This banana nut smoothie recipe tastes just like Banana Nut Bread. At least this version is healthier though. I decided I wanted a nutty banana smoothie one morning for breakfast so I tried this out on a whim having no clue it would come out tasting like one of my favorite breakfast foods. I blended it up and all I could think about was how it just taste exactly like banana nut bread. I didn’t have to tweak the recipe at all, the first time try it was just what I wanted. Glad I happened to get a video of it.
The combination of banana, yogurt, oats, vanilla protein powder, flax, dates, and almond butter make sweet smoothie that needs no added sugar. This smoothie is also gluten-free, but not nut-free, so anyone with a nut allergy beware. Oats are safe for gluten intolerant people, however, it’s best to buy oats that state “gluten-free” in order to avoid any accidental flour on the oats. Some oats made in the factory are rolled in flour for packing, so beware of that as well.
The texture of this smoothie is quite thick, but I like it that way. If need be, add more milk than the recipe calls for if you’d like to smooth it out.
- 1 Banana
- 1/2 cup Oats
- 1/3 cup Dates (about 7 pitted dates)
- 4 TBS Plain Greek Yogurt (or any yogurt you desire)
- 1 TBS Ground Flaxseed
- 2 TBS Almond butter
- 1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
- 1 1/2 cups Vanilla Almond Milk
- Grind the oats into a fine powder
- Add the peeled banana
- Add in the dates, flaxseed, almond butter, vanilla protein powder, and almond milk
- Blend until smooth and enjoy
The more flax you add, the more thick the smoothie becomes, it can become too thick and pasty.