Making Smoothies with Bananas

Bananas are a staple in smoothies for some. They add quite a bit of creamyness to the texture and can be added to pretty much any smoothie from a green one to a more shake-like recipe.

The scientific name means "fruit of the wise men."

Should I peel it before blending?

Even if you weren't the brightest banana in the bunch growing up, you should still know this.

(the answer is yes)

One of the greatest things about bananas is you can freeze them at their ripest for the perfect smoothie ingredient. You can even put less ice in your smoothie if you're using a frozen banana for a thicker, less watery drink. Just be sure to peel them before putting them in a freezer bag.

Ripen bananas faster

To ripen bananas faster, put them in a sealed container (ideally a brown paper bag) with another fruit of some kind (apple, tomato, or even an already ripe banana). The gas emitted from the fruit will ripen it faster.

Smoothie Recipes with Bananas

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Green Tea Smoothie

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Malted Shake

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Mango Mint

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Snickers Bar

An incredible dessert-like smoothie that tastes reminisce...

Smooth Berry

Really easy to make and not much prep needed.

This is def...

Missing You

Such a simple recipe that will leave you wanting more.

Be Simple

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Green Discovery

This may seem like an odd combination, but banana and par...

Apple Ginga

We created this smoothie because we wanted to enjoy a lig...

Banana Flavor Pairings

Apple, Blackberry, Blueberry, Grapes, Grapefruit, Kiwifruit, Lime, Mango, Orange, Papaya, Pear, Pineapple, Pomegranate, Strawberry, Tangerine, Ginger Root, Sweet Potato, Cinnamon (Ground), Nutmeg (ground), Coconut Meat, Coconut Milk (raw), Parsley, Maca Powder, Matcha Powder,
Banana Nutrition Facts
Amount Per 100g
Calories 89.0
Calories from Fat 2.97
Total Fat 0.33g
Saturated Fat 0.112g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.073g
Cholesterol 0.0mg
Sodium 1.0mg
Potassium 358.0mg
Total Carbohydrate 22.84g
Dietary Fiber 2.6g
Sugars 12.23g
Protein 1.09g
Vitamin A 3.0µg
Vitamin C 8.7mg
Calcium 5.0mg
Iron 0.26mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs.
Choline 9.8mg
Folate 20.0µg
Niacin 0.665mg
Riboflavin 0.073mg
Thiamin 0.031mg
Vitamin B-12 0.0µg
Vitamin B-6 0.367mg
Vitamin D 0.0IU
Vitamin E 0.1mg
Vitamin K 0.5µg
Copper 0.078mg
Magnesium 27.0mg
Phosphorus 22.0mg
Selenium 1.0µg
Zinc 0.15mg
Caffeine 0.0mg
Theobromine 0.0mg
Water 74.91g
All nutrient values are calculated from the USDA nutrition database.
Scientific Name Musa acuminata Colla
Nitrogen Factor 6.25
Protein Factor 3.36
Fat Factor 8.37
Carb Factor 3.6

Banana Substitutions