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This round-up is for all the smoothie lovers who can’t stand, can’t have or just don’t want bananas in their smoothies. I’ve got over 60 no banana smoothies! Plus, I’ve got a lot of swap options as well so you can blend that avocado banana smoothie and know how to swap out that yellow fruit for something more palatable or with an ingredient you have on hand. Let’s talk banana-free smoothies!

pouring no banana smoothies into glasses for serving from a vitamix.

I know that bananas aren’t for everyone. You can easily enjoy your favorite smoothie without them, yet it would be nice to also have options that start out without them, right? Well, here you go!

I’m sharing all my recipes that don’t have bananas, as well as how to easily swap them out for sweeteners, thickeners and other ingredients that will give you a similar texture without that sickly sweet taste. Thick smoothies like my Mango Smoothie and my Strawberry smoothie are just as rich and creamy without bananas.

Table of Contents
  1. Fruit Smoothies Sans Banana
  2. Banana-Free Green Smoothies
  3. Savory No Banana Smoothies
  4. Banana-less Smoothie Bowls
  5. Easy Banana Swaps
  6. No Banana Smoothies FAQs

Fruit Smoothies Sans Banana

This list is exhaustive. I’m sure you’ll find the perfect smoothie for your tastebuds. To help, I’ve broken these recipes into a few categories: fruit smoothies (aka smoothies without leafy greens), green smoothies, savory smoothies and smoothie bowls. Let’s dive right in.

mango smoothie
Creamy Mango Smoothie
4.8 from 6 votes
This is a super creamy + delicious mango smoothie with just the right sweetness. Be careful, it might easily become your new fav snack smoothie!
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Cinnamon Date Smoothie
4.5 from 310 votes
I can’t wait for you to try this crowd pleasing Cinnamon Date Smoothie. It’s perfectly sweet and creamy, and will delight at your next party or family movie night. The dates naturally sweeten this cinnamon smoothie, while the rolled oats thicken it to a milkshake consistency.
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Vanilla Protein Shake
5 from 15 votes
This plant-based Vanilla Protein Shake is one of my favorite recipes of all time. I love how creamy, sweet and nourishing it is— and it makes a great post workout recovery smoothie or meal replacement. 
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fertility smoothie recipe
PCOS Smoothie Recipe
5 from 10 votes
Fertility and food come together in this creamy smoothie creation. Loaded with foods that can fuel your body, this PCOS smoothie is a great way to start the day. 
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Healthy caramel protein shake
Caramel Protein Shake
5 from 9 votes
Plant powered protein for the win in this decadent caramel protein shake. Completely satisfying and healthy, take your next snack or dessert up a notch with this chickpea + Medjool date combo. 
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yogurt smoothie
Vanilla Bean Yogurt Smoothie
5 from 5 votes
Whip up this super simple, super delicious vanilla bean yogurt smoothie made with just five ingredients. Switch up the type of fruit according to what's in season for endless possibilities!
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Honey Turmeric Smoothie
4.3 from 402 votes
Treat yourself to a nutrition-packed Honey Turmeric Smoothie with mango, carrots, orange, ginger, turmeric and honey. It all comes together to create a creamy, flavorful drink.
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cherry collagen smoothie
Cherry Collagen Smoothie
5 from 2 votes
If you need a gorgeous beverage to go with your next beauty treatment night, then try this cherry collagen smoothie. Boosted with a beauty collagen powder, this smoothie will help smooth skin, strengthen nails, and help you glow.
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pineapple smoothie in a glass with a glass straw and mint garnish.
Healthy Pineapple Smoothie
5 from 4 votes
This tropical pineapple smoothie uses plant-based ingredients to create a creamy and healthy treat. Fun to make + easy to customize; enjoy the best flavors of summer with this super simple smoothie.
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Dragon fruit smoothie recipe
Dragon Fruit Smoothie
4.6 from 13 votes
Simple and sweet with a vibrant pink color, this Dragon Fruit Smoothie can be topped with your favorite sliced fruit, granola, chia seeds or hemp seeds for a splendid breakfast or plant-based snack.
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Strawberry Smoothie
4.6 from 194 votes
This super fun + super pink strawberry smoothie is springtime perfection. Sweet with not a banana in sight, and a great kid-friendly snack!
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Perfect Lemon Smoothie
4.1 from 433 votes
Light, refreshing, and perfect for warm weather, this lemon smoothie is a great start to summer. The sweet peaches offset the tart lemon, while the fresh ginger brings out a bit of tang. 
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gingerbread spice smoothie
Gingerbread Spice Smoothie
4.9 from 7 votes
A delicious holiday drink loaded with classic gingerbread recipe flavors, this gingerbread spice smoothie will put you in a jolly mood at first sip.
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Maple Pumpkin Fall Smoothie
5 from 28 votes
Give this perfectly spiced, ultra creamy Fall smoothie a blend. With warming spices, creamy cauliflower and pumpkin purée you're sure to be in an Autumn state-of-mind at first sip.
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Sweet Peach Smoothie
5 from 4 votes
Peach season is one of my favorites! Whether you've got more fresh peaches than you know what to do with, a bag of frozen slices in the freezer or just a hankering for something peachy, this ginger peach smoothie is sure to hit the spot. 
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Summer Watermelon Smoothie
4.7 from 390 votes
Want a refreshing, vitamin-packed smoothie that doubles as a kid-pleasing snack? This watermelon smoothie is a cool and sweet thirst quencher that you’ll be sipping on all summer long.
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Banana-Free Green Smoothies

