- August 2, 2022
- by Amy Gorin, MS, RDN
- 2 Comments
Banana Nutmeg Smoothie
This banana nutmeg smoothie blends together in just a few minutes. It’s flavored with banana and nutmeg—and no added sugar.
This super simple smoothie recipe features frozen banana, hemp seed butter, and delicious nutmeg. Start your day with this quick, creamy, and flavorful breakfast!
Hello, banana nutmeg smoothie! This nutritious smoothie contains delicious ingredients that pair perfectly when blended together. The nutmeg really stands out, as it brings warmth to the beverage.
The best part about smoothies is that they’re easy to adjust. You can substitute ingredients or even add favorite foods to make the smoothie more filling.
Add your favorite toppings and enjoy this refreshing banana nutmeg smoothie for breakfast or an easy afternoon snack!
You only need five ingredients to make this banana nutmeg smoothie. The ingredients are very flexible—if you don’t have them on hand, most can be substituted for something else.
Grape juice: Every smoothie needs a liquid base, and this one is bursting with antioxidants. You’ll want to choose 100 percent grape juice to avoid any added sugar. You can substitute in any type of plant milk, like almond milk or oat milk.
Hemp seed butter: I love using hemp seed butter for its protein, fiber, and healthy fats. Plus, it’s super tasty. If you don’t have hemp seed butter, try almond butter or sun butter instead.
Skyr: Skyr is an Icelandic cultured dairy product. It’s pretty similar to strained yogurt and it has a mild flavor. Opt for plain skyr—I recommend the Icelandic Provisions brand. In this step, you could replace the skyr with Greek or plant-based yogurt.
Nutmeg: Add just a dash of nutmeg for a delicious warm flavor.
Banana: Last but not least, you’ll need a frozen banana for this smoothie! It adds flavor, creaminess, vitamins, and minerals to the recipe. Before freezing the banana, you’ll want to slice it into small pieces, as this makes it easier to blend.
Making a banana nutmeg smoothie is very easy!
First, place the grape juice,
hemp seed butter,
banana, to a blender jug.
Blend the ingredients together until smooth. To make it thicker, you can add a couple of ice cubes. If it’s not quite thin enough, you can blend in extra juice or liquid.
Then, serve the smoothie! It is a good idea to serve the smoothie immediately, otherwise, it will lose its texture and become liquidy. Add any toppings that you like, such as a drizzle of nut butter, cacao nibs, a little granola, or some chia seeds.
Spices with warm flavors are perfect for smoothies—they complement the naturally sweet flavors of fruit very well. Nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, and ginger are great spices to mix into smoothies.
It’s easy to make a smoothie without ice! Simply add in frozen fruit instead. In this banana nutmeg smoothie, I used a frozen banana instead of ice.
Using frozen banana or other fruits brings a smooth consistency to smoothies that you don’t get with ice. However, if you prefer to use ice, it certainly won’t ruin the smoothie and can help make it thicker.
You can use a banana that is not frozen, just keep in mind that it may not result in the creamy texture that you’re looking for.
If you use a fresh banana, it’s a good idea to add a few ice cubes to obtain the creaminess and cold temperature you’re looking for.
More healthy smoothie recipes
Did you enjoy this tasty and refreshing banana nutmeg smoothie? Here are more for you to try:
- Cherry Pre-Workout Smoothie
- Vegan Chocolate Prune Smoothie
- Healthy Avocado Smoothie with Grape Juice
- Wild Blueberry Peanut Butter Smoothie
- Coconut and Mandarin Orange Vegan Smoothie Bowl
I hope you loved this banana nutmeg smoothie! It makes for a quick breakfast, a delicious pre-workout snack, or even an afternoon energizer. Whip one up and let me know what you think!
Banana Nutmeg Smoothie
- 1 cup grape juice
- 2 tbsp hemp seed butter
- 1 cup plain skyr
- Dash of nutmeg
- 1 banana peeled, frozen
- Place juice, hemp seed butter, skyr, nutmeg, and banana into blender jug.
- Blend, and serve immediately.
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Such a great summer refreshment, thanks Amy!
I’m so glad you love it as much as I do. Thank you!