Banana Spice Smoothie

January/February 2012

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This healthy banana smoothie is made with vanilla kefir and spiked with warming spices.

Banana Spice Smoothie Recipe

5 Reviews for Banana Spice Smoothie

Great tasting

I made this exactly as described and it was delicious. Found the vanilla kefir in local grocery store .Had a rich, satisfying taste and was filling. The calories are per serving, not for the entire recipe, per one reviewers comment.

Easy to make

Yuck! We poured it down the disposal.

Freshly different smoothie

I made a couple substitutions bc I did not have kefir. I used 1 banana, 1 cup of peach Greek yogurt, and 1/2 cup milk, with the provided spices and ice. This was the best smoothie I've had in a long time. Refreshing change from berries and flax seed that I usually make. It was gone in like 2 minutes, so good!

Tastes refreshing and comforting
Misleading calorie intake

The calories of a banana are 70-120 (ish).
The calories of kefir per cup are usually 100 - 150 (ish).

I don't know how two bananas and two cups of kefir equal 283?

Tastes great
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Matt Malenczak wrote 1 year 15 weeks ago

The recipe makes 2 servings,

The recipe makes 2 servings, but the nutrition information is per-serving, so it really equals out to what you'd expect - with 1 banana + 1 cup of kefir

Spicy, nice change

After trips to every local grocery store (Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Wegmans, Price Chopper, Shaws, Market Basket, and Stop and Shop) I gave up on finding vanilla kefir. I found plain, peach, strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, and pomegranate though. I considered buying plain and adding sugar/vanilla, but in the end I used a combination of vanilla Greek yogurt and vanilla almond milk in place of the vanilla kefir. Loved the addition of spices to my smoothie and with the Greek yogurt this was packed with protein. My 12 yr. old daughter said it tasted like banana bread.

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Anonymous wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

I couldn't find vanilla

I couldn't find vanilla either. I just went ahead and bought strawberry.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 46 weeks ago

I just found vanilla kefir at

I just found vanilla kefir at King's Supermarket last night in the dairy section.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 47 weeks ago

What is kefir? I've never

What is kefir? I've never heard of it...

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