If you love adding leafy greens to your smoothies then this next section of banana-free options is for you. Here are over 40 options that include leafy greens in with the whole fruits and vegetables, and no b-a-n-a-n-a.

fat burning smoothies for weight loss
Fat Burning Smoothie for Weight Loss
4.4 from 179 votes
Make fat cry by adding this fat burning smoothie to your day. The natural ingredients are paired together to help boost your metabolism and burn fat in one delicious weight loss smoothie.
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Papaya Spinach Smoothie for Bloating
5 from 19 votes
Blend up this all natural plant-powered goodness to help with bloating and discomfort. This smoothie recipe is a natural way to help your body.
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Clear Skin Smoothie
5 from 17 votes
Vitamin C is one of the greatest antioxidants we have available, and it's wonderful for your skin. The addition of avocado brings with it other skin-specific nutrients such as vitamins E, A and zinc. This clear skin smoothie is a go-to for so many reasons!
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Anti Inflammatory Smoothie Recipe with ginger and beets
Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie
4.8 from 32 votes
Help calm your body and fight inflammation by blending up this vibrant anti-inflammatory smoothie that is loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and taste!
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MCT Oil Smoothie
5 from 7 votes
A refreshing mct oil smoothie made with fresh veggies and fruit, with a hint of ginger + cilantro to jump start your morning and activate your digestive system.
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Pineapple Ginger Smoothie
5 from 11 votes
This morning drink is a tasty, zingy pineapple ginger smoothie, reminiscent of a gingersnap cookie but with major health benefits to power you through your whole day.
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Post Workout Smoothie
4.6 from 19 votes
This post-workout smoothie has a good amount of plant protein, healthy carbs, and liquid for rehydration. Include chia seeds for protein and healthy fats and coconut water (“nature’s Gatorade”), but you can get by with regular h2o. Go ahead and enjoy this smoothie. You’ve earned it!
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bright green smoothie full of the best brain food
Brain Food Smoothie
5 from 21 votes
This brain food smoothie has everything you need to get you going in the morning— protein, healthy fats, and replenishing electrolytes. Adding avocado to smoothies gives you a lovely dose of omega-3 essential fatty acids, which are vital for brain development and nerve function. Not only that, but the avocado also assists the body in absorbing nutrients from the greens.
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Pineapple Mint Smoothie
4.5 from 386 votes
Friends will keep coming back for more when you serve up this refreshingly sweet pineapple mint smoothie. This recipe is a great way to introduce others to the world of kale!
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Apple Celery Smoothie
4.9 from 16 votes
This celery smoothie recipe has a different flare to it. I'm kind of known for making hardcore smoothies, yet I promise this has a refreshing flavor! If you like black licorice (which I do), then this recipe is a big win for you.
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overhead photo of immune system booster green smoothie surrounded by fresh fruits and vegetables
Healthy Immune System Booster
4.8 from 6 votes
Want a great smoothie recipe to help you boost your immune system?  This Healthy Immune System Booster uses mangos, parsley, celery, lemon, cucumber, spinach and ginger. 
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Apple Pie Smoothie
5 from 9 votes
All of the goodness of Autumn is contained in this yummy, warm apple pie smoothie. Packed with spinach, apples and a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg allows you to enjoy a dessert in a mug using whole food, plant-based ingredients.
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coconut milk smoothie with fresh fruit and leafy greens.
Coconut Milk Smoothie
4.3 from 87 votes
The plant milk makes this coconut milk smoothie extra creamy and rich, almost like a milkshake. Adding an orange boosts the Vitamin C level and adds an extra sweet-tart element that helps highlight the flavor of the fresh peaches. I can honestly say that this is one of my very favorites.
