Nectarine & Blueberry Smoothie – My Family Ties

Today’s smoothie is a fast and nutritious one that you can put together and blend in no time at all. With blueberries (which have been called the ultimate brain food) high in antioxidants and often used by many athletes to provide metal sharpness (daily servings can help with brain cell growth) in smoothies and you can opt to use fresh or frozen blueberries. 

It makes the whole process so much easier when you know you can make a fresh healthy smoothie whenever you want to, and all your ingredients are in the freezer, I have started freezing batches of smoothie ingredients into freezer bags so I can just reach in and grab a bag, blend and go! 

Nectarine is one of my favourite fruits so I wanted to include one in this smoothie as it offers some sweetness as well as being rich in Vitamin C and B. 

This homemade all natural smoothie has just four ingredients, the blueberries and nectarine that I have talked about, and also banana and natural yogurt. Although Lara our youngest doesn’t really like bananas she is quite happy to have one in a smoothie (and she likes it!), it’s great when you can find a way to re-introduce a food that they don’t like in a new way which they do!

What I love about having a smoothie is it’s such a practical way to replenish essential fluids and nutrients by drinking a smoothie and as all fruits have a water content it’s the perfect way to top-up your daily intake of fluids very simply.

Nectarine and Blueberry Smoothie

Nectarine and Blueberry Smoothie


  • 1 Banana
  • 1 Nectarine
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 3-4 tablespoons natural yogurt
Nectarine and Blueberry Smoothie


Add all the ingredients to your blender (I used the Bella Extract-Pro Blender) and blend until smooth, you can add a little more natural yogurt if needed or some almond milk if you prefer. This smoothie is filling and tasty and I find that it is sweet enough, but if you want to have a sweeter taste then you could add a teaspoon of honey.

This was one of my OH’s favourite smoothies, but as he is following the Paleo diet (he is training for a Triathlon) he substituted the natural yogurt for a little almond milk. That’s the beauty of including a smoothie into the family routine, you can just adapt each one to suit everyone’s personal tastes. 

You can add ice to the smoothie if you prefer, but I find that if you use frozen fruit it gives a really lovely chill to the smoothie so ice cubes are not needed.

Once you have blended to your desired consistency all you need to do is serve and enjoy! 

Nectarine and Blueberry Smoothie

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  1. June 11, 2015 / 6:48 am

    Really like the combination of banana and blueberries and nectarines. Unfortunately, our the majority of our blueberry plants have been nibbled off by the rabbits/ deer and blueberries in the shops are so expensive!

  2. June 11, 2015 / 12:02 pm

    Using frozen blueberries in smoothies like this is great – they are cheaper and chill your drink as you blend!

  3. June 11, 2015 / 12:32 pm

    Have to show this to my daughter. She's making a smoothie-a-day at the moment 🙂

  4. Kate Cass
    June 11, 2015 / 6:20 pm

    I love making smoothies! Never thought to include nectarines, have to agree I buy tonnes of frozen fruit, it's really great in smoothies to chill it, also means no mess, no waste and always there when you need it! Thanks for the recipe, will definitely be trying nectarines.

  5. June 14, 2015 / 11:29 am

    Blueberries, nectarine and banana, what a combination, this sounds great!

  6. Tracy B
    June 16, 2015 / 3:03 pm

    Mmmmm!! I'm a bit bonkers about smoothies at the moment. This sounds yummy. Will pin for later x

  7. June 18, 2015 / 11:48 pm

    I love blueberries, I'm sure this will be a lovely smoothie.

  8. June 19, 2015 / 6:45 am

    This sounds yum! Love new smoothie recipes!

  9. kris
    June 19, 2015 / 12:43 pm

    sounds amazing

  10. Layla Thomas
    June 20, 2015 / 6:54 am

    I love the idea of freezing the fruit for smoothies, great tip.

  11. June 25, 2015 / 8:32 pm

    Sounds great. I hate bananas, but also use them in smoothies to disguise the taste and texture.

  12. July 4, 2015 / 11:44 pm

    Thanks! This is next in my nutriibullet!

  13. July 5, 2015 / 2:22 pm

    This looks so yummy I love blueberries they are so good for you 🙂

  14. July 11, 2015 / 11:50 am

    This will be a very tasty smoothie and blueberries are a superfood so all the better

  15. Jasmine
    July 11, 2015 / 10:40 pm

    I love blueberries in smoothies and with other foods.

  16. July 14, 2015 / 9:01 am

    Sounds delicious and definitely on my to-do list and the school holidays are a great opportunity to kick start this habit and get the kiddies involved too.

    Thanks for sharing

  17. Jasmine
    July 15, 2015 / 11:46 am

    I am going to try this as i need new ideas.

  18. July 18, 2015 / 10:45 pm

    This sounds lovely and refreshing i bet it is quite filling too.
    Thankyou for sharing with us i am definitely going to have this in the morning (or after i have been to tesco for the ingredients haha)

  19. July 20, 2015 / 4:11 pm

    Very clever about reintroducing foods that someone's doesn't like and an ingenious way to let them enjoy such healthy ingredients

  20. July 23, 2015 / 12:44 pm

    Little Myz would go mad for this one but I'm sticking with my spinach cucumber apple and pear I think. The greener it is the more healthy my brain thinks it is lol

  21. July 23, 2015 / 4:07 pm

    I am obsessed with smoothies at the moment. They are refreshing, filling and healthy. I also freeze all my fruit for smoothie bags. This smoothie sounds delicious.

  22. July 23, 2015 / 7:37 pm

    Have just started to make my own smoothies – love 'em!

  23. July 24, 2015 / 11:03 pm

    looks lovely 🙂

  24. July 25, 2015 / 7:33 am

    This sounds a fabulous combination! My daughter loves fruit of every kind and adores smoothies! I might have to make her this one this week!

  25. July 25, 2015 / 7:35 am

    Not a combination I'd have thought of. Sounds lovely.

  26. July 25, 2015 / 9:12 am

    I've heard that Blackcurrants are even better than Blueberries and I'd imagine they'd go great in lots of smoothies

  27. July 25, 2015 / 9:25 am

    this looks lovely is 1 thing i would love to try

  28. July 25, 2015 / 10:37 am

    I have never made a smoothie but I might try now

  29. July 25, 2015 / 10:37 am

    I have never made a smoothie but I might try now

  30. July 25, 2015 / 8:48 pm

    I love my breakfast smoothie in the summer: banana, pineapple, strawberry, peach and/or nectarine – gorgeous!

  31. August 2, 2015 / 3:35 pm

    This looks both healthy and tasty!

  32. LTabstar
    October 12, 2015 / 5:56 am

    I have now bookmarked this as I keep meaning to make it and keep forgetting! It sounds yummy!

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