Blueberry Banana Superfood Smoothies

Hello lovely people, thank you for stopping by to read my blog. I really do appreciate each and everyone of you. So I thought I’d share my latest Summer cool down drink with you – Blueberry Banana Superfood Smoothies. A fabulously tasty way of recharging your system.

Blueberry Banana Superfood Smoothies - that gorgeous colour is enough to make you smile.
Blueberry Banana Superfood Smoothies – that gorgeous colour is enough to make you smile.

 

Why Superfoods? Blueberries are full of antioxidants and are known to be good for your nervous system and brain. Bananas are high in Vitamin C, fibre and can help regulate blood sugar levels. They can also help with mood enhancement. These fruits have many other positive affects on the body, especially when eaten raw, which is how they are in the Blueberry Banana Superfood Smoothies.

Blueberry Banana Superfood Smoothies - cool, delicious and gorgeous.
Blueberry Banana Superfood Smoothies – cool, delicious and gorgeous.

 

If you’re craving something sweet, as I was and don’t want to dive into a tub of chocolate ice cream, then these Blueberry Banana Superfood Smoothies will fix that craving and do your body good at the same time. Yes there is ice cream and whole milk in this recipe, you can totally switch this recipe up and use frozen low fat yoghurt and skimmed milk. The bananas will still give the smoothie a creamy taste.

So good for you - time to slurp up one of these Blueberry Banana Superfood Smoothies!
So good for you – time to slurp up one of these Blueberry Banana Superfood Smoothies!

 

I was actually really surprised that these smoothies didn’t need extra sweetening, considering the amount of blueberries added. Sometimes blueberries can be a but tart, but the sweetness of the bananas offsets this, leaving the perfect balance. I’ve used frozen blueberries but fresh are fine. To keep the cold in the smoothie just break the bananas up, pop in a bag and freeze.

Using bought frozen fruits keeps the cost down and gives them a longer use-by date. However, I have raspberries growing in our garden and if we have loads I would definitely put them in smoothies. Just do whatever works for you! We’re pretty chilled about things like that, bit like the smoothies!!!!!

Recipe : Blueberry Banana Superfood Smoothies

400g/14oz Frozen Blueberries – I buy mine from Waitrose most supermarkets sell frozen fruit.

3 Large Ripe Bananas

250ml Whole Milk

4 Large Scoops Vanilla Ice Cream – approx 1/2pint – 300ml

Method :

Peel the bananas, break into pieces and add to a liquidiser. Add the frozen blueberries, ice cream and milk.

Time to whizz up the ingredients.
Time to whizz up the ingredients.
Look at THAT colour! If the mixture is too thick add more milk. Whizz up and then pour.
Look at THAT colour! If the mixture is too thick add more milk. Whizz up and then pour.
Aah Blueberry Banana Superfood Smoothies - sip, relax and chill x
Aah Blueberry Banana Superfood Smoothies – sip, relax and chill x

 

I really hope you try this smoothie. Relax, chill out and know those Blueberries and Bananas are doing you good on the inside.

Let me know if you switch up the fruit combo and how it turns out.

Obviously I’d like you too try this one first, but hey it’s Summer, I’m chilled with your choices.

Also Raspberry Banana Ice Cream Smoothies

 

Sammie x

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Raspberry Banana Ice Cream Smoothies

Finally it’s Friday – YAY. I have the perfect, cooling down drink, especially if you are  under exam pressure in hot weather. Or just fancy a delicious, fruit packed drink at the end of a long week. Let me introduce you to my Raspberry Banana Ice Cream Smoothies!

Raspberry Banana Ice Cream Smoothies - the perfect way to cool down in a hot day.
Raspberry Banana Ice Cream Smoothies – the perfect way to cool down on a hot day.

 

Only 4 ingredients are needed to make this yummy, thick, ice cream smoothie. I made these for us last night, after the children had finished another long, hot day, at school, sitting exams. They absolutely loved them, as did I – obviously I have to check what I make just to ensure it tastes good/won’t poison them/cos I wanted to!!!!!

Raspberry Banana Ice Cream Smoothies - pretty, pink, cool, drink!
Raspberry Banana Ice Cream Smoothies – pretty, pink, cool, drink!i

 

This ice cream smoothie is the perfect treat during a long day of revision, after returning home from school or the office – any reason to celebrate Friday!!!

Now let’s get on with how to make this luscious smoothie!

