The best banana smoothie recipe that is so easy and healthy! Learn how to make a banana smoothie from frozen or fresh with only 5 ingredients.
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This Banana Smoothie Recipe is a delicious breakfast, snack or even dessert!
We combined nonfat greek yogurt, milk, and fruit (with optional protein powder!) for an easy drink that everyone will love!
Healthy Banana Smoothie Recipe
We absolutely love making smoothies for a super easy snack or breakfast. Whether it’s a Frozen Fruit Smoothie, Mango Smoothie Recipe, or this banana smoothie. They’re great if you’re on the go or just need something quick! It’s a great healthy way to get in fruit, veggies, and protein!
Is a Banana Smoothie good for you?
We love this frozen banana smoothie because it’s delicious, but there are so many things to love about it!
- High Protein– This recipe has nonfat greek yogurt and protein powder, giving it 20g+ of protein per smoothie!
- Easy to Make– You only need 5 simple ingredients to make this recipe, and it’s as easy as adding to a blender and turning it on!
- Easy to Customize– There are tons of ways you can customize this recipe depending on what you have on hand!
Banana Smoothie with Yogurt Ingredients
You’ll only need a few ingredients to make a banana smoothie. Here’s what we used:
How to Make Banana Smoothie
Making a banana smoothie is super easy to do!
- Place all ingredients in a blender.
- Blend until smooth.. that’s it!
There are lots of ways you can customize this banana smoothie, here are a few of them:
Banana Yogurt Smoothie Recipe Variations
This smoothie recipe is so versatile. Here are a few different ways that you can customize it.
Strawberry – You can add strawberries to this recipe or make our Strawberry Banana Smoothie recipe.
Greek Yogurt– Nonfat greek yogurt is a great way to add protein and richness to smoothies for a low amount of calories. You can substitute with dairy free greek yogurt or full fat yogurt. You can also skip the greek yogurt, but may need a little bit more milk.
Milk– Any milk will work in this recipe. Almond milk, Dairy, coconut milk, or other non dairy milks will all work.
Protein Powder– This isn’t necessary but it is recommended for this recipe. The added protein will help keep you full, rather than this just being blended fruit (sugar and carbs). Any powder will work. We like this protein powder best.
Frozen Fruit– You can substitute frozen bananas for fresh bananas. Substitute 1:1.
Other Add Ins– Feel free to add in other nuts or seeds to this recipe. Chia seeds or flax seeds would make a great addition!
Greens– We love to add a handful of spinach or kale to this recipe. You can’t taste it and it’s delicious. You can also try our Immunity Smoothie
Frozen Cauliflower: Frozen cauliflower is relatively tasteless and helps thicken banana smoothies. It’s also a great way to add in sneaky veggies. 1/4 cup cauliflower rice will blend nicely in this recipe.
Banana Smoothie FAQ
Freezing fruit for a banana smoothie is easy! Slice your banana and lay it on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Freeze for 2 hours, remove from parchment paper and place in a container or stasher bag.
Banana Smoothies and all smoothies won’t keep for very long in the fridge. You can prepare them the night before and store in the refrigerator, but it’s best to blend and drink fresh. We don’t recommend blending a smoothie and keeping it in the fridge overnight.
Banana adds sweetness, creaminess and extra potassium to smoothies.
Best Blender for Smoothies:
Any blender will work for smoothies.
We also love our Vitamix, but it’s much more expensive. Here’s a link to the one we have.
Can you make this smoothie ahead of time?
We recommend making this smoothie and enjoying it immediately!
Smoothies can separate after they have been blended. It takes less than 5 minutes to make a smoothie!
How to Make a Banana Smoothie with Yogurt
What does adding yogurt to a smoothie do? Adding yogurt to a smoothie adds protein, fat, and healthy carbs. It also makes your smoothie rich and creamy. It gives it a great texture!
What can you use instead of yogurt in a smoothie? Yogurt is a great way to add protein and richness to smoothies for a low amount of calories. You can substitute with dairy free yogurt or full fat yogurt. You can also skip the yogurt, but may need a little bit more milk.
Can you replace yogurt with milk in a smoothie? Yes you can replace yogurt with milk in a smoothie. Use half the amount of milk compared to yogurt. The smoothie will not be as thick.
How do you make a smoothie thicker without yogurt? To make a smoothie thicker without yogurt you can add frozen fruit or vegetables. Frozen cauliflower is a great (tasteless!) way to add thickness to a smoothie. You can also add frozen fruit like bananas or pineapple. Decreasing the amount of liquid will also help to thicken your smoothie.
- In a blender add all ingredients.
- Blend until smooth + enjoy!