Healthy Banana Smoothie

November 6, 2022

All you need are 5 ingredients and 5 minutes for this healthy and delicious Banana Smoothie recipe. It is a great option for breakfast and a snack.

Banana smoothie is a healthy and tasty drink that you can prepare in minutes! With its rich banana flavor and creamy consistency, your whole family will love this smoothie recipe.

Try this banana smoothie recipe to start the day with a quick and satisfying breakfast. With its high fiber and protein content, it is also a great snack for post-workout. If you like making smoothies, start your day off well with one of these banana smoothie recipes. Enjoy your meal.

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Difficulty Easy
Servings 1 people
Preparation 5 mins
Cooking 0 mins
Total 5 mins

Tips

  • Use ripe bananas. Ripe bananas are sweeter than green ones. This makes them ideal for smoothies.
  • Use frozen bananas. Before making smoothies, freeze bananas for at least a few hours. This gives the smoothie a more dense and creamy consistency.
  • Slice the bananas before freezing. Peel and slice the bananas. Then freeze on a parchment-lined tray. Store in an airtight container or freezer bag.
  • If using fresh bananas, add ice to cool the smoothie.
  • You can use a mixture of ice and milk instead of yogurt.
  • Use any type of milk. You can use whole milk or plant-based milk. For more, check out our ‘Types of Milk’ article.
  • Use water instead of milk to make dairy-free smoothies.
  • Use ice and/or frozen fruit to make cold smoothies.
  • Add fruit such as mango, pineapple, blueberries, or strawberries to the recipe.
  • Add ice to the mix to make the smoothie more liquid. Skip this step if you want a thick and creamy texture.
  • If the smoothie is too thick, add more juice, milk, or ice. If it's too watery, add more frozen fruit.
  • To make the recipe vegan, use sweeteners like agave nectar, stevia, maple syrup, or dates instead of honey. Also use vegan yogurt or coconut cream. Use plant-based milk.
  • Use fresh juice to reduce the amount of sugar. Ready-made juices contain a lot of sugar.
  • You can add greens such as spinach, kale, or chard to the recipe.
  • When making smoothies, first put the liquid and hard ingredients in the blender.
  • Do not overfill the blender.
  • Use coconut milk, strained yogurt, kefir, or almond butter to add a creamy texture.
  • You can increase the amount of protein by adding ingredients such as greek yogurt, cashew butter, chia seeds, or vanilla protein powder to the recipe.
  • You can use a food processor or a high-speed blender.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Freeze the banana in advance. Peel and slice the ripe banana. Freeze for at least 1 hour on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Then put the pineapple pieces in an airtight container or freezer bag and store them in the freezer. For the smoothie, take the frozen fruit out of the freezer.
  2. Peel and chop the orange.
  3. Put the banana, orange, and milk in the food processor and blend.
  4. Then add yogurt to the mixture. Mix all the ingredients until you get a creamy and smooth consistency.
  5. Add honey to sweeten.
  6. Pour smoothies into glasses. Garnish with sliced oranges and serve it.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Banana Smoothie
Serves 1
Amount Per Serving
Calories287
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.3 g4.2%
Cholesterol 12 mg4%
Sodium 116 mg5%
Protein 11.2 g22.4%
Potassium 914 mg19.4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

What Is a Banana Smoothie?

A banana smoothie is a beverage prepared with ripe and frozen bananas, milk, yogurt, and various fruits. It is a healthy option for breakfast or a snack.

Although it is a high-calorie drinks, it keeps you full all day. It has high fiber, protein, and vitamin C content.

Banana Smoothie Variations:

Strawberry Banana Smoothie: Use frozen bananas, strawberries, milk, yogurt and sweetener.

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie: Blend banana, yogurt, milk, and peanut butter in a food processor.

Blueberry Banana Smoothie: To make this smoothie, add frozen blueberries, bananas, yogurt, and honey to the food processor.

Vanilla Banana Smoothie: Add vanilla extract, banana, and vanilla yogurt to the food processor and blend all ingredients.

Chocolate Banana Smoothie: Blend banana, milk, cocoa powder and honey in a food processor.

How To Freeze Bananas?

To make a creamy and thick smoothie, freeze bananas. To freeze the bananas,

  • Cut them into portions. Peel and slice the bananas.
  • Arrange the sliced bananas in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking tray to prevent them from sticking together. Leave the baking tray in the freezer for at least 1 hour.
  • Then place the bananas in an airtight container or freezer bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months for your smoothie.

How To Make a Banana Smoothie?

Check out our 'Easy and Healthy Smoothies' article to learn how to make the best smoothie.

How To Make a Vegan Banana Smoothie?

To make this banana smoothie recipe vegan,

Milk: Use plant-based milk. Almond milk, coconut milk, or oat milk are ideal for this recipe.

Yogurt: Use vegan yogurt or add plant-based milk and ice.

Sugar/ Sweetener: Use maple syrup, agave syrup, or dates instead of honey.

How To Make a Dairy-Free Banana Smoothie?

To make a dairy-free banana smoothie,

Yogurt: Instead of yogurt, add peanut butter, flaxseed eggs, or frozen fruit.

Milk: Add water or a plant-based dairy product.

How To Store Banana Smoothies?

It is best to consume the banana smoothie immediately after preparing it. However, it can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer. You can store the smoothie in an airtight container or jar in the refrigerator for up to 2 days and in the freezer for up to 3 months.

You can also make this banana smoothie recipe ahead of time and store it in an ice tray. When you want to consume them, put the ice cubes in the blender and blend. Pour the smoothie into a glass and serve.

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