Do Blueberries and Bananas Go Together?

A milkshake with blueberries and bananas.

You can always depend on a delicious blueberry healthy dessert since frozen blueberries and bananas are so inexpensive and easily accessible all year. Blueberry banana smoothie is a delicious and traditional flavor combination that we just can’t get enough of, and on the other hand, blueberry banana bread, muffins, cupcakes are some other mouthwatering snacks that you should consider making!

Do Blueberries and Bananas Go Together Taste and Texture Wise?

Blueberries and bananas go well together in different ways.

In a Bowl: Cut a few pieces of banana and put them on top of blueberries in a bowl. Sprinkle some lemon juice, and you have yourself a nutrition-packed breakfast.

Smoothie: Blueberry and banana smoothies are quite popular and a refreshing drink to try, especially in the summer. The banana blueberry smoothie has 154 calories, 2 grams of fat, 29 grams of carbs, and 7.5 grams of protein per serving. Vitamins and minerals are obtained from the two types of fruit, as well as fiber from the fruit and protein and calcium from the yogurt and milk.

Dessert: Blueberry and banana are not generally combined to make desserts, but if you want to experiment, there’s no one stopping you.

Blueberry and Banana Recipes

1. Blueberry Banana Bread

Banana bread is a simple recipe, but when ripe blueberries are added, it becomes a wonderful treat that your family and friends will adore. The luscious blueberries in this wonderful blueberry banana bread are packed to the brim. It’s a delicious treat or dessert that you can make ahead of time and freeze!

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 ½ cups flour + 1½ tablespoon to coat the blueberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries and more for the top of the bread
  • 2 cups mashed ripe bananas
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup vanilla or plain yogurt

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, mix the 2 cups of flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a large mixing basin, combine granulated sugar and butter; beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy and thoroughly combined
  • Mix in the mashed banana, eggs, yogurt, and vanilla extract until well combined. Mix in the flour mixture at moderate speed until just moistened.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the blueberries with 1 tbsp. of flour.
  • Gently stir the blueberries into the mixture. Fill an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan halfway with batter and brush with cooking spray. For added adornment, press more blueberries into the batter.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and cook for 60-70 minutes. Before withdrawing the bread from the pan, let it cool for 10 minutes on a cooling rack.

2. Blueberry Banana Smoothie

With just three ingredients—nonfat plain yogurt, banana, and frozen blueberries—you can make this nutritious smoothie in no time.

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup nonfat plain yogurt

Directions

  • Add yogurt, frozen blueberries, and ripe bananas in a blender. Blend on high speed until consistent.
  • Add ice if using fresh blueberries. Pour into glasses.
  • Serve instantly

3. Blueberry Almond Milk and Banana Smoothie

If you want a truly healthy drink, then try blueberry almond milk and a banana smoothie. The recipe is quite simple, and it takes about 5 minutes to make it.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium peeled banana, cut into bits
  • 1/4 cup blueberries, frozen
  • A quarter cup of frozen strawberries
  • 1/4 cup fresh mango, chopped
  • 2 cups unsweetened vanilla-flavored almond milk, cooled

Directions

  • Combine the blueberries, strawberries, blueberries, strawberries, and mango in a blender. Blend for about 30 seconds or until completely incorporated. Serve with straws in chilled glasses.

4. Glazed Blueberry Banana Bars

Glazed Blueberry Banana Bars are a quick and easy ripe banana recipe that tastes even better than banana bread. It’s perfect for breakfast, lunch, snacking, and even dessert!

Ingredients

  • 5 bananas, ripe (about 1 2/3 cup)
  • 3/4 cup sugar (granulated)
  • A quarter cup of oil
  • A quarter cup of milk
  • 2 quail eggs
  • Flour, 1 3/4 cup
  • if using gluten-free flour, 1 tsp baking soda plus 1 rounded teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 2 quarts Blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 2 tbsp. hot water 1 cup powdered sugar

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and coat a baking pan with non-stick spray.
  • Peel and mash the bananas thoroughly. Combine the sugar, oil, milk, and eggs in a large mixing bowl.
  • Stir in the remaining ingredients. Add the blueberries and stir to combine.
  • Pour the batter into the pan that has been prepared. Heat for 18 to 22 minutes in the oven.
  • Whisk powdered sugar and boiling water together in a small bowl or liquid measuring cup until smooth and slightly runny, then set the glaze aside. (If it hardens, simply microwave it for 15-20 seconds or until smooth.)
  • Allow to cool completely before drizzling with glaze. Allow it cool completely before cutting into squares and enjoying!

5. Green Blueberry Banana Smoothie

This delicious and organic smoothie is worth trying.

Ingredients

  • 1 quart of skim milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt (nonfat)
  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 3/4 cup blueberries, frozen
  • 1 cup spinach
  • Flaxseed meal, 1 tbsp.
  • 4 tsp. honey or maple syrup
  • A half teaspoon of vanilla extract

Directions

  • In a blender, combine all of the ingredients and blend until smooth.
  • Fill one big or two smaller glasses with the smoothie.
  • Serve right away.

Final Thoughts

If you want to enjoy the nutritional benefits of blueberries and bananas, then smoothies are your best option. However, you can also try glazed blueberry banana bars for a tasty treat. In a nutshell, blueberries and bananas are made for each other, and they complement the flavor of one another perfectly.

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