How To Make Banana Smoothies Without Yogurt

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Here is how to make smoothies without yogurt for an easy, delicious, and nutritious breakfast. Making your own banana smoothie instead of buying one from a coffee shop or convenience store is not only a great way to save money but also a healthy alternative.

No more struggling to figure out what to do when you run out of yogurt for your smoothies!

HEALTHY BANANA SMOOTHIE WITHOUT MILK

This banana smoothie without milk or yogurt is the perfect way to start your day! It’s super easy to make and packed with nutrients. Especially the addition of chia seeds make it a real power smoothie!

A glass of banana smoothie with a red straw and chia seeds on top on a black counter top

I’m a huge smoothie fan! I have a green smoothie with kale and bananas almost every morning. One of my favorite smoothies are banana smoothies, but unfortunately they’re often loaded with dairy. So it’s about time to make a homemade vegan banana smoothie without milk!   Vegetable Potato Fritters

WHY THIS BANANA SMOOTHIE WITHOUT MILK WORKS:

  • The chia seeds are not only incredibly healthy, but they also give it a smooth and creamy texture.
  • Adding dates is a great way to add some additional sweetness without using any kind of refined sugar.
  • The bananas provide this smoothie with flavor and creaminess – completely without milk!
  • The natural peanut butter adds even more richness and it’s full of healthy fat.
  • Ice cubes help to make it a refreshing drink – perfect for hot summer days!
  • All in all, this recipe is extremely easy to make and makes such a great snack!

WHAT YOU NEED FOR THIS HEALTHY BANANA SMOOTHIE WITHOUT MILK OR YOGURT:

You need only five ingredients to make vegan this banana smoothie and probably you’ve already got most of them in your pantry.

For one banana smoothie without milk you need the following ingredients:

  • one banana
  • chia seeds
  • natural peanut butter (unsweetened)
  • ice cubes
  • dates
  • water
bananas, chia seeds, peanut butter, dates, and ice cubes on a marble counter top

As always, you can find the full ingredient list in a separate recipe box at the end of this post. 

HOW TO MAKE A HEALTHY BANANA SMOOTHIE WITHOUT MILK:

All you need for this healthy banana smoothie is 5 minutes and a good blender

Ingredients for a banana smoothie without milk in a blender (bananas, dates, chia seeds, water, and ice cubes)

STEP 1: Place all of the ingredients in a high speed blender.

Healthy banana smoothie with chia seeds in a blender

STEP 2: Process until smooth. This usually takes between 30 seconds and a minute depending on your blender.

Two glasses with banana smoothie on a black counter top with bananas in the background

STEP 3: Serve the banana smoothie immediately.

Banana Smoothie without Yogurt Recipe (with Step by Step Photos)

Banana Smoothie without Yogurt for Kids

Banana and milk are rich source of calcium and smoothie prepared with them can provide the majority of body’s daily need of calcium in single go. Banana smoothie without yogurt is a nutritious and calcium rich drink prepared by using just three ingredients, banana, milk and honey. This recipe carefully avoids the use of ice as well as ice cream to make it suitable for kids. However, if you are not making it for kids, then you can add ice in its preparation.

Preparation Time: 5 minutesServes: 1 servingPrint RecipeCooking Measurements

Ingredients:
1 large Banana
1 cup Milk
2 teaspoons Honey
A pinch of Cardamom Powder or 2-3 Saffron strands, optional
  1. step-1Peel and chop banana into big pieces.
  2. step-2Add banana, milk, cardamom powder and honey in a blender jar.
  3. step-3Blend until smooth and there are no fruit chunks. Yogurt-less banana smoothie for kids is ready. Pour it into serving glass, garnish with banana wheel on the rim and serve.
  • Do not add ice cubes, sugar or ice cream while preparing it for toddlers.
  • Add a pinch of mace powder instead of cardamom powder for variation.
  • Use of cardamom powder /saffron is optional, you can avoid it if you want to.
  • Adjust the quantity of milk to make it thick or thin accordingly.

Taste: Sweet and smoothServing Ideas: The absence of ice, yogurt and ice cream in this smoothie makes it suitable to be served in the breakfast as healthy drink. However nothing can stop you from having anytime you like it.

