories there are and how much fat content is there.
Thanks, getting ready to make this today and need to know.
Go Go Go Gourmet says
Hi Tina, I can’t provide you an answer for that, because it would depend what kind of milk you are using. I don’t calculate nutrition information for my recipes. You may want to try and see if there is a calculator online?