No bananas? No problem! You can make this creamy green smoothie without banana, using frozen mango and pineapple!

green smoothie without banana

I’ve gotten a lot of requests for more smoothie recipes without bananas. Whether you’re allergic or you just don’t like the taste, I’ve got you covered! This green smoothie is delicious! Frozen mango and pineapple add plenty of sweetness, while Greek yogurt adds protein and creates a creamy texture.

How to Replace Banana in a Smoothie

So many smoothie recipes, including my own, use bananas because they add sweetness and creaminess. Frozen bananas also make the smoothies super thick and spoonable. But I recognize that some people don’t love the taste or might be allergic, so I wanted to provide tips for how to replace bananas! It’s important to find ingredients that can replace the sweetness and creamy texture.

Frozen mango and frozen pineapple are both great options. You can also use a combination of avocado and honey. Avocado adds creaminess and honey replaces the sweetness. Another option is to use nut butter like peanut butter or almond butter for creaminess plus a sweetener like honey or maple syrup. In this recipe, we’ll use a combination of mango, pineapple, and yogurt for sweetness and creaminess.

Green smoothie ingredients

Ingredients and Substitution Ideas

I used frozen mango and frozen pineapple but you could use all mango or all pineapple if that’s all you have.

I like the taste of vanilla Greek yogurt but you could use plain Greek yogurt to reduce the sugar. You could also substitute with almond milk yogurt if you wanted to make this smoothie vegan.

Feel free to add protein powder if you want to turn this into more of a meal. I recommend using a scoop of your favorite vanilla protein powder. If your protein powder is sweetened, you may want to use plain yogurt instead of vanilla, so the smoothie isn’t too sweet.

You can use kale instead of spinach but be sure to remove the stems, which are too tough and bitter to blend. I recommend reducing the amount of kale since it can add a bitter flavor if you add too much.

Green smoothie in a cup

How to Make a Spoonable Smoothie

If you want to turn this drink into a smoothie bowl, reduce the amount of milk and add 1/2 cup of ice cubes. This will help create a thicker smoothie. You do need a powerful blender in order to blend everything smoothly. Here are my tips for getting the best results from your blender and here are additional tips on how to make a super thick smoothie.

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green smoothie without banana

Green Smoothie Without Banana

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Smoothie
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

No bananas? No problem! You can make this creamy green smoothie with frozen mango and pineapple!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup almond milk or coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed spinach
  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt

Instructions

  1. Add the milk and spinach and blend until smooth.
  2. Add the mango, pineapple, and yogurt and continue to blend until smooth.
  3. Divide into two glasses and serve.

Notes

I like the taste of coconut milk but be sure to use the kind from a carton, not canned coconut milk.

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