This Raspberry Banana Ice Cream Smoothie may just be my favourite flavour yet!
This Raspberry Banana Ice Cream Smoothie may just be my favourite flavour yet!

Recipe : Makes 4 Large Smoothies

3 Ripe Bananas

300g/11oz Frozen Raspberries

500ml/1 pint Vanilla Ice Cream – I use Mackies Organic Vanilla Ice Cream

250ml/1/2 pint Milk – I used Whole milk

Break up the bananas and place in a blender. Add the frozen raspberries, ice cream and milk - then BLITZ until completely smooth.
Break up the bananas and place in a blender. Add the frozen raspberries, ice cream and milk – then BLITZ until completely smooth.

 

Pour your Raspberry Banana Ice Cream Smoothies into tall glasses, add a straw and slurp!

One very happy child, slurping his smoothie!!
One very happy child, slurping his smoothie!!

 

These really are delicious, using frozen raspberries is much cheaper, however if you have an abundance of fresh berries, by all means use them.

If you have enjoyed this recipe for Raspberry Banana Ice Cream Smoothies you may also like these:

Fresh Strawberry Simple Syrup 

FF Raspberry Banana Ice Cream Smoothies
Fresh Strawberry Simple Syrup

Blueberry Banana Superfood Smoothies 

FF Raspberry Banana Ice Cream Smoothies
Blueberry Banana Superfood Smoothies

Lemon Ripple Ice Cream

FF Raspberry Banana Ice Cream Smoothies
Lemon Ripple Ice Cream

 

While they may not be super ‘healthy’ matcha tea green smoothies, they are packed with fruit. Since eating and drinking is all about balance I have no problem making these as an occasional treat. Especially when the weather is as hot as it is today!

Since I am already thinking of other flavour combinations, I’d love to hear your ideas?

Sammie xx

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Peach and Banana Smoothie

Hi and thanks for dropping by.  Are you having a good Monday or is it a bit of a drrrraaaagggg?  Mondays can be a real dichotomy.  If you’re on holiday, honeymoon or just cos the sun’s shining, then Mondays can be great!! If it’s another week at work or school, with deadlines looming, meetings pressing and the sun nowhere to be seen, it can be the hardest thing ever having to haul yourself outta bed and start another working week.  This super easy Peach and Banana Smoothie not only looks like sunshine in a glass, it tastes amazing, is made in moments and it’s good for you!!  Just the pick me up needed on a Monday, or any other day of the week.

Peach and Banana Smoothie - a glass of sunshine to brighten your day!
Peach and Banana Smoothie – a glass of sunshine to brighten your day!

So whatever day you are having this super easy, super delish, Peach and Banana Smoothie is exactly what you need to give you the energy to face the day!

Peach and Banana Smoothies - ideal to have with Breakfast!
Peach and Banana Smoothies – ideal to have with Breakfast!

Although I’ve pitched these as ideal for breakfast, I actually made this mid afternoon!!! We’d had a late breakfast, skipped lunch and I didn’t want us (me included) snacking on sugary treats whilst waiting for dinner.  So far, so good! Dinner’s still an hour away and no ones hungry.

A healthy, filling, sunshine Smoothie.
A healthy, filling, sunshine Smoothie.

To make these Peach and Banana Smoothies all you need is:

Recipe : Makes 4 servings.

3  Bananas

2 x 400g Tubs/Cans Peach Slices in Fruit Juice

Method :

Tip the peaches and juice into a blender, or a food processor.

Peaches in....
Peaches in….

Next peel the bananas, break them into chunks and add them to the peaches.

Your Peach and Banana Smoothie is a few pulses away.
Your Peach and Banana Smoothie is a few pulses away.

Blitz the peaches and bananas until you have a lump free Smoothie.

Get ready to pour....
Get ready to pour….

And then pour your smoothie into a tall glass…

It's like pouring liquid sunshine!!
It’s like pouring liquid sunshine!!

Next enjoy!

Such a scrummy smoothie
Such a scrummy smoothie

During the summer you could add frozen bananas, or substitute tinned peaches for fresh and add some ice to make this a cool drink.  But for mid February this Smoothie was fab as is. Enjoy!!!!

Easy, quick Peach and Banana Smoothies - delish x
Easy, quick Peach and Banana Smoothies – delish x

I hope you give this a try and that it makes you smile on a Monday, Tuesday, in fact what ever day you make it!

Sammie x

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