Bananarita Smoothie

I made Christy's Bananarita Smoothie. What wonderful creamy goodness. I had it for Breakfast I love smoothies for breakfast actually i had two glasses of this stuff. I wasn't to sure of adding the lime, but i did exactly as the recipe said and it was a perfect combination it ended up having just a hint of the lime flavor it was so yummy and good. My DH and my oldest son along with me really loved these. I cant wait to get some more bananas so I can make it again. Perfect for a quick breakfast on the run. I used some bananas that i had previously froze they come in so handy and perfect for smoothies. I have froze mine peeled or un peeled both ways are fine. A lot of people have problems removing the peeling once they are frozen but it is pretty easy for me. I just let the bananas defrost then cut of each end and then make a cut down one side and pull the peeling back and that's it. Frozen bananas are great for smoothies, banana bread or muffins.

Banarita Smoothie

4 bananas (fresh or frozen)
1/2 C milk or soymilk
1/4 C sugar
1/2 C lime juice

Fill blender halfway full of ice.
Add other ingredients. Blend until frothy. Serve!

Printable Recipe

un peeled frozen bananas

Here is a picture of getting the peeling off it is really easy.

Recipe Courtesy of: Southern Plate


Anonymous said…
Woo hoo! I'm the first to comment! Your smoothie sounds dee-lish!! I'm a big banana fan as well, but if I'm dragging out a full sized blender, it's for some serious margaritas (rimmed with sugar, of course!)for a kitchen full of friends!!
If I ever get a blog going, maybe I'll post my "serious margaritas" recipe!
Anonymous said…
I also have frozen bananas and love banana & pineapple or banana & strawberry!
Pamela LeFrois said…
I love the strawberry smoothie recipe I make for a low cal treat.
2 cups of frozen strawberries, 1 cup skim milk and 2 packets of splenda. This is very refreshing on a hot summer day. Put all in the blender and process until smooth. Strawberries are frozen, do not thaw.
kristie said…
Hi Tina..I am a flight attendant for SWA. I am always trying to shed some pds. and eat better when I am at home. Airport food gets old real fast. I make lots of Protein Smoothies at home. One of my favorite is 1 frozen Banana, Scoop of Chocolate Soy Protein powder, Frozen bag of berry mix, Tsp. vanilla, Milk. I eye ball everything but only use about 3/4 cup milk. And about 1/2 cup of berries. Blend until thick and smooth. It is sooo good and helps with the chocolate fix.
Moy said…
Smoothies, the breakfast of choice...I love um. I slice and freeze bananas, peaches, strawberries, all my fruit in a single layer. When frozen I place it all in a gallon zip-lock bag. I also freeze no sugar added pineapple & apple juice in ice cube trays. Now, all the prep is done so breakfast is fast and simple and healthy. I add about 1 cup pineapple juice, 3 frozen cubes of juice, banana slices, and peach slices.(thants my fav) Then blend till smooth. Less juice make a thicker shake like your pic. Oh, I also use can fruit in it own juice or lite juice, drain and freeze. Your blender is awesome...Since I'm by myself the small one is perfect. Love your blog.
Ruth said…
I make a similar smoothie with orange juice instead of lime, and omitting the sugar.

When I'm feeling indulgent I replace the ice and milk with a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream.
Blogs said…
1 banana
handful of frozen raspberries
1 C orange juice
ice cubes
about 1/4 C milk

Blend and enjoy!

Searching for more tasty blender smoothies such as this!

Thanks for all you do,
Sonya said…
I made it this morning and it was great!!
Tina Butler said…
I am so glad you like the smoothie. The bananarita is my favorite. I made it with silk vanilla soy milk and it is so yummy.
Anonymous said…
I was skeptical about the lime milk mixture. It tastes wonderful. Reminds me a little of key lime pie.
Janie said…
I really love these smoothies! Thank you for sharing the recipe :)