These 7 Quick & Easy Vegan Banana Smoothies are incredibly freezer friendly, so easy to make and taste absolutely delicious! PERFECT for busy mornings. All vegan, and made with all natural, clean eating ingredients!
WATCH THE VIDEO TO SEE HOW IT’S MADE:
Happy Monday Friends!! I have a super post for you here today – my 7 top fave smoothies. These will take you through the entire week, wake you up, keep you energised and keep you full. Also, they are so freezer friendly that you can make an entire week’s batch in less than 15 minutes. Yes, they are that easy. If you watch the video above, you’ll see just how easy and nutrition loaded they are. Drink up!
Now, a few words about these banana smoothies before we get into the actual recipes. Smoothies are life. Whoever invented them I want to thank you. They are nutrient dense, tasty, portable and easy to make meals that can be had at pretty much any time of the day. I would however, recommend having these in the morning. You’ll set your intentions for the day perfectly that way. Plus, this is the ultimate wake up meal to get you going for the day ahead.
Hands down, my Blendtec blender is my absolute #1 choice for making smoothies. FRIENDS. This will change your life. I’ve had lots of blenders before, and never have I seen a machine completely break down and blend every ingredient so perfectly than my Blendtec. I’ve had it all of a few weeks now and I’ve been given so many “progress awards” by this smart machine that I’m convinced it pays for itself if you purchase it. Plus, you can totally use it to make lots of other items (hello Cauliflower Soup + Banana Milk!). If you are someone who is always making smoothies, sauces, soups, nut butters etc., I would definitely buy this baby.
The blender is also like an acrylic material, so even clumsy me won’t be breaking it. The Twister Jar is just as useful for smaller, more dense items like pestos, nut butters and pastes. I made every one of these banana smoothies in the blender except the Strawberry Mango, which I made in the Twister Jar. Best part? It comes with an EIGHT (8!!) year guarantee. You can also check out the blender alone for an option with the Twister Jar.
Pictured: Oster My Blend Blender
If you’re still like eh, I just want to make smoothies randomly, my first blender, The Oster My Blend Blender is honestly a great option. I still have it, and it’s a gift that the Mr. gave me I think for a birthday a while back. It is literally for making smoothies and is a single-serve blender. You make it, and then switch the tops and BAM – sports bottle on the go. Pretty ingenious when you think about it. It is not so great on the ice factor, which makes it ideal for these kind of banana smoothies. It won’t be as creamy as a smoothie from the Blendtec, but it’ll definitely do the job.
Pictured: Ball Pint Mason Jars
Lastly, I am completely obsessed with Ball Jars. Oh boy. I think I have every variety, every weight, and every make including the freezer friendly ones (PLEASE do not put the glass jars in the freezer they will crack and explode. Yup.). They are the perfect size for these single serve smoothies, and work amazingly for other items too. As I’m opening my fridge, I see Ball Jars holding:
Active yeast, Homemade vegan Worcestershire sauce (I should probably share that recipe), pumpkin butter, coconut butter and super thick coconut whipped cream. Yes, my name is Jessica and I’m a crazy jar lady, but point being you’ll be using these jars way beyond your smoothies. One thing: once you finish using a jar, I would wash it immediately and dry off the top to prevent any premature rusting.
So here are my top fav. smoothie tips to make these the best smoothies you’ll have:
What I mean is, add some pizazz to your smoothies. While you can make the smoothies as is, I love to add in some nutrient dense ingredients that help to take it up a notch. My favs:
– Flax seeds, chia seeds & hemp seeds – lots of protein, fibre, and they help to thicken up your smoothies.
– Nut butters – adds protein, a new flavour and a great thickener that’s probably already in your pantry.
– Maca powder, goji berries, acai powder – superfoods that boost the nutrition in your smoothies and help to power you awake. Specifically, I’ve found adding maca powder to anything boosts my mood immediately and helps me to feel awake.
– Maple syrup and other natural sweeteners – if you want a sweeter smoothie, go ahead and add these in at your discretion.
– Teas, coconut waters, banana milk, almond milk, coconut milk, orange juice – your base choice is up to you. These already in the recipes are my fav kinds, but switch it up based on your preferences.
Just in case you’re wondering, my fav is the green smoothie. Tried, true, loved.
This Strawberry Mango Smoothie is filled with fruits and flavour, 5 ingredients and will transport you to a tropical country this summer!
Blend all the ingredients until thick and smooth. If you have some time, let it set about 5 minutes - the peanut butter thickens it right up.
Strawberry Mango Smoothie
Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
I feel you, I had a slight sad period in my life where I was intolerant to bananas for about two years (WHY.). Or maybe you would like a different base than bananas. It may take a bit of work around, but you can easily substitute ⅓ of an avocado for the creaminess, ½ cup of coconut yogurt (to keep it vegan) or even thick coconut cream.
P.S. These colourful straws are gorgeous, but they really are just for pretty pictures and parties. I would highly recommend buying a glass straw. It’s 100% more eco-friendly, looks gorgeous and lasts forever. The Hummingbird Glass Straws are my favourite.
If you try any of these 7 Quick & Easy Banana Smoothies please let me know in the comment section below, or tag me on instagram with the hashtag #jessicainthekitchen! For more exclusive recipes follow me on Instagram AND on Snapchat: jessinkitchen.
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