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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Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies