Easy Banana Kefir Smoothie

Kefir is a gut-friendly drink that should be in everybody’s diet.

One fantastic way to sneak kefir into your diet is by adding it to your smoothies.

This banana kefir smoothie is super easy and quick to make, and of course, it’s gut-friendly, and ideal for breakfast!

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Kefir Smoothie

Easy Banana Kefir Smoothie

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Enjoy a gut-friendly banana kefir smoothie! Blend ripe banana with probiotic-rich kefir, a dash of honey, and nuts for a creamy, nutritious treat.

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


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  • 1/2 cup of kefir (natural, unsweetened)
  • 1 cup frozen banana slices
  • 1 tbsp of peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp of honey
  • 1/3 cup of water


  1. Measure your ingredients and set them aside.
  2. To a Nutribullet, Blendjet, or a regular higher-capacity blender, add the peanut butter and kefir first, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Blend for 3-4 minutes until smooth and creamy.
  4. Serve and drink immediately.


*For smoothie variations, benefits, and more, scroll past the recipe!

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


  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 322
  • Sugar: 38.2g
  • Fat: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 56.4g
  • Fiber: 5.5g
  • Protein: 9.6g

Benefits of Kefir Smoothie

A side shot of a Kefir Smoothie

I have been making kefir smoothies for a long time now, especially after I discovered its benefits

From making layered kiwi kefir smoothies and weight loss kefir smoothies to this banana kefir smoothie.

The general benefits of kefir smoothies include:

  1. Probiotic Powerhouse: Kefir is rich in probiotics, beneficial for gut health, aiding digestion, and supporting the immune system.
  2. Protein Boost: A good protein source, essential for muscle repair and growth.
  3. Calcium and Vitamin D: High in calcium and often fortified with vitamin D, kefir strengthens bones and supports dental health.
  4. Enhanced Immunity: The probiotics in kefir can help enhance the body’s immune response.
  5. Lactose Digestion: Kefir is easier to digest than regular milk, making it a suitable option for those with lactose intolerance.
  6. Nutrient Absorption: Promotes better nutrient absorption and offers additional vitamins and minerals like B vitamins and potassium.
  7. Versatility and Flavor: Adds a creamy texture and a tangy flavor to smoothies, enhancing their taste and nutritional profile.

If this information has convinced you to add kefir to your smoothies, after making this banana kefir smoothie, you should also try my kale kefir and blueberry smoothie, and my strawberry kefir smoothie!

Honey being drizzled on top of a banana kefir smoothie

Smoothie Variations And Recipe Notes:

A banana smoothie can be easily customized with different flavors, even with kefir.

I, of course, tested several different variations.

Here are some ideas of how you can customize this kefir smoothie:

  1. No Banana: If you don’t like bananas, you can swap the banana for mango or even pineapple.
  2. Chocolate Flavored: Add a tablespoon of cocoa powder for a chocolatey smoothie.
  3. Protein Boost: Add a scoop of vanilla protein powder for an extra 22-25g of protein.
  4. No Nut Butter: Swap the peanut butter for chia seeds, oats, or flaxseeds!
  5. Cold Delight: Add 1/2 cup of ice cubes to the recipe for a thicker cooler smoothie.

Kefir Smoothie


Blender Type Suitability
Nutribullet 600
Vitamix Blender Propel 510
BlendJet 4000mAh
Ninja Blender BL610
Oster 6640 Blender
Hamilton Beach 58148A Blender
AMZChef Blender 1800 W
Wamife Blender

The smoothie recipe was compatible with the 8 different blenders that I own.

Blenders and models not mentioned on the list above, have not been tested by me for this specific smoothie recipe.

Recipe FAQs:

Is This Smoothie Good For Constipation?

I have personally not experienced any aid with constipation when drinking this kefir smoothie. However, I found that the smoothie helped with reducing my bloat.

Is This Kefir Smoothie Good For Weight Loss?

I have not personally tested this smoothie's effects for weight loss specifically. But it is relatively low in calories and quite filling, so it could aid weight loss.

Can I Drink This Smoothie For Breakfast?

Yes, I love drinking this smoothie alongside my breakfast. I replace my morning juice with this healthy probiotic-rich smoothie.

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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