Banana Berry Bliss Smoothie

I missed Monday’s usual recipe, so today I want to bring you something fun and yummy! I’ve yet to post any drink recipes, so I thought it was about time to wet your whiskers! 

Banana Berry Bliss Smoothie

I was never a smoothie person. As a self-declared foodie, I enjoy all aspects of eating something. It’s not just about nourishment but there’s a whole experience that comes when eating food for us: the look, the smell, the crunch, the chew, the contrasting flavors, the complexities…yes, this is all possible in ONE bite! So the idea of DRINKING my meal was never really appealing to me. I always felt that if I didn’t CHEW something, did it really qualify as a MEAL?! 

Since doing the 8 Week Challenge, I’ve totally changed my mind about smoothies! I absolutely love them and I would say almost half of my breakfasts during the week are various kinds of smoothies! My parents were so amazingly generous and gifted us with a Blendtec! If you’ve never heard of them, now you have! They do cost a bit, but worth every penny! This is the best blender on the market right now with the toughest blade and top notch motor, you won’t find another like it. It not only blends crazy good, it also MAKES soup and ice cream! That’s right, both boiling and freezing! Can your blender do that?! And as always, you can shop the pictures below! Absolutely incredible all the things it can do! Anyways, back to breakfast smoothies, using the Blendtec, we get breakfast made in literally less than one minute! And it’s so tasty and quite honestly, it satisfies all my greatest foodie desires in one drink!

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So this morning I wanted to share with you our own smoothie blend called Banana Berry Bliss! I will put the recipe below for you to pin, print or add to your recipe manager! But I wanted to give you a few smoothie tips we’ve come to discover that will take your smoothie to a whole other level!

1. Dates
This is a magic trick we discovered that help sweeten your smoothies without adding refined sugar. We get the Parnoosh Honey Pitted Dates that can be found in the produce section and add about 3-4 per smoothie batch we make. Really makes a difference!

2. Kale
Let’s talk greens and not just any greens! If you’ve been using spinach in your smoothies to get your superfood greens, try switching it out for kale instead. I found that with spinach, it would sometimes give my smoothie a bit of a murky/muddy taste to it (no thank you!). But with kale, it almost gives it a chocolate taste! Ha! Ok my hubby doesn’t taste the chocolate, but for whatever reason, I DO! And it’s delicious! 

3. Superseeds
Say what now?! Yes, superseeds! If you don’t know, now you know! Get them, eat them, love them! My go-to for smoothies are chia seeds but we also add in flaxseeds and hemp hearts as well. This is the perfect way to get all those added nutrients your body needs including omega fatty acids, fibre and antioxidants! 

Banana Berry Bliss Smoothie

Banana Berry Bliss Smoothie

Serves 2
A quick and healthy way to start your day with this perfectly sweet and delicious smoothie!


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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup almond milk
  2. 3-4 pitted dates
  3. 1/3 cup plain yogurt
  4. 2-3 tbsp chia seeds (or any other seed of choice)
  5. 1 cup frozen strawberries
  6. 1/2 frozen blueberries
  7. 1 banana
  8. 3 kale leaves, deveined
Instructions
  1. Place almond milk and dates in the blender and blend until well combined.
  2. Add in remaining ingredients. Use smoothie setting on blender (if there is one) otherwise blend for roughly 45 seconds to 1 minute or until well combined.
  3. Serve and enjoy immediately!
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I hope you enjoy this mouth watering smoothie as much as we do! Even my kids go nuts for it! What is your favorite smoothie to make? Leave us your answers in the comments below!

Love & Blessings,

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48 Comments on Banana Berry Bliss Smoothie

    • Christine
      April 29, 2015 at 1:48 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks love! Hope you enjoy it! xox

      Reply
  1. Ryan @ Loved and Lovely
    April 29, 2015 at 12:11 pm (1 year ago)

    Ummm…. this looks AMAZING! Like, really, really good. I’ve been wanting a new blender, as the one we have is the cheapest thing ever, and smoothies are a pain. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Christine
      April 29, 2015 at 1:50 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks Ryan! This blender is a bit of a life changer, as it should be for the price! Start saving those pennies! Thanks for visiting! xox

