My Favorite Banana Smoothie Recipes!
Yum, yum, yum – you gotta try these tasty and healthy Banana smoothies! A smoothie is a great way of having a delicious tasting and easy meal, chock full of nutritional benefits – but without the hassle of preparing a full meal.
My Favorite Banana Smoothie Recipes
Below I have a selection of some of my own best banana smoothie recipes for you to try out. I hope you enjoy them.
Banana Orange Twister Smoothie:
- 3 ounces frozen orange juice concentrate
- 1/4 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/2 cups milk
- 1/2 cups water
- 1/2 banana
- 6 ice cubes
Combine everything except ice and blend for 15 seconds. Add ice and blend for 2 minutes.
Banana and Blueberry Smoothie Recipe:
- 2 bananas
- 1/2 cups blueberries
- 1 cup plain yogurt
Peel bananas, slice and place on a cookie sheet. Put in freezer and freeze until solid. Remove from freezer and place in blender. Slice berries and add to blender. Pour in the yogurt and blend until smooth. Pour into glass and serve.
Healthy Banana and Chocolate Smoothie Recipe
- 1 frozen banana
- 2 medjool dates – pitted
- 2 tbsp raw honey
- 2 tbsp cacao powder – or you can choose cacao nibs instead for more texture
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 cup milk (try raw almond or coconut milk for a very healthy smoothie)
Put all of your ingredients into a blender and mix on high until smooth.
Pour, garnish, relax and enjoy!
Banana Split Smoothie Recipe:
- 1 cup nonfat milk
- 1 1/2 cups frozen banana slices
- 1/2 cups pineapple chunks
- 5 frozen strawberries
- 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons sweetened cocoa powder to taste
Pour milk into the blender first. Add cocoa and then fruit. Put cover on and blend until smooth.
Banana and Hazelnut Smoothie Recipe:
- 4 medium bananas, peeled and sliced
- 6 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 1/4 cups hazelnuts
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 1/4 cups milk
- 1/4 cups dark rum or hazelnut liqueur
- 2 tablespoons chopped hazelnuts, for garnish
Place the sliced bananas in a sealed plastic bag and put them in the freezer for 1 hour. Place the brown sugar and 1/4 cups hazelnuts in a blender and grind together until fine.
Place the frozen bananas, ice cubes, milk, and rum in the blender with the sugar and nut mixture. Blend until smooth.
Pour the smoothies into tall glasses. Garnish with chopped nuts, if desired. Serve immediately.
Banana and Pear Smoothie Recipe:
- 1 medium banana
- 1 cup pear nectar
- 1 tablespoon seedless raspberry jam
- 6 ice cubes
Place all ingredients into a blender. Blend on high speed until all of the ice has dissolved and the consistency is smooth. Pour and serve.
Banana-Berry and Avocado Smoothie:
- Half a ripe avocado
- 1 to 1 1/2 frozen bananas
- 4 to 5 frozen or fresh strawberries
- 2 tbsp non fat soy or other nut milk
- Pinch cardamom
- Pinch of allspice
Pop in anything else that takes fancy. . . Nuts, fruits, spices, etc. Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until desired texture is reached.
Some like this one smooth and others like their smoothie “chewy”. This recipe serves one person.
Banana and Walnut Liquored Smoothie:
- 1 ounce hazelnut liqueur
- 1 ounce banana liqueur
- 1 ounce vanilla syrup
- 1 banana
- 2 cups of ice
- 1 teaspoon chopped walnuts
- 2 ounces whipped cream
Pour the liqueurs, syrup, banana and half of the walnuts into blender. Add ice and blend until smooth.
Pour into glass and top with whipped cream (if you want a little . Sprinkle chopped nuts on top as garnish.
Banana and Oatmeal Smoothie:
- 1 cup milk
- 1 packet instant oatmeal
- 1 whole banana, cut in chunks
- 1 cup orange juice
- Combine all ingredients in a blender. Cover and blend on high speed for 1 minute.
Make Your Own Smoothie Recipes
It is easy enough to test different recipes for your smoothies. You just need to add enough liquid and the right mix of fruits and other ingredient to get a lovely taste. If you want to keep everything healthy, then use raw and organic ingredients. Choose your liquids wisely … such as raw almond milk or coconut milk.
However – I certainly love the odd “indulgent” smoothie from time to time. So don’t be scared to treat yourself occasionally, OK? … you deserve it! Take the time to experiment and come up with some of your own favorites.
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