Banana Smoothie Recipe

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Looking for an easy Banana Smoothie recipe? Learn how to make Banana Smoothie using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by mkmohan

Makes 2 servings



I like that this recipe specifically says skim milk. This way there won't be any taste lost when you substitute skim milk for Vitamin D milk or something. A good point for this recipe is that it contains a lot of nutrients. it has 12% of your daily Calcium. However, there is a lot of sugar in the recipe. This mostly comes from the bananas and the vanilla extract, but they are healthier sugars. Because it has so much sugar, this should be eaten with a lower glycemic food, so as to balance. This is a good food for a kick after a workout because it has protein, which is good for muscle cells, and it has 12 percent of your daily calcium, which helps strengthen bones. Additionally, it contains some simple and some complex carbs so it is a good source of energy. Even thought it says that the recipe contains alcohol, I made sure to use non-alcoholic ingredients.

Recipe Ingredients for Banana Smoothie

1/2 banana, sliced
6 oz skim milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup ice, crushed

Recipe Directions for Banana Smoothie

  1. Chop half a banana into slices, place in plastic baggy and freeze overnight. (Do the same with the other half and save for future shake.)

  2. Gather ingredients.

  3. Place half banana (now chopped and frozen) into blender. Add 1/3 cup ice, 6 ounces of skim milk and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Blend until smooth.

  4. (Optional: Add 1 packet of Splenda for extra sweetness)

  5. Pour mix into tall glass. Sprinkle about 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon on shake.

  6. Drink it.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 157.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
64
Calories from Fat
2
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
0.2g
0%
Saturated Fat
0.1g
0%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Sodium
38mg
2%
Potassium
247mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
12.2g
4%
Dietary Fiber
1.4g
6%
Sugars
8.2g
Protein
3.2g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 12% Iron 1%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Protein
Carbs
Alcohol
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
95% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Low in cholesterol
  • High in calcium
  • High in manganese
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in potassium
  • High in riboflavin
  • High in thiamin
  • High in vitamin B12
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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