Wednesday, August 27, 2014

56 Easy, Healthy Banana Recipes

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Here are 50 healthy, delicious banana recipes on roundup for those who can't get enough of this pulpy fruit. Bananas can work in savory dishes if it is fried as chips, but it's generally best in smoothies and desserts. Those wishing to use bananas in unconventional recipes may want to check out plantains, as they offer a flavor and texture similar to potatoes. This section, however, will focus exclusively on the sweet dessert banana. 

When experimenting with banana recipes, avoid pairing the fruit with more expensive, subtle fruits like mangosteen and lychee: the potent taste of banana will overwhelm these delicate notes. The flavors that go best with banana are as follows:


Fruits: Orange, lemon, lime, kumquat, citron, pineapple, papaya, mango, kiwi, guava, coconut, baobab, breadfruit, durian, jackfruit, cempedak, sapota, cacao, avocado, eggfruit, strawberry, cherry, raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, peach, apricot, date, fig, goji berry, mabolo, loquat, quince

Vegetables: sweet potato, yam, elephant foot yam, cassava, taro, pumpkin, plantain, chickpea, spinach, kale, romaine

Herbs, spices, and oils:  nut butters, nut milk, peanut, pistachio, macadamia nut, almond, cashew, pecan, hemp seeds, chia seeds, brown sugar, coffee, molasses, maple syrup, jaggery, honey/agave, cocoa, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, cayenne, sumac, turmeric, saffron, allspice, cardamom, paprika, salt, lemon juice, lime juice, orange juice, citrus zest, chili powder, sumac, coconut oil, coconut milk, shredded coconut, coconut milk, mint, peppermint


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Banana Beetroot Smoothie

Ingredients: Beet, banana, soymilk, chia seeds, soy milk

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Banana Cherry Smoothie
Ingredients: cherry, banana, water, vanilla, almond
extract, sweetener

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Banana Strawberry Peach Smoothie
Ingredients: Banana, peach, strawberry,
almond milk, ice, chia seeds (optional)

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Banana Berry Chocolate Smoothie
Ingredients: banana, avocado, chocolate milk,
strawberry, ice, cocoa, vanilla, 
peanut butter, cacao nibs

Banana Blueberry Protein Smoothie
Ingredients: banana, blueberry, blackberry,
ice, almond milk, protein powder

Banana Vitamin C Smoothie
Ingredients: pineapple, banana, papaya,
cucumber, coconut water

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Banana Cinnamon Smoothie
Ingredients: Banana, cinnamon, almond milk,
almond meal, coconut sugar, ice

Banana Eggnog Smoothie
Ingredients: cashew, date, avocado, banana,
vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove

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Banana Coconut Smoothie
Ingredients: Banana, coconut milk, ice

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Banana Fiber Smoothie
Ingredients: Banana, ice cubes, poppy, amaranth, sesame
seeds, sunflower seeds, water, ice

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Banana Chocolate Smoothie
Ingredients: banana, cocoa powder, vanilla protein,
peanut butter, vanilla soymilk, ice

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Banana Chocolate Mint Smoothie
Ingredients: almond milk, banana, fresh mint,
spinach, cacao, mint extract

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Banana Brownie Smoothie
Ingredients: banana, peanut butter, cacao powder,
almond milk, brownies

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Banana Almond Smoothie
Ingredients: banana, almond milk, almond butter,
maca powder, vanilla extract, almond

Banana Pumpkin Chai Smoothie
Ingredients: almond milk, pumpkin puree,
banana, chia seeds, dates, ginger,
chai spice, vanilla, ice

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Banana Peach Cobbler Smoothie
Ingredients: vanilla milk, banana, peach slices,
oats, vanilla extract, cinnamon

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Banana Orange Julius Smoothie
Ingredients: banana, orange zest, orange juice,
almond milk, vanilla extract, agave

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Banana Colada Smoothie
Ingredients: cashews, coconut water, banana,
pineapple, ice, coconut meat/butter

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Banana Carrot Smoothie
Ingredients: carrot juice, orange juice, banana,
peach, vegan protein, chia seeds

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Banana Mango Smoothie
Ingredients: coconut milk, mango, vanilla, banana

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Banana Pineapple Smoothie
Ingredients: banana, mango, pineapple, basil

Banana Green Smoothie
Ingredients: Banana, spinach, avocado, nutmilk, mint, ice

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Healthy Green Banana Smoothie
Ingredients: Banana, kale, spinach,
strawberry, chia seeds, water

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Banana Blueberry Smoothie
Ingredients: coconut milk, mango, vanilla, banana


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Banana Coco Ice Cream
Ingredients: banana, chocolate chips, coconut flakes,
almonds, chocolate shavings, salt

Banana Blueberry Popsicle
Ingredients: Almond milk, banana, blueberry, honey

Banana Peanut Butter&Honey Popsicle
Ingredients: cashew, coconut milk, peanut butter,
banana, honey, salt, chocolate chips, coconut
oil, chopped nuts

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Banana Lemon Ice Cream
Ingredients: Banana, vanilla, lemon, maple syrup,
salt, coconut oil blueberries

