An intensely flavorful banana smoothie that will make you think you are indulging in a rich dessert!
How To Make A Banana Smoothie
If you search for banana smoothie recipes, you will find a million different recipes. Banana smoothies are popular because we love bananas, we always have bananas to use up, they pair nicely with other fruits, they taste good, and are easy to make. A banana smoothie is a great way to start the day, end the day and is wonderful in between!
The banana smoothie I am sharing with you today is a little different. For one thing, I used roasted bananas for this recipe. When it comes to roasting produce, we tend to think that we can only stick to placing vegetables in the oven. However, bananas taste amazing when they are roasted; the heat brings out their natural sweetness that you don’t get when eating a banana plain.
This recipe also uses plant protein milk as the main liquid source. I used Bolthouse Farms® Vanilla Plant Protein Milk . Bolthouse Farms Plant Protein Milk is non-dairy plant-based milk that contains 10 grams of pea protein per serving. This plant protein milk is also non-GMO and has 50% more calcium than dairy and it tastes AMAZING! The vanilla flavor is the perfect compliment to the sweet bananas!
What To Mix With A Banana Smoothie
The mix-ins are up to you! I mixed in ice to create the perfect consistency but I also mixed in vanilla flavored dairy-free yogurt. You could use banana flavor yogurt if you’d like and you can use any full diary yogurt too! Beyond that, this smoothie does not need much more. If you find that the yogurt isn’t quite sweet enough for you, a drizzle of honey or agave nectar would be wonderful. You can also add a little drizzle of caramel ice cream topping if you are feeling decadent!
How To Prepare This Banana Smoothie
After the bananas have roasted in the oven and have cooled, I toss them in the blender along with the remaining ingredients. Once it is blended to a consistency you like, just pour and serve. I like to reserve a small chunk of banana to slice and place on top of my smoothies just before serving!
- 3 bananas
- 1 cup Bolthouse Farms Plant Protein Milk, Vanilla
- 1 cup plain vanilla yogurt or frozen yogurt
- 3 cups ice
- honey, optional
- Roast bananas in a 350 degree oven for 20 min (with peels on). Let cool completely.
- Peel the bananas and combine bananas (reserve half for slicing) through ice in a blender, processing until smooth. Pour into 2 glasses. Slice remaining banana. Garnish each glass with banana slices. Serve immediately.
Nutrition InformationYield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 636 Total Fat 8g Saturated Fat 5g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 3g Cholesterol 35mg Sodium 275mg Carbohydrates 93g Fiber 6g Sugar 64g Protein 52g