Featuring 10 banana based smoothie recipes hand-picked from the Green Blenders' compilation of 73 banana-friendly smoothies
Bananas are nutrition powerhouses
In addition to providing for the perfect texture of any smoothie and supporting those of us on set diets to either lose weight or gain weight, bananas are an excellent source of numerous amounts of healing nutrients like minerals (such as potassium, copper, selenium, magnesium, molybdenum and boron), vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants and other phytonutrients. Bananas are also full of fiber, water and pulp, too, aiding us in suppressing and satisfying our appetites. And, as Anthony William of Medical Medium alludes to in his book Life-Changing Foods, bananas are one of Nature's gifts for our digestive system, even known to reverse bodily conditions like IBS, Crohn's Disease and Colitis. Whether eaten raw from the peel, blended up in a smoothie, chopped with your kale or what-have-you, enjoy your bananas and the healing powers they pass along with their pleasurably unique taste and conveniently soothing digestive benefits.
Here's 10 banana-rich smoothies spotted on GreenBlender.com
1. Coconut Almond Macaroon
Combining the superfood powers of coconuts and cacao with almond milk and kale with the weight loss benefits of pears and a lovely banana, Green Blender's Coconut Almond Macaroon smoothie is a heavenly treat for the health conscious super humans to eat (and/or drink).
2. Apple Cider Basil
Tied for #1 on Scotty's favorite smoothie list is GreenBlender's Apple Cider Basil smoothie with it's green, herb-friendly appeal featuring basil leaves and hemp seeds atop fresh strawberries, a banana and tablespoon of apple cider vinegar for good, healing measure.
3. Mint Chocolate Chip
Not usually my choice for blending flavors together but, I had to include this one for my dear sister who loved mint chocolate chip ice cream growing up. Full of mint, cacao nibs, collard greens, raw almonds, a banana and even an obesity fighting apple, this is one smoothie worth a try.
4. Mesquite Cacao
From the catchy name to the list of ingredients, this smoothie has unique written all over it! Packed with swiss chard, an avocado, a banana, cacao powder, one date and a teaspoon of mesquite, Green Blender's Mesquite Cacao sounds simply scrumptious.
5. Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Whether it's almost Valentine's Day or not, this lovely Chocolate Dipped Strawberries smoothie from GreenBlender.com will certainly win the heart of just about any taster with its strawberries, 2 whole bananas, walnuts, cacao powder and swiss chard on top.
6. Orange Rice Creamsicle
Green Blender had me at creamsicle and kept my attention with the baby spinach and the superfood strong hemp seeds combined with the immune system supporting noni fruit powder, an orange, a banana and 1 cup of dairy-free rice milk. YUM!!!
7. Green Cinnamon Maca Madness
Keeping it swiss chard and banana like with an avocado and a dashing teaspoon of cinnamon with the maca root powder and cacao powder for true super food strength, the Green Cinnamon Maca Madness smoothie at GreenBlnder.com will keep you going STRONG.
8. Mango Tango
It may typically take two to tango but, with this hot and healthy smoothie, it'll take some more swiss chard, one Ataulfo mango, a banana, some lime juice, a handful of cherry tomatoes, 3 tablespoons of almonds and a tbsp of flaxseed to get (and keep) your body rocking.
9. Pina Banana
Well, if you like pineapple with collard greens, shredded coconut and the sweet taste of lucuma with a banana blended up, then GreenBlender's Pina Banana smoothie might be just the drink for you to quench your fix with. And, you can keep it real (tropical) with a mocktail drink umbrella.
10. Chocolate Cherry Sundae
Regardless of said day of the week, you won't have to worry about cheating on any one or any diet for that matter for this guilt-free SUNDAE smoothie from GreenBlender.com is full of 100% healthy ingredients like cherries, walnuts, baby spinach, cacao powder, a banana and a pear.
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