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

6 Reviews for Banana Spice Smoothie


56 grams of carbs! That is the equivalent of 1 cup of kefir with 13 teaspoons of plain granulated SUGAR added! There are healthier ways of getting your potassium and fiber without destroying your pancreas!

Yummy, especially with the addition of spices
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Anonymous wrote 41 weeks 22 hours ago

Bananas are high in carbs in

Bananas are high in carbs in and of themselves. Use plain unsweetened kefir and add a drizzle of vanilla extract if you want to reduce the grams. It's not rocket science.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 20 weeks ago

Why are you equating

Why are you equating carbohydrates with refined sugar? They're not the same thing at all. Are you that ignorant or are you being disingenuous? I hope nobody reads your comment and takes it seriously.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 38 weeks ago

I used plain, unsweetened

I used plain, unsweetened kefir. it was good. Like another reviewer said, it was a nice change from the berry/green smoothies I usually drink.

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 3 years 16 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

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