Blueberry and Banana Dream

by Peachy Palate on April 19, 2012

As I mentioned yesterday

I had possibly the best smoothie ever on Tuesday morning! The combination was nothing unusual, blueberries and banana, but it was simply delicious!

A whole cup and quarter full of blueberries, a small banana…resulted in this bright purple smoothie which was as much a feast for the eyes as it was the taste buds. Seen as two frozen fruits were in the mix it was deliciously chilled and incredibly thick.

The blueberries, dried and fresh and the chewy banana along with a sprinkling of almonds sat beautifully on top. Served up in one of my latest purchases….nothing like a new bowl to scoop your smoothie out of! Smile

I’ve made blueberry smoothies in the past but I didn’t quite load it up with blueberries as I did on this occasion. I’m a big blueberry fan, fresh, frozen and dried. Frozen blueberries are possibly my favourite of the three. You can always count on them for intense blueberry flavour whereas fresh can be a bit hit and miss; it also helps that they’re about a quarter of the price!

This was the second of my protein smoothies using my new Sunwarrior Vanilla Powder and it was a resounding success. The xanthan gum in the protein powder acts as a great thickener! I made sure to blend it in properly this time around.

I’ve had some good smoothies in my time but I can honestly say that this is one of my all time favourites, be it the blueberries, the banana or both, or perhaps those chewy banana pieces on top which never fail to win me over or the new addition of the Sunwarrior

Maybe the new bowl just won me over.

It was a smoothie that I just didn’t want to end and if it wasn’t for the fact that it was incredibly filling I would have been tempted to whip up another small batch right there and then. I’m all about variety with my smoothies…but some are just have to be repeated!

Do you have a favourite smoothie combination you make over and over?

Vegan Blueberry and Banana Protein Smoothie

Print this easy peasy recipe Print this easy peasy recipe

Servings – 1

Preparation Time – 5 minutes

Ingredients

Smoothies

  • 175g (1 1/4 cup) frozen blueberries
  • 1 large frozen banana
  • 310ml (1 1/4 cup) almond milk
  • 1 scoop Sunwarrior Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1/2 tbsp maple syrup

Toppings

  • 1 tbsp fresh blueberries
  • 5 pieces dried chewy banana
  • 1/2 tbsp dried blueberries
  • 1/2 tbsp flaked almonds

Directions

  1. Blend together all smoothie ingredients.
  2. Serve topped with dried and fresh fruit and flaked almonds.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Nicole April 19, 2012 at 6:40 am

Where did you get your bowl(s) from? It’s super adorable – I’d love to have one like it to eat my oatmeal/smoothies out of!

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Peachy Palate April 19, 2012 at 7:25 am

It’s from a DIY shop near me in Ireland…Woodies! Are you from Ireland? I’d say you’d find something similar in Ikea! :)

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Nicole April 19, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Haha no, I live in California. I’ll check next time I’m at IKEA though!

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Carrie @ Lift Eat Repeat April 19, 2012 at 7:56 pm

This looks simply delicious!

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Peachy Palate April 20, 2012 at 6:21 am

Thanks Carrie! It’s one of my all time favs for sure!

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Danni @ Healthy Kitschy Vegan April 22, 2012 at 2:22 am

Oh my, it’s so pretty! I must give this a try asap! Looks delish!

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Peachy Palate April 22, 2012 at 7:50 am

Thanks Danni! Let me know if you like it! Do you use Sunwarrior?

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