Basic Banana Smoothie

Basic Banana Smoothie


There are some recipes that simply cannot be outdone, and you simply should not mess with perfection.  Nobody will ever beat the 1-1-1 macaroni recipe that has been handed through our family (1 lb. elbow noodles, 1lb. cheese, 1 quart milk).  I have never had strawberry cake that tastes quite as good as the moist dessert my mom bakes.  Above all, nothing compares to my homemade oatmeal cookies (and, sorry, but I am not revealing my secret ingredient).


In high school, this basic banana smoothie became my favorite post-soccer-practice snack.  It met all the necessary requirements:

  1. It is easy to make
  2. It fit the coach-prescribed “soccer diet”
  3. It tied me over until I could eat Mom’s amazing supper

I have tried a variety of alterations over the years, but the base stays the same: one banana, one cup of milk.  Add whatever you want, but don’t mess with perfection.


Basic Banana Smoothie


  • 1 banana (preferably frozen)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup ice (if banana is not frozen)
  • Additional options (you can add as many as you choose!):
    • peanut butter
    • jelly
    • chocolate syrup
    • frozen berries
    • cinnamon
    • yogurt
    • coconut
    • caramel sauce
    • honey, agave, or maple syrup


  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Drink and enjoy!


Have a great weekend!


3 thoughts on “Basic Banana Smoothie

  1. I love smoothies, and this looks like a great basic recipe! Adding caramel sauce sounds like a really delicious idea! I like the idea of having a basic recipe and then playing with different variations. Thank you for sharing this at Fiesta Friday!


  2. I agree, some simple recipes should be left alone! This one looks like a keeper, and I love how you gave ways to spruce it up as well. I love how simple this is to make as well. Thank you so much for joining us at FF, and have a wonderful weekend!! 🙂

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