Banana smoothies make excellent breakfasts, mid-day snacks, and hangover cures. Since bananas blend so well with other flavors, it’s easy to create a smoothie to satisfy your particular tastes. You can make a healthy smoothie filled with protein and fiber, or a sugary-sweet, dessert-like smoothie instead. Once you know the basics, you can let your imagination run wild and make up your own recipes!
This is perfect for breakfast, an afternoon snack or for serving kids. You can even make this ahead of time, freeze it and save for later. So easy!
How to Make a Banana Smoothie — You Only Need Five Ingredients
A whole banana is used for this – try to use one that’s sweet and ripe. An unripe banana will taste chalky. Then, we add half of an orange, a little yogurt, and water or milk (dairy or non-dairy). Simply add everything into a blender, blend until smooth and enjoy.
Easily Customize with More Fruit and Vegetables
Our banana smoothie recipe is perfect as is, but you could always throw in more fruit or even vegetables. Try adding strawberries, raspberries, mango or pineapple.
Or, add some greens. Add about a cup of fresh baby spinach or kale and make your own Green Smoothie Recipe. You hardly taste the greens, but you get the extra nutrients.You could even go tropical and switch out water or milk for coconut milk or pineapple juice. The options are endless.
- Plain yogurt:
- 1/2 cup
- Orange juice:
- 1 cup