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Mango Kale Smoothie
4.5 from 122 votes
Kale can be intimidating at first, yet with a little pineapple, you are good to go. This Kale Mango smoothie is super nourishing and filling. It makes a great breakfast with the healthy fats found in coconut milk to curb your appetite.
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Hydrating Alkaline Smoothie
4.9 from 9 votes
Give your skin a spa day with this deliciously hydrating alkaline smoothie. Refresh and rehydrate thoroughly through plant based ingredients.
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Red Velvet Smoothie
4.5 from 26 votes
Give your heart a healthy boost with cacao (unsweetened cocoa) in this green smoothie recipe. Serve it in a fancy glass with two straws so you and your loved one can enjoy it together!
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chai smoothie
Warm Chai Smoothie
4.9 from 11 votes
A warm comforting meal replacement smoothie that is full of healthy fruit and spinach, plus just the right amount of spice inside the warm chia tea smoothie.
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2 glasses of butternut squash smoothie with cinnamon sticks on top next to half a pear.
Warm Butternut Squash Smoothie
5 from 7 votes
Sip on a warm smoothie when the weather turns chilly. This one features spinach, butternut squash, pear, a hint of spice, and creamy cashew milk.
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2 containers of pineapple green smoothie with paper straws.
Pineapple Green Smoothie
5 from 6 votes
In this Pineapple Green Smoothie, pineapples truly get the spotlight. Pineapples are exceptionally good at preventing heart disease because of the fiber, potassium, and vitamin C content. 
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Adrenal Fatigue Diet Smoothie
4.5 from 13 votes
This smoothie contains specially chosen ingredients to help the adrenal glands recover and support health and wellness. If you’re looking for an adrenal fatigue diet smoothie that taste amazing, this is it!
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Peach Probiotic Smoothie
4.4 from 79 votes
The tastiest blend of frozen peaches, spinach, and kombucha with a coconut sugar rim for a refreshing summery drink to help heal your gut. This Peach Probiotic Smoothie is deceptively good for you!
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melon smoothie
Summer Melon Smoothie
4.6 from 100 votes
Summer brings the long, hot days and also the best fruit. This summer melon smoothie is sweet and packed with antioxidant rich plants.
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strawberry watermelon smoothie
Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie
4 from 170 votes
Combine two of the best summer fruits to create a flavorful Strawberry Watermelon smoothie bursting with nutrients. The fresh ginger adds a pleasant warmth to the smoothie and also helps the digestive system.
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Brain Fog Cure Smoothie
5 from 5 votes
When mental fatigue fogs your brain, turn to blueberries and raspberries in this Brain Fog Cure smoothie recipe These brain berries keep debris from polluting the brain- effectively eliminating mental fog.
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sauerkraut juice smoothie
Sauerkraut Juice Smoothie
4.8 from 9 votes
Make your gut do a happy dance with this great probiotic smoothie. Ginger kombucha + sauerkraut juice provide some healthy bacteria and add a little zing to the pineapple and peach smoothie combo. 
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Raspberry smoothie recipe with greens
Raspberry Smoothie
4.3 from 7 votes
Start your day with this raspberry smoothie loaded with iron-rich spinach, antioxidant-rich berries, flaxseed (healthy fats and lignans), and coconut (healthy fats and fiber). Did I mention it makes a great dessert?
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energy smoothie
Green Energy Smoothie
4.9 from 11 votes
This energy smoothie is a delicious way to boost your energy levels, naturally. Grapefruit and pineapple combine to bring you natural sugar, vitamin c, and nootkatone, the secret weapon of grapefruit. 
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Detox Smoothie
4.8 from 133 votes
Using plant based whole foods in your green smoothie is a simple way to detox your body naturally. We've used pineapple, mango and a blend of kale and spinach to nourish and heal in a tasty way.
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Healthy margarita smoothie
