Quinoa Banana Berry Smoothie

Quinoa Banana Berry Smoothie

Quinoa is an ancient grain grown in the Andes mountains, and dates back to 3,000 B.C.E. This protein-rich whole grain contains all of the essential amino acids necessary for muscle and tissue repair, and is gluten-free and full of fiber. Quinoa is often used in place of rice and is versatile enough to be the headliner in this ultra yummy and nutritious smoothie.

Do you love to cook with quinoa or want to learn?  Learning to cook with quinoa is simple! Your family will love these recipes, including our decadent fudge. Enjoy the fantastic recipes featured in The New Quinoa E-book.

Quinoa Banana Berry Smoothie

Quinoa Banana Berry Smoothie

Yield: 2 servings | Serving Size: 1 cup | Calories: 328 | Total Fat: 2.8 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium:4 mg | Carbohydrates: 71.8 g | Dietary Fiber: 9.8 g | Sugars: 34.4 g | Protein: 7.2 g | SmartPoints: 11 |

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cooked Quinoa (cook according to package and chill)
  • 1 frozen banana (pre-sliced)
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1-1/2 cups green tea (home brewed without added sweeteners is best), add more or less depending on consistency preferred.
  • 6 ice cubes

Directions

Place all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.

Tip: Quinoa can be purchased in the organic or health food section of most supermarkets. We recommend Inca Red, pre washed. Also, red Quinoa is slightly sweeter than white or black, which is perfect for this recipe.

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19 Comments on "Quinoa Banana Berry Smoothie"

  1. Carol  January 22, 2012

    We purchase our Quinoa at Costco – great price!

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    • Skinny Ms.  January 22, 2012

      Carol, We love Costco!

      Reply
  2. sharon herring  January 22, 2012

    how do you cook quinoe?spelling sucks sorry

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    • Skinny Ms.  January 22, 2012

      Hi Sharon,

      Add 1 cup water and 1/2 cup Quinoa to a small pot, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer (covered) for 15 minutes. That's it!

      Reply
  3. Kelly Chronley  March 26, 2012

    Holy crap!  I just got into quinoa and it is incredibly good!  I can only imagine it in a smoothie!  Trying this this weekend (when I have some leftover quinoa i'm willing to part with!)

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    • skinnyms  March 26, 2012

      Hi Kelly,

      GREAT!  Did you try the Smoothie recipes? 

      Reply
  4. KayM  May 20, 2012

    I love anything with quinoa…such a great addition!!
    Kay

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  5. Ajfan67  May 20, 2012

    Quinoa…I'm always looking for something to do with it!  This is a great recipe…I love it!!

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  6. Outgrillin  May 21, 2012

    So yummy! And vegan! BONUS!

    Reply
  7. Roger N Benae Lopez  May 24, 2012

    so yummy and I'm loving the quinoa!!

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  8. Skinny Ms.  December 22, 2012

    Cheri, it’s The World’s greatest grain. Read more: http://skinnyms.com/quinoa-the-worlds-greates-gra

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  9. Skinny Ms.  December 30, 2012

    Suzi, Approximately 190 calories per serving.

    Reply
  10. Nancy  January 27, 2013

    Yummy quinoa smoothie! I used strawberries and it was so good! Love quinoa. It satisfies and is so nutritious!!

    Reply
  11. Noura  March 16, 2013

    Just love this smoothie!!!! so yummie
    I have got to say I just love your website…it helps me to lose those lest pounds to get that toned body…you're reaching out all the way to the netherlands 😉

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    • Skinny Ms.  March 17, 2013

      Now that’s cool!!! Love the Netherlands. 🙂 You’ll want to check out today’s post, “4 Steps to Weight Loss Challenge”.

      Reply
  12. Fatima  August 10, 2013

    Can you prepare ahead and freeze this?

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    • Skinny Ms.  August 11, 2013

      Fatima, I don’t think it would taste so great after being frozen.

      Reply
  13. Cindy  March 30, 2014

    If the smoothie is saying it makes 2 servings but I live alone should I just half the recipe or does it keep for the next day?

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    • SkinnyMs  April 2, 2014

      I would halve it and make it fresh each day. However, the smoothie should stay good for one day.

      Reply

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