Freezing bananas for smoothies

Kathleen Blumenthal
I love to cook and expand the boundaries of cooking
bananas for smoothies

Why do some people freeze bananas for later to use them for smoothies and making banana bread? Why not just take perfectly fresh banana out of supermarket shelf and use it right away. Well, there are several reasons.

First, frozen bananas in smoothies create the needed creamy texture while at the same time playing the role of ice cubes.

Secondly, being frozen, they don’t lose the nutrition, as potassium is not affected by low temperature, so frozen bananas are just as good as the fresh ones.

And, finally, only overripe peeled bananas are best for smoothie making, if it is even a little bit green it is a no go. And overripe turning brown bananas have short shelf life, so it is better to freeze them for later. Thankfully, peeling and freezing bananas is easy and quick task as per instructions below.

Freezing bananas for smoothies

Benefits of using frozen bananas for smoothies.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 239 kcal


  • 1/3 cup non-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1 frozen banana


  1. Place ingredients into a blender and puree for 30 seconds. 


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