A smoothie without banana is not easy to come by, but this delicious option really delivers! It’s creamy, naturally sweet and nutty with 6g of protein per serving. Your perfect breakfast smoothie, snack or even dessert. Ready in no time at all!
A smoothie without banana is not an easy one to come by. I habitually start a smoothie with a banana, fresh or frozen to give it that creamy texture all good smoothies need.
Fortunately, bananas are not the only way to get a delicious, thick and creamy smoothie.
What’s in my No Banana Smoothie?
For convenience, thickness and creaminess I’m using frozen fruit.
If you want to sub for fresh, you can with slightly different results. But remember since this is a smoothie without banana, using only fresh fruit won’t give it that creamy texture.
Make sure to add a handful of ice cubes if using mostly fresh fruit to help thicken it up.
So frozen blueberries, strawberries and pineapple makes up the bulk of this smoothie without banana.
Plus some freshly squeezed lime juice to add a bit of tartness.
Pecans and hemp hearts for protein, and of course your liquid to blend this all up. My preference is soy milk, cashew or almond, but whatever you have on hand will be great.
How to make a smoothie without banana?
Gather your ingredients.
Add everything to your blender and process until smooth and creamy. (photos 1-3)
This smoothie recipe makes around four cups, so enough for two people, or for seconds. 🙂
Expert Tips & Tricks
- Blending frozen fruit works best with a high speed blender. If you don’t have a high speed blender, you may need a little more liquid to get things moving. Start with the amount listed and add more as needed.
- If you’re subbing any of the frozen fruit for fresh, decrease the liquid a little to start and add more, if needed.
- Add a handful of ice cubes if you’re using mostly fresh fruit. A smoothie without banana won’t be quite as thick if sticking with all fresh fruit options.
- Feel free to sub any of the frozen fruits to accommodate your freezer. Mango, raspberries, cherries, or mixed berries all work well.
- If you don’t have pecans, you may use walnuts, cashews, almonds or macadamia nuts instead.
- You may also sub the raw nuts for nut butter. Try 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, almond butter, pecan butter, or any of your favourite nut butters.
- For extra sweetness, add 2-3 pitted dates or 1-2 teaspoons of maple syrup.
More smoothie recipes
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- Healthy Iced Mocha [Low Sugar]
- Banana Walnut Smoothie
- Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie
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- 1 ¼ cup unsweetened cashew milk or plant milk of choice
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- ⅓ cup pecans or walnuts or almonds
- 2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice approx 1 small lime
- 1 tablespoon hemp hearts optional
- Add all the ingredients to your blender and process on high until smooth. Enjoy!
This sounds really delicious. I love pineapple and pecans in my smoothie!!
Thanks so much Lucie! Enjoy 🙂