5 banana substitutes for your healthy smoothies

Whether you're tired of the taste of bananas, or you want to try new creamy toppings for your smoothies, you should try to use these healthy ingredients.

1. 1. Mango or peach

Peach skin is soft enough to blend as well.

You can buy these seasonal fruits and freeze them to use whenever you'd like to prepare a smoothie. The mango needs to be peeled and cut into cubes. Peach skin is soft enough to blend, if you want. Both fruits add a sweet flavor to green smoothies with herbs and kale. You can also use them to prepare tropical shakes. 

2. 2. Avocado

Avocados have a special creamy texture.

Avocados have a special creamy texture and a mild flavor. You can peel, deseed, and store them in a sealed bag in your freezer, or you can use them fresh as soon as you open one.  As they're very versatile, you can combine them with a lot of fruits and vegetables, even with chocolate! 

3. 3. Riced cauliflower

Cauliflower can be found riced or in florets.

These are great to help make your smoothie mellow and tasty. You can add berries and a dash of vanilla extract to make a great blend. Cauliflowers can be found as fresh vegetables or in frozen bags riced or in florets.

4. 4. Butternut squash

Squash is recommended for children's smoothies.

Again, you can purchase it as a fresh vegetable or you can use frozen squash anytime. As they provide potassium and antioxidant carotenoids to support the immune system, they're highly recommended for children's smoothies. You can blend squash with apples and cinnamon to get a very tasty smoothie. 

5. 5. Zucchini

Surprise yourself with zucchini-based smoothies!

Have you ever tried any drinks made with zucchini? Well, you should! They give a particular thickness to your smoothies. You have to peel them, cut them halved lengthwise, and deseed them. If you want to prepare a special and healthy smoothie, you can add almond milk, blueberries, and chia seeds.

Peter O Brien

Peter started out his professional life as a restaurant critic but ended up moving to the kitchen, realizing that his passion didn’t only lie in tasting the food, but MAKING it. Follow his delicious recipes, as well as useful articles about the many benefits healthy and delicious food will bring to your life.+ info

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