Banana Detox Smoothie

Bananas aren’t often associated with detoxing. However, they do contain a lot of benefits.

When you mix banana with detoxing ingredients, that’s when you can achieve a great banana detox smoothie.

So, today, I did exactly that – I used bananas together with a few ingredients that are great for detoxing.

Banana Detox Smoothie

Can You Detox With Banana?

Bananas are loaded with valuable nutrients and also possess detoxifying properties, like helping to cleanse your system and promote healthy intestinal function.

They are a good source of vitamins and potassium, which positively influence metabolic processes and the health of your skin.

However, for better detoxing results, it’s always best to mix bananas with more powerful detoxing ingredients.

The Benefits Of Banana Detox Smoothie

Banana Detox Smoothie

The smoothie is detoxing, but what exactly does it help with and what benefits can you expect?

Since I intentionally used other ingredients that can further help the detoxing process, but also have many other health benefits, this banana smoothie smoothie has a lot to offer!

Here are the main ones: 

  • Rich in Antioxidants: The matcha and berries used in this banana shake provide a good dose of antioxidants, which help combat oxidative stress.
  • Boosts Immunity: Thanks to the Vitamin C from some of the ingredients, it helps to strengthen the immune system.
  • Rich in Vitamins: Contains various essential vitamins from the ingredients used, which promote overall health.
  • Metabolism Boost: Matcha contains some caffeine, which can help boost metabolism and provide a gentle lift in energy levels.
  • High in Fiber: Bananas contribute to the overall fiber content of the smoothie, aiding in digestion and promoting a feeling of fullness.
  • Boosts Mood: Bananas contain tryptophan, which can help in the production of serotonin, a mood-enhancing hormone.
  • Contains General Detox Properties: The high fiber content, the antioxidants, and the many more properties can contribute to the overall detoxification in the body.
  • May Aid Weight Loss: This banana smoothie is good for weight loss thanks to high fiber content which promotes satiety and metabolism boosting properties from the matcha.

How to Make a Banana Detox Smoothie

Banana Detox Smoothie with sliced banana and kale next to the cup

I carefully selected the ingredients, so that they not only work well in harmony with the banana, but also offer their own set of detox benefits.

You will need these ingredients to make this strawberry banana detox smoothie:

  • 1/2 cup frozen banana slices
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 handful of kale
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon matcha powder
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk

Add the frozen fruit and milk first to your blender or Nutribullet, then follow with the rest of the ingredients.
Blend for 3-4 minutes until smooth.

Serve the detox smoothie and enjoy!

Optional Substitutions And Variations Of This Detox Drink

I made a couple of variations to this lemon detox drink with banana so I am going to leave some of the variations and ingredients I used.

You may find that these swaps will work better for your palate!

  • If you don’t have matcha, you can use specialized detox smoothie powders, or you can just replace it altogether with oats or dark cacao powder.
  • The strawberries can be substituted for any other berry you like. Blueberry can work great in this banana smoothie for detox.
  • For a more tropical and fresh-tasting smoothie, use coconut water instead of almond milk.
  • If you don’t have chia seeds at home, using flaxseeds or oats is totally fine. Even nut butter can work, the quantities are the same; 1 tablespoon.
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Banana Detox Smoothie

Banana Detox Smoothie

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Enjoy the health benefits of this banana detox smoothie! Packed with fiber, antioxidants, and essential nutrients, this blend aids digestion, boosts immunity, and revitalizes your skin.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup frozen banana slices
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 handful of kale
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp matcha powder
  • 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened )

Instructions

  1. Prepare and measure the ingredients as listed.
  2. Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender starting with the frozen strawberries, bananas and milk. Blitz until smooth. For about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Best consumed straight away, however, you can take it with you and drink it on the go!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 270
  • Sugar: 19.5
  • Fat: 7
  • Carbohydrates: 44
  • Fiber: 9.8
  • Protein: 6
Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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