Banana smoothie recipe

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If you love bananas this smoothie will go down a treat - what will really make you smile is knowing it's very healthy too!

Banana smoothie
  • healthy
  • healthy
Preparation Time3 mins
Cooking Time
Total Time3 mins
Five A DayOne
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories165 Kcal8%
Sugar35.4 g39%
Fat0.8 g1%
Saturated Fat0.5 g3%
Salt0.11 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein4.5 g9%
Carbohydrates37.8 g15%
Salt0.11 gRow 7 - Cell 2

Start your day with the perfect banana smoothie.

Smoothies are such an easy breakfast to make, and this one is no exception. This recipe uses just three ingredients, plus a handful of ice and some fruit to top it with if you fancy. Chuck everything in the blender and the whole thing is ready in only 3 minutes - a speedy, nutritious breakfast for only 165 calories. We used fat-free yoghurt for this recipe, but if you want a creamier result you can upgrade slightly to a low fat one instead. Slightly overripe bananas work especially well here, and you'll never have any excuse for throwing away bad bananas again. If you have a bunch is turning overripe, you can peel , slice and freeze them, ready to make into banana smoothies at a later date.


  • 1 ripe banana
  • 125g plain, low fat or fat-free yogurt
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • Blueberries to serve




  1. Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Top with some fresh fruit. We used superfruit blueberries for their health-boosting goodness.

Top tip for making this banana smoothie:

If you want a chocolate version, add a teaspoon of cocoa to the mix. For a nutty twist, add a spoon of peanut or almond nut butter. 

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