You don’t need to spend money on prepackaged smoothie mixes, because making a smoothie is super simple. It takes a minimum of three ingredients plus ice and you can make a personal size smoothie or a blender jug full to share. You don’t even need ice cream and sugar is purely optional. I actually prefer it without any sweetening.
The secret to making a super simple banana smoothie is the banana – that’s essential to making it thick and delicious. I like to use a banana that is semi-ripe and still firm. You can also add chocolate syrup or fruit to make your own custom smoothie blends.
Blend the following ingredients in a blender (with an ice blending blade):
- 1 Banana
- 4-6 oz of Milk
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
- 5-6 Ice cubes
For a personal blender, slice the banana for easier blending and use smaller ice cubes.
To double the recipe in a large blender jug, the one banana is still sufficient – just break it up in sections, add more milk and ice.
Pulse to blend a few seconds till the ice is crushed but not gone and smoothie is thick.
- Any milk works well including whole, 2%, skim, lactose-reduced
- Add 1 or 2 pieces of frozen fruit (smoothie featured had 2 raspberries and 1 blackberry)
- Add a squirt of chocolate syrup
- Add a little yogurt for a yummy taste