This simple banana and blueberry soup makes a delicious snack, breakfast or even healthy dessert. It's easy to make and great for kids too!
This banana and blueberry soup must be one of the quickest recipes I’ve ever made. Quick in 2 senses: As long as the banana has been frozen in advance, it only takes a minute to prepare. I also had no plans to make this at the beginning of the day. I had ripe bananas and buttermilk that needed to be used up so I was thinking of making a banana bread.
The Inspiration for this blueberry soup
However, even an easy banana bread takes a little effort. It was then that I remembered seeing a rhubarb and strawberry soup on Jo’s Kitchen. I was immediately inspired and decided to have a go at my own fruit soup.
In went the ripe bananas and the buttermilk and as I also had a lot of blueberries at home, I decided they would go well too. And they did.
Why call it a soup and not a smoothie?
I couldn't help wonder why call it a fruit soup and not a smoothie? Well, I tried to search for the answer. I wondered if a fruit soup needed the fruit, or at least some of it, to be cooked in some way first. That didn't seem to be the case. It actually seems that the difference is as simple as how it is served. Basically, a smoothie comes in a glass and a soup is served in a bowl. There may also be a few pieces of unblended fruit in a soup that would be difficult to drink.
So isn't it a smoothie bowl?
Yes, and smoothie bowls have exploded in popularly over the last few years. When I called this a soup, it was just as they were emerging as a thing. I'm sure if I'd titled this post a year later I'd have called it a banana and blueberry smoothie bowl! I'd also have added a few more toppings!
What toppings could you put on this blueberry soup?
Banana slices, fruit slices of any kind such as peaches or apple or more berries would also be great on this smoothie bowl. You could even add some nuts, seeds or dried fruit.
How could you adapt this smoothie bowl?
I always think it's best to stick loosely to a recipe. If you like a really thick smoothie bowl then use less buttermilk. If you want a thinner smoothie then add a little bit more. Or if you don't have buttermilk then use yogurt.
If you don't have frozen bananas, use fresh ones. The buttermilk will be from the fridge so will chill the smoothie anyway. Or just add a few ice cubes.
A great fruit recipe for kids
If your kids love smoothies then I'm sure they'll love this one too. When I first made this Master Spice was just one year old and it was a big hit! I even put some in a Nom Nom Kids Reusable Food Pouch for him!
Banana and Blueberry Soup Recipe
Banana and Blueberry Soup
- 2 bananas
- 100 g blueberries
- 200 ml buttermilk
- Slice the banana and freeze for a couple of hours.
- Put the banana, blueberries and buttermilk in a blender and blend to make a thick liquid.
- Serve in bowls with a few extra blueberries to garnish. If you’re not serving it immediately, keep it chilled in the fridge.
More Fruity Smoothie Recipes you might like
This is the only fruit soup here on Searching for Spice but I've got quite a few smoothie recipes you might like instead!
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