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How to make variations in banana smoothies

Updated on June 6, 2012

The delicious creamy taste of fruits blended with yogurt gives smoothies a special zing. Loved by one and all, be it children or adults banana smoothies are the yummiest snack food. They also go well with other snack items and even great to drink at meal times.

Here I am sharing with you some of my favorite smoothie recipes using banana as the main ingredients. I'm sure you will try them and love them as much as I do. I combine together different flavors to give plain old banana smoothie a more delicious taste.

You can create your own variations by mixing and combining different combination of fruits and flavors. Add ice cream for an even creamier texture.

BANANA BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIE

This is a highly refreshing and full of energy drink. Best for athletes and especially for your little sportsmen :)

What you need:

2 bananas
1/2 cups blueberries
1 cup plain yogurt

Procedure:
Peel bananas, slice and place on a cookie sheet. Put in freezer and freeze until solid. Remove from freezer and place in blender. Slice berries and add to blender. Pour in yogurt. Blend until smooth. Pour into glass and serve.

BANANA ORANGE SMOOTHIE

This tangy and sweet smoothie is extra yummy in taste.

What you need:

3 ounces frozen orange juice concentrate
1/4 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cups milk
1/2 cups water
1/2 small banana, sliced
5 ice cubes

Procedure:
Combine everything except ice and blend for 15 seconds. Add ice and blend for 2 minutes.

BANANA TWIST SMOOTHIE

What you need:

1 quarter strawberries, hulled
1 banana, broken into chunks

2 peaches

1 cup orange or peach or mango or apple juice

1cup fresh yogurt

1 cups ice

Procedure:
In a blender, combine strawberries, banana and peaches. Blend until fruit is pureed. Blend in the juice. Add ice and blend to desired consistency. Pour into glasses and serve.

BANANA OATMEAL SMOOTHIE

What you need:
1 cup yogurt
1 packet instant oatmeal, regular flavor
1 whole banana, cut in chunks
1 cup orange juice

Procedure:
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Cover and blend on high speed for 1 minute.

CHOCOLATE BANANA SMOOTHIE

What you need:

1 large banana

2 teaspoons condensed milk

1/2 cup yogurt

1 block dark chocolate or 1 heaped tablespoons of cocoa  powder

1 cup ice

Procedure:
Put bananas into blender. Add 2 teaspoons condensed milk or a little more, depending on how sweet you like it. Melt the chocolate and add in with the ice and blend all of it together until itʹs a semi‐creamy texture.

BANANA HAZELNUT SMOOTHIE

What you need:

4 medium bananas, peeled and sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
6 tablespoons light brown sugar
1/4 cups hazelnuts
1 cup ice cubes
1/4 cups milk
1/4 cups dark rum or hazelnut liqueur
2 tablespoons chopped hazelnuts, for garnish (optional)

Procedure:
Place the sliced bananas in a sealed plastic bag and put them in the freezer for 1 hour. Place the brown sugar and 1/4 cups hazelnuts in a blender and grind together until fine. Place the frozen bananas, ice cubes, milk, and rum in the blender with the sugar and nut mixture. Blend until smooth. Pour the smoothies into 4 goblets or tall glasses. Garnish with chopped nuts, if desired. Serve immediately.

BANANA AND GINGER SMOOTHIE

What you need:

A small chunk of ginger

1 banana frozen

1/2 cup yogurt

1/2 teaspoon of honey

Ice cubes

Procedure:

Peel and slice ginger, add in blender with everything else. Whiz until smooth.

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      Peter 

      2 years ago from England, UK

      Chocolate banana is on my list! Have to try that one! I do find that banana in smoothies is often very over powering though.

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      JP Carlos 

      7 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      Love these recipes. I just hope I get the chance to sample them in the future. The Philippines has lots of banana varieties. Do you have any specific type of banana in mind for your recipes?

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      sweety 

      8 years ago

      oh nice recipes..i tried makig it, its really yummmmmmmm

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      gr8archer45 

      9 years ago from Pakistan

      Thanx Chesney :) all these are really yummy smoothies and healthy too

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      Chesney_G 

      9 years ago

      These are really good recipes here. Nice hub page! Im hungry already. : )

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