It’s hard to resist the delectable taste of a freshly made banana smoothie. It’s sweet, creamy, and completely delicious. It’s also highly versatile. You can add any number of flavors to a banana smoothie and turn it into nearly anything you can dream up. In fact, you’ll find that most smoothie recipes out there call for a banana or two. Why are they such great smoothie staples? They’re packed with vitamins and nutrients, like vitamin B6, manganese, and vitamin C. They’re also easy to chop up, throw in the freezer, and toss in a smoothie at a moments notice. Bananas also add a touch of sweetness and a certain creaminess to a smoothie that’s hard to replicate.
How to Make a Banana Smoothie
It’s simple to make a banana smoothie. Just add a frozen or fresh banana. Make sure it’s fairly ripe. An unripe banana can make your smoothie taste chalky. The riper your banana is, the more sweetness it will add to your smoothie. Next, add in a liquid, such as milk, plant milk, water, or coconut water. You might also want to add in some yogurt or non-dairy yogurt to give the smoothie a little more protein and extra creaminess. If you want to add any additional flavors, such as berries, cocoa powder, nut butter, chia seeds, or flax seeds, add them at this step. Then, blend it up. Feel free to experiment with different flavor combinations.
If you’re looking for some inspiration to make your smoothie extra delectable, here are ten banana smoothie recipes you’re sure to love:
1. Edible® $5 delights — Strawberry + Pineapple + Banana
Instead of gathering up all the supplies, measuring ingredients, and waiting for your smoothie to blend up, simply head to your local Edible Arrangements® store for a done-for-you option that’s super delicious. This concoction combines strawberries, pineapple, and banana for a delightful taste that’s sweet, creamy, and completely satisfying. Even better, it’s made with fresh, never frozen fruit and all-natural ingredients.
2. Edible® $5 delights — Mocha Almond + Banana
If you’re craving a chocolaty, coffee-flavored drink, look no further than this made-for-you smoothie from Edible Arrangements®. It’s a little cup of indulgence with sweet bananas, creamy chocolate, and a little hint of coffee.
This pared-down banana smoothie recipe is as simple as it gets. With just four ingredients, including banana, orange, Greek yogurt, and water or milk, it’s fruity, creamy, and completely ready to eat in under five minutes.
4. Mixed Berry and Banana Smoothie
This recipe calls for berries, grape juice, and orange juice, along with a banana. The result is a delectable treat that’s sure to satisfy. Throw in some spinach or kale for extra nutrition.
5. Kale, Apple, and Banana Smoothie
Even if you don’t think you like green smoothies, this smoothie is a must-try. It expertly hides the veggie flavor, amidst apple, banana, and orange, so you don’t even know they’re there.
6. Banana Oat Breakfast Smoothie
This smoothie is like a breakfast in a glass. It’s chock-full of rolled oats, yogurt, flaxseed, almond milk, and, of course, a banana, making it a delicious and healthy way to start your day.
Kiwis have a fresh, tangy-sweet taste. They’re the perfect addition to this smoothie, packed full of kiwi, banana, orange juice or almond milk, and an optional touch of honey.
Who doesn’t love a a perfectly moist, tender loaf of banana bread? This smoothie replicates the taste, without all the carbs and refined sugar. It blends up bananas, almond milk, old-fashioned oats, Greek yogurt, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
9. Spinach, Banana, and Pineapple Green Smoothie
Pineapple and banana make this spinach green smoothie delectable. It’s a perfect way to get in your leafy greens and daily dose of vitamin K, vitamin C, and vitamin A.
10. Healthy Mango Banana Smoothie
Creamy, sweet, and tropical, this smoothie is completely delicious and easy to make. It’s made with just three ingredients: bananas, mango chunks, and almond milk.
A little banana is a great addition to any smoothie. Feel free to mix it up with any flavor combination you can think of to make something that’s uniquely yours. Stop by your local Edible® Arrangements store to make your own unique banana smoothie!