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Banana Smoothie

A classic banana smoothie that’s all about bananas! Bananas thicken, sweeten, and flavor this delicious smoothie. It takes 2 minutes to make and it’s easy to customize!

banana smoothie with a slice of banana on top.

Why You’ll Love it:

Bananas are one of my all-time favorite ingredients for smoothies! I pick up two bunches every time I’m in the store.

Their naturally sweet and creamy texture goes in ANY kind of smoothie – green, fruit, chocolate, etc. They have a mild flavor that blends right in.

But this banana smoothie is ALL about the nanners! It’s just three ingredients and forgiving too.

Key Ingredients:

milk, yogurt, bananas.
  • Frozen bananas – A frozen banana blends into an ultra-creamy and thick consistency! It’s perfect for smoothies. Bananas are a good source of fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and antioxidants.
  • Milk – You can use whatever you have on hand – plant-based or regular. I used unsweetened almond milk.
  • Greek yogurt – For some high-quality protein and extra creaminess! For a sweeter smoothie, use vanilla Greek yogurt.

How to Make a Banana Smoothie:

This banana smoothie couldn’t be easier!

  • Combine ingredients: Add all the ingredients to your blender.
  • Blend: Turn your blender on low speed, then increase the speed to high. Blend until smooth.
  • Taste: Taste for consistency and flavor. Adjust as desired. If you want it sweeter, add a teaspoon of honey, etc. If it’s too thick, add more liquid.
  • Serve: Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately!
pouring a banana smoothie into a blender.

How to Freeze Bananas:

Whenever my bananas begin to look spotty, I immediately peel and freeze them. There’s multiple ways to do this, but I’m lazy so I just break them in half and freeze them in bags. Two halves = one frozen banana.

If you have a high-speed blender, you don’t need to cut them into slices. The blender can handle the big chunks just fine.

If you prefer to freeze bananas in slices, it’s a little bit more work. Here’s what to do:

a bowl of frozen bananas.
  • Slice the bananas into 1-inch thick slices.
  • Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • Arrange the banana slices on the sheet pan in an even layer.
  • Freeze for at least 1 hour or until they’re frozen.
  • Transfer the banana slices to a freezer-safe bag and mark the date with a permanent marker.
a banana smoothie with sliced bananas on top.


  • Protein powder – Add a scoop of chocolate or vanilla protein powder!
  • Nut butter – Add 2 tablespoons of peanut, cashew, or almond butter.
  • Ice cubes – For an icier texture, add a cup of ice cubes.
  • Oats – Add 1/3 cup of rolled oats to make this a filling breakfast smoothie.
  • Seeds – Add 2 teaspoons of chia seeds or 1 tablespoon of hemp hearts for added fiber and omega-3’s.

Recipe Tips:

  • I always start with less liquid, then add more as needed. This way my smoothie isn’t runny. I prefer a thick but pourable consistency. If the smoothie’s too thick, simply add more milk!
  • If you don’t have a high-speed blender, cut the bananas into slices before you freeze them. Smaller chunks are easier on a low-powered blender.
  • I highly recommend a high-speed blender! They’re built to pulverize frozen ingredients into a super smooth consistency. I LOVE my Vitamix or for a more budget-friendly option, my Ninja.

Banana Smoothie Recipes:

banana smoothie with sliced banana on top.

Classic Banana Smoothie

A classic banana smoothie that's all about bananas! Bananas thicken, sweeten, and flavor this delicious smoothie. It takes 2 minutes to make and it's easy to customize!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving
Calories 306 kcal


  • high-speed blender


  • 2 frozen bananas cut in half
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt plain or vanilla
  • ¾ cup milk of choice plant-based or regular


  • In the pitcher of a high-speed blender, combine the frozen bananas, Greek yogurt, and milk.
  • Start the blender on low speed, then increase the speed to high. Blend until smooth. If the smoothie's too thick, add a splash more milk and blend to incorporate.
  • Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately!


Calories: 306kcalCarbohydrates: 58gProtein: 14gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0.4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 363mgPotassium: 986mgFiber: 7gSugar: 32gVitamin A: 155IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 423mgIron: 1mg
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