This banana smoothie is made without milk and is incredibly creamy and delicious! Best of all, this recipe is really easy and simple to make.
This dairy free banana smoothie is made without milk but does call for dairy free milks. If you don’t have any on hand, just switch it out for water, or combine additional yogurt and water to create a milk like mixture.
One of the things I love most about this recipe is how versatile it is.
You can use whatever dairy free milk you have or even water.
You can add oats, peanut butter, or almond butter.
If you like this smoothie, you may also like my dairy free strawberry smoothie and dairy free strawberry banana smoothie.
Do Smoothies have Dairy?
Smoothies don’t have to, but yes, they usually contain dairy because they usually are made with milk and/or yogurt.
What Type of Dairy Free Milk should I use?
Really you can use anything you’d like, though I’d recommend a mild flavored milk.
Oat milk works nicely and so does almond milk. You could use coconut too if you want a more tropical flavor but then you probably won’t want to mix in any of the optional additions.
What Type of Dairy Free Yogurt Should I use?
You should use a neutral or vanilla flavored dairy free yogurt.
Yogurt made from soy, almonds, coconut, and oats all will work fine here.
What if I don’t have or want yogurt in my smoothie?
The yogurt makes the smoothie creamy but it can easily be left out if you prefer.
All you have to do is switch the yogurt out for more dairy free milk.
How To Freeze Fruit For Smoothies
To make smoothies even easier, freeze fresh fruit into portions.
To freeze bananas for smoothies, peal banana and cut into round disks.
Arrange, in one layer, on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Slide the baking sheet into the freezer and freeze until hard (two to three hours).
When the bananas are hard, divide it between freezer-safe bags and keep it in the freezer for your next smoothie.
If you’d prefer the lazy way, I often just stick a full banana into a freezer safe bag blend it whole.
Banana Smoothie Variations
If you’re looking for a plain banana smoothie, this recipe alone is delicious. However, I’ve given a list of optional additions if you’d like.
Add the listed amount of peanut butter for a peanut butter banana smoothie.
Add oats to make this banana smoothie a breakfast banana smoothie.
Or you can add both oats and peanut butter to make a peanut butter banana breakfast smoothie.
If you don’t use extremely ripe bananas (or over ripe bananas) you may it sweet enough, which is where the honey comes in.
Make Ahead of Time
You can easily make this recipe ahead of time.
All you have to do is put the bananas, yogurt, and anything else you want in the blender – except oats if you plan on using them.
Blend it up until it is nice and smooth. Then pour the smoothie into a freezer safe resealable bag.
Once you’re ready to use the smoothie. Let it sit out until it’s defrosted enough to put into the blender.
Place the smoothie in the blender, add the milk and oats if desired, then blend until smooth again. Once it has a nice pourable consistency, put it in a cup, and serve.