Vanilla-Banana Smoothie Recipe -
Vanilla-Banana Smoothie Recipe
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Vanilla-Banana Smoothie

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"This is a very simple recipe (as are most smoothies) which is a great cool relief from a hot summer day."

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Original recipe makes 4 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    2 mins
  • COOK

    3 mins

    5 mins


  1. Place banana and vanilla ice cream into a blender. Pour in vanilla extract, orange juice, and milk. Puree until thick and smooth.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 30, 2012

I took a couple containers of nonfat greek yogurt and threw that in the freezer last night so I could use it in this recipe in place of the vanilla ice cream. I made no other changes. I liked this smoothie--it tasted very similar to an Orange Julius. My bananas were quite ripe and combined with the sweet/tart of the orange juice, it really didn't need any other sweetener. The one issue I had was that it had a little too much liquid. I think I'd cut back on the milk at least by half next time. Then I think it would be perfect.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 27, 2007

the origional recipe posted was horrible. It needed more sugar, less orange juice, and ice cubes. But after editing the recipe it turned out good.


9 Ratings

Jun 03, 2007

This was good and the kids loved it. I added some crushed ice to the blender when mixing it up. I may use a bit more vanilla next time as it was a bit plain.

Apr 10, 2007

mabey instead of ice cream, you can use yaogurt

Nov 09, 2009

The recipe is what is says. I just didn't prefer the taste. Definitely do not put orange in it though... I only did 1/2 cup and still tasted the orange.

Mar 29, 2012

This was pretty good. I used fat free yogurt in place of the ice cream because I wanted to have it for breakfast.

Aug 23, 2007

taste a bit sour and has an odd end taste. Although it is healthy if you substitute yogurt in replace of ice cream.

May 24, 2010

I kept all the measurements the same, but I skipped the milk and used Sunny D instead of orange juice. My family loved it!


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  • Calories
  • 165 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 5.1 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 52 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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