Margarita Smoothie
4.8 from 8 votes
This tropical margarita smoothie packs a big Vitamin C punch and the coconut water base will keep us hydrated all day long. Oh, and coconut water is great for replenishing lost electrolytes and recovering from a hangover 😉
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piña colada smoothie
Pina Colada Smoothie
5 from 8 votes
With the classic pairing of pineapple and coconut, this pina colada smoothie is sure to become a favorite! We love its creamy, fruity flavor and the health benefits too.
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Healthy cabbage smoothie to fight colds
Healthy Cabbage Smoothie
4.7 from 14 votes
Catch a cold? Try this green smoothie to help nurse yourself back to health! Beets are loaded with antioxidants like vitamin C, which can help boost your immune system. Flaxseed oil contains both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids; having a proper balance of these fatty acids is important for brain function and heart health.
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avocado smoothie
Creamy Avocado Smoothie
4.9 from 13 votes
With just 5 simple ingredients, this nutrient-packed avocado smoothie recipe blends up in minutes for a satisfying breakfast or hearty snack.
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chia seed smoothie
Chia Seed Smoothie
4.9 from 9 votes
This is an awesome chia seed smoothie recipe with citrus powerhouses— pineapple and oranges. Chia seeds add protein and minerals that make it a perfect weight loss and muscle building smoothie. 
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Kale Smoothie
4.7 from 335 votes
Like the warm California sunshine, this tropical kale smoothie will brighten your day. Loaded with vitamins A, C, K, and calcium, you’ll be filling your body with goodness that tastes great. Using chia seeds packs a mighty punch by adding omega 3’s, omega 6’s, healthy fats and protein. 
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fruit and vegetable smoothie
Fruit and Vegetable Smoothie
5 from 5 votes
Whip up this fruit and vegetable smoothie to start your day with plant powered nutrients. Perfect as a nutrient-packed breakfast, or a refreshing mid-morning pick me up!
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Green Grape smoothie recipe
Green Grape Smoothie
4.7 from 291 votes
This dreamy green grape smoothie has a nice vitamin c boost from the refreshing orange flavors.
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Strawberry Carrot Smoothie Recipe
Strawberry Carrot Smoothie
4.2 from 202 votes
I know…a carrot smoothie recipe?! First time I was like, ummm…no thanks. Yet this one is so delicious with a sweet unique undertone that you’ll begin to crave.
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Peach Spinach Smoothie Recipe
Peach Spinach Smoothie
4.3 from 306 votes
Enjoy this mildly sweet Spinach Peach Smoothie recipe— perfect for those watching their sugar intake. If you want it sweeter— feel free to add a banana, which also adds more potassium.
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Strawberry Mango Smoothie in a cute crate
Strawberry Mango Smoothie
4.3 from 465 votes
This Strawberry Mango Smoothie is mildly sweet, and draw out the flavors of the other fruit. Add some creamy almond milk to the mix and you get a smoothie worth blending over and over.
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Sweet Potato Smoothie
5 from 19 votes
This sweet potato smoothie can usher in Fall just like a pumpkin spiced latte… yet is WAY healthier + dairy-free. Serve with a dash of nutmeg on top (mine was more like a spoonful of nutmeg…and it was so gooooood). A creamy, no-banana smoothie that screams, "Happy Fall to you!"
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Healthy Pomegranate Smoothie
4.9 from 10 votes
Try this pomegranate smoothie recipe to give your body an immunity boost and some great energy for the busy day ahead. It's loaded with antioxidant-rich ingredients like red cabbage, raspberries, pomegranate arils, strawberries, cherries and superfoods to bring you the best flu-fighters in one serving.
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Pear Smoothie
4.6 from 48 votes
The secret to a good pear smoothie is making sure your pear is ripe. Once it’s ripe, then it’ll lose its gritty texture and turn into a sweet, juicy gem. If your pear isn’t ripe yet, feel free to push this recipe to later and make up a creation with leftover produce.
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Savory No Banana Smoothies

