Banana Smoothie For Weight Loss

Let me introduce you to this amazing banana smoothie for weight loss!

Many people believe that bananas are fattening. 

But this is not the case, because I lost weight drinking banana smoothies like this one!

Explore recipe tips, smoothie benefits, and more below!

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Weight loss banana smoothie

Banana Smoothie For Weight Loss

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Indulge in a delicious Banana Smoothie for weight loss, blending nutrition with flavor. Explore variations, from vegan twists to tropical delights, for a satisfying and healthy journey to your fitness goals.

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

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup frozen banana slices
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 1 scoop protein powder (unsweetened and unflavored)
  • 1 tbsp oats
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon (ground)

Instructions

  1. Measure the ingredients as listed and set them aside.
  2. Add the frozen bananas and yogurt to your blender first, followed by the other ingredients.
  3. Blend until completely smooth. For about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

For best results, drink the smoothie as soon as it’s made.

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

Nutrition

  • Calories: 255
  • Sugar: 16.5
  • Fat: 5.3
  • Carbohydrates: 27.5
  • Fiber: 7.8
  • Protein: 4.9

How Is This Banana Smoothie Good For Losing Weight?

a close up shot of a glass cup filled with a weight loss banana smoothie

This banana smoothie is good for weight loss thanks to the high fiber and protein content.

A serving of this smoothie contains a whopping 41g of protein and  8g of fiber.

This means you won’t feel hungry for hours, which helps reduce the overall consumption of calories for the day, leading to a calorie deficit

The sweetness of the smoothie also helps curb cravings for high-calorie snacks. 

Other Benefits Of This Fat-Burning Banana Smoothie

Weight loss banana smoothie

Keeping you feeling full and aiding weight loss is of course the main benefit of this smoothie, but it also has many other benefits to offer.

The smoothie contains potassium, which is essential for many different bodily functions and for keeping you healthy.

On top of that, the smoothie is energizing and contains gut-friendly properties thanks to the yogurt.

Ingredient Substitutions & Recipe Variations

The developing process of this weight loss banana yogurt smoothie recipe was quite adventurous.

I tested numerous different variations and ingredients.

Some of the ones that came out good are going to be left here for you, in case you fancy trying a slightly different-tasting smoothie, or simply have dietary requirements: 

  • Make It Vegan: Instead of dairy yogurt and milk, use vegan-friendly yogurt and milk. I tested coconut and it worked great in this banana protein smoothie.
  • Make It Extra-Tropical: I recently made a mango banana smoothie for weight loss, which prompted me to test adding 1/3 cup of frozen mango to this recipe. It added extra sweetness and tropical flavor to the smoothie.
  • No Oat Smoothie: If you are intolerant to oats, use chia seeds instead, or even flaxseeds can work.
  • No Protein Powder Smoothie: I tested using collagen powder instead of protein powder, and it added almost no taste, which is good if you dislike the taste of protein powders.

Other variations I tested included:

#1. Smoothie Bowl Version

The smoothie can be even thicker if you use less liquid.

To turn this belly fat burning banana smoothie into a smoothie bowl, do the following:

  1. Use 1/2 cup of milk instead of 1 cup.
  2. Use an additional 1/2 cup of frozen banana slices.
  3. Blend!

Applying these changes should result in a creamy smoothie perfect as a smoothie bowl!

#2. Berry Blast Variation

For a burst of berry goodness, try the following variation:

Add 1/3 cup of mixed frozen berries such as strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries.

Use berry-flavored yogurt to further enhance the berry flavor. Just make sure it’s fat-free.

Questions From The Smoothie Community

A lot of my followers on TikTok love seeing me share breakfast weight loss smoothie recipes.

Some of my community members were a bit surprised that I had a success losing weight with a banana smoothie.

A lot of us believe that bananas are fattening and aren’t good for weight loss. This isn’t true though. 

Some popular questions from the community regarding this banana smoothie for weight loss included:

Is This Banana Smoothie Good For Belly Fat?

According to Healthline – you cannot target weight loss in certain areas, however, if you make your banana smoothies right, they can keep you feeling fuller for longer, meaning you will consume fewer calories throughout the day, which will result in weight loss and potential belly fat loss too.

What Is The Best Time To Drink This Banana Smoothie?

I drank this smoothie as a meal replacement for breakfast, and that is how I used it to lose weight. I have not tested drinking it any other time of the day.

Can I Make This Smoothie Ahead Of Time?

I recommend that you avoid blending the smoothie ahead of time and consuming it later, because the smoothie contains frozen fruit. As the frozen fruit warms, the texture and taste of the smoothie will be altered.

Can I Use Fresh Banana Instead Of Frozen Banana?

Yes, you can absolutely use fresh banana instead of frozen banana. The quantity is 1 1/2 large bananas. Do note that using fresh bananas will make your smoothie less thick. Which is why I recommend that you reduce the liquid.

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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