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8 Healthy No Banana Smoothies

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My 8 Simple Smoothies You Should Know How to Make post is the second most popular post ever on Wholefully—and for good reason! Those simple smoothies are a great primer to smoothie-making. They use simple ingredients that you recognize and the smoothies are all delicious!

But the absolutely number one negative comment I get on that post is from banana-haters (or banana-lovers who are sadly allergic)—why do they all have to use bananas? Well, I love the sweetness and creaminess a frozen banana adds to a smoothie, but I HEARD you, friends. And today, we’ve got a whole new set of eight smoothies for you—and this time, there isn’t a single banana in sight!

Purple smoothie being poured from a blender carafe to a clear glass, surrounded by whole berries.

Even better than that, all the smoothies are dairy-free and contain no added sugar—making them paleo and vegan-friendly.

I do suggest investing in a high-powered blender to make these smoothies as creamy as possible. I personally use a VitaMix 5200, but I’ve also had a Ninja Professional in the past and loved it.

Overhead shot of smoothie ingredients in the carafe of a blender.

Beyond using a good blender, I’ve discovered a few tricks for making smoothies sweet and creamy without the use of diary or bananas, and I’ve put them into these recipes down below. I hope you love them! Let’s dig in.

Strawberry shortcake smoothie in a clear glass topped with sliced strawberries. A text overlay reads "No Sugar Added + Banana-Free Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie."

Strawberry Shortcake No Banana Smoothie

The almond butter in this smoothie gives it a great nutty, roasted flavor profile that reminds me of a fresh baked strawberry shortcake! Medjool dates are added for sweetness—make sure to find the big soft ones, and don’t forget to remove the pits before blending.

Peanut butter mocha smoothie in a clear glass topped with peanut butter. A text overlay reads "No Sugar Added + Banana-Free Peanut Butter Mocha Smoothie."

Peanut Butter Mocha No Banana Smoothie

Canned pears are a great way to add sweetness and creaminess to smoothies without adding a banana. Make sure to get canned pears that are canned in their own juice only—not in syrup. In this smoothie, we add instant coffee powder to get that mocha flavor. I really like the decaf Italian Roast Via from Starbucks.

Berry blast smoothie in a clear glass topped with whole berries. A text overlay reads "No Sugar Added + Banana-Free Berry Blast Smoothie."

Berry Blast No Banana Smoothie

Low in sugar and packed with antioxidants, berries are one of the healthiest fruits you can add to your diet. Unfortunately, they can be quite pricey and lacking in quality when out-of-season. The solution? Frozen berries! Picked at the peak of freshness and flash-frozen, they have all the nutrition you’d get from in-season berries, for a fraction of the price.

Mango Tango smoothie in a clear glass topped with mango and coconut. A text overlay reads "No Sugar Added + Banana-Free Mango Tango Smoothie."

Mango Tango No Banana Smoothie

Just because you are skipping bananas doesn’t mean you have to skip out on tropical flavor. Hit up the frozen fruit section of your supermarket to find frozen mango and pineapple chunks for this smoothie, both of which are naturally very sweet on their own—no need to add any sweetener!

Strawberry kiwi smoothie in a clear glass topped with sliced fruit. A text overlay reads "No Sugar Added + Banana-Free Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie."

Strawberry-Kiwi No Banana Smoothie

This classic flavor combo is sweetened using canned pears—again, make sure to get pears canned just in juice, and don’t drain the pears! We want to use that juice in the smoothie.

Greena colada smoothie in a clear glass topped with fruit. A text overlay reads "No Sugar Added + Banana-Free Greena Colada Smoothie."

Greeña Colada No Banana Smoothie

Enjoy the flavor of a tropical vacation with an added nutritional boost of fresh spinach! This bright green smoothie doesn’t taste like spinach—it just tastes like your favorite sweet and creamy cocktail. I won’t tell if you add some rum to it! Make sure to use full fat coconut milk from the can—it’ll give you the creamiest results with some fat to help keep you full.

Peaches and cream smoothie in a clear glass topped with sliced peaches. A text overlay reads "No Sugar Added + Banana-Free Peaches and Cream Smoothie."

