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Why the Best Smoothie Recipes Contain Banana Flour

Looking for a nutritious and tasty change of pace in your morning smoothies? Our favorite secret ingredient for fruit smoothie recipes that are paleo and gluten-free is banana flour. This natural flour alternative contains resistant starches that can help you get energized without sending sugar levels zooming.

What Is Banana Flour?

Banana flour is an ingredient that has been used for years in Africa and Jamaica as an alternative to wheat flours. It's gotten attention from health conscious people lately because of its low-glycemic profile, which means that it can add mild sweetness without negatively affecting blood sugar levels. Those with celiac and gluten sensitivity benefit from this ingredient's gluten-free status. And, its longtime use has made it a favorite of primal and paleo eaters.

Our banana flour is made from nothing but organic green bananas. Banana flour contains 3 grams of fiber per 1/4 cup serving and 330 mg potassium. Our banana flour is organic and GMO-free. It is also high in the prebiotic R2 resistant starch, which makes it easier for your body to grow healthy gut bacteria. Consuming this product raw allows you to get the most prebiotic benefits.

While it can be used in place of flour in baked goods, it also shines as a fruit smoothie ingredient since you use the banana flour raw. It's a terrific thickener and adds a mild and pleasant banana flavor to your best smoothie recipes. Curious about new recipes that allow this ingredient to shine? These are a few of our favorites. For all recipes, combine ingredients in a high-powered blender and buzz until smooth.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you’re new to banana flour or any kind of resistant starch, we recommend you start with small doses of about ¼ teaspoon once daily, and very gradually increase the amount as tolerated. Some people experience increased gas and bloating as gut flora changes and adapts, but if at any point you begin to feel uncomfortable, just decrease the amount you’re taking for a few days until your symptoms resolve, and then try increasing again gradually.

Banana Chocolate Nutty Smoothie

Indulge your sweet tooth naturally with this chocolaty treat.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cashew milk
  • 1 frozen banana, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao nibs
  • ½ teaspoon (can increase up to 1 teaspoon) NuNaturals Banana Flour

Almond Butter Smoothie

Going paleo means giving up peanut butter, since peanuts are a legume. Never fear, almond butter can give you the same nutty pleasure without veering from the paleo path.

Ingredients

  • three tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 cup coconut milk non-dairy ice cream
  • 1 cup ice
  • ½ teaspoon (can increase up to 1 teaspoon) NuNaturals Banana Flour

Daily Greens Smoothie

Green smoothies allow you to get a powerful vitamin and antioxidant punch. Our version uses green apples to remove any bitterness you may encounter in the greens.

Ingredients

  • 1 green apple, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • 1 cup chopped kale
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • ½ teaspoon (can increase up to 1 teaspoon) NuNaturals Banana Flour

Fruity Tropical Smoothie

Take your taste buds to a tropical island with this brightly-hued smoothie.

Ingredients

    1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 ripe banana, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1/4 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • ½ teaspoon (can increase up to 1 teaspoon) NuNaturals Banana Flour
Banana Berry Blend

Strawberries are the classic foil for bananas, but blueberries and blackberries are great here, too.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • cup frozen unsweetened berries ½ cup frozen banana chunks ½ cup ice cubes
  • ½ teaspoon (can increase up to 1 teaspoon) NuNaturals Banana Flour

Makes two 1 1/2 cup servings.

Set yourself up for smoothie success with our high-quality, organic non-GMO NuNaturals Banana Flour here!