28 Smoothies Without Bananas (Filling and Creamy Recipes)



28 Filling and Creamy Smoothie recipes without banana

28 Smoothies Without Bananas

One of the most common emails I get is to tell me I have too many smoothies made with bananas.  Bananas are a great smoothie ingredients as they are cheap, sweet and make a smoothie thick and creamy.  However, if you are making a ‘thickie’ you don’t need to use bananas in any of your smoothies as the oats or other carbs used will make the smoothie thick and creamy enough.  Sometimes a thickie can actually get too thick if you put in too many bananas.

There are many reasons why people don’t want to use bananas in their smoothies, a lot of people are allergic to them, some just don’t like the taste of them, and if you haven’t already frozen a supply of bananas in your freezer then it’s hard to time ripening bananas at exactly the right time to be ready for your smoothie.  In my house there is never enough ripe bananas even though I feel like I buy loads of them!

If you do find a smoothie that you want to try but it has bananas in it, a great alternative to bananas in smoothies is mango.  It’s just as sweet and creamy and I actually much prefer the taste of it to bananas.

So I thought I would provide you with a list of all the smoothies I have created without bananas if you don’t have any ripe bananas on hand or don’t use them at all.  I have also added these to a category ‘no bananas’ in the Search Recipes box on  my Recipage so if you type in ‘no bananas’  you will find a list of all the recipes without bananas.  I will add more in the future so unless I update this list, it will be better to find all the current no banana recipes here.  Here is a list of all the current smoothies that have no bananas in them.  Most of these are ‘thickies’ or ‘green thickies’ which are filling complete meal replacement smoothies.

  1. Chocolate Covered Marzipan Smoothie
  2. Persimmon Smoothie Dessert: Persimmon Pie in a glass
  3. Mince Pie Smoothie Christmas Drink
  4. Homemade Orange Julius Recipe (Vegan, Sugar free)
  5. Cold and Flu Busting Coconut and Orange Smoothie
  6. Rippled Raspberry Smoothie
  7. Almond and Pear Smoothie
  8. Peaches and Cream Smoothie
  9. Merry Cherry Smoothie
  10. Creamy Mango Shake
  11. Fresh Fig Smoothie with Ginger
  12. Peach Avocado Drink
  13. Pineapple Strawberry Smoothie
  14. Morning Mango Smoothie
  15. Lime and Ginger Drink
  16. Easy Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie
  17. Easy Black forest Cake Smoothie
  18. Fresh Summer Strawberry and Spinach Salad Smoothie
  19. Apricot Mango Spinach Smoothie
  20. How to make a Watermelon Smoothie with a summer Salad recipe
  21. Dad’s Big Super Sweet and Sour Drink
  22. Strawberry, Orange and Dandelion Smoothie
  23. Peach and Orange Juice Smoothie
  24. Peach Yogurt Smoothie recipe
  25. Pom’s Kiwi and Pomegranate Smoothie
  26. Wet Summer Watermelon Smoothie
  27. Crazy Coconut Pineapple and Spinach Smoothie
  28. Sweet Punch Romaine Lettuce Smoothie

Are you a fan of bananas in your smoothies?

28 Filling and Creamy Smoothie recipes without bananas



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Comments

  1. I like the idea of making smoothies without bananas- I’ve barely been using them at all recently! It’s been a nice change and it’s making my smoothies a little lighter on the fruit which is good. So nice of you to make a list for everyone!

    Have a great weekend!

    • Yes it’s good to have the option. It seems that a lot of people also agree about the bananas. I’ll have any fruit in a smoothie but don’t really enjoy a lot of fruit raw and banana is one of them. At the moment I can’t get enough watermelon. I go through one a day and start drooling when I see it! I’m very glad I’ve got such healthy cravings though, a complete change to my first pregnancy when it was cakes, chocolate and crisps.

  2. My child hates the taste of bananas. We have found that if you add 1/4 of an avocado per serving you get the same creaminess. It also adds a large amount of fibre and healthy fats! Avocados are very mild and fruit covers them up easily. Chocolate even more so.

  3. Love bananas in my smoothies and thickness but thank you for the variety of non banana smoothies!
    Great list, I’m going to try the pb& jelly smoothies soon.
    Love the recipes
    Thanks

  4. I cannot thank you enough for this! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this post and it’s going to have a link somewhere on my site for easy access! I’m (near) vegan and the only fruit I can’t stand is bananas – like – HATE them! I can’t stand the aroma or texture – they make me want to hurl…anyhow…I have been looking for NON-Banana Smoothie Ideas and this is SUPER awesome! Thanks!

    • Aww thanks Jennifer. I’m so glad this post has helped you too much. I don’t really eat them raw too often but don’t mind them in a smoothie but I know so many people don’t like them at all so this post has been long overdue! Thank you for letting me know!

  5. Wow! What a great list. Bananas are definitely not the best fruit option for weight. Nice to know there are other options! I’m so glad you linked this up at One Creative Weekend! I love it! Hope your weekend is fantastic.

    • Yes bananas are one of the most filling fruits. When I was on a raw food diet I mainly lived on bananas and lost 56 pounds but they were my main source of calories, so I guess if you’re eating them with other things it’s easy to go overboard with them. Thank you, hope you had a great weekend too!

  6. I HATE bananas! LOL. Definitely will be checking out some of your smoothie recipes. They look so healthy and delicious.

  7. Great List! I am always using bananas as an inexpensive “filler” in my smoothies. Love some new ideas.

  8. Thank you so much for the banana free recipes!! I’m allergic to bananas and it’s so hard to find good smoothie recipes that don’t use them

  9. Hi Katherine,
    Great Post! Hope you are having a great Valentine weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures’ Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    Check back tomorrow when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)

  11. This is a great list! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for linking at Healthy 2Day Wednesday!

  12. I can’t eat banana’s so I was happy to see your posting. I will sometimes add avacado to make it creamy, but it will need another
    fruit added to sweeten it, pineapple is good for this.

  13. GREAT recap of the recipes! Its good to branch out but I do love my bananas :) LOL
    Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Thanks for linking back to the Gluten Free Fridays post!

    Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

  14. Thank you!!!! I have an oral allergy to raw bananas (I can eat them cooked in things like banana bread, but raw they make my mouth and throat itch and swell up) and have been sad at how many smoothie recipes use them! This is a great list to go from for banana-free smoothies. :)

  15. Perfect! I just ran out of bananas today!!! I’m going to try a few of these! I would LOVE to post my favorite on my blog! (Giving you credit, of course! Can I get your permission?

  16. FYI: recipie #28, Sweet Punch Romaine Lettuce Smoothie
    has banana in the ingredients

    • Oops! Not sure how that one slipped through. I must have missed that one. I’ve now updated the recipe so that you have the option of replacing the banana with mango. Mango is just as sweet so it’s a great substitute for banana. Thank you so much for letting me know!

  17. So glad I came across this list! I recently discovered that I’m probably allergic to bananas and realized I would not be able to use them in my smoothies. I was so disappointed because I dearly love bananas. :/ Thank you for the banana-free options. :)

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