Blueberry-Banana Smoothie (Batido)

Blueberry-Banana Smoothie (Batido)

7 Reviews
From the EatingWell Kitchen

Refreshing and colorful fruit smoothies called batidos are served at Cuban snack bars all over Florida—try this recipe with blueberries and banana for a vacation in a cup.

Ingredients 1 serving

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  • 1 ripe banana, peeled and cut into chunks
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1 cup buttermilk


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  1. Combine banana, blueberries, sugar, ice cubes and buttermilk in a blender. Blend until smooth.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2⅓ cups
  • Per serving: 291 calories; 3 g fat(2 g sat); 5 g fiber; 61 g carbohydrates; 10 g protein; 41 mcg folate; 10 mg cholesterol; 45 g sugars; 13 g added sugars; 226 IU vitamin A; 15 mg vitamin C; 299 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 470 mg sodium; 835 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Calcium (30% daily value), Vitamin C (25% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 4
  • Exchanges: 2½ fruit, 1 low-fat milk, 1 other carbohydrate

Reviews 7

March 07, 2018
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By: mountiedm
If you can't stand a smoothie without adding sugar and buttermilk then you have a LONG way to go on your health journey. This would be a baseline and minimal smoothie recipe. I always jack mine up with as many other goodies (like adaptogenic herbs, protein powders, leafy greens, etc.) that I can stand.
July 17, 2017
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By: Khaleah Onyx Norris
It was a great smoothie, but why add sugar?? The smoothie was delicious and sweet without and sweetener in it!!!
November 07, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
It's also good with vanilla yogurt instead of the buttermilk and artificial sweetener instead of sugar.
June 21, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Mostly good, but who needs the sugar? I substitute 1/2 packet of Splenda, and "Almond Breeze - Unsweetened", which has only 3g fat and no sugar.
April 12, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
how many servings does this make ??
March 15, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
I would forgo the added sugar as both fruits contain enough for sweetness as they are. I would also use soy or rice milk or a cup of fat free yogurt in place of the buttermilk.
January 18, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
I'm not much for buttermilk so I made mine with 1 cup of soy milk instead. It makes a very tasty smoothy, thick and creamy. I like that I've already got 1/2 of my fruits for the day.
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