5 days of a working week call for 5 varieties of Banana smoothies! One for each day to keep you going. It all started with my husband. We are usually pressed for time in the mornings like most of us are. So I always prefer quick fix breakfasts which are ready in a jiffy with very less prep time. Smoothies surely come to my rescue in such situations. We have Blueberry Milkshake or Mango Orange Sunrise or Cherry Vanilla Protein Shake on most days. While we are on this subject, you can check out these easy breakfast recipes – Rawa Paniyaram, Mini Veggie Fritters, Eggless Blueberry Mug Cake or Oats and Flax Seed Idli.
Banana is a versatile fruit to experiment with. Hence I took a challenge upon myself to come up with 5 kinds of Banana Smoothie, one for each day. I had a lot of fun making these while my husband enjoyed gulping them down. All these smoothies literally take 5 minutes to make. They are hearty, can keep you full for a couple of hours. So yes they are a very good breakfast option. You can make them vegan too. You can also have them for dessert if you like.
1) Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
Add 1 chopped banana, half cup curd, 2 tbsp peanut butter , half cup coconut milk and 1 tbsp honey in a blender.
Blend till it’s all creamy and smooth. Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie is ready!
2) Turmeric Carrot Banana Smoothie
Add 1 chopped banana, 4 seedless dates, 1 tsp Homemade Turmeric Powder, 1/2 cup grated carrot, 1/2 cup coconut milk and half cup milk in a blender.
Blend till the carrots are pureed and the smoothie is creamy. Garnish with some fat-free cream on top along with some glazed carrots.
3) Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Add 1 chopped banana, 3-4 strawberries, 1 cup milk, 2 tbsp protein powder, 2 tbsp chia seeds soaked in water and 1 tbsp honey in a blender.
Blend it to a smooth smoothie.
4) Coffee flavored Chocolate Banana Smoothie
Add 1 cup of coffee flavored yogurt, 1/2 cup milk, 1 chopped banana, 1 tbsp fat-free cocoa chips, 1 tsp instant coffee and 1 tbsp honey in a blender.
Once done, garnish it with some cocoa chips and chocolate syrup. Serve chilled.
5) Figs, Date & Banana Smoothie
Add 1 chopped banana, 2 tbsp protein powder, 2 dried figs, 4 seedless dates, 1 tbsp chia seeds soaked in water, 1 cup coconut milk and 1/3 cup milk in a blender.
This smoothie is the thickest of them all. However its rich, creamy and yummy too.
This is it. This will take you through the week. I promise. Both of us loved the idea of beginning our day with an energetic smoothie. I am all excited to try out different flavors and share it all with you.
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