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Banana Breakfast Smoothie

Frozen bananas make smoothies that are rich and thick (not icy). You don't even need to slice them. Simply break them into chunks before blending.



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2 frozen bananas, broken into 1-inch chunks (2 cups)
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1 cup nonfat plain yogurt
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½ cup frozen blueberries
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¼ cup granola
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1 Tbs. honey


Place all ingredients in blender and process until completely smooth. Thin to desired consistency with 1/2 to 1 cup water.

Nutrition Information: 

10 g
Total Fat: 
2 g
Saturated Fat: 
<1 g
58 g
3 mg
97 mg
5 g
37 g
Makes 2 smoothies

Comments on this Recipe

This smoothie looks great. another amazing smoothie i can't get enough of is by substituting the yogurt for silken tofu and the granola for rolled oats...very delicious and lower in calories. You may need to add a little extra water, but seriously healthy yum! :)

I make a similar smoothie for the mornings. If you are vegan and allergic to soy you could use coconut yogurt. More expensive but worth it! And you can sub out the honey with agave nectar! I like to add flaxseed to my smoothie for the omega 3's!

...another yummy and healthy variation is to add a big handful or 2 of spinach!

You might want to check the label on the yogurt, Yoplait and several other brands contain gelatin so they aren't vegetarian.

Hi! Sorry for my ignorance, but "frozen bananas" are bananas put in the fridge before or something you get at the market in the USA? I'm from Argentina

This sounds like it would be very high on the glycemic index. Why do you recommend two bananas? I usually include 1/2 banana and it still makes it creamy and delicious. If you are dairy sensitive, you can add a scoop of a reliable whey or rice protein. Check on line for a list of those found to contain mercury

I am alergic to banana's, so what would you substitue in place of them? I would love to have a smoothie with banana but can't. I make smoothies with fruit and yogart only. Is there another item I could put in. Thanks Fran Penry

This sounds wonderful. Using frozen bananas make it so creamy! I haven't ever added granola to my smoothies; looking forward to trying it! Thank you.

This is way too high in carbs & sugar. A better choice would be a scoop of vanilla raw-milk whey* or rice protein with a few scoops of pumpkin puree, teaspoon of cinnamon and almond milk + ice cubes. A few drops of stevia if needed, or xylitol.It's low GI. Low carb. High protein. Easy to digest. And delicious and seasonal! * I use the excellent whey protein from Designs for Health.

Marina, I hope you read this or maybe already have your answer. Frozen bananas are fresh bananas that are put into the freezer but a frige will do.

Marina from Argentina: Frozen bananas are just bananas you put in the freezer (or refrigerate). The peels turn a very ugly black, but the banana inside is fine. You can also freeze them without the peel, but that's more work!

I was just inspired by this recipe and made this: 1/2 frozen banana, 1 strawberry yogurt serving, and two tbsp of flax It is quite yummy & lower in calories. Enjoy!

Greek yogurt is a tangy substitute to regular yogurt, and usually has less sugar. You can use less of it too because the flavor is a bit strong, and the bananas and berries make it creamy. Also, I like to use almond milk in place of some of the yogurt or to thin out a thick smoothie.

I always have sliced up frozen banana's in my freezer - freezing makes them sweeter and my kids eats them with plain yogurt. I agree that this drink is too high in sugars - use one banana, one cup of bluberries and two big handfuls of raw spinach or kale (I prefer kale). I also add flax hulls but ground flax seed is good too. Super antioxidant with Omega 3 - yummy too!

Yes I'm allergic to bananas too? What else could I use?

Bananas are high on sugar and sugars are carbs. so you can have a smoothie just substitute the banana for another fruit and use a sugar substitute.

Never buy regular yogurt in the market. It has too much sugar and lacks nutritional value. Go for the greek -- yogurt, that is! Once you get used to the tanginess you will be hooked. also...this recipe needs 1/2 banana for 1 serving. With the amount of fruit, this recipe provides, it should serve 2 people.

I have made this smoothie on numerous occasions and love it, my husband likes it too and requests it often... soooo yum, and the frozen bananas certainly make it that little bit creamier, enjoy.

For those alergic to bananas, are frozen slices of avacado a viable alternative? Thick and creamy if just at the newly ripened stage, not a strong flavor either so I think this might work very well. I need to test it though.

I often make a similar smoothie using 1 banana, a portion of berries, 200ml soya milk, 200ml orange juice. I don't add honey, dairy products or freeze the fruit and it still is sweet tasting and thick. It is enough for one large serving or 2 small. Very quick to make and a filling start to the day.

This recipe is about 12 tsp of sugar. The guidelines from nutritionists and doctors is to have no more than 6 tsp of sugar a day. The recipe sounds delicious, but I think I would use some of the tips mentioned in the comments to cut the sugar.

Maria (from Argentina) Simplemente congela dos bananas en tu refrigeradora y listo. This is a delicious smoothie !!! Enjoy it !! Love Koka Valenti

For those of you allergic to bananas...I use frozen mango for smoothness. The Avacado sounds like a good idea, I'll have to try it.

On the Weight Watchers plan, this smoothie is 7 points plus. I just made it with blueberries, a banana, 1/4 cup of vanilla lite soy milk and 1/2 cup of ff plain yogurt, and brought the recipe down to 2 points plus. no need to add any sugar, honey or agave. tastes great!

Instead of using sugar or honey us agave nectar. It has a low glycemic index and is 1 1/2 times sweeter than sugar so you use less.

I substitute kefir for yogurt, add a little almond milk, oats instead of granola, a bit of ground flaxseed, some berries (and less or no banana), a raw egg, and some greens plus! Yum! Lower glycemic index, more protein, get my Omega 3s, probiotics, etc.

I love this, it's soo good. It really helps on Monday mornings especially!!!

Just as delicious without the extra calories from the honey and granola!

I got this one from Runner's World: 1/2 c NF yogurt (I use Stonyfield Farms) 1/2 c frozen blueberries or other berries 2 tbsp ground flax 1/4 c rolled oats (I actually use a 5-grain blend) (I also add a tblsp of berry flavored Vega whole food health optimizer) about a cup of water It is fabulous

I love smoothies! For another variation using banana and mango, try this Mango Orange Cream Power Smoothie!

YUMMY!!! Easy to make it. I added a little bit of splenda. Delicious!

try this.

I add any leftover green tea or roobios for liquid so my hubby gets the antioxdant. Any tea will do. I add whey protein and spinach. 1 banana only, lowfat or ff yogurt. To the gal in Argentina... make sure you peel the ripe bananas and freeze them in a plastic bag or some kind. If you leave the peel on they turn black and mushy. Good health and God bless~

..Easy to make , delicious with out extra calories :)

it sounds strange to add granola to a smoothie. What does that do to it? Does it change the taste?

I know this is so good! Mom