Easy 5-Minute Banana Smoothie

It takes less than five minutes to make this simple banana smoothie. Our easy recipe can be used alone or as a base for different smoothies.

banana smoothie and why you should make it. I've made this simple banana smoothie recipe more times than I can count.

banana smoothie and why you should make it. It's delicious on its own and makes an excellent base for adding additional components such as fruit, nut butter, and vegetables.

It takes less than 5 minutes to create. You can use both fresh and frozen bananas. It's simple to customize to what you have in the kitchen.

This smoothie is ideal for breakfast or a snack. It is popular among children! You can even prepare the smoothie ahead of time, freeze it, and keep it for later.

I use one banana to create one large or two smaller (kid-sized) smoothies. A ripe banana produces the best-tasting smoothie. To make the creamiest banana smoothie, use frozen banana slices. I've explained how I freeze bananas for smoothies below.

Half an orange — When I have oranges on hand, I enjoy adding them to my morning smoothie. It provides additional vitamin C and tropical flavor.

If you don't have oranges on hand, don't panic; you may substitute mango, pineapple, or berries.

Plain or Greek yogurt – I don't always add yogurt to my smoothies, but when I do, a teaspoon makes for a protein-packed and creamy smoothie.

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