I bought a new blender yesterday with one thing in mind – Smoothies! I’ve tried out a few and I’m completely hooked. So far, my favorites are Blueberry Smoothies, Strawberry Smoothies, and Banana Smoothies.
A banana smoothie is a healthy, quick cold treat that you can make any time of year, not just in summer. There are a variety of ways to make a banana smoothie, but in this article we’ll stick with the basics.
Here are the tools and utensils you’ll need to make your banana smoothie:
- A blender
- Knife to cut up your banana
- Serving glasses
- Measuring cups
And here are the ingredients that we’ll be using to make our banana smoothie:
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 cup of crushed ice
- 1 cup of cold milk
- 1 tbsp of brown sugar
Here’s how to make the perfect banana smoothie every time
Some people like to freeze their banana first before adding it to the blender, but I find it turns out great using a regular room temperature banana.
Peel your banana and break it or cut it up into pieces and add it to your blender. Then pour in the ice, milk and add the brown sugar.
Turn on your blender and hold the top of the lid firmly in place. This is important because with something hard like ice inside, there’s a possibility that the lid could get knocked off and then you’d end up with a mess. If you don’t have crushed ice, use ice cubes instead, but pulse the blender a few times to break the ice cubes into smaller pieces.
Blending time should take about 30-60 seconds, but make sure your banana smoothie has a smooth creamy texture before serving.
When the mixture is finished blending, pour it out into a glass and if you decide to use a straw to drink from, use bigger straws to make it easier.
Video: How to make a banana smoothie
(I have no idea who this is in the video below – I just thought it might be helpful for my readers!)
I’ve become a Smoothie addict, so you’ll be seeing plenty of smoothie recipes, tips, and what not. I’m working on iced coffee drinks as well…. I’ll bet you already assumed that. So transparent.