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Brown Sugar Banana Smoothie with Ice

This Banana Smoothie with ice features fresh bananas, creamy yogurt, and sweet brown sugar. It’s a tasty and refreshing drink for your breakfast or brunch!

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My parents would make this banana yogurt smoothie for us growing up and it was always a treat whenever they did.

This recipe is so sweet and tasty and that’s because of the addition of the brown sugar!

These banana smoothies with ice work because they’re:

  • Quick and easy. You’ll only need 5 common ingredients and a few minutes to make these delicious drinks.
  • Adaptable. You can use fresh or frozen bananas for this recipe.
  • A great way to get rid of ripe bananas. Do you have some bananas sitting around that are getting a little too ripe? Throw them in this smoothie!

Step-by-Step Instructions

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CRUSH 4-5 ice cubes in a blender.

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ADD 2 cups of vanilla yogurt, 2 ripe medium bananas (broken in pieces), 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla to the blender, cover, and blend on high until well combined.

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POUR into glasses and finish with a dash of ground nutmeg.

Recipe Tips and Substitutions

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These smoothies are thick so if you’d like them to be a little runnier, just add some milk to the blender until you get your desired consistency.

You could use frozen bananas for this smoothie and eliminate the ice, if needed.

I like to use the Oikos Triple Zero vanilla yogurt for this smoothie because it has 0g of added sugars and provides 15g of protein per cup!

Here are some variations you can try for this banana smoothie:

  • Replace the brown sugar with 1/2 cup honey or one of these honey substitutes.
  • Add in a few tablespoons of peanut butter and some oats for even more protein.
  • Replace the yogurt with two scoops of vanilla ice cream for a sweet milkshake. You’ll need to add milk in with this variation to help thin it out.

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FAQs

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Why do you put ice in a smoothies?

In this case where there’s no frozen fruit involved, the ice adds a frosty element to keep the smoothie cold and refreshing.

It also adds more volume to the smoothie without adding an extra calories.

Can you use unfrozen bananas in a smoothie?

Yes! You’ll just need to combine the fresh bananas with ice in your smoothie for a frosty texture.

I hope your family loves this banana smoothie with ice recipe! If you make it, be sure to take a picture and tag me on Instagram with @ashcroftfamilytable and use the hashtag #ashcroftfamilytable!

 

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Brown Sugar Banana Smoothie with Ice

The Ashcroft Family Table
This Banana Smoothie with ice features fresh bananas, creamy yogurt, and sweet brown sugar. It's a tasty and refreshing drink for your breakfast or brunch!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 263 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 4-5 ice cubes
  • 2 cups vanilla yogurt
  • 2 ripe medium bananas, broken in pieces
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Dash ground nutmeg

Instructions
 

  • Crush 4-5 ice cubes in a blender.
  • Add yogurt, bananas, brown sugar, and vanilla to the blender, cover, and blend on high until well combined.
  • Pour into glasses and finish with a ground nutmeg.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 263kcalCarbohydrates: 57gProtein: 7gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 90mgPotassium: 517mgFiber: 2gSugar: 51gVitamin A: 90IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 236mgIron: 1mg
Keyword banana and ice smoothie, banana smoothie, banana smoothie with ice, brown sugar banana smoothie
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