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Healthy Banana Popsicles
Ingredients: Blueberry, banana, mango, spinach,
hemp seeds, chia seeds, almond milk,

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Banana Cookie Dough Ice Cream
Ingredients: Banana, nut milk, vanilla extract,
chocolate chips, coconut oil, oat flour, maple syrup,
almond butter

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Banana Peanut Butter Popsicles
Ingredients: Banana, peanut butter, nuts

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Simple Banana Coconut Ice Cream
Ingredients: Coconut milk, banana, xylitol, vanilla
extract, salt

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Banana Cream Pie Shake
Ingredients: banana, almond milk,
vanilla bean, vanilla extract, agave,
graham cracker, whipped coconut cream

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Banana Rose Ice Cream
Ingredients: frozen berries, water, corn starch,
honey, rose water, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger


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Banana Cinnamon Pie
Ingredients: Brazil nuts, coconut oil,
coconut sugar, cinnamon, banana, coconut shreds

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Banana Coconut Pie
Ingredients: pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds,
dates, coconut shreds, grapefruit, lime,
coconut milk, banana, chia seeds, coconut
milk, banana, fruit topping

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Banana Espresso Tart
Ingredients: walnut, maple syrup, salt,
banana, vanilla extract, espresso powder,
dark chocolate, espresso powder

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Banana Cashew Cheesecake
Ingredients: date, hazelnuts, oats, cocoa
powder, brown rice syrup, sea salt,
cashew, banana, brown rice syrup,
lemon juice, almond extract, vanilla extract, salt

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Banana Walnut Cream Tart
Ingredients: walnut, brazil nut,
date, cocoa butter, cashew,
coconut, lemon juice, agave,
vanilla bean, banana

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Banana Jungle Pie
Ingredients: brazil nuts, cacao powder, dates,
banana, shredded coconut, agave nectar,
coconut oil, agave nectar, raw chocolate

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Banana Mango Cake
Ingredients: banana, coconut, date,
vegan yogurt, mango, orange juice,
lime juice, shredded coconut

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Banana Peach Cream Pie
Ingredients: banana, pudding mix, margarine,
cinnamon, soy milk, silken tofu, salt,
maple syrup, peaches, lemon, cayenne,
cinnamon sugar

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Banana Mint Matcha Cake
Ingredients: sunflower, flax, dates,
coconut, lemon juice, raw honey, mint,
matcha green tea

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Banana Lemon Caramel Bars
Ingredients: almonds, sunflower, flax meal,
date, coconut oil, water, coconut shreds,
lemon juice, banana, chia seeds

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Banana Chocolate Cups
Ingredients: banana, coconut oil,
stevia or agave, salt, peanut butter


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Banana Chocolate Bread
Ingredients: banana, margarine, brown sugar,
flax, vanilla, baking soda, salt, flour,
cocoa powder, chocolate chips

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Banana Pecan Shortbread
Ingredients: coconut oil, banana, sugar,
flour, vanilla, sea salt, pecan,

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Banana Baked Dessert
Ingredients: banana, soy butter, brown
sugar, whiskey, peach, kiwi, orange juice,
dark chocolate, berries

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Banana Mocha Cupcakes
Ingredients: flour, cinnamon, baking powder,
margarine, sugar, chia seeds, banana,
coconut yogurt, dark chocolate

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Banana Mochi Cupcakes
Ingredients: banana, flax seed, rice milk,
apple cider vinegar, flour, xanthan gum,
baking powder, cinnamon, salt,
baking soda, ginger, coconut oil, agave,
vanilla, date, soy powder, coconut oil,
coconut flour, vanilla, honey

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Banana Peanut Butter Fudge
Ingredients: date, almond, walnut,
hazelnut, cocoa powder, flax seed,
salt, banana, peanut butter,
maple syrup, salt

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Banana Chocolate Oat Cookie
Ingredients: banana, peanut butter,
oats, chocolate chip, vanilla,
maple syrup, canola, baking
powder, cinnamon, salt

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Banana PB Oat Cookie
Ingredients: oats, flax seed, baking soda,
salt, chia egg, banana, peanut butter,
maple syrup, molasses, vanilla, goji
berry, chocolate chip, cacao nibs

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Banana Quinoa Granola Bar
Ingredients: oats, quinoa, nuts, granola,
raisin, cranberry, prunes, banana

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Banana Bourbon Pavlova
Ingredients: banana, coconut sugar,
water, bourbon, salt, coconut milk,

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Banana Coconut Crepes
Ingredients: flour, sugar, salt, nut milk,
coconut oil, maple syrup, banana,
pecan, coconut whipped cream


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  4. So much win!! Thanks for this amazing roundup!

  5. Thanks for this amazing roundup- I'll take my time looking at all that banana-y goodness...I eat banana daily; I posted a frozen banana recipe yesterday, in fact.

  6. You have shared amazing recipes of banana dear, I love banana chips a lot. Whenever I went on trip then I usually carry banana chips with me. I also make delicious Green drink with Banana, blueberry, and Pineapple with some of vegetables. This keeps me healthy. Banana Beetroot Smoothie looks so yummy.

  7. I love to taste different kind of foods. and these recipes make mouth water like a sea.

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