Banana smoothies are great for using up over-ripe bananas that no one wants to eat! My Thermomix Banana Smoothie with Blueberries is a favourite in our house and it is a regular after school treat.
Thermomix banana smoothie – delicious and healthy
Bananas are rich in potassium and a great source of dietary fibre. Plus, bananas contain the amino acid tryptophan which the body converts to serotonin. Proper levels of serotonin can improve moods and reduce stress, helping us have a happier outlook on life. Blueberries pack a powerful nutritional punch and I always throw a handful into this smoothie. However, Thermomix Banana Smoothie is equally delicious with or without the blueberries. Chia seeds are also optional.
Using frozen bananas in this recipe creates a thick icy smoothie, but unfrozen ripe bananas will work too.
Rice Malt Syrup is my sugar free sweetener of choice, and I often use it in smoothies and baking. Rice Malt Syrup is made from fermented brown rice and water and it is a 100% fructose free sweetener. Although I have included Rice Malt Syrup in the Thermomix Banana Smoothie recipe, I’m also a big fan of honey as it can boost digestive health. If you prefer the sweeter taste of honey then by all means use it in this recipe.