How to Make a Banana Smoothie

Banana smoothies make excellent breakfasts, mid-day snacks, and hangover cures. Since bananas blend so well with other flavors, it’s easy to create a smoothie to satisfy your particular tastes. You can make a healthy smoothie filled with protein and fiber, or a sugary-sweet, dessert-like smoothie instead. Once you know the basics, you can let your imagination run wild and make up your own recipes. Banana smoothies are just one kind of fruit smoothie

Things You Should Know

  • Blend a banana, milk, honey, and ice for a honey-banana smoothie, or almond milk, spinach, peanut butter, honey, chia seeds, and ice for a healthy smoothie.
  • Blend a banana, yogurt, orange juice, blueberries, strawberries, agave nectar, and ice cubes for a very berry banana smoothie.
  • Make a banana cream pie smoothie with banana, half-and-half, brown sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • A banana breakfast smoothie includes yogurt and oatmeal, with optional ingredients like honey and peanut butter as well.

Ingredients

Honey-Banana Smoothie

  • 1 banana
  • ½ to 1 cup (120 to 240 milliliters) milk
  • 1 tablespoon (15 grams) honey
  • 5 to 8 ice cubes (optional)

Makes 1 to 2 servings

Very Berry Banana Smoothie

  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup (250 grams) plain yogurt
  • ¼ t0 ½ cup (60 to 120 milliliters) orange juice
  • ½ cup (cc grams) blueberries
  • 4 large strawberries, stems removed
  • 1 teaspoon (5 grams) agave nectar (optional)
  • 5 to 8 ice cubes

Makes 1 to 2 servings

Healthy Banana Smoothie

  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup (240 milliliters) almond milk or soy milk
  • 1 to 2 cups (225 to 450 grams) spinach
  • 1 tablespoon (15 grams) peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon (5 grams) honey
  • 1 teaspoon (3.5 grams) chia seeds (optional)
  • 5 to 6 ice cubes

Makes 1 to 2 servings

Banana Cream Pie Smoothie

  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup (240 milliliters) half-and-half
  • 1 teaspoon (5 grams) brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (5 grams) maple syrup
  • ½ (1.5 grams) teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon (0.65 grams) nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon (15 grams) crumbled graham crackers (optional)

Makes 1 to 2 servings

Banana Breakfast Smoothie

  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup (120 milliliters) milk
  • ½ cup (125 grams) yogurt
  • ½ cup (40 grams) oatmeal
  • 2 tablespoons (30 grams) peanut butter (optional)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons (15 to 30 grams) honey (optional)
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon (0.65 to 1.5 grams) cinnamon (optional)
  • Handful of ice cubes (optional)

Makes 1 to 2 servings

Method1Honey-Banana Smoothie

  1. 31Peel and slice a banana, and put it into a blender. For a thicker smoothie, use a frozen banana instead. If you don’t have a blender, you can use a food processor fitted with metal blades.
  2. 22Add the milk and honey. The more milk you use, the thinner smoothie you will get. For a thicker smoothie, use plain or vanilla yogurt instead.
    • For extra protein, add 3 tablespoons (45 grams) of peanut butter.
    • For extra flavor, add a pinch of ground cinnamon.
    • If you can’t find any honey, you can use sugar, agave nectar, stevia, or even maple syrup instead.
  3. 23Top it off with ice, if desired. If you are using frozen bananas, then you can skip the ice cubes—unless you like really thick smoothies.
  4. 14Blend the ingredients until everything is smooth and evenly combined. There should be no lumps or clumps. From time to time, you may have to pause the blender, open it up, and push the ingredients down the sides with a rubber spatula.
    • Depending on what type of blender you have, you may need to choose a setting, such as: “smoothie,” “blend,” or “puree.”
  5. 35Pour the smoothie into a glass and serve. You can enjoy it as it is, or you can garnish it with a dollop of whipped cream, banana slices, or a drizzle of honey.

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Method2Very Berry Banana Smoothie

  1. 11Prepare the fruit. Peel and slice the banana. Rinse the strawberries, cut off the stems, and cut them into quarters or halves (to make blending easier). Rinse the blueberries.
    • For a thicker smoothie, you can use frozen bananas instead.
  2. 12Add the fruit into the blender. If you don’t have a blender, use a food processor fitted with metal blades instead.
  3. 13Add the juice and yogurt. If you’d like your smoothie to be sweet, add in the honey. If you don’t have any agave nectar, you can use another sweetener, such as honey, stevia, or sugar.
  4. 14Top it off with ice. If you are using frozen bananas, then you can use less ice or skip it entirely.
  5. 15Blend the ingredients until they smooth and evenly combined. From time to time, you may have to pause the blender, open it up, and push the ingredients down the sides with a spatula. Keep pulsing and mixing until there are no lumps or chunks left.
  6. 36Pour the smoothie into a glass and serve. You can serve it as it is, or garnish it with a few banana slices, a sliced strawberry, or a few blueberries.

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