One of our favorite ways to cool down by drinking tasty smoothies! With just a little preparation beforehand, these Banana Nut Smoothies are a great alternative to conventional ice cream. All you need is a blender and a few simple ingredients and you’re good to go!
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The most important part of this smoothie is that you use previously frozen bananas. Not only do the bananas add the creaminess needed, but by freezing them ahead of time, you will not need to use ice in your smoothie.
So, before you make your smoothie, freeze your bananas. The easiest way to do this is to freeze whole bunch of bananas at once. Break them in half and line them on a cookie sheet. Once they are frozen solid, transfer them to a gallon bag for future storage. You want to freeze them separately on the cookie sheet so that they do not stick together when placed in the bag. Then you can just pull out however many halves you need for your recipe.
Measure into Blender
Take the frozen bananas and place them in the blender. Add the one and a half cups of milk to the blender, then add the two heaping tablespoons of nut butter. You can use any kind of nut butter, almond and peanut work well. Just be sure that it is creamy nut butter, crunchy would make for a crunchy smoothie… You can also totally omit this for just a plain banana smoothie.
Blend all the ingredients on high for 1 minute or until smooth. This will depend on your blender. Just make sure there are no chunks of banana left in the blender… you don’t want that stuck in your straw!
This smoothie recipe is sugar free, the bananas are all the sweetener you need. I love that I can give it to my toddler as an afternoon snack with no sugar. She definitely still enjoys it!
Banana Nut SmoothieCourse: DessertDifficulty: Easy
This simple banana nut smoothie is a great treat for a hot day!
2 Bananas, Frozen
1 1/2 Cups Whole Milk (Preferably Organic)
2 Heaping Tablespoons Creamy Nut Butter (Almond or Peanut)
- Freeze bananas the night before on a tray.
- Add all ingredients to blender in this order: bananas, milk, nut butter.
- Blend on high for one minute or until smooth.
- Serve and enjoy!
- This recipe does not have sugar, the bananas are all the sweetener you need.
- You can omit the nut butter and make it just a banana smoothie, still a great treat!