Bananarama Superfood Smoothie

Bananarama Superfood SmoothieI admit it, I’m addicted! Addicted to superfood smoothies. I like to think of it as a healthy addiction :)

Not only do I love the taste, how I feel after drinking, and the health benefits, tossing a variety of superfoods into my blender is flat out fun. Thankfully, I’m not the only one who share’s this passion.

When I bump heads with a fellow superfood smoothie maker recipes like this ensue. This recipe was inspired by my friend, Ian, a seasoned superfood smoothie maker himself.

He sent me one of his latest concoctions, which I made slight modifications to, something I encourage everyone do to. Think of the recipes on my site as templates you can take and make your own. Tailor them to meet your personal health goals.

The name of this smoothie, which is cool and original, gives away one of its main ingredients, banana. I’ve touched on the health benefits of bananas, and every other ingredient in this recipe in prior posts. For now just know that the combination of ingredients in the smoothie delivers a tremendous amount of nutrition. Enough to ensure you have the best day ever!

If you don’t have all the ingredients to make this smoothie, no worries, work with what you have.

As you can see in the picture, I opted to sprinkle the bee pollen on after blending. Reminds me of sprinkles on ice cream. Enjoy!

Bananarama Smoothie Recipe

The Ingredients

  • 1 and 1/2 cups almond milk (preferably homemade)
  • 1 fresh or frozen banana
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen mango chunks
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds or chia seed gel
  • 1 teaspoon bee pollen

The Add-ons

  • A little honey, maple syrup, or stevia to sweeten
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Gelatin or your preferred protein powder
  • Any other healthy ingredients or superfoods you have on hand

Show Time

Place all the ingredients into your high-speed blender and blend for around 30-45 seconds or until nice and smooth. Note, if you don’t have a very powerful blender you might want to blend everything except the coconut oil first, then drizzle it on and blend for another 5-10 seconds to avoid clumping.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 493
  • Fat: 25g
  • Protein: 12g
  • Carbohydrates: 63g
  • Fiber: 13g
  • Sugar: 32g
  • Vitamin C: 197% RDA
  • Vitamin K: 189% RDA
  • Vitamin D: 68% RDA
  • Calcium: 64% RDA
  • Iron: 24% RDA

I’d love to know if you try the bananarama superfood smoothie – please leave a comment below. Happy Blending!

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13 Responses to Bananarama Superfood Smoothie

  1. Jennifer #

    Going to try this one in the morning if I have everything.
    Is the Greek Yogurt plain?

    • Ryan Carmody #

      The Greek yogurt is whatever flavor you’d like, Jennifer :) I did make this smoothie with plain. Enjoy!

  2. Elizabeth #

    I’m having this one this morning…it’s yummy and filling. One note to the coconut oil blending, what I usually do is add it in and blend with all the ingredients that are not frozen first and then add the frozen components and blend again. It seems to work and no coconut ‘sand’.
    Thanks again Ryan!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Elizabeth,

      Thanks for the tip to avoid coconut oil clumping or coconut ‘sand’. Nice to hear you enjoyed this smoothie :)

      Cheers,
      Ryan

  3. Ron #

    Is there something to replace yogurt? I just don’t care for it, or just leave it out or replace with protein powder or something else?

    • Ryan Carmody #

      I would either exclude it from recipes or substitute a protein powder, kefir, a nut butter, or maybe a little avocado to mimic the consistency it lends.

  4. Amber #

    Trying this for the first time today, as well as chia seeds and coconut oil. Quite delicious, thanks!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Awesome, Amber! Glad you liked it. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Yasmin #

    Fantastic!
    So tasty….and filling.
    Thanks!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      You’re welcome, Yasmin :)

  6. Belinda #

    Gm Ryan i made the Bananarama smoothie this morning and it fantastic , i’m love it thats a bunch .

    • Belinda Gaines #

      loving it

      • Ryan Carmody #

        Nice to hear you loved this smoothie, Belinda!

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