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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.

 

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Peach Coconut Dream

Peach Coconut Dream

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Drinks

Description

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.


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups spinach
  • 2 cups coconut water
  • 2 cups grapes*
  • 2 peaches*

Instructions

  1. Blend spinach and coconut water
  2. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth


Notes

*Freeze at least one of these fruits to make the smoothie cold.

 

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Brain Fuel Green Smoothie

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Drinks

Description

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.


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Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Blend spinach and coconut water
  2. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth


Notes

*Freeze at least one of these fruits to make the smoothie cold.

 

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Cantaloupe-Grape Sweetness

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Drinks

Description

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.


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cantaloupe* (ripe and rind removed)
  • 1 cup grapes*
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil (unrefined)

Instructions

  1. Blend spinach, almond milk, and water
  2. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth


Notes

*Freeze at least one of these fruits to make the smoothie cold.

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.

 

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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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  1. Kathy

    February 28th, 2018 at 9:55 am

    How much applesauce would you use in place of a banana? Should you freeze the applesauce in portions?

  2. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    March 2nd, 2018 at 9:52 am

    Hi Kathy,

    I usually swap in 1/4 – 1/2 cup of applesauce. And nope, no need to freeze. Add the apple sauce either chilled or room temperature to your green smoothie!

  3. JasonH

    February 4th, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    I literally add anything and everything, I don’t aim for taste.

    Blueberries 25g
    Blackberries 25g
    Raspberries 25g
    Strawberries 25g
    Avocado chunks 70g
    Spinach 25g
    Kale 25g
    Cucumber 2 inches

    A bit thick but I just down it every morning after my oats/flax seed breakfast

  4. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    May 1st, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    Thanks for sharing!!

  5. Rita T

    April 30th, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    I can’t have coconut, what do you substitute for it?

  6. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    May 1st, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    Hey Rita,

    If you cannot have coconut oil a great substitute would be MCT oil.

    Hope that helps!

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