- Dish type
- Banana smoothie
This is a great way to cool down. Adjust the honey to your personal taste.
40 people made this
- 250ml pineapple juice
- 3 bananas, sliced
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 scoops ice
MethodPrep:5min ›Ready in:5min
- In a blender, combine pineapple juice, bananas, honey and ice. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.
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Reviews in English (31)
Had to adjust quantities to serve 1 - used 60ml pineapple juice, sml banana and 1 tsp agave nectar as I didn't have honey in stock.Smoothie was nice and I will have it again numerous times no doubt but it didn't have that 'extra special' zing to it that would make it fantastic.Think next time I will use a little more juice and a large banana as I like my smoothies large .I will probably omit the additional sweetener (fruit is sweet enough for me)-16 Sep 2011
by Sarah Jo
I used doubled this and used frozen bananas which eliminated the need for ice. Doubling this recipe made just enough for my two kids and I. We thought this was very tasty--the combination of pineapple and banana is yummy!-23 Feb 2011
This recipe is a good one! The first time I made it I added some orange juice to it for a little more of an orange flavor. I made it again and tried some frozen mixed berries along with the banana, and that was excellent too! You can use banana, or other fruit combinations and it will probably turn out good every time!-20 Oct 2002
Dry Fruit Banana Smoothie Recipe |Dry Fruit Banana Juice Recipe| Weight-loss Summer Smoothie Recipe
Summer comes with its own boon and bane and as much as we cherish the blooming of summer, tasty fruits and breezy evenings, it is undeniable that summer can be draining and dead-tiring hence once in a while, we can use our own dose of energy booster, which will lend some vital nutrients, along with giving us a major lift in energy.
Dry fruit banana smoothie recipe is one such energy drink that will not only enliven your drained body with a power-booster of vital nutrients but the soothing taste will also calm your body, in case you were out in the heat.
We love our daily dose of summer smoothie recipes and for us, this dry fruit banana smoothie or juice recipe is an absolute winner. Bananas endow our body with carbs and potassium and milk lends you the essential dose of protein and calcium. Banana is also enriched in high-fibre, hence this smoothie is apt for a nutritious and filling breakfast smoothie.
For many of us, searching recipes which will lend us a nutritious drink without being unhealthy is a dreadful task, as juice parlours add a number of sweetening agents, artificial colours and preservatives, making it extremely unhealthy. But here, we have used only honey as the sweetener, so this dry fruit juice recipe can be your best friend in your quest for weight-loss recipes.
The addition of various dry fruits for this juice works towards making it extremely healthy. Dates lend you an array of vitamins and minerals like potassium, magnesium and zinc. Almonds and cashews cater you high level of protein content and raisins will give you a high-dose of antioxidants. Overall, this banana juice can be one of the healthiest drinks that you have ever tried and for people looking for highly nutritious yet low-calorie weight loss drinks, this summer smoothie recipe is for all of you.
To check out this dry fruit banana smoothie recipe, take a quick look at our video or go through the recipe and tell us which smoothie recipes will you like to see us making.
If you're looking for a smoothie that's just as easy but a little more tropical, this is the recipe for you. This delicious mango smoothie requires just three ingredients and is a fantastic foundation for all your future smoothies.
The sweet taste of a mango is the star of this recipe. The only other things you need are yogurt and ice. It's ideal for the hot days of summer and, if you like, toss in some banana and coconut.
- 2 cups (320 g) red grapes
- 2 cups (300 g) strawberries
- 2 medium (240 g) banana, peeled
- 2 cups (260 g) ice cubes
- Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure the lid.
- Start the blender on its lowest speed, then quickly increase to its highest speed.
- Blend for 40 to 45 seconds, or until desired consistency is reached, using the tamper to push ingredients toward the blades. Serve immediately.
Like with most smoothie recipes, this one can be customized and tweaked to fit to your liking. Here are some options that you can try!
Switch up the fruit
Smoothies are extremely versatile and can be switched up so easily! You can sub any of the fruit in this smoothie for any fruit you’d prefer. Easy swaps include strawberries in place of the blueberries or mangoes in place of the banana!
