Smoothie Recipes without Banana

As an advocate & practitioner of the alkaline-ketogenic diet, I depend on a couple of smoothies per day to make sure I get all my micro & macronutrients.

They can be a bit trickier to create without the normal smoothie-default-staple of a banana, but it is possible with some experimentation.

Peanut & Chocolate Smoothie

  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 20g Pure Peanut Butter
  • Handful of berries
  • 30g hemp seeds
  • 10g raw cacao
  • Raw honey or Stevia to sweeten
  • 400ml Almond Milk or coconut milk

Berry Smoothie

  • 350 ml unsweetened almond or coconut milk*
  • Handful of frozen blueberries
  • Handful raspberries
  • 5g chia seeds
  • 10g Cacao powder
  • Stevia or raw honey to sweeten

*For a thicker smoothie, go for the tins of coconut milk. Cartons of almond or coconut milk tend to be about 98% water. Tins tend to be 30% to 60% coconut ‘meat’.

Healthy as Flip Smoothie

  • Handful of kale
  • Handful of broccoli sprout seeds
  • Pinch of pink salt
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 2g turmeric
  • 10ml Fish oil (berries should hide the aftertaste)
  • 2 handfuls of mixed frozen berries
  • Vanilla essence
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 350ml coconut or almond milk

smoothie recipes without using banana


Broccoli sprouts are touted by Dr Rhonda Patrick as a cancer-fighting-super-food. I CBA growing them though, so just chuck the actual seeds in my smoothies (there is some research to say that the seeds are also super healthy)