Banana Smoothie


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My favorite 3-ingredient banana smoothie! All you need are frozen bananas, the milk of your choice, and Greek yogurt. Then, just blend them together for an easy and refreshing way to enjoy this naturally sweet fruit (ps – frozen bananas make the smoothie extra chilled and replenishing on hot days).

Cup of banana smoothie
Photo: Gayle McLeod

Smoothies have always been the gateway to using leftover fruits and veggies in my fridge. And while I love a classic strawberry banana smoothie when I have bananas on hand, I think they also deserve the spotlight for their own smoothie recipe.

This no-fuss banana smoothie does just that and is the perfect drink to enjoy when you’re craving a thick and creamy smoothie. It’ll cool you down in a jiffy on a hot summer day and is practically a breakfast recipe in itself with the combination of fruit and yogurt. Plus, it’s hard to beat a simple 3-ingredient smoothie!

Ingredients for banana smoothie on a table

Banana Smoothie Recipe Ingredients

This smoothie is straightforward and simple. But there’s plenty of room for an additional protein boost (I’ve added a few suggestions in the recipe notes down below!).

  • Frozen bananas: While you can use fresh bananas for this smoothie, it’ll be thicker, creamier, and more chilled with frozen sliced bananas. For guidance, I’ve got a whole post about how to freeze bananas.
  • Milk: You can use any milk of your choice. I typically like to use nut milk such as oat milk, cashew milk, or almond milk — all of which are easy to make right at home!
  • Greek Yogurt: I love to use Greek yogurt for smoothies since it has a much thicker texture with an added protein boost. But you could also use vanilla-flavored yogurt for added sweetness.

Find the printable recipe with measurements below.

How To Make A Banana Smoothie

Toss all of the ingredients into a high-powered blender and blend until it’s smooth and creamy. And if you have a tamper, use that (if needed) to push down the frozen banana to make sure you get all the bits and pieces blended.

Banana smoothie ingredients in blender
Banana smoothie in blender

More Easy Smoothie Recipes

Keep this smoothie recipe on hand when you’ve got leftover bananas! Give it a try and let me know how you liked it in the comment box below.

A large cup of banana smoothie

Easy Banana Smoothie

5 from 3 votes
Prep: 3 minutes
Total: 3 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan


My favorite 3-ingredient banana smoothie recipe! It's simple and tasty with frozen bananas, the milk of your choice, and Greek yogurt.


  • Vitamix A3500 My favorite blender for smoothies and so many more recipes!


  • 2 frozen bananas (sliced in half before freezing)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt (plain or vanilla)


  • Blend. Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender, and blend until smooth and creamy.
    Blending banana smoothie in a blender

Lisa’s Tips

  • For an optional protein boost you could add: almond butter, peanut butter, flaxseed, or chia seeds.
  • I like to use vanilla Greek yogurt, but you could also add a splash of vanilla extract if using plain Greek yogurt. 


Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 563mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 267mg | Iron: 0.4mg
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Banana Smoothie, Banana smoothie recipe
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Lisa Bryan

Lisa is a bestselling cookbook author, recipe developer, and YouTuber (with over 2.5 million subscribers) living in sunny Southern California. She started Downshiftology in 2014, and is passionate about making healthy food with fresh, simple and seasonal ingredients.

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    1. Hi Deanna – You can also substitute it for other frozen fruits to keep it nice and thick.

  1. Really delicous but I mostly tasted bannas and my smoothie didn’t exactly look like the photo. I would appreciate it if you showed me how much too add.

  2. This was like a banana shake! Made recipe as written, except used half of the yogurt, due to capacity of immersion blender.  Amazingly simple and delicious!5 stars