Are your banana smoothie recipes getting boring? Need something to mix up your routine? Want to get more bang for your buck, in the form of more nutrition per cup?
Then you’re in the right place.
This is the best banana smoothie to introduce a large variety of produce to your mornings and send you out the door with multiple servings of fruits and veggies.
So that you can benefit from their different vitamins, minerals, and health-promoting properties, without having to worry about eating three salads in a day.
Combining bananas, apples, mango, complete vegan protein, and lightly-flavored greens, this banana smoothie is perfect for those who aren’t 100% into green smoothies yet but want to get their benefits.
Our banana smoothie recipe is:
- Full of Greens
Let’s make it!
The Best Banana Smoothie to Start Your Day
So you’re ready to give green smoothies a try, but not kale-ready? Great! This banana smoothie recipe has spinach in it, but you won’t taste it.
The best banana smoothie is jampacked with greens, protein, and fiber. So, of course, this one has that but with enough fruit to ensure it is rich, smooth and sweet enough to bring you - or the kids- back for more. It’s designed to help support digestion, the immune system, and muscle growth.
- 1 banana
- 1 Scoop of Organifi Vanilla Protein Powder
- 1 green apple
- ½ mango
- 2 large carrots
- 2 leaves romaine lettuce
- 1 handful spinach
- 2 stalks celery
- 1 cucumber
- Chop up ingredients so they blend more easily.
- Add everything into a high power blender and blend until smooth.
- Serve immediately.
Why You’ll Love This Banana Smoothie Recipe
According to the USDA revised dietary guidelines for Americans, people need between 1 and 3 cups of vegetables minimum and 1½ to 2 cups of fruits per day to thrive. The cups are also known as servings.
The exact amount of vegetables and fruits you need to eat depends on age, sex, and level of physical activity, but adults should be aiming for at least five. Fortunately, the USDA also says that “ any vegetable or 100% vegetable juice counts” for your intake, making this banana smoothie recipe a perfect way to check off two of these servings per group - vegetables and fruits!
All before you hit the door on your way out, if that doesn’t make it the best banana smoothie for you, then perhaps this will: one scoop of Organifi complete protein has 20 grams of protein per serving and acts as a multivitamin with Vitamin A, C, D, K, B12, iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and more.
Nutritional Benefits in this banana smoothie recipe:
It’s full of potassium to improve nutrient absorption and waste removal from cells, packed with antioxidants to eradicate free radicals, vitamins, and minerals to boost the immune system, beta-carotene to support Vitamin A production and absorption and Vitamin K to help maintain bone density. In addition to fiber to help reduce cholesterol levels and slow down glucose absorption, and powerful hydration to flush out toxins and more.
Why Drink Green Smoothies?
It’s a sad fact: most Americans are not getting enough fresh fruits and vegetables. Whether it be a lack of time, convenience, availability, nutritional education, cooking expertise or simply because they prefer processed foods, a large percentage of the population is starving for whole food nutrients. And thanks to the addition of artificial and natural flavors, people's bodies think processed and overcooked foods contain vitamins and minerals they are actually void of.
Smoothies are an easy solution to add a ton of fruits and vegetables to your diet without much work. You can buy them frozen or fresh and blend them up into delicious recipes within minutes. They are great for busy moms, working couples, kids or anyone!
What is your favorite morning smoothie? If you make this, post it on social media and tag us @organifi for a chance to have yours shared on our website! We are always looking for new and creative ways to fill our kitchen with delicious, nutritious whole foods.