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Banana-Free Smoothie Options

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Bananas are popular in smoothies because they help cover the taste of greens, add a little sweetness, and most of all they create a thick creamy texture. Over the years, I have come to learn that not everyone is a fan of bananas and there are others who are looking for ways to reduce the sugars in their smoothies. Below, I will share some alternative foods that you can use in your smoothies instead of the golden banana.

Banana Alternatives

There are a lot of healthy substitutes for bananas, and many of them won’t add any extra sugar. The following options will add a perfect creamy mouth-texture, as well as a wide host of incredible health benefits. I hope this posting inspires you to think outside of the banana!


Chia Seeds

  • Chia and flax seeds are great for adding thickness to a smoothie.
  • Chia seeds won’t affect the flavor in any way.
  • Add 1 tablespoon to your blender or stir chia seeds into a smoothie and give it a minute to thicken. You can always add more, but start with less and see how it is.
  • You can learn more about chia seeds (here).

Flax Seeds

  • Flax seeds need to be well blended and broken down (through grinding) before consuming. Unlike chia seeds, flax seeds need to either be soaked or broken down in order for the body to absorb the nutrients.
  • Start with 1 tablespoon.
  • Flax seeds can impart a nutty taste to your smoothie unless you are adding it to ingredients that are potent in flavor.
  • You can learn more about flax seeds (here).

Frozen Organic Fruit

  • Frozen fruit is an excellent option for many reasons. They act like a thicker (due to their pectin content) to a smoothie, provide natural sweetness, and adds the cold element, so you don’t have to add ice.
  • Mango, peach, pineapple, and young Thai coconuts are perfect for extra creaminess.
  • But remember, fruit is a form of sugar and should be used in small amounts.
  • Click (here) to see my thoughts on why and how to purchase organic frozen fruits.

Hemp Seeds

Irish Moss Paste (gel)

Nuts & Seed Butter

Ripe Pears

Rolled Oats

Sweet Potato (cooked)


Yogurt (raw/vegan)

I hope that all the options I shared above are helpful. Please leave a comment below and have a blessed day, amie sue

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