Blueberry smoothie

Blueberry smoothie

15 min
This blueberry smoothie with banana and skyr is a real crowd-pleaser. Made with basic ingredients and a blender, you get a creamy, iced drink packed with fresh blueberries and a hint of vanilla that you can enjoy for breakfast, brunch, dessert, or as a sweet snack treat. Some of the best things in life are simple, which is why you only need a few simple ingredients to prepare this refreshing blueberry smoothie.


  • Put ice cubes, blueberries, banana, and skyr in a blender. Blend at the highest speed for approx. 45 seconds or until the ice cubes are almost dissolved.
  • Pour the drink into 2 tall cold glasses and serve right away.

Make ahead and enjoy the blueberry smoothie later. Prepare it as described in the recipe, pour each serving into a sealable freezer bag or an airtight container, and pop it into the freezer. When you want to drink it, let it thaw in the fridge for a few hours and give it a quick blitz with the blender before serving. If you want to serve more blueberry smoothies, you simply double or triple the amounts in the recipe.


Use the recipe to make fun blueberry popsicles. The sweet ice treats are a hit with both kids and adults and are quite easy to make. Pour the smoothie mixture into popsicle moulds and freeze until firm.

Questions about blueberry smoothies

Frozen blueberry smoothies are fruity, frothy, and easy to make. You can make it in a matter of minutes using only a few ingredients and a blender. Read on below to learn more about it!

How to make a blueberry banana smoothie?
Place ice cubes, fresh blueberries, banana, and vanilla skyr in a blender and blitz at the highest speed for roughly 45 seconds until the ice cubes are crushed and almost dissolved. Once the mixture has the desired taste and texture, pour it into 2 tall glasses, and enjoy the frozen blueberry smoothies immediately.
Can I use frozen blueberries for blueberry smoothie?
Yes, you can use frozen blueberries instead of fresh ones. The frozen blueberries blend into a thicker and creamier consistency and provide a natural sweetness. If you go for frozen berries, add fewer ice cubes than listed in the recipe, or the blueberry smoothie might end up being watery and thin.
Why does my blueberry smoothie curdle?
One reason a smoothie curdles is that the yoghurt or milk has reacted with the acid in the berries, in this case, blueberries. This happens if the smoothie sits too long, or the berries are high in acid. To prevent this, ensure the berries are fresh and ripe, and only add skyr, yoghurt, or milk just before blending the blueberry smoothie.
What goes well with blueberry smoothies?
A vanilla blueberry smoothie pairs well with waffles, oatmeal, French toast, muesli, and muffins, just to name a few. You can even enjoy this deliciously cold drink with fresh fruit on the side. Though it may seem a bit strange to pair a fruit drink with fresh fruit, the difference in texture and taste makes for a delightful pairing.


Ice cubes
Fresh blueberries
100 g
Ripe banana, cut into smaller pieces
Skyr, vanilla
½ l

Thick blueberry smoothie with banana

If you are looking for an easy breakfast or a quick snack, you need to try this creamy thick blueberry smoothie recipe with fresh blueberries, ripe banana, vanilla skyr, and ice cubes for a frozen and thick texture. All the ingredients go into a blender and are blitzed together into a smooth, frosty, chilled beverage bursting with juicy flavours and a stunning bright purple hue. Get your fruit fix in with this refreshing pick-me-up blueberry smoothie. It is everything you could wish for in a frozen, blended drink and more with plenty of delicious berry taste. What a delightful way to start the day.

Try more tasty smoothies, for example, a creamy strawberry smoothie prepared with frozen strawberries, a fresh mango smoothie with freshly squeezed orange and lemon juice, or a coconut-flavoured tropical smoothie with mango and banana.

A delicious sweet and sour frozen drink

With this tasty blueberry smoothie with banana, wake up to the refreshing taste of sweet banana and tangy sweet berries. It is the perfect way to take advantage of overripe juicy blueberries and bananas and put them to good use, resulting in a refreshing, perfectly sweet and delicious tart drink. The ice cubes are crushed during blending and provide the smoothie with a frosty texture that is perfect if you are looking for a way to cool down on a hot summer day or just cannot resist a frozen treat on chilly winter days. Enjoy the wonderful combination of sweet and tart with your new favourite go-to recipe.

Add sweet vanilla skyr for a creamy consistency

The key to any good smoothie is getting the right texture. Many recipes use milk or yoghurt to achieve a creamy consistency. But for this blueberry smoothie, we find that skyr works so much better. Skyr is an Icelandic-style cultured yoghurt with a much thicker and creamier texture than regular yoghurt, giving the mixture a wonderful heavenly creaminess that will melt in your mouth. Instead of adding plain skyr, we opt for one with a sweet vanilla flavour that pairs perfectly with the fresh blueberries, giving you a sweet vanilla blueberry smoothie.

Serve a blueberry banana smoothie all day

A vanilla blueberry smoothie with banana is the perfect drink all day, every day, no matter where you are. Whether you are late for work or school in the morning, in need of a quick lunch, a pick-me-up afternoon delight, a fresh dessert in the evening, or a fresh snack after a workout, you can never go wrong with a frozen drink like this. Add all the ingredients into a blender and watch the magic happen as everything is blended into a wonderful creamy purple mixture in a matter of seconds. Pour the drink into a travel mug or water bottle and take it with you on the go.

Make it your own

With plenty of options for customising this banana blueberry smoothie recipe, there is something for everyone to love. To enhance the flavours in the drink, add 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice and a few fresh mint leaves and blend with the other ingredients. It will give your drink a bright, refreshing taste with a hint of citrus and cooling mint.

For a more decadent serving, you can add a handful of oats and a tablespoon of honey for more sweetness and blend everything. Garnish with a light sprinkling of oats and a few blueberries and relish the drink with a thick straw. The combination of wholesome and fresh ingredients makes the mixture taste like a sweet blueberry muffin in a glass, making it even more perfect for breakfast or lunch.