3 Banana Juice (Smoothie) Recipes
You might be asking yourself, "is it possible to make banana juice?" Well today we are going to find out why the answer to that question is yes and no.
Not only that, we will also demonstrate how to make banana juice quickly and easily from home, and finally give you 3 banana juice recipes to try.
For the longest time now, I’ve been a big fan of bananas. They're not only delicious, but also filled with lots of nutrients. First of all, they have high amounts of potassium, vitamin C and B6, fiber, magnesium, manganese, healthy fat, copper and protein.
Moreover, bananas can aid in weight loss because this fruit is very filling despite its low calorie content (105 calories). Bananas are also an excellent source of antioxidants that lower your risk of heart disease and cancer. To know more about the benefits of bananas, check out this page.
Can You Juice Bananas?
The short and simple answer is NO. You can try but the outcome won’t be so good. In fact, you’ll just end up cleaning a big mess inside your juicer.
This is because bananas don’t really have any juice. Unlike apples, oranges and berries, bananas are better consumed as a smoothie or whole. Other examples of delicious and nutritious fruits you can’t juice are: avocado, mango, and papaya.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t blend banana, right? In fact, bananas are an ideal fruit for blending because you don’t have to cut them into small pieces. It’s soft so you can easily toss it inside your blender.
In addition, bananas are a great addition to bland (albeit healthy) ingredients that you can make into a smoothie. That’s because its taste can make any concoction you have taste better.
How to Make Banana Juice
As mentioned earlier, it’s not a good idea to put bananas inside a juicer. You won’t be able to extract any juice from it and you’ll only end up with a big mess inside your machine.
What you can do instead is to make a smoothie. This preparation is really very simple and straightforward.
- First, you’ll need to find the perfect bananas. It’s ok to use overly ripe bananas but it’s always better to use bananas that are “just right.”
- Then, peel each one and cut into bite-sized chunks. Depending on the performance and size of your blender, you can actually just toss whole bananas into it.
- Then add your other favorite fruits/vegetables and ice.
3 Easy Banana Smoothie Recipes
If you’ve decided to make a banana smoothie, you can choose to use it as a standalone ingredient or you can also add other ingredients to enhance its nutrient value and taste.
It’s easy to experiment with smoothie recipes and especially so if you have a delicious ingredient like bananas.
In any case, here are my favorite banana smoothie recipes you can try:
- Banana Pineapple
2 x Ripe Bananas (cut into bite sized pieces)
1 x Cup Pineapple chunks
1 x Cup low fat yogurt
6 ice cubes
1) First, combine the ice cubes and the yogurt. Blend until there is a smooth consistency.
2) Then add the bananas and pineapples, and blend.
1 x Ripe Banana (sliced)
5 x Strawberries (optional: frozen)
1 x Kiwi fruit (sliced)
1 1/2 x Cup Apple Juice (cold)
1 1/2 Teaspoon Honey
1) Slice the bananas, strawberries and kiwi fruit.
2) Then put them all in the blender together with the honey and apple juice.
3) Blend until you reach the desired consistency.
With this smoothie, you can help keep your immune system strong. This drink ensures you get lots of vitamin C and antioxidants.
1 x Banana (sliced)
1 x Cup Blueberries
1 x Cup Light Soy Milk
2 x Teaspoons Honey
1 x Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1) Slice the banana into smaller chunks and put it inside the blender.
2) Pour the soy milk, blueberries, honey and vanilla extract.
3) Blend for 30 seconds.
Extra Tip: If you want a thinner smoothie, you can add another half cup of soy milk.
This drink bursts with flavor and is filled with healthy goodness.
Although it’s not quite possible to juice bananas, it doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate it in your diet. If you have a blender at home, consider making smoothies as an alternative to healthy juices. Blending is easy and the drinks you get are just as healthy.
I’ve been making banana smoothies for myself and my family for many years now, and we’ve never grown tired of it. The key is to have some variety to your smoothies. I hope that this short guide has provided you with some insights on how to make full use of bananas and get all its nutrients.
There are dozens of banana smoothie recipes you can experiment with. But the ones I’ve included in this post should be a good start.
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