This healthy banana smoothie recipe is very easy to make and will satisfy your sweet tooth without added sugar!
Today I share one of my delicious healthy recipes: Banana Smoothie. You can have this smoothie for breakfast or as a snack. I don’t use any sweetener as it is sweet enough for me but if you want you can add some honey, dates or other healthy sweetener-still keeping your smoothie healthy.
I love making smoothies. They are so yummy, healthy and easy to prepare. If you like Peanut Butter-Banana-Chocolate combination, you should definitely check my Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie. It stops your chocolate-sugar cravings very fast.
Or if you want to make a green smoothie and learn the tips for making an iron-rich smoothie, don’t forget to check my Iron Rich Green Smoothie. You’ll find so much useful information in that post.
But today let’s make my delicious banana smoothie which calls for the very simple ingredients. You can also think this smoothie as a base and add other flavors if you like.
Banana Smoothie Ingredients
Banana-I use 1 large frozen ripe banana which is around 135 grams. Frozen banana makes this smoothie thick. Ripe banana sweetens this smoothie so you don’t need any added sugar.
If you don’t have frozen bananas in the freezer, slice them thin and place in a freezer bag and keep in the freezer for a couple of hours.
Milk-I use cow’s milk. If you are vegan, you can use the type you prefer.
Cinnamon-It can be around ½ to ¼ teaspoon depending on how much you like cinnamon.
Nutmeg– I like the aroma of nutmeg but I use just a little. If you don’t have it or don’t like it, you can omit. The taste mostly comes from the banana-cinnamon.
Ice cubes– I use 3-5 large ice cubes. The ice cubes also thicken this smoothie.
There are so many health benefits of banana and milk.
Bananas are a good source of Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, manganese. They give energy. You can read more about the benefits of bananas by clicking the link.
Milk is a good source of calcium, Vitamin D which are good for bone health. Milk just like bananas gives energy. You can read more about the benefits of the cow’s milk by clicking the link.
Cinnamon can lower the blood sugar levels, lowers the risk of heart disease. However, you should consume it carefully. You can read more about the cinnamon by clicking the link.
Nutmeg is good for digestion, may improve memory, good for the heart. You shouldn’t consume too much nutmeg in a day because of its toxic effects. You can read more about nutmeg by clicking the link.
How To Make a Banana Smoothie
First, pour the milk into the blender. Next add in the frozen banana slices, cinnamon and nutmeg and blend for almost 1 minute. Then add the ice cubes and just blend until the cubes are crushed but still have little ice pieces. That’s all!
Enjoy your healthy smoothie!
My other recipes with bananas:
When you want to drink a healthy smoothie without added sugar, you can make this yummy banana smoothie in 2 minutes!
- 1 large ripe banana sliced and frozen
- 185 g (3/4 cup) milk
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon*
- 4 pinch nutmeg**
- 3-5 ice cubes
Place the milk, frozen banana slices, cinnamon and nutmeg into the blender and blend for a minute or until blended.
Add the ice cubes, just blend until the ice cubes are crushed but still have little pieces in the smoothie.
*If you prefer a light cinnamon flavor use just ¼ teaspoon.
*If you don’t have nutmeg or don’t like the taste, you can omit it. I use almost, even less than 1/16 teaspoon of nutmeg.
The calorie information is calculated for medium glass.
The calorie information above is an estimate that is provided by an online nutrition calculator.
Update Notes: I originally shared this post on April 16, 2017. I republish it today with new information. I keep the recipe same.