Peaches and Cream No Banana Smoothie

Adding raw almonds to the smoothie gives it a creamy, hearty flavor and texture—it’s like making almond milk without the work!

Wild blueberry lemon smoothie in a clear glass topped with blueberries. A text overlay reads "No Sugar Added + Banana-Free Wild Blueberry Lemon Smoothie."

Wild Blueberry Lemon No Banana Smoothie

Out of all the berries, wild blueberries contain some of the highest levels of antioxidants. Most supermarkets carry wild blueberries in their frozen fruit section. Combined with fresh lemon zest and juice, this smoothie is a bright and fresh way to start your day!

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8 Healthy No Banana Smoothies


  • Author: Cassie Johnston
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 small servings or 1 large 1x

Description

Banana haters, this one’s for you! Here are eight healthy recipes for a no banana smoothie, all of them creamy, dairy-free, and added sugar-free.


Scale

Ingredients

For Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie Without Banana:

  • 1 1/2 cups frozen whole strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond butter
  • 3 pitted Medjool dates
  • 1 cup unsweetened nut milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional add-ins: chia seeds, hemp seeds, protein powder, ground flax, collagen, Greek yogurt,lots of other options

For Peanut Butter Mocha No Banana Smoothie:

  • 1 cup canned pears in juice (do not drain)
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened peanut butter (use almond butter for a paleo alternative)
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee or espresso powder
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened nut milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Handful of ice
  • 2 pitted Medjool dates
  • Optional add-ins: chia seeds, hemp seeds, protein powder, ground flax, collagen, Greek yogurt,lots of other options

For Berry Blast Smoothie Without Banana:

  • 1 1/2 cups frozen mixed berries
  • 3 pitted Medjool dates
  • 1 cup packed fresh baby spinach
  • 1 1/2 cup 1/2 cup unsweetened nut milk
  • Optional add-ins: chia seeds, hemp seeds, protein powder, ground flax, collagen, Greek yogurt,lots of other options

For Mango Tango No Banana Smoothie:

  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional add-ins: chia seeds, hemp seeds, protein powder, ground flax, collagen, Greek yogurt,lots of other options

For Strawberry Kiwi No Banana Smoothie:

  • 2 ripe kiwi, peeled
  • 1 cup packed fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup canned pears in juice (do not drain)
  • 1 cup frozen whole strawberries
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened nut milk
  • Optional add-ins: chia seeds, hemp seeds, protein powder, ground flax, collagen, Greek yogurt,lots of other options

For Greena Colada Smoothie Without Banana:

  • 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup packed baby spinach
  • Optional add-ins: chia seeds, hemp seeds, protein powder, ground flax, collagen, Greek yogurt, lots of other options

For Peaches and Cream No Banana Smoothie:

  • 1 cup frozen peach slices
  • 2 tablespoons raw almonds
  • 2 pitted Medjool dates
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For Wild Blueberry and Lemon No Banana Smoothie:

  • 1 cup frozen wild blueberries
  • Juice and zest from 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup canned pears in juice (do not drain)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened nut milk

Instructions

For All Flavors:

  1. Combine all ingredients into the carafe of a high-power blender. Blend on high until very smooth and creamy. Serve immediately.

  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Blend

Keywords: smoothie, fruit, dairy-free, banana-free

Cassie is the founder and CEO of Wholefully. She's a home cook and wellness junkie with a love of all things healthy living. She lives on a small hobby farm in Southern Indiana with her husband, daughter, two dogs, two cats, and 15 chickens.

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10 Responses
  1. HANNAH

    It’s like you heard my heart when you made this post! LOL! I like bananas just not in smoothies, this is lovely. Thanks!!

  2. Marine

    These recipes look amazing! Can’t wait to test them all out 🙂 I’m not a fan of dates though…what can i use as a substitute? Or should i just leave them out?

    1. Cassie Johnston

      Just leave them out, and if the end result isn’t quite sweet enough for you, add some honey or maple syrup to taste. 🙂

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