14 Healthy Banana Smoothie Recipes That Are Better Than Milkshakes

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Bananas are some of the most versatile fruits you can find, and they bring the perfect amount of sweetness and smooth consistency to any smoothie. And just one banana contains more than 400mg of heart-healthy potassium — which is reason enough to try one (or all!) of these 14 healthy banana smoothie recipes. Even better, each of these smoothies is enhanced with ultra-healthy superfoods and will taste better than your run-of-the-mill milkshake, trust.

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Banana Smoothie with Nuts and Seeds

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Kitchen Konfidence

Think of this healthy banana smoothie as your morning boost — with long-term benefits. Flaxseed was shown to lower cholesterol in a Nutrition & Metabolism study, and pumpkin seeds were shown to lower high blood pressure in a Journal of Medicinal Food study. (Can you guess the 10 healthiest nuts and seeds?)

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Pineapple, Orange, and Banana Smoothie

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Pineapples and oranges are loaded with vitamin C — and give this smoothie its tropical flavor. A handful of ice gives it a slushy-like texture, but if you prefer a thicker, more milkshake-like mix, freeze cubes of milk (or a non-dairy milk substitute) to use instead.

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Tropical Green Smoothie

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Jessica In the Kitchen

Not a spinach fan? Sneak it into your diet with this pineapple, orange, and banana smoothie. The sweet, citrusy flavors will mask the taste of the greens — you're welcome.

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Pumpkin Banana Smoothie

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Chef Savvy

Yes, you can do more with pumpkin than make pie. Try it in this healthy banana smoothie that offers pretty much all the vitamin A you need for the day. And don't just save this healthy drink for the fall — it's too tasty not to blend up year-round.

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Spicy Kiwi Banana Smoothie

healthy banana smoothie recipes: a glass cup is filled with a spicy kiwi banana smoothie and garnished with a slice of kiwi
Hurry the Food Up

With enough flavor to wake you up (thanks to ginger and kiwi) and enough fiber-rich oats to keep you satisfied for hours, this smoothie is a morning must — although it'd make a great afternoon snack, too.

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Banana Berry Kale Protein Smoothie

healthy banana smoothie: a small glass cup is filled with a bana berry kale protein smoothie, and two whole strawberries frame the cup for decoration
Smile Sandwich

In training mode? Protein powder (opt for a vegan protein powder, whey protein, or whatever style you prefer), kale, berries, and chia seeds make this the ultimate superfood banana smoothie.

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Coconut, Pineapple, and Banana Smoothie

healthy banana smoothie recipes: a tall glass is filled with a coconut, pineapple, and banana smoothie, a toothpick skewering two pineapple chunks is sitting atop the glass as a garnish
Easy Cheesy Vegetarian

Coconut lovers, this one's for you: Just four ingredients means this tropical banana smoothie is too easy not to make. (

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Avocado, Pineapple, and Banana Smoothie

healthy banana smoothie recipes: a glass is filled with an avocado, pineapple, and banana smoothie, with hemp seeds ad pomegranate seeds used as a garnish
A Beautiful Plate

FYI, avocados aren't just for guac. They add a smooth texture — and an ample serving of healthy fats — to any smoothie. This healthy banana smoothie has pineapple and coconut milk, too, to create a sweet and tropical blend.

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Banana Mango Yogurt Smoothie

healthy banana smoothie recipes: a tall glass is filled with a banana mango yogurt smoothie and a yellow striped paper straw. a slice of banana is used as a garnish
Chocolate Moosey

This banana smoothie packs a powerful protein punch without the grittiness of powder, thanks to Greek yogurt. Mango and banana team up to thicken the blend and add the just-right amount of natural sweetness.

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Turmeric Banana Smoothie with Ginger

healthy banana smoothie recipes: an overhead shot of two glasses of turmeric and ginger banana smoothie, with hemp seeds and turmeric powder garnish
Lemons and Basil

Turmeric may protect your brain and reduce inflammation, according to studies from Stem Cell Research & Therapy and Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, respectively. Let it brighten your morning, too, with the help of this cinnamon-spiked banana smoothie.

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Watermelon, Strawberry, and Banana Smoothie

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The Comfort of Cooking

This summery smoothie is as tasty as it is pretty. And you didn't get the idea here, but it's prob delicious with a splash of rum... (

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Banana, Papaya, and Blueberry Smoothie

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Davy and Tracy

Seeking Rapunzel-like flowing locks? Papaya is loaded with vitamin E, which can promote scalp and hair growth. Raise a glass to that.

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Chocolate Banana Smoothie

healthy banana smoothie recipes: two mason jars are filled with a chocolate banana smoothie, and each has two red-and-white striped paper straws, whipped cream, and chocolate and rainbow sprinkles as a garnish
Just One Cookbook

Sweet cravings running wild? Get your fix with this cocoa banana smoothie. It tastes so good, you'll feel like you're drinking your dessert!

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Pomegranate and Banana Smoothie

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Dessert Now Dinner Later

Pomegranates do more than make your tastebuds happy: They may also reduce your risk of lung cancer, according to research from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For a double dose of pomegranate goodness, try pomegranate juice instead of milk to thin out the consistency.

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