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  2. Brooke Knipp
    April 29, 2015 at 12:22 pm (1 year ago)

    1. I’m jealous of your blender. There I said it.
    2. We LOVE smoothies at our house!
    3. THANK YOU for the dates tip–I didn’t know about that before. I generally use honey, but it’s tricky because it hardens up once it hits the cold smoothie. Definitely going to try the dates.
    🙂 🙂

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    • Christine
      April 29, 2015 at 1:51 pm (1 year ago)

      Haha Brooke! I was jealous of my friends until I finally got one! And you’re welcome! We’ve also tried honey…but with these honey dates, you kinda get best of both worlds! Enjoy! xox

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  3. Olivia Schwab
    April 29, 2015 at 1:46 pm (1 year ago)

    This looks incredible! I’m for sure going to have to make this recipe soon! Thanks for sharing it with me!

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    • Christine
      April 29, 2015 at 1:51 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks Olivia! I hope you enjoy it! xox

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  4. Chelsea
    April 29, 2015 at 1:51 pm (1 year ago)

    Looks sooo good. I need to incorporate Kale into more things. I’ve only ever tried it once making Kale chips and it was a big Kale fail.

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    • Christine
      April 30, 2015 at 10:58 am (1 year ago)

      I’ve never tried Kale chips, although I’ve always wanted to. But in a smoothie, it’s an easy way to stuff it in and get in those added nutrients! Thanks for stopping by love! xox

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  5. brittany
    April 29, 2015 at 1:57 pm (1 year ago)

    This looks so good! I make an arbonne protein smoothie every morning with almond milk, spinach leaves, flax seeds, and pbfit! Love it!

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    • Christine
      April 30, 2015 at 10:58 am (1 year ago)

      Sounds delicious! Thanks for stopping by Brittany! xox

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    • Christine
      April 30, 2015 at 10:59 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks Heather! Enjoy! xox

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  6. Katelyn
    April 29, 2015 at 3:40 pm (1 year ago)

    I love love love smoothies!! So happy to find a new recipe. Love the idea of using dates!

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    • Christine
      April 30, 2015 at 10:59 am (1 year ago)

      Let me know how you like it Katelyn! xox

      Reply
  7. Sam @ PancakeWarriors
    April 29, 2015 at 4:28 pm (1 year ago)

    All my favorite things in one smoothie – you can’t start the day much better than this!!

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    • Christine
      April 30, 2015 at 10:59 am (1 year ago)

      Right?! Thanks for stopping by Sam! xox

      Reply
  8. Sicorra@NotNowMomsBusy
    April 29, 2015 at 5:07 pm (1 year ago)

    Your smoothie looks delicious! I enjoy Almond Milk, esp the sugar free version, and all of the fruits in your recipe, but I just can’t get use to Kale. I tried it in a juicer last year and just did not like it at all.

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    • Christine
      April 30, 2015 at 11:00 am (1 year ago)

      I should go back and specify that I use the unsweetened almond milk as well! And have you tried Kale in a smoothie? I’m thinking I wouldn’t like it either with juicing…but it honestly doesn’t have much taste in the smoothie. Thanks for stopping by! xox

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  9. Tina
    April 29, 2015 at 5:30 pm (1 year ago)

    I haven’t had a drink for breakfast since high school (and I don’t want to tell you how long ago that was!). But gee, this looks FABULOUS!! Maybe you’re going to teach this old dog a new trick!

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    • Christine
      April 30, 2015 at 11:01 am (1 year ago)

      Ha! Love it Tina! Like I wrote, I wasn’t a smoothie fan either but recently, it’s been fabulous! Thanks for stopping by! xox

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  10. Denise
    April 29, 2015 at 6:01 pm (1 year ago)

    Oh my goah! This looks so yummy. I am saving this one.

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    • Christine
      April 30, 2015 at 11:01 am (1 year ago)

      Thank you lovely! Enjoy! xox

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  11. Shonda
    April 29, 2015 at 7:28 pm (1 year ago)

    This looks amazing. I wish I had the patience to make my own smoothies. I usually just run down to Juice Heroes for my fix.

