All mornings should start with a creamy Banana Smoothie that tastes like banana cream pie!  This healthy smoothie recipe is delicious and satisfying, and it comes together in just 5 minutes!

Banana smoothie in a glass with straw and banana slice

**This recipe was originally published in January 2014. The recipe has been modified, and the text and photos have been updated.

It’s always a good day when it starts with smoothie, especially when it tastes like banana cream pie. 

This Easy Banana Smoothie Recipe is perfect for banana lovers. There are no fancy additives or sweeteners, so the banana flavor really shines.

I use banana in most of my smoothie recipes for its naturally sweet flavor and thick, creamy texture. It lends the perfect thick, creamy texture to my orange cream smoothie and tropical smoothie recipes!

Banana is also the star ingredient in my chocolate banana protein smoothie and blueberry banana smoothie recipes for it’s flavor and texture. It also makes them even more satisfying!

Banana smoothie recipe with straw and slice of banana on top

Why you’ll love this recipe:

  • This banana smoothie is thick, creamy and satisfying! It’s a good source of protein with the addition of Greek yogurt, and contains no added sweeteners.
  • It takes only 5 minutes of prep and 4 ingredients.
  • It’s easily customized with your favorite milk and yogurt, making a good option for vegan and dairy free diets.

Recipe ingredients

There are only 4 ingredients in this banana smoothie, and the recipe may be customized for dairy free and vegan diets as outlined in the ingredient notes below.

Banana smoothie ingredients

Ingredient notes

  • Bananas. For best results, use ripe but firm bananas. Overly brown bananas will result in a brown smoothie. Be sure to freeze sliced bananas for the ultimate thick, frosty banana smoothie.
  • Milk. Any type of milk will work well in this recipe. For vegan and dairy free diets, coconut milk or unsweetened almond milk are great options.
  • Greek yogurt. Use plain Greek yogurt for a high protein, low sugar smoothie. For vegan and dairy free diets, substitute with your favorite non dairy yogurt.

How to make this recipe

This banana smoothie recipe is ready in 5 minutes from start to finish, so it’s perfect for a quick and easy breakfast or snack!

How to make a banana smoothie collage
  1. Place the milk, Greek yogurt, frozen banana and vanilla extract in a blender.
  2. Blend all ingredients until smooth and enjoy!

FAQs

Are banana smoothies good for you?

Bananas are a good source of potassium, Vitamins B and C, minerals such as copper and magnesium, and fiber. They are high in natural sugar and carbohydrates, however, so talk to your doctor to find out if bananas are a healthy option for you.

What does banana do in a smoothie?

Bananas add natural sweetness and lend a nice, creamy texture to smoothies. Freeze bananas for a frosty smoothie!

How to freeze bananas for smoothies

Frozen bananas make thick, creamy, frosty smoothies. To freeze, slice ripe bananas into 1″ slices and freeze in a single layer in a zip top bag or Stasher in the freezer. Frozen bananas will keep for up to 3 months.

How to make a banana smoothie

Banana smoothies are so easy to make! Simply add milk, Greek yogurt, sliced frozen banana and vanilla extract to a blender. Secure the lid and blend until smooth.

Recipe notes

  • Pro tip: use bananas that are ripe but still firm.  Overly brown bananas will produce a brown smoothie.
  • To freeze bananas, cut into 1″ slices and store in a zip top bag or Stasher in a single layer in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • For a vegan banana smoothie, use nondairy milk and yogurt.
  • Change up this recipe by adding cocoa powder, nut butter or berries!
Glass of banana smoothie on small wooden cutting board

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If you make this recipe I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment and rating below, or snap a photo and tag me @flavorthemoments on Instagram!

Banana smoothie in a glass with straw and banana slice

Easy Banana Smoothie Recipe

This Easy Banana Smoothie Recipe is creamy, satisfying and packed with protein. It includes just 4 ingredients and it's ready in 5 minutes!
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk use your favorite!
  • 6 ounces plain Greek yogurt 3/4 – 1 cup
  • 2 large frozen ripe bananas cut into chunks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions 

  • Place the milk, Greek yogurt, frozen banana and vanilla extract in a blender.
  • Blend all ingredients until smooth and enjoy!
    How to make a banana smoothie collage

Notes

  • For best results, use banana that are ripe but still firm.  Overly brown bananas will produce a brown smoothie.
  • To freeze bananas, cut into 1″ slices and store in a zip top bag or Stasher in a single layer in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • For a dairy free, vegan banana smoothie, use nondairy milk and yogurt.
  • Change up this recipe by adding cocoa powder, nut butter or berries! 

Nutrition

Serving: 1smoothie, Calories: 251kcal, Carbohydrates: 40g, Protein: 14g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 16mg, Sodium: 85mg, Potassium: 771mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 26g, Vitamin A: 288IU, Vitamin C: 12mg, Calcium: 238mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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