Smile: Banana smooth juice recipe

By Lisa Brant | 17th May 2017
Banana smooth juice recipe at La Crisalida juice retreats

Sometimes we enjoy a juice combined with banana, to create more of a smoothie and this “banana smooth juice” really hits the spot, at any time of the day. Kids will love it too.

You can´t put a banana through your juicer, so you will need to have a blender or food processor to combine the banana and the juice – a hand blender works fine too.

Bananas are great to include in your diet on a regular basis. Their health benefits include giving your body electrolytes (including potassium, magnesium, calcium and sodium) – you need electrolytes to help keep your body hydrated, regulate blood pressure, maintain balanced nerve and tissue function, plus a myriad of other bodily functions. We often see tennis players eating bananas, in between sets, which gives you a clear indication that they also help to bring energy to your body. Bananas are a quick and easy snack to carry in your lunch box. Additionally they are high in fibre, which helps us to maintain a healthy digestive system. And the added bonus – they are a great shape – can you see the smile?!

Banana smooth juice recipe

Serves: 1
Calories: 336

Ingredients
2 apples
1 carrot
1 pear
2cm slice lemon
½ banana

Method
Wash all of your veggies, maybe cutting off the top of the carrot and put them apples, carrots, pear and lemon through your juicer. Add the juice into your blender, then add the banana. Blend for 30 to 45 seconds to create a wonderful smoothie style juice drink.

Remember to wash your juicer and blender before enjoying your juice – this reduces the staining on your juicer.

Low fruit juice option

Sometimes you might want a more savoury version, with fewer fruits. In that case try our low fruit banana smooth juice, replacing some of the fruit with veggies:

Low fruit banana smooth juice: Replace one apple with one or two large carrots. You can also take out the pear, and replace with a courgette or cucumber.

Juice recipes to try at home

We have lots more juice recipes available on our blog – you can scroll or simply select “juice recipes” in the categories box. Juicing can be an important part of our detox and weight loss retreats – read more here.

Headshot of Lisa Brant - Founder of La Crisalida Retreats
Lisa Brant

Lisa has been working in the field of health for over twenty years, first as an epidemiologist and now following a more alternative route! She is a therapeutic hatha and yin yoga teacher and also teaches mindfulness meditation. Lisa is a nutritionist so designs all our menus, as well as running the retreats. She is also qualified in NLP and hypnosis. Over the years Lisa has overcome her own health challenges with severe endometriosis and is happy to share her story.

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  • By Luisa GARCIA Garrido | 17th May 2017

    As usual,
    Wonderful advice,
    Wonderful recipe.
    Hope to see you soon.
    T h a n k Y o u.

    Luisa

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