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How to make banana smoothie at home

How to make banana smoothie at home

Who doesn’t love a good banana smoothie? These days, there are so many ways to make it that you can try a different recipe every day of the week and never run out of them! In this article, we want to share our favourite recipes you can try at home. So check them out and add some delicious flavour to your day.

How to make banana smoothie at home

When it comes to smoothies, it is really hard to mess things up. You just have to throw the ingredients in a blender, make sure there is enough liquid and blend everything until smooth. However, if you are looking for a little bit more direction, here are five delicious banana smoothie recipes you can try at home:

How to make banana smoothie with honey

How to make banana smoothie

Probably the easiest way to make a tasty banana smoothie is to combine it with milk and some honey. Here is what you are going to need:

  • One banana;
  • 1/2-1 cup of milk;
  • One tablespoon of honey;
  • Three tablespoons of peanut butter (optional);
  • Spices - vanilla, cinnamon, etc. (optional);
  • Some ice (optional).

The amount of milk depends on how thick you want your smoothie to be. You can also freeze your banana beforehand if you want a thicker smoothie. Add peanut butter if you want more protein. Add spices if you want to make your smoothie to have more flavour. If you prefer your smoothies to be cold and thick, add some ice to the mixture. You can use these tips for the rest of the recipes as well.

Once you get all of the desired ingredients, follow these steps:

  1. Wash, peel and slice your banana and put it in a blender/food processor.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients. If you are not sure about the consistency, it is best not to pour all of the milk at once.
  3. Blend everything together until you get a smoothie. If it is too thick, add the remaining milk. It is ok to stop a few times to push the ingredients down for better blending.
  4. When your drink no longer has any lumps, pour it in a glass and serve. You can adorn it with banana slices, drizzle of honey or whipped cream.

How to make a fruit smoothie with banana and berries

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If you want to add some more colour and flavour to your regular banana smoothie, you can always add some berries to it. Here are the ingredients you should use:

  • One banana;
  • One cup of plain yogurt;
  • 1/4-1/2 cup of orange juice;
  • 1/2 cup of blueberries;
  • Four big strawberries without stems;
  • One teaspoon of agave nectar (optional);
  • Some ice (optional).

Instructions:

  1. Wash your fruits and cut up the larger ones into smaller pieces.
  2. Put the fruits into a blender and add the rest of the ingredients as well.
  3. If you have chosen to go with ice, add it now. 3-5 cubes should be enough, but it is better to add some later if you are not satisfied with the texture.
  4. Blend everything until you get a smooth mixture. Do not forget to check in on it during blending to scrape the sides and make sure that there are no lumps.
  5. Pour the smoothie into a glass and serve as is, or you can add some blueberries, sliced strawberries or bananas as garnish.

How to make a healthy fruit smoothie

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If you are looking for a healthier version of a banana smoothie, then this recipe will be perfect for you. For it, you are going to need:

  • One banana;
  • One cup of soy/almond milk;
  • 1-2 cups of spinach;
  • One tablespoon of peanut butter (preferably smooth);
  • One teaspoon of honey;
  • One teaspoon of chia seeds (optional);
  • Some ice (optional).

Directions:

  • Pour the milk of your choice into the blender. Add the spinach leaves and blend them with milk until you get a puree-like substance.
  • Peel and cut up a banana and add it to the blender. If you want a thicker smoothie, add the ice, or freeze your banana beforehand.
  • Add the honey, peanut butter and chia seeds (if you want) and start blending.
  • Once you get a smooth mixture, pour it into a glass and enjoy your smoothie! It is a perfect fit for breakfast.

Tasty banana smoothie recipe

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If you could not care less about the calories and just want a tasty, easy-to-make treat, then check out this recipe for banana smoothie. Here is what you will need for it:

  • One banana;
  • Half a cup of milk;
  • Half a cup of light cream;
  • One teaspoon of brown sugar;
  • One teaspoon of maple syrup;
  • Half a teaspoon of cinnamon;
  • Quarter of a teaspoon of nutmeg;
  • One tablespoon of graham cracker crumbles (optional).

Here is how you make it:

  1. Peel and cut up your banana, then put it in the blender along with your milk and light cream. Blend until well combined.
  2. Add the nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar and maple syrup. You can also add the graham cracker crumbs for a more textured smoothie.
  3. Blend it all together until you receive the desired smoothness. Make sure there are no lumps and that nothing is stuck to the sides of the blender.
  4. Pour the smoothie into a glass and drink it as is, or garnish it with some cinnamon, chocolate, sprinkles, whipped cream, banana slices, or whatever else you have on hand.

Breakfast smoothie recipe

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Sometimes you just want a light and simple breakfast that you can make in a few minutes. For mornings like that, then try the breakfast smoothie. For it, you will need:

  • One banana;
  • Half a cup of milk;
  • Half a cup of yogurt;
  • Half a cup of oatmeal;
  • 1-2 tablespoons of honey (optional);
  • Two tablespoons of peanut butter (optional);
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon (optional);
  • Some ice (optional).

Here are the directions:

Peel and cut up your banana and put it in the blender.

Add the yogurt, oatmeal and milk. If you want your smoothie to be sweeter, use flavoured yogurt instead of plain one. If you want a thick smoothie, you can replace all the milk with yogurt.

Add the peanut butter, cinnamon and honey if you want to add more flavour to your drink. You can also add some ice to make the smoothie thicker.

Blend everything until you get an even mixture.

Pour your smoothie into a glass and enjoy.

Those were some of our favourite recipes of banana smoothies. Which one is your favourite? Let us know!

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