Banana Recipes

Got overripe bananas? Use them up in our cozy recipes with bananas, which include banana bread (of course), but also banana dessert recipes and smoothies.

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Peanutty Strawberry Banana Smoothies

I like that this strawberry banana smoothie recipe is fairly light, but the peanut butter gives it some protein to help keep me full. It's great for busy mornings when I need breakfast on the run. —Maria Hamre, Cincinnati, Ohio

Mango Ginger Smoothies

I blend smoothies every morning and change the flavors. My favorite version features mango with a spicy bite of ginger.—David...


Strawberry Banana Spritzer

This easy-to-fix breakfast beverage is smooth and refreshing. The bananas and strawberries can be blended ahead of time and frozen,...


Blueberry Banana Smoothies

“We often make smoothies to use up bananas that are past the point of eating them fresh. This combination is...


Banana Blueberry Smoothies

“My sons love this smoothie, whether it’s served frozen or with a straw. Either way, I feel good giving them...

Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie

What kids wouldn’t love waking up to this creamy peanut butter banana smoothie? For a fun variation, substitute chocolate syrup...


Strawberry Banana Yogurt Smoothie

This frosty strawberry banana smoothie with yogurt is a great way to use up that last banana. Frozen berries and...

Banana Strawberry Smoothies

This quick-to-fix nutritious drink is thick and frothy with a refreshing fruit taste. "My mother gave me this recipe. It...


Banana Berry Smoothies

"My family is fond of smoothies, and we are always trying something new. This is one fruity blend they always...


Cantaloupe Banana Smoothies

This is one of my favorite flavor combinations for a smoothie. Cool and fruity, a glass full satisfies my evening...


Banana Berry Drink

This cold refreshing beverage is a great substitute for breakfast when you're in a hurry. —Eric Knoben, Edgewood, Washington

Banana Breakfast Smoothies

In a hurry? Enjoy a fast and nutritious breakfast drink with this recipe from Stacy Myers of Bristol, Tennessee. “I...


Chocolate Banana Smoothie

I developed my own chocolate banana smoothie after tasting a similar drink at a local restaurant. My children love the...


Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Frozen berries and fruit keep these frosty smoothies extra thick. Best of all, the recipe is a great way to...


Frothy Orange-Pineapple Cooler

My kids think they've gone to Heaven when I say "yes" to seconds of this smoothie. I never hesitate because...


Mango Tango Smoothies

With a cup of milk and a half cup of yogurt, this smoothie is rich in calcium and makes an...

Fruity Peanut Butter Smoothies

If you're a fan of berries and bananas, you'll enjoy this frothy delicious refresher. "It's great to serve at breakfast...


Banana and Chocolate Smoothie

Renee Zimmer of Tacoma, Washington shares these crowd-pleasing Chocolate Banana Smoothies that are a breeze to prepare and even...


Mango Banana Smoothies

Toasted wheat germ is a healthy bonus in this tropical treasure from Verna Puntigan from Spartanburg, South Carolina. The chilly...


So-Healthy Smoothies

This tastes like a milk shake, but it doesn't have the guilt or fat. My husband and I look forward...


Kiwi Bananaberry Smoothies

—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin


Peanut Butter Banana Smoothies

—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin


Banana Coffee Smoothie

The banana and coffee pairing may seem a little different, but sip this creamy smoothie, and you’ll realize you’ve discovered...


Pineapple Sunrise Smoothies

"This great-tasting beverage is an easy way to get kids to eat their fruit," notes Diana Mueller of Las Vegas,...

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Blueberry Mango Smoothies

Tofu lends a shake-like thickness to this fruit-filled smoothie from our Test Kitchen. It's a welcome treat for those on...


Strawberry Banana Blast

This thick and creamy smoothie was created for the strawberry lover, but the banana flavor comes through nicely. It's refreshing...


Banana Mixed Berry Smoothie

For a sweet treat during the summer, try these smoothies. The banana and berries are so tasty together.—Brenda Strohm, Omaha,...


Banana Cream Smoothies

You can serve this thick, nutritious smoothie, flavored with bananas and raspberries, for breakfast or as a snack. And with...


Chocolate Banana Smoothies

In an effort to lose weight, I wanted to find a healthy, sweet and filling beverage. I came up with...


Berry Banana Smoothies

"I keep several bananas in the freezer so that I'm always ready to whip up this thick beverage for a...