49 Alternatives to Bananas…

1. Click here for a List of 28 Smoothie Recipes Without Bananas

2. Seven Alternatives to Bananas in Smoothies

  1. Canned pumpkin
  2. Frozen veggies e.g. cubed zucchini and cucumbers
  3. Frozen spinach
  4. Avocado slices
  5. Mango (for a change – just as sweet and creamy)
  6. Food based gums e.g. guar gum, xanthan gum
  7. Frozen yogurt cubes

3. Another 6 Alternatives to Bananas in Smoothies, with some explanation

  1. Oatmeal. The key to using oatmeal in a smoothie is to finely grind it first. Use about 1/4 cup of oatmeal powder to bulk up a smoothie.
  2. Chia seeds. Chia seeds can act as a binding agent and thickener. Add 1 tablespoon to your blender or simply stir chia seeds into a smoothie and give it a minute to thicken.
  3. Avocado. Avocado has a different flavor profile (and color!) than banana but it can be used to make a very creamy smoothie. Try 1/2 to 1 avocado per smoothie.
  4. Frozen fruit. Frozen fruit can thicken a smoothie and provide natural sweetness. Try mango, peach, or young coconut for extra creaminess.
  5. Yogurt. Any kind of yogurt can make a smoothie creamy but if you’re after a thick smoothie, use drained or Greek-style yogurt.
  6. Silken tofu. Silken tofu has a neutral flavor and smooth, creamy texture that works great in smoothies. It also provides protein.

4. From OneGreenPlanet

  • Frozen berries e.g. raspberries and blackberries
  • Frozen unsweetened almond milk cubes
  • Frozen butternut squash puree

5. From iquitsugar.com

  • Frozen cinnamon yoghurt cubes
  • frozen peas
  • Coconut flesh
  • Homemade nut butter
  • Soaked nuts – e.g. cashews and macadamias