How To Make Banana Juice + 13 Health Benefits

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Written by: Jenna Barrington

Bananas were originally discovered in South East Asia and grow most abundantly in hot locations like India. World travelers and conquerors eventually brought them to America where they became popular in the early 1800’s.

Now, bananas are one of the most well-known fruits in the U.S. They also happen to be a powerful, nutrient-dense superfood!

13 Health Benefits of Banana Juice

Affordable

Even organic bananas are less than $1 per pound. You can find bananas in any grocery store. They are easy to buy in bulk, freeze and use on a daily basis, without breaking the bank.

Mood Boosting

Bananas contain a good amount of tryptophan, which is believed to help boost serotonin levels in the body and improve mood.

Energy Source

Bananas provide a good energy source before and/or after a tough workout. Studies have shown that consuming bananas may even boost endurance and performance.   

Prevent Muscle Cramping

Bananas are perhaps most well known for their high levels of potassium, which is an important mineral and electrolyte. Potassium deficiency is often the cause of painful muscle cramping and can also lead to high blood pressure and irregular heartbeat.

Aid Digestion

Bananas are rich in pectin, which has been shown to soothe digestion, clean toxins from the body and even help with the removal of heavy metals. Eating bananas can help you to clear constipation and digestive discomfort.

Other Health Benefits Of Bananas:

Can You Juice A Banana?

You can’t exactly put a banana through a juicer and expect much to come out because of their low water content. But you can make incredible banana juices and smoothies using a blender!

Below are some delicious recipes to help get you started with making sure you’re getting bananas involved in your daily regimen! Give some (or all!) of them a try and let us know how it goes!

How To Make Banana Juice 

Just Bananas Smoothie
 
Ingredients
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 tsp raw honey
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth and enjoy!

Banana Blueberry Bliss Smoothie
 
Ingredients
  • 1 frozen banana
  • Handful frozen blueberries
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp flax seeds
  • 1 cup organic, plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp raw honey
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth and enjoy!
Notes
Image source: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/blueberry-banana-smoothie

Apple Banana Smoothie
 
Ingredients
  • 1 frozen banana
  • ½ cup fresh orange juice
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • 1 apple
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth and enjoy!
Notes
Image source: https://elywrites.wordpress.com/2013/01/01/almond-apple-banana-smoothie/

Tropical Banana Delight
 
Ingredients
  • 1 banana, frozen or raw
  • 1 ½ cups fresh orange juice
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth and enjoy!
Notes
Image source: http://www.jerseygirlcooks.com/2012/01/tropical-banana-smoothie.html

Bananas Over Berries Smoothie
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup frozen berries of choice
  • 1 frozen banana
  • ½ cup organic, plain yogurt
  • ½ cup fresh orange juice
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth and enjoy!
Notes
Image source: http://www.dishmaps.com/berry-banana-smoothie/25493

Banana Boost Juice Recipe
 
Ingredients
  • 1 small banana
  • 1 apple
  • ½ mango
  • 2 large carrots
  • 2 handfuls greens (spinach, chard, romaine)
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 cucumber
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth and enjoy!
Notes
Image source: http://www.thefullhelping.com/refreshing-green-smoothie-cucumber-parsley-avocado-and-citrus-plus-10-green-vegan-and-raw-recipes/

What’s your favorite banana juice or banana smoothie recipe? Drop us a comment below so we can share it with the rest of our audience!

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Jenna Barrington

Jenna Barrington is studying Therapeutic Nutrition and Holistic Medicine and aspires to be a practitioner, teacher and writer. She is passionate about education and helping others take control of their health.

Jenna lives with her husband in Utah and loves writing, cooking, green smoothies, training her dog, Japanese, spending time at the ocean, bungee jumping, walking barefoot in the grass and being with her family.
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