Yummy Banana-Free Green Smoothie Recipes

Most people either hate bananas or love ’em. Jen and I are huge fans of bananas, so you’ll find them in many of our green smoothie recipes. Bananas add a creamy texture to green smoothies and they’re the perfect natural sweetener! But if you’re a banana hater, or allergic, or you’re just looking for a fresh smoothie taste, we want to share a few of our favorite banana-free green smoothie recipes with you.


Peach Coconut Dream

Enjoy this mildly sweet green smoothie— perfect for those watching their sugar intake. If you buy organic peaches, go ahead and keep the skin on for extra fiber.


2 cups spinach
2 cups coconut water
2 cups grapes
2 peaches

— Serves 2 —


Brain Fuel Green Smoothie

This banana-free recipe is packed with brain boosting healthy fats and plenty of fiber to keep all the food flowing through your body with ease.


2 cups spinach, fresh
2 cups coconut water
2 ripe pears
1 cup mango
1/2 avocado

— Serves 2 —


Cantaloupe-Grape Sweetnes

This naturally sweet smoothie is not only hydrating with the high-water fruits like grapes and cantaloupe, but it’s also heart healthy. Omega-3s found in flaxseed support brain development, and they help lower your risk of heart disease.


2 cups spinach, fresh
1 cup almond milk, unsweetened
½ cup of water
½ cantaloupe, ripe & rind removed
1 cup grapes
2 tablespoons coconut oil, unrefined

— Serves 2 —


A good substitute for bananas in smoothies

If you’re allergic to bananas (or just can’t stand the taste), some great banana substitutes are:

  • Mango
  • Papaya
  • Pear
  • Chia seeds
  • Fresh dates
  • Nut Butters
  • Unsweetened applesauce
  • Avocado (won’t add the sweetness, but will definitely add the thick and creamy texture)

For more banana-free green smoothies recipes, => click here. Want to know more about superfoods like chia seeds and flaxseeds? Read about the 10 superfoods you should be eating.

P.S. Freeze your bananas before adding to smoothies– the banana taste will not be as strong.


Join the conversation!

What’s your relationship with bananas? Love ’em or hate ’em? Share what you use as a banana alternative in the comments below.

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47 Responses to “Yummy Banana-Free Green Smoothie Recipes”

  1. Dee 6.15.2015 at 10:29 am #

    Hello Err’body :),

    If I am using frozen peaches would I use 2cups in place of 2 peaches?

  2. Dee 6.15.2015 at 10:28 am #

    I really like bananas, just make the smoothies tooooo thick. Thanks for tips of other alternatives, I will try them as well.. :)

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