Banana and Blueberry Smoothie

Banana and Blueberry Smoothie

New year means new eating ways. Well at least trying to. Brian and I have been trying to replace a meal during the day with a healthy smoothie. When I first decided to do this was when my doctor told me my anemia wasn’t getting any better. If you’re not aware I have “Chronic Anemia”.

What is Chronic Anemia?

“Anemia is a condition in which the body does not have enough healthy red blood cells. Red blood cells provide oxygen to body tissues. There are many types of anemia. Anemia of chronic disease is anemia that is found in people with certain long-term (chronic) medical conditions.” 

Unfortunately I’ve struggled with anemia for a long time. It got worst when I was pregnant with my kiddos and I’ve had to get a total of 3 blood transfusions. Not fun. I don’t eat red meat or veggies so I had to be put on iron pills. Which hurt my stomach a lot. My last doctor visit my doctor had to increase my iron dosage and instead I decided to try something all natural. Brian told me I should start drinking smoothies that contained veggies in them since I don’t like to eat them. 

I’ve been loving the smoothies we’ve been making so today I will be sharing with you one of my favorites which is the Banana and Blueberry Smoothie.

Banana and Blueberry Smoothie Recipe:
  • 1/2 cup Frozen Blueberries
  • 1 Banana 
  • 1 cup Spinach
  • 1 1/2 cup Coconut Milk
  • 1 tsp Splenda Sweetener
  • 1 tbsp Chai Seeds
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Place everything in the blender and enjoy. No need to add ice since the blueberries are frozen and that’ll substitute the ice. The best thing about this smoothie is that it’s less than 200 calories. So it’s great if you’re trying to stay healthy and fit. 

If you try this smoothie you should let me know what you think. What are your favorite healthy smoothies?

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  • I cannot wait to try this-I love these fruits and even better–it’s PRETTY! YUM!

  • Looks really delicious! Adding vegetables to smoothies is such a great way to make them healthy and good for you!

  • Ohh I am all about the green smoothies. They’re so easy to make in the mornings and usually keep me full until 11:30/noon. I can’t wait to try this one out! Thanks for sharing and I’m going to try your one smoothie a day (replacing a meal) method! Seems doable!

  • Yum, this looks so good! I’m so sorry to hear about your anemia. 🙁 <3
    Amanda – TheFashionToFollow.com

  • I love smoothies and am enamored by the gorgeous color of this one! We make a similar smoothie but I’ve never put chia seeds in our smoothies and that’s a great idea. Sorry to hear your anemia got so bad during pregnancy. 🙁 Mine did as well but it has since stabilized. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  • Liz

    This looks sooo refreshing! Plus I love that purple color! So pretty 🙂

  • Oh yum! I have blueberry smoothies, definitely going to try this! 🙂

  • Hm this sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing these. I’ll have to try this for a breakfast smoothie one day!

  • This sounds so good. I have a bunch of blueberries in the fridge that I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with, so this sounds perfect!

  • Becky @Disney in your Day

    Yum! I always love strawbery banana but I never throught about trying blueberry banana!

  • Heather Gullett Denniston

    I think of smoothies as an apothecary. An opportunity to add all different nutrients to suit your bodies needs. THanks for this. It is important for people to see that smoothies can be a form of treatment!! A way to restore your body’s balance with specific replacement of what is missing.

  • That sounds so yummy! I always love trying out new smoothie recipes to change things up 🙂 I really hope that this helps your anemia!

  • Christine

    I have really been into smoothies lately. This one is right up my alley. Thanks for sharing.

  • Kristina Padgett

    This recipe looks amazing!

  • The Oracle

    Omg I love blueberries

  • This sounds delish! I’ve been also trying to have a smoothie as a meal replacement (they’re so convenient and healthy)! I’ve been using flaxseed but I also have Chia seeds so I will give this one a whirl!

  • Mitzi Perez

    Kale, green apple, 1/2 a pear and frozen pineapple! lol so so good

  • Emily @ Recipes to Nourish

    Yum! I’m a huge smoothie fan. Love the color of this one.

  • Emily @ Recipes to Nourish

    Yum! I’m a huge smoothie fan. Love the color of this one.

  • This sounds so good! I’ve been buying the dole smoothie packs that are the fruit & veggies. I’ve had the green smoothie which has spinach in it. An orange medley which has sweet potato pieces and another one that has carrots in it. It’s been the best way to get both my daily fruit & veggies.

  • I have been trying to incorporate more healthy treats in my meals & smoothies are definitely topping the chart. Though sadly, I haven’t really gone well with it.

    I hope you’re all well now. Anemia doesn’t sound good at all 🙁

    Noor | Noor’s Place

  • Sarah Emily

    I have chronic anemia too! I am obsessed with smoothies and when you blend up the greens, you can’t even taste them! I don’t eat a ton of red meat-maybe once a month but I do love my veggies. I like to mix Kale and Spinach in my smoothies then add peaches and strawberries-to die for!

  • VE Evans

    Next time for sever anemia try an iron infusion. They are miracle workers and if you have chronic anemia worth a talk with your doctor.They literally made my wife feel brand new and no transfusion.

  • VE Evans

    Next time for sever anemia try an iron infusion. They are miracle workers and if you have chronic anemia worth a talk with your doctor.They literally made my wife feel brand new and no transfusion.

  • Sounds really yummy…never thought of putting chia seeds in a smoothie, but it’s a great idea

  • JenniferHenry-Novich

    I love a smoothie that is equally tastey AND vitamin packed! Yum

  • Yum! This looks so pretty – such a vibrant bluey purple.
    Saving this recipe! I also suffer from anaemia, so I’ll take all the help to eat more iron rich veggies as I can get. (:

    Christie’s Take on Life. x

  • I used to make smoothies all the time. I need to get back in the habit – it just takes some planning and a little noise in the morning! This one sounds really good. I would suggest adding spinach to any recipe to increase the amount of leafy greens you intake! It really doesn’t change the flavor because usually the fruit flavors are much stronger.

  • Yum! I am totally making this!

  • Ruthie Ridley

    I’ve been trying desperately to eat better this year and have been good maybe 60% of the time!! I keep telling myself “don’t give up!!” I love smoothies and they’re filling!! This one is grea!! Can’t wait to try it!!

  • Autumn Dickens

    I’m anemic too and smoothies definitely help. I don’t have to worry about getting my daily dose of veggies or fruit, I just plop them all in a smoothie and I’m good to go. Haha. This recipe looks delish.

  • I’ve been all about smoothies lately – such a good way to start the morning! Looks like this one may be entering into the weekly rotation. 🙂

  • That looks delicious! I’ve been craving smoothies lately, but it’s too cold here in Chicago. Eagerly awaiting spring and smoothie weather! 😉

  • YUMM. I love adding Chia seeds to smoothies, they make it so much more filling!

  • looks so delicious!!!!