Blueberry Banana Shake
Fantastic tasting shake ideal for lunch or breakfast and perfect for busy people as well as ideal for sport
Only 3 ingredients:
- Coconut water – full of nutrients
- Blueberries – one of the super fruits
- Bananas – one of your 5 per day
Why add a Banana ?
Adding a banana to your smoothie or shake is a great way of getting your ‘five a day fruits’.
Low in fat bananas are a great source of nutrients, containing fiber, vitamins and high in potassium.
In addition they are a great workout food due to the combination of carbohydrates, simple sugars and dietary fiber.
A key advantage of bananas are that they are a great source of potassium. On average one banana will provide 13% of the daily-recommended amount of potassium. (potassium in bananas stimulates your muscles, nerves and brain cells, and is claimed can also help reduce blood pressure and risk of stroke.)
Banana Shake Calories….
However do note that on average 1 banana will contain about 100 calories.
Which is why the banana shake recipes below are great for sport (or gaining weight) but not ideal if you want to lose weight. (Instead for weightloss try to add either citrus fruits – like oranges or grapefruit – or soft fruits like strawberries)
How to make a Blueberry Banana Shake
- 250 ml Coconut Water
- 1 Ripe Banana
- 50 g Frozen Blueberries
Blender or Hand Whisk
- Pour the coconut milk into the blender..
- Add the Blueberries.
- Add the banana.
- Blend until smooth Blend well
- Pour and enjoy.
Preparing a Blueberry Banana Shake.
Start with the perfect banana.
For the most intense banana flavor, we recommend a banana at room temperature that is yellow or yellow with brown spots. Peel and cut into bite-size chunks for quick blending and consistent texture. This is a smoothie, not a chunky.
Use fresh ice. If your tap water tastes yucky, make your ice with filtered or bottled water. As soon as the cubes freeze, store them in air-tight plastic bags so they don’t take on any unsavory freezer flavors. Wash, pat dry and cut up any other fruit ingredients before you add them to the blender. Blend until smooth. Pour and enjoy immediately.
Blueberry Banana Shake Recipe
- 250 ml Coconut Water or skimmed milk
- 1 Fresh Ripe Banana
- 50 g Frozen Blueberries
- Pour the coconut water into the blender
- Add the frozen blueberries
- And the banana
- Blend until smooth
36 Smoothie Recipes…
The above recipe uses shake mix powder, but an alternative method is to make your own.
This can work out much cheaper and a lot of fun.
The best one is probably ‘The Smoothie Diet’ which shows how to make personalised smoothies.
Lovely flavour, great quick breakfast smoothie