Warm Banana Smoothie – Our Warm Banana Smoothie recipe tastes just like a slice of banana bread fresh out of the oven! This warm smoothie is the perfect drink to make if the thought of a cold smoothie on a chilly fall or winter morning makes you want to crawl back under your covers.
All of the flavors of banana bread, in only 5 short minutes! Filled with protein-rich walnuts, and completely dairy and gluten free with no added sugar, this is a recipe you must try! Keep reading for the details.
How to Make This Warm Banana Smoothie Recipe
When most people think of smoothies, they think of icy cold fruit, blended into a smooth and creamy drink. And while this is true for most smoothies, as the weather cools down, we crave warmer smoothies instead! Same concept as a typical smoothie, except we start with a hot liquid instead of cold. It’s truly the perfect way to start your chilly morning!
We started this banana smoothie off with some hot water, and then added all of the flavors of banana bread! All you need is a single ripe banana, walnuts, dates, cinnamon, vanilla, and fresh ginger, and voilà, you have banana bread in a cup! Blend it up in a high speed blender for an extra smooth, creamy smoothie. A truly great way to use those extra ripe bananas you promise yourself you’re going to make banana bread with (been there, done that)!
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While we are on the subject of bananas and sugar I have to quickly address two questions I am frequently asked…
Are Bananas Good for You? Are Bananas Fattening?
Whenever I share a banana-rich recipe I am always shocked at how many times I am asked about whether bananas are in fact a healthy fruit. I get this question so often, that I actually wrote an entire article on it with much more detail than we have space to go into in this recipe post.
Here’s the deal; ALL fruits are healthy!! There is absolutely no such thing as a “fattening” fruit (or a “fattening” or unhealthy vegetable either for that matter.)
So yes, bananas are good for you. So are all other “whole” carbohydrates that are eaten in their natural and unrefined form.
Health Benefits of Bananas
Bananas are an incredibly nutrient-dense fruit, filled with phytonutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants! Here’s just a few reasons they’re so incredible for your health!
Bananas are High in Fiber, with Low Calories
One medium-sized banana is just over 100 calories. They’re also full of fiber, including resistant starch that helps control blood sugar and reduce fat storage after you eat.
Bananas May Help Lower Blood Pressure, and Support Bone Health
Bananas are full of potassium, which is beneficial in lowering blood pressure. They are also full of magnesium, which is essential for muscle and bone health.
Bananas are Full of Antioxidants
Bananas contain anti-aging antioxidants like vitamin C. They also contain anti-aging and disease-fighting phytonutrients!
Bananas Contain Amino Acids
Did you know bananas are the only fruit to contain the amino acid Tryptophan and Vitamin B6? Tryptophan and vitamin B6 work synergistically to help your body produce the feel-good neurotransmitter, serotonin.
Recipes with Bananas
Now since we’ve hyped up bananas so much, you might be wondering how you can add more into your diet. Here are our favorite recipes with bananas:
- Peanut Butter Banana Muffins: These Peanut Butter Banana Muffins are made with a secret healthy ingredient that boosts fiber and improves moistness.
- Banana Pancakes Recipe: Made with gluten free flour and flax seeds, this wheat free fluffy banana pancake recipe is super healthy and SO super good!
- Chocolate Banana Smoothie: This Chocolate Banana Smoothie is is ready in just a few short minutes, and is the perfect way to start your morning.
Banana Smoothie Recipe Iced
Like stated above, this Warm Banana Smoothie was created for cold winter mornings, so you can enjoy your smoothies all year long! However, winter isn’t the only time you can enjoy this smoothie, and with a couple small modifications, you can turn this into a warm-weather smoothie as well!
If you love iced coffees as much as we do, or it’s not quite cold outside, then you may prefer your banana smoothie cold. If so, just follow the instructions below for our warm banana smoothie, but instead of hot water, use cold. Then fill a glass with ice and pour the smoothie into the glass, filling it to the top.
Add a straw and enjoy!
More Warm Smoothie Recipes
When it’s cold and chilly, a delicious warm smoothie that is nutrient-dense smoothie is the best. Here at Clean Cuisine, we encourage everyone to add a daily superfood smoothie. However, on cold days, we definitely switch up our green smoothie for a delicious warm smoothie like one of these below.
You’ll also notice that our warm smoothie recipes resemble delicious desserts. 🙂
Favorite Warm Smoothies:
- Hot Apple Cinnamon Smoothie recipe: If you love apple pie, this warm smoothie is perfect for you.
- Pumpkin Pie Smoothie recipe: Yep, if you’re a pumpkin pie fan, try this pumpkin smoothie recipe. Instead of cold water, use hot water!
- Key Lime Pie Smoothie recipe: To make this delicious key lime pie smoothie warm, just follow the instructions and then warm it up on the stove or in the microwave for a few minutes. It’s absolutely delicious.
Ready to learn how to make this quick and easy Banana Smoothie at home? Let’s get into all the details!
Warm Banana Smoothie
This Warm Banana Smoothie that is perfect for chilly mornings and is vegan too! It takes only a few minutes, and tastes like banana bread.
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 1x
Place all ingredients in aand process until smooth and creamy. Serve warm.
NOTICE: If you are using a glass blender jar, make sure you let the ingredients cool to almost room temperature before you put them in the glass jar otherwise the glass could explode and cause serious injury.
The Luvele Blender has a stainless steel jug that we always use for warm or hot recipes. You can learn more about it here.
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