This thick, creamy and ice cream like smoothie is like having dessert for breakfast, but it’s completely healthy! Made with just three ingredients and ready in seconds, it’s a filling, satisfying breakfast or snack which is naturally gluten free, vegan, paleo, grain free, dairy free, allergen-friendly and whole30 compliant!
“So how is your second time at the Whole30 diet going for you, Arman?”
My imaginary friend, Splenda asked.
“Oh it’s fine, dandy…. OH DEAR GOD GET ME A SANDWICH, BLOCK OF KITKAT AND A LONG ISLAND ICED TEA.”
It’s actually going really well, dear Splenda.
The key here with this round of the Whole30 challenge was NOT to make protein the main attraction- A misconception the Paleo and/or Whole30 way of eating is often stigmatized on. I too have been guilty of this in the past. Like many, I was under the assumption that every meal, snack, and beverage (ew, just kidding) would need to be based around protein.
As mentioned in this post, my goals this time round was to keep it as meat-free as possible too. Ironically, I also mentioned how I was getting over sweet breakfasts and was hoping by undertaking this 30-day challenge that it would change.
Turns out, my teeth like to be given a sweet hit first thing in the morning and as such, I’ve had to satisfy it….smoothie style. I’ve never been one to embrace smoothies consistently, especially for breakfast. However, I was up for trying new things out, and this smoothie was a great starting point!
Let’s talk about this healthy 3 Ingredient banana breakfast smoothie.
To be completely honest, the first time I made it, I legit thought I’d be grabbing something a few minutes later, as my usual smoothies contain a scoop or so of protein powder. However, I soon realized adding some healthy fats (in the form of nut or seed butter) or even a handful of whole nuts (as long as your blender can handle it!) did the trick perfectly fine.
Now more deets on this simple, easy and satisfying smoothie!
This healthy 3 Ingredient Banana breakfast smoothie is thick, creamy and NOT the kind of smoothie you’d need a straw for. This kind of smoothie needs a spoon, spork or ladle to enjoy, thanks to the ingredients used. It’s completely naturally sweetened and uses only good for you ingredients! Texture-wise, it’s really similar to melted soft serve ice cream, but without any of the dairy, sugar or processed ingredients. The concept is nothing new here- It’s simply basing it off frozen bananas, which does give it that amazing texture. Granted, it is NOT ice cream (taste-wise, at least), but a deceptively filling, satisfying and energizing smoothie to keep you going all morning. It’s also suitable for most dietary lifestyles- It’s naturally gluten free, paleo, vegan, dairy free, sugar free and whole 30 compliant!
Not a fan of the sweet stuff first thing in the day? This three ingredient banana smoothie can be enjoyed as a snack or even post-dinner treat too- I’d recommend cutting back on the bananas and the nut butter, as it would be a little too filling.
HACK! For those with a powerful blender, feel free to swap out the almond butter or cashew butter with whole roasted almonds, whole roasted cashews or even macadamia nuts. This gives it an even thicker texture, along with added fiber! For those of you needing an allergen-friendly option, simply swap out the nut butter with sunflower seed butter!
Make this healthy 3 Ingredient Banana Breakfast Smoothie and don’t let the ingredients fool you.
Healthy 3 Ingredient Banana Breakfast Smoothie
- 1 1/2-2 frozen bananas more = thicker smoothie
- 1/2-3/4 cup non-dairy milk of choice unsweetened almond, coconut or cashew milk works great
- 1-2 tablespoon nut or seed butter of choice I prefer almond butter or cashew butter *
- cinnamon to taste optional
- Break your banana up into smaller pieces for easy blending.
- Add all ingredients into the blender and blend until desired consistency- For a thicker, ice cream like smoothie, blend less. If smoothie is too thick, add more milk of choice. Top with cinnamon and enjoy.
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I love sweet and a smoothie in the morning. And adding cinnamon makes almost everything better in my opinion;)
YES! I go through cinnamon like water!
Keep going strong with the Whole 30 thing, mate! You’re 4 days in, and 29 more to go. I’ll send you some Kit Kats for your present if you make it all the way until February! But in the meantime, this smoothie sounds amazing. I love a good thick smoothie, and I think Robbie has a spork I can borrow! I mean, it’s ice cream for breakfast. How can I turn that one down??
OMG. I need to fill you in on my friend in Japan and their KITKATS!! I think we should organise a boys trip there once Robbie can take care of himself! Bring his spork too 😀
Frozen bananas make for the best smoothies! My blender could definitely not handle whole nuts, but nut butter sounds just fine to me! My all-time favorite combo is frozen banana, PB, and chocolate protein powder. If you get yummy protein it tastes like a milk shake.
Ohhhhh that sounds divine- I think I may have to try it out 😀
3 ingredients is a super good deal for a smoothie! Love it.
😀 Absolutely! Thanks, Emily!
Looks great! I also add frozen greens and frozen riced cauliflower to smoothies for an extra creamy texture. Sounds weird, but I swear it works.
Oh wow- That is so intriguing!
this looks awesome, and the only kind of smoothie I like 🙂 I am not doing whole30, but trying to eat clean this month (and beyond?), so I will add this to my weekend repetoire!
🙂 Please do!
Arman, I’m cracking up over here, recalling the time I posted a pic of a similar smoothie on a Whole 30 support page, and the W30 Nazis came down on me because smoothies are not allowed, regardless if all the ingredients are compliant. Anyway, I survived, somehow, and now I do Paleo/W30ish, but you’re right, frozen bananas very much mimic the sensation of having ice cream…I know they prevented me from murdering random ice cream eating people during my summer W30. I love smoothies with frozen bananas in them, and I often whip your concoction, but this morning, I made one of my favorite smoothies: spinach, almond milk, frozen bananas, with mint and vanilla.
Oh my word, MARIA! I have had so much angst over this (and the pizza one!) – I even asked a slew of people whether or not it was acceptable and the majority agreed ha! I’m glad you survived and are enjoying smoothies 🙂
Yummy! Love your Whole30 eats too, especially the banana bars!
🙂 Thank you, Cassie!
I can’t remember the last time I had a smoothie for breakfast. These days, it’s all oatmeal. It’s like we’ve traded places. 🙂
We really have- All those fruit loaded oatmeals you’ve been sharing on social media!!!
This is one tasty looking smoothie! I have two high speed blenders, and all the ingredients except the banana’s, which I forgot to pick up at the store. So, back to the store again. 🙂
Haha, pick up an extra bunch for me- I forgot too!
I hear you about cutting back on the protein! I’ve been having smoothies in the mornings, too, and I’ve cut right back on the amount of protein powder I use. Think 1 TB instead of 2 scoops! It tastes so much better. Who would have thought? Haha
Right?!!!!! We need to change our ways!
This Is my favorite go to when I just. Can’t. Egg. I usually add spinach also!
Mmmmm right? sometimes I want to throw my eggs at the wall!
What does T stand for? Tablespoon? Teaspoon?
Tablespoon, so 15 mls 🙂