5 delicious banana smoothie recipes

5 delicious banana smoothiesThe smoothie is the easiest, creamiest, most delicious way to start the day. It’s a great alternative to the coffee and
the best part is that you can throw pretty much anything you have on hand in the blender and whip some magic in a jar.  Of course, the ingredients have to make some sense for the best results.

Bananas are a always a great choice for the base of you smoothie, it gives it density and flavor, so we’ll start off with five easy banana smoothie recipes.

1. Refreshing green smoothie

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  • 2-3 crushed ice cubes
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup strong black coffee, cold
  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 cup organic baby spinach
  • 1-2 medjool dates, pits removed
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder

Throw everything in the blender and serve immediately. Recipe is for one serving.

 

2. Broccoli & banana smoothie

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  • 1 1/2 cup milk (or almond milk, if you prefer your smoothie dairy-free)
  • 1 banana, preferably frozen
  • 1 handful of broccoli (stalk removed)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey or maple syrup

Recipe is for 1 serving – blend everything and drink right away.

 

3. Refreshing fig & banana smoothie

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  • 3-4 ice cubes, crushed
  • 1 banana, preferably frozen
  • 3-4 fresh figs, halved, stems removed
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds (optional)

Ingredients should be enough for one large or two small servings. Blend everything and enjoy immediately.

 

4. Banana, kale & berries smoothie

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  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup raw kale, stems removed, torn to pieces
  • 6 ounces (170 gr.) blueberries, strawberries, blackberries or raspberries (or why not a mix of all) – fresh or frozen
  • 1 banana, preferably frozen
  • 2 medjool dates, pits removed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)

Throw everything in and blend until smooth and creamy. Serves one large or two small jars.

 

5. Banana & mango green smoothie

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  • 3-4 ice cubes, crushed
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 banana, preferably frozen
  • 3/4 cup diced mango, preferably frozen
  • 1 cup kale or baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Blend everything and drink immediately, serves one large or two small.

 

Source: tasty-yummies.com

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