Scrumptious Banana Smoothie Recipes

Banana smoothie recipes are perhaps the most recognized type of smoothie available. Kids and adults alike love the smooth, creamy texture and sweet fruit taste.

Buttermilk and Banana Smoothie

Bananas are the taste of exotic that are also readily available across the globe in stores and supermarkets. Along with vitamin c and manganese, bananas are a great source of dietary fiber and potassium.

And making smoothies yourself is usually cheaper than buying them. Plus, lets not forget that this way you can also control all of the ingredients that go into your banana smoothie recipe.

The key is to experiment with your own tastes and create your recipe for a banana smoothie to suit yourself and your own needs. The sweet and creamy texture makes them a wonderful choice for smoothie recipes.

The Basic Banana Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients for Banana Smoothie Recipe

 

You will need:

  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 bananas
  • 1/2 cup natural yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 ice cubes

Method:

Chop the bananas roughly and place them into the blender. Put all the other ingredients into the blender as well, and blend until everything is smooth. Serve in 2 tall glasses and enjoy!

 

Banana Smoothie

Banana and Date Smoothie Recipe

Semi dried dates are used in this recipe, which are full of fibre and have a higher moisture content than their dried cousins.

If regular dates are all you can get your hands on, cook them in 3/4 cups (6 fl oz/180 ml) of water for around 10 minutes.

Ingredients for Banana and Date Smoothie Recipe

 

You will need:

  • 4 semi dried dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1/3 cup (3 fl oz/90 ml) water
  • 1 banana, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup (8 fl oz/250g) milk
  • 1/2 cup (4 ox/125 g) plain (natural) yogurt
  • Pinch of nutmeg

Method:

Combine the dates and water in a small to medium sized saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil, and then reduce to a lower heater and cover, allowing it to simmer until the dates are lovely and soft (approximately 3 minutes).

Allow the dates to cool thoroughly. Throw the rest of the ingredients into a blender with the dates and process until smooth and frothy.

This recipe makes about 2 cups, which is around 2 servings.

 

Banana and Date Smoothie

Buttermilk and Banana Smoothie

Buttermilk is a low-fat milk produce that contains live cultures to help aid digestion and reduce various gut and abdomen problems such as bloating and inflammation. Surprisingly enough it’s also fairly low in lactose so it’s usually a good substitute for anyone who maybe lactose intolerance.

Buttermilk adds a delicious tang that’s very much like yogurt but as it is slightly thinner so I’ve added banana to give the drink more substance and when blended with a little the honey and cinnamon the result is a sweet and comforting drink.

You will need:

Ingredients for a Buttermilk and Banana Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup (4 fl oz/125 ml) buttermilk
  • 1 cup (8 fl oz/250 ml) milk
  • 2 small or 1 large banana, peeled, and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Pinch nutmeg or cinnamon

 

Method:

This is a simple recipe. Just throw all the ingredients together into a blender and blend until smooth and frothy.

This recipe makes around 2 cups (16 fl oz/500 ml), which serves roughly 2 servings.

 

Buttermilk and Banana Smoothie