Easy Banana Smoothie (11g of protein!)

This Healthy Banana Smoothie Recipe it’s easy to make and packed with protein, fiber, and potassium. It’s made with frozen bananas, Greek yogurt, flaxseeds, and almond milk.

A hand holding a banana smoothie

While this banana smoothie is extremely simple and made with only 5 ingredients, I have made many variations of this smoothie. and I can safely say that this is one of the tastiest drinks in Fit Foodie Finds!

There’s something wonderful about the creaminess of frozen bananas. We use them quite often as a base for smoothies and that is exactly what we did for this delicious drink.

This banana smoothie recipe is truly a 5 minute meal. Add your ingredients to a high speed blender and you have a quick and easy breakfast ready to go.

Tip: Add your favorite protein powder or collagen to really boost the nutrition!

The key to the best banana smoothie

The key to a perfect banana smoothie is frozen bananas. Forget the ice and cut up a pack of bananas, freeze them, and use those frozen bananas as the base for your smoothie.

PS: Ice is what can make your shake taste “icy” or watery.

What’s in a Banana Smoothie?

Measure all the ingredients for this banana smoothie before pouring all the ingredients into the blender.

  1. bananas- using a ripe plantain is important in this recipe. Green plantains do not have much of a banana flavor.
  2. greek yogurt– We like to use plain Greek yogurt, but you can go ahead and use vanilla yogurt in your smoothie. It would be delicious and add a bit of sweetness.
  3. almond milk– we love the taste of almond milk but you can use whatever milk you like. Some other dairy-free options are coconut milk, soy milk, or oatmeal.
  4. flax meal– We wanted to add extra fiber to this smoothie, so it’s flax meal.
  5. Vanilla extract– vanilla extract adds a bit of sweetness and flavor to this smoothie.
All the ingredients for a banana smoothie

Ingredient Swaps and Variations

  • Honey or maple syrup– if you like your shakes a bit sweeter, try adding a few teaspoons of honey.
  • ground cinnamon – a pinch of ground cinnamon would warm this smoothie up!
  • kale- a bit of green is always a good idea in a smoothie. We love our kale smoothie!
  • protein powder– If you are drinking this shake after a workout, go ahead and add 1/4 cup of vanilla or chocolate protein powder to your shake.
  • chia seeds- replace the flax meal with some chia seeds.
  • mango- we love combining banana with mango. AND? Frozen mango is so easy to find!

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Ingredients for a banana smoothie in a blender

Banana Smoothie FAQ

Is a banana smoothie good for you?

Banana smoothies are a nutritious drink packed with fiber and potassium. They are made without added sugar and are high in protein.

How long can you keep a banana shake in the fridge?

We recommend eating this smoothie immediately after making it. If you are making this banana smoothie and storing it in the refrigerator, we recommend that you store it in the refrigerator for no more than two days.

Do you put ice in shakes?

We generally don’t recommend using ice in shakes because it tends to dilute the flavor of the shake. We recommend using frozen fruit over ice. However, if you are using fresh fruit, feel free to add a handful of ice to chill the smoothie.

What can replace a banana in a smoothie?

Well, in this smoothie we recommend bananas. However, feel free to use a cup of your favorite fruit if you don’t have bananas.

banana smoothie in a glass

ideas to decorate

If you’re like me, you’re always trying to figure out how to eat your smoothie with a spoon (insert smoothie bowl). Here are some coverage ideas:


  • Add all the ingredients in a high speed blender.

    a blender filled with bananas and whipped cream, creating a delicious banana smoothie.
  • Blend on high until smooth. Option to add more milk to lighten things up or more frozen banana for a thicker shake.

Nutritional information

Calories: 200kcal Carbohydrates: 3. 4gram Protein: elevengram Fat: 3gram Fiber: 4gram Sugar: twenty-onegram

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