18 Delicious Banana-Free Smoothies


Around 3:00 I get the hunger pains. Maybe it’s boredom (not that I don’t have anything to do) or maybe it’s just needing a change of pace. What I don’t need, however, is a the box of candy or bag of chips I’m craving. So, I try to be proactive. I set myself up with healthier snacks around the house and in the freezer and try to make a smoothie before I’m so hungry my children start looking like tasty snacks.

(No. Not really. Are you paying attention? I don’t think they would taste good anyways!)

But here’s the thing, I don’t like bananas. I really, really want to because I know they are good for me, but if you put one piece of a banana in a smoothie, it’s the only thing I taste. And so, 18 smoothies with zero banana!

18 banana free smoothies

Very berry (150 calorie) smoothie

Coconut water mixed berry spinach smoothie

Blueberry breakfast smoothie

Energy boosting morning green smoothie

Immune boosting smoothie

Berry citrus whole fruit smoothie

Green velvet smoothie

Healthy lemon smoothie

Make ahead breakfast energy smoothie

Mange pineapple smoothie

Carrot cake smoothie

Berry green smoothie

Cherry strawberry smoothie

Mango ginger smoothie

Strawberry basil smoothie

Strawberry mango smoothie

Black cherry mint smoothie

banana free smoothie with juice plus complete

My favorite smoothie lately has frozen berries, mango, spinach and pumpkin. Pumpkin is a superfood and I had some in the freezer from Halloween. I was sent some samples, so I’ve been mixing my smoothies with Juice Plus+ Complete powder because it adds so many nutrients that I’m not the best at getting every day! It has 14g of protein, 8g of fiber and is dairy-free, gluten-free, and is 100% natural, plant-based. I’m a fan of the vanilla, but it comes in chocolate, too. I just add a half scoop to my smoothie (not shown is the almond milk I add, about a cup), blend it up in my Nutri-Ninja IQ and I’ve got a much healthier snack for me than a bag of chips! It’s also great for a “on-the-go” breakfast, pre-exercise energy drink, or post-workout recovery drink.

Any of these smoothies make for a great snack or even meal replacement with a ton of protein and fiber added via Juice Plus+.

Mango Berry Pumpkin Spinach Smoothie

Mango Berry Pumpkin Spinach Smoothie


  • 1/2 c frozen or fresh mango
  • 1/2 c frozen berries
  • handful spinach
  • 1/4 c pumpkin puree
  • 1-2 cups almond milk, or soy, skim, coconut, etc


  1. Place frozen fruit in blender.
  2. Add spinach and pumpkin puree.
  3. Pour milk over the top and blend until smooth.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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Thank you to Juice Plus+ for sending the samples. We’ve been enjoying them. All thoughts are my own.

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  1. My husband has been using my Ninja to make smoothies every morning – but he doesn’t like bananas either, so he’s been using strawberries and blueberries. This list will give him LOTS of other options, thanks!

    1. Definitely explore the mango if he likes those….they add a super nice creaminess to a smoothie!

  2. You should try some oatmeal, peanut butter or almonds in your smoothies. It’s delicious.

    1. Oh yes, I’ve added those, too! Or almond butter. And, hemp seed, too!

  3. Thank you again, yay for no bananas!!!

    I lost my taste for them when I was pregnant, 8+ years ago. The smoothie adventure is really rough since then. These are perfect!

    1. I don’t think I’ve EVER liked bananas. Crazy, right? But, no bananas? Still yummy smoothies!

  4. Thanks for this! All these great recipes and no bananas! Not much of a fan of the banana here!

  5. I love bananas and always try to keep some frozen for smoothies. However, one of my favourites does not include bananas. I love strawberry mango or even just mango +yogurt (i.e., a lassi). I saw that you a mango ginger up there. I am definitely going to try that. LOVE ginger.

  6. mrs. hils says:

    I like bananas, but they do overpower everything else in a smoothie. I’ll put them in for the kids, but I skip them myself. I love smoothies. It’s like a treat, but it’s good for you! 🙂

  7. Amy Orvin says:

    My mom loves making smoothies in her Ninja. She loves buying fresh fruit, not usually bananas, to use in there along with yogurt of some kind. I think she would love to try the Carrot cake smoothie. I would actually love to try that one, too. Thank you for the list of great tasting smoothies. I can’t wait to see which ones she makes.

    1. We don’t get fresh fruit very long here, so frozen it is..I like them icy!

  8. Barbara Montag says:

    5 stars
    I’m always on the lookout for new smoothies recipes!
    They are my breakfast to go.
    thank you

  9. Leigh Anne Borders says:

    5 stars
    I have never thought to add in a little spinach to my smoothies! I am getting a Ninja anyday now in the mail and I can;t wait to try some of these out.

  10. I would love to start making some smoothies because I definitely need to start saying no to naughty foods. Hopefully I will be starting soon.

  11. Nom nom nom… I’m not in the smoothie frame of mind yet, but as soon as Spring comes around I know I will be. I’ve bookmarked your post so I can come back and explore some of these recipes. Thanks for sharing!

    1. It’s definitely hard when it’s colder outside, but I’ve been doing it and find myself craving more fruits and veggies!

      1. I heart fruits + veggies but am not a big lunch-eating person. This could be the perfect, healthful alternative to munching on string cheese and hummus.

  12. Rebecca Parsons says:

    5 stars
    I am always looking for smoothie minus bananas, love this post. Seems like every smoothie recipe I find has bananas in them.

  13. 5 stars
    These all sound really good! I do banana and peanut butter smoothies for breakfast, but getting burnt out. Will def try some of these!

    1. I will add peanut butter or almond butter sometimes, too!

  14. 5 stars
    Thank you!!!!!
    I <3 bananas but I can't eat them. I thought it was hilarious when my mom posted this. Finally some smoothie recipes with no bananas. 🙂
    I make my Complete smoothies every morning and some times I ran out of ideas for it.

    1. Yay for smoothies you can enjoy and drink!

      It’s hard to find good and tasty ideas without bananas! I hope you enjoy these!

  15. Michele P says:

    I love smoothies so will have to try them out, so many recipes ask for bananas but sometimes you just want something a little different to try!

  16. Richard Hicks says:

    I don’t mind bananas, but these recipes are still great because often we don’t have them around all the time!

  17. mrs. hils says:

    Are you guys Costco shoppers? They always carry a huge combo bag of frozen blackberries, blueberries and raspberries. Ideal for a tasty smoothie! I like the chocolate JuicePlus powder, but I only use half the serving because it overwhelms!

    1. We don’t have Costco, but we do have Sam’s Club. Last time I was there, I grabbed a huge bag of frozen mangos. Yum! And, yes, I only use half a scoop of the Juice Plus, too because I like to taste the fruit!

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