Healthy banana recipe
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Healthy Banana Recipe (with only 3 ingredients)

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Making a Healthy Banana Smoothie is very simple, you only need a frozen banana, oats and milk. If you use very ripe bananas, you probably don't even need to sweeten it because ripe bananas add a lot of sweetness. And… the banana adds a delicious creamy texture to your smoothie.

Healthy banana recipe

Why to make a Healthy Banana Smoothie

Do you have a ripe banana and a few minutes available? Without any doubt, this Healthy Banana Smoothie is for you.

Ripe bananas are very sweet, so never throw away overripe bananas again. Because even if they have black skin and are a bit soft, you can freeze them and use them to make a delicious smoothie. Also, the frozen bananas give a very creamy texture to the smoothie and I love it.

This smoothie is prepared in just a few minutes, put everything in your blender and enjoy a creamy and healthy banana smoothie.

The good thing is that you can add all the ingredients you want to your Healthy Banana Smoothie, below I leave you some ideas.

You can even double the amounts and make this smoothie for the whole family to enjoy.

The Healthy Banana Smoothie is a very good option as a refreshing breakfast or a snack on hot summer days. It's very healthy and will keep you satiated for several hours. Thanks to the healthy ingredients, it will give you enough energy to get through to the next meal without getting you a sugar crash.

Ingredients you need to make this Healthy Banana Smoothie

To make this smoothie, you only need 3 ingredients. It seems like very few ingredients for it to be good, but I repeat this smoothie over and over again. Sometimes, success is in simplicity.

  • Banana: To make this smoothie work for you, use frozen very ripe bananas. You need a frozen banana, for convenience, cut the banana into small pieces before freezing to make it easier to blend
  • Milk: I use whole milk to make this recipe, but you can use any milk you want. For example, skimmed milk, soy milk, almond milk, etc. You need 200 milliliters of milk of your preference
  • Oats: use half a cup of oats to add more nutritional value
  • Sweetener: When the bananas I use aren't quite ripe, I use a tablespoon of brown sugar to sweeten the smoothie. On the other hand, if the bananas you use are very ripe, you probably don't need to add any sweetener, because ripe bananas have enough sweetness. To sweeten the smoothie you can use brown sugar, honey, agave syrup or any sweetener of your choice.

Kitchen tools you need to make this Healthy Banana Smoothie

Below I share the kitchen tools that I have used to make this recipe.

  • Blender: I have used a blender to make this smoothie
  • Measuring utensils: I have used a measuring cut for liquids and a measure of half a cup

How to make this recipe

It's as easy as adding everything to the blender and blending it until you get a creamy smoothie. It's easy and you only need to use the blender.

Serve it immediately and enjoy it.

Ideas of ingredients that you can add to this banana smoothie

As I say on many occasions, get creative and give a personal touch to the recipes. Below is a list of ingredients that you can add to this smoothie.

  • Vanilla aroma: adding a few drops of vanilla aroma tastes great
  • Cocoa powder: for chocolate lovers there has to be a banana smoothie option with chocolate. Add a tablespoon of cocoa powder
  • Protein powder: add a scoop of vanilla protein powder, it's delicious
  • Fruit: add your favorite fruit like strawberries, blueberries, mango, etc.
  • Chia: you can add a tablespoon of chia seeds
  • Peanut butter: a banana smoothie with a bit of peanut butter is truly delicious
  • Greek yogurt: add a few tablespoons of Greek yogurt for extra protein and creaminess
  • Spinach: add a handful of spinach
  • Cinnamon: many times I add half a teaspoon of ground cinnamon, it tastes great with the banana, milk and oatmeal

Frequently asked questions

Below I answer some frequently asked questions, if you do not find the answer, you can leave a comment below.

Is it really necessary to use frozen bananas?

You could substitute the frozen bananas for the same amount of non-frozen bananas. But try to use them frozen because they will give you a creamy and fresh smoothie.

Can I use ice to chill this smoothie?

You could add a few ice cubes to the blender if you don't have any frozen bananas. But you won't get the creamy texture that frozen bananas give, and the smoothie may get a bit watery. In case you want to make this Healthy Banana Smoothie and you don't have frozen bananas, it is a good option though.

Can I save the smoothie in the refrigerator?

It's better to consume it immediately, if for some reason you have to keep it in the fridge, add a few drops of lemon juice and consume it within 24 hours.

What amount of smoothie will I have with this recipe?

Following this recipe, you will have enough smoothie to fill a large glass.

Is this recipe vegan?

You can use non-dairy milk to make this recipe vegan. Such as soy milk, oat milk, almond milk, etc.

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Healthy Banana Recipe (with only 3 ingredients)

Healthy Banana Recipe (with only 3 ingredients)

Recipe by Oum Bilal

Do you have a ripe banana and a few minutes available? Without any doubt, this Healthy Banana Smoothie is for you. You only need a frozen banana, oats and milk.

Course: Smoothie, BreakfastDifficulty: Easy
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  • 1 1 banana, frozen

  • 200 milliliters 200 whole milk or any milk of your choice

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 oats

  • 1 tablespoon 1 brown sugar (optional)


  • Put all the ingredients into the blender and blend for a few minutes until you get the desired consistency.
  • Put the smoothie into a glass and enjoy it.


  • Cut the banana into slices before freezing to make it easier to blend.
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