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    • Christine
      April 30, 2015 at 11:12 am (1 year ago)

      This takes ONE minute with the Blendtec! You can do it girl!! xox

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  12. Scarlett
    April 29, 2015 at 10:45 pm (1 year ago)

    Looks so yummy – I just wish someone would come over and make it for me.

    I love your website also. Very pretty home page.

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    • Christine
      April 30, 2015 at 11:13 am (1 year ago)

      Awe thank you Scarlett! I really appreciate that! And thanks for stopping by! xox

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  13. Angie
    April 29, 2015 at 10:52 pm (1 year ago)

    LOVE Smoothies! Thanks for the point about dates! I forget what a great addition they would be!!

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    • Christine
      April 30, 2015 at 11:13 am (1 year ago)

      A little added, natural sweetness! Enjoy! xox

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  14. Jennifer Fuller
    April 30, 2015 at 12:48 am (1 year ago)

    I’m a huge smoothie fan and these look delicious!

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    • Christine
      April 30, 2015 at 11:13 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks Jennifer! Hope you love it! Thanks for stopping by! xox

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  15. jessica
    April 30, 2015 at 7:45 am (1 year ago)

    That looks so delicious! I normally am not a sweets person, but I sure do love a good smoothie. I definitely need to try this! Thanks Christine for sharing.

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    • Christine
      April 30, 2015 at 11:14 am (1 year ago)

      You do Jessica! it’s so good and not too sweet! xox

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  16. Scott
    April 30, 2015 at 9:44 am (1 year ago)

    This is the time of year my body craves smoothies like this. Yours looks fantastic!

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    • Christine
      April 30, 2015 at 11:14 am (1 year ago)

      Agreed! Thanks Scott!

      Reply
  17. K. Lee Banks
    April 30, 2015 at 11:59 am (1 year ago)

    Thanks for sharing this recipe – I love smoothies! I have a favorite morning one that I make with oats, banana, peanut butter, almond milk, and flax-chia seeds.

    I’ve never thought of adding dates, because they are not a favorite of mine – maybe blended up, I wouldn’t really notice!

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    • Christine
      May 1, 2015 at 10:22 am (1 year ago)

      That combination sounds delicious! I will have to try it too! And I don’t find you notice the dates, as long as you blend them first. Just adds a nice subtle sweetness! Thanks for stopping by! xox

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  18. Leighann
    April 30, 2015 at 3:24 pm (1 year ago)

    Looks yummy! I like to have these types of smoothies with my eggs after a workout. It helps keep me full to sip it throughout the morning. I never thought of adding dates. I’ll have to try it.

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    • Christine
      May 1, 2015 at 10:24 am (1 year ago)

      Good idea to have it alongside eggs…would keep you fuller for longer I bet! Try the dates…it’s great! xox

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    • Christine
      May 1, 2015 at 10:24 am (1 year ago)

      Absolutely! Thanks for stopping by! xox

      Reply
  19. Michelle Hwee
    April 30, 2015 at 6:13 pm (1 year ago)

    Yumm! This looks so good. I love the fresh ingredients used and how easy it is to make! Thanks for sharing.

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    • Christine
      May 1, 2015 at 10:25 am (1 year ago)

      Absolutely! Enjoy Michelle! xox

      Reply
  20. Lauren White
    May 1, 2015 at 8:49 pm (1 year ago)

    This sounds really good! My husband and I love smoothies but he always insists on adding tons of extra sugar. I always explain to him that he shouldn’t even bother making one then and that the point is to be healthy! LOL! This sounds so tasty though! I’d love to make in the morning and sip on my way to work!

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    • Christine
      May 1, 2015 at 9:20 pm (1 year ago)

      Ha! Ya, kinda defeats the purpose a little bit! Have you tried Stevia? It’s a natural sugar substitute and it tastes great! Maybe that would satisfy the sweet tooth more than a few dates would! xox

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  21. Miranda (Myrabev)
    May 3, 2015 at 2:14 am (1 year ago)

    Looks so yummy and so deliciously refreshing. I am yet to make that one smoothie that stands out for me so will definitely try this one out.

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    • Christine
      May 3, 2015 at 5:26 pm (1 year ago)

      Let me know how you like it! Thanks for stopping by! xox

      Reply

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