I’ve really been on a savory smoothie kick and for good reason! While these don’t taste like your typical fruity smoothies, they are bursting with flavor. You can really play with spices in these creations and enjoy something on the rich ‘n creamy side that tastes more like dinner than dessert.

Savory Cauliflower Smoothie
4.8 from 4 votes
I can't wait for you to try this ultra-creamy, perfectly seasoned cauliflower smoothie. It is bursting with flavor and is a fun departure from my usual sweet creations. Enjoy!
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tomato smoothie
Savory Tomato Smoothie
5 from 13 votes
Our tomato-based Veggie Cocktail smoothie recipe is similar to a Bloody Mary, but instead of vodka, we've added kale! Your body will thank you for sipping on this veggie-loaded beverage. Add a dash of hot sauce to kick up the heat.
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overhead photo of a savory protein shake in a glass jar topped with chickpeas and spices
Savory Smoothie
4.8 from 6 votes
If you're looking for a not-so-sweet smoothie then this savory smoothie is for you! It is naturally protein-packed and full of the flavors of my favorite fresh salsa. It's definitely a unique departure from the traditional fruit sweetened smoothies, yet I dare you to give it a blend!
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Banana-less Smoothie Bowls

A lot of smoothie bowls include the yellow fruit that shall not be named since it is an easy thickener, yet I’ve got three excellent banana-free smoothie bowl options that are just as thick ‘n creamy without them.

tropical smoothie bowl topped with fresh fruit and flowers.
Tropical Smoothie Bowl
4.8 from 176 votes
Indulge a little with this plant-based tropical smoothie bowl. It's loaded with fresh fruits to nourish your body and hydrate your skin. With only three main ingredients, you can top however you want and enjoy!
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Chocolate Smoothie Bowl
4.9 from 13 votes
Cacao adds rich chocolate flavor as well as a big boost of iron and other vitamins and minerals coupled with healthy fats to this chocolate smoothie bowl.
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Berry Smoothie Bowl
5 from 1 vote
This antioxidant-rich smoothie bowl is great for those trying to cut back on natural sugars for health or dietary needs. All fruits are lower on the GI index, yet packed with tons of delicious flavors. The squeeze of lemon really brightens the flavors and aids in digestion.
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Easy Banana Swaps

What’s a good substitute for bananas in smoothies? If you’ve got a smoothie recipe that sounds amazing but has a banana in it then let’s find some swaps so you can still enjoy it!

  • Nut butter: If you want to thicken a smoothie while adding in some healthy fat and protein then peanut butter, almond butter or sun butter is a great swap. Add 1-2 tablespoons per serving to your blender.
  • Natural sweetener: If omitting banana leads to a smoothie that’s not sweet enough then replace it with maple syrup or honey. You can also swap the liquid base with a fruit juice like orange juice. Know that this adds a whole lot of extra natural sugar, so try to balance it out with adding a protein or healthy fat as well.
  • Thickener: Avocado or frozen cauliflower is a great swap if you don’t want a sweet addition yet you need a thickener or something to add creaminess to your smoothie. Greek yogurt (or a dairy-free yogurt for a vegan version) is another great swap.
  • Liquid options: While bananas aren’t a liquid, if you take them out of a smoothie you can use a liquid base like oat milk, cashew milk or coconut milk to help thicken that smoothie as well.

What fruit is comparable to bananas? Fruit like mango or frozen berries can help keep the creamy texture while also adding sweetness as well.

What can I replace bananas with for low-carb smoothies? If you want to lower the natural sugar in your smoothies then try one of these smoothies for diabetics or use the not sweet options listed above.

No Banana Smoothies FAQs

What can you use instead of bananas in smoothies?

There are so many great swaps for bananas like mango, cauliflower or avocado. To replace the sweetness try maple syrup or honey. You can also use nut/seed butter to thicken.

Can you use yogurt instead of bananas in smoothies?

Yes! Yogurt is a great and easy banana replacement. Greek yogurt works well or choose a vegan yogurt if that’s more your style. Try to find one with lower or no sugar since your smoothie will have other fruits to sweeten it naturally.

Are bananas less healthy in a smoothie?

No! Bananas are a great addition to healthy smoothie recipes. They are whole fruit loaded with potassium, fiber and have natural sugar for a great energy boost. You can omit them if you don’t like bananas or want a lower carb smoothie.

Which one of these fabulous smoothies is going in your blender today? Drop a comment and let me know!

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  1. How great is this?! I’ve got some family members in the no-banana camp and can’t wait to share all these recipes with them.

    1. Hi Erin! Right?! I’ve got a couple of those in that camp too and these are go-to recipes!