April 6, 2022/Recipes

Recipe: Sweet Banana Smoothie

Get your protein on!

A large glass of a banana smoothie sits on a white plate next to bananas.

Our banana smoothie recipe includes low-fat dairy products and can be combined with canned soft fruits (like peaches or pears). They’re hydrating and nutritious and provide calcium and protein! If you’re lactose-intolerant (can’t drink milk or eat dairy products), a similar smoothie can be made using protein powder, fruit juice, sherbet and ice cubes.


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  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup fat-free vanilla yogurt
  • 2 ice cubes
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Canned soft fruit, if desired


  • Add all ingredients in a blender until smooth.

Variations and suggestions

  • If you’d like to make the smoothie sweeter, add sugar or artificial sweetener to taste.
  • Greek yogurt can be added in place of regular yogurt to increase the protein by 7 grams.
  • Soy yogurt can be used if you’re lactose-intolerant.

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on the ingredient brands used.

Nutrition information (per serving)

Serving size = 1 cup


Calories: 178
Protein: 6 g
Carbohydrate: 37 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugar: 24 g
Total fat: 0.5 g
Saturated fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 2 mg
Sodium: 68 mg
Potassium: 636 mg
Calcium: 170 mg

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