Creamy Banana Smoothie in a glass with a swirl of date syrup on top
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5 from 2 votes

Creamy Banana Smoothie

A simple Banana Smoothie that is easy to make & packed with healthy, filling ingredients. It's rich, thick & creamy & tastes almost like banana bread! 
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: gluten-free, oil-free, vegan
Servings: 1 smoothie
Calories: 531kcal
Author: Melanie McDonald

Ingredients

  • 1 large frozen banana
  • 33 g / ⅓ cup oats , rolled or quick oats
  • 4 tablespoons walnuts , or pecans or a combo of the 2
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 - 2 medjool dates , or 1 -2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 180 - 240mls / ¾ - 1 cup milk of choice , nut based milks work the best in this recipe

Instructions

  • Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until completely smooth.
    Use 2 dates or 2 tablespoons maple syrup if you have a very sweet tooth. Otherwise one will be enough. If your bananas are really spotty and ripe you might get away with no sweetener at all. 
    Start with ¾ cup of milk, blend and see how the texture is for you. If you want it thinner add the rest of the milk and blend again for a couple of seconds. 

Notes

I like to serve this smoothie with a drizzle of date syrup on the top (as per my photograph). It makes it look really pretty! 
TIP - Prep the ingredients in advance and keep in a bag in the freezer. Then when needed, just tip into a blender, add milk of choice and blend. 
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Nutrition

Serving: 1smoothe | Calories: 531kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 2.8g | Sodium: 206mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 10% | Vitamin C: 20% | Calcium: 30% | Iron: 18%