Add extra toppings
For extra toppings, you can add nuts, dried fruit, or even chocolate nibs in addition to (or instead of) the nut butter and granola.
For a bump in protein, you can actually use cottage cheese in place of the yogurt. Don’t worry, the smoothie will still taste like blueberry banana!
Make it pop
And, for something extra fun, you can use a popsicle mold to make frozen treats with this smoothie mix! Just pour the blended smoothie into your popsicle form and let it freeze.
The Ultimate Banana Blueberry Smoothie for a Healthy Breakfast Treat
This banana blueberry smoothie is adapted from my Wild Blue Smoothie recipe in Go Dairy Free: The Ultimate Guide and Cookbook. I originally shared this popular recipe back in 2006, and it has become a family favorite. Here are a few quick notes and tips about this recipe:
Go Green – Don’t worry, you won’t taste or see the spinach! Spinach is a great beginner green for smoothies. It provides extra vitamins and minerals, but it’s the most tender and mildly-flavored green. You wont detect it beneath the bold fruit flavors and the purple hue of the dark berries masks the green color.
Start Slow – The reason I add half the milk beverage first is to ensure the spinach fully blends in. If you add too much liquid, the leaves tend to just spin around – even with some high power blenders! But a thicker base allows even wimpy blenders to pulverize those greens.
Choose Your Consistency – As is, this is a drinkable smoothie. I give the option to add ice for a thicker blend, like the one pictured. If you want a really thick shake, you can use a frozen banana. But you might need to add a little more liquid.
Sweeten Only as Needed – The sweetness of this banana blueberry smoothie will depend on the sweetness of your fruit. Usually, I’m able to omit the sweetener or add just a small pinch of pure stevia extract. I just recommend that you add the sweetener last to avoid adding more than you need. Sometimes it’s surprisingly sweet as is!
Substitutions and Suggestions for Banana Berry Smoothies
- The nutritional benefits of these smoothies are amazing! With the blend of bananas, strawberries, blueberries and orange juice, you get a boost of potassium, vitamin C, fiber, magnesium, folic acid and antioxidants among others.
- Add Greek yogurt to this smoothie instead of regular, which will add extra protein and probiotics.
- Using frozen fruit will help make this berry smoothie thicker and help it stay colder than using fresh fruit.
- Speaking of frozen fruit, freeze your bananas to use in this smoothie. Peel bananas, then slice them into large slices. Place on a cookie sheet that has been lined with wax paper, then stick it in the freezer for a couple of hours. Once the banana slices are frozen, pop them into a plastic baggie and put back in the freezer. Then you have frozen bananas on hand any time you need them!
- Add avocado for an extra creamy texture. You won’t taste the flavor!
- Try adding peaches, raspberries, blackberries, mango, pineapple or any fruit you like. With this simple recipe you can make dozens of refreshing smoothies!
- If you don’t mind the color, you can toss in a handful of baby spinach leaves for added vitamins.
- Make these berry smoothies the night before! Blend the ingredients together, then pour into freezer safe jars and freeze. Allow to defrost on the counter for a few hours before serving.
Blue Banana Smoothie Recipe
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Recipe: Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Serving in this recipe: 1
|Total Fat: 0.9 g||1.3%|
|Saturated Fat: 0.2 g||0.9%|
|Cholesterol: 0 mg||0%|
|Sodium: 6.9 mg||0.3%|
|Total Carbs: 45.7 g||15.2%|
|Dietary Fiber: 4.8 g||19.3%|
|Sugar: 28.6 g|
|Protein: 2.7 g||5.3%|
|Vitamin A: 1.1%||Vitamin C: 194.9%|
|Calcium: 3.5%||Iron: 4.8%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Freeze a banana split into 4 pieces ahead of time (I usually keep bananas in my freezer at all times!)
simply put the banana and berries into a food processor or blender and add 1/4 cup of the water. Let the frozen fruit sit out for a bit until it is slightly defrosted, maybe 5 minutes. (this makes it easier on the food processor)
run the processor. If it is really having trouble either add another 1/4 cup of water, or let the fruit defrost a little longer.
Run the food processor until all the ingredients form a sorbet like texture.
Serve and Enjoy. It really is fabulous and great for anyone trying to keep fit! It tastes so decadent!