Summer of Smoothies (week 3): Skinny Root Beer Banana Smoothie

Skinny Root Beer Banana Smoothie | Very Culinary

by Amy Flanigan on June 14, 2013 · 5 comments

I swear, bananas have about a 2 day shelf life for me before I’m unwilling to eat them – they can’t have even a hint of green on them OR a few brown spots – see, 2 day shelf life.

Unless I freeze them for later use. 

The minute I see those spots, I just slice them up, flash freeze and then transfer to a Ziploc bag. I know many people have been doing this forever, but I just started. It’s a great way to eliminate waste and reserve them for a later use. Like in smoothies.

Like in this Skinny Root Beer Banana Smoothie.

Skinny Root Beer Banana Smoothie | Very Culinary

Tastes so good, you can’t even tell it’s low fat. And isn’t that the best kind?

Skinny Root Beer Banana Smoothie
Serves 2
Prep time: 5 minutes

• 1 cup diet root beer
• 1 cup nonfat vanilla frozen yogurt
• 1 ripe banana, sliced and frozen

Put all the ingredients in a blender and whirl until smooth.

Note: to freeze bananas, slice and put on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet, stick in the freezer for 45 minutes, then transfer to a freezer safe plastic Ziploc bag and place in the freezer until ready to use.

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Check out the entire series!
Week 1: Strawberries and Cream Smoothie
Week 2: Carrot Cake Smoothie


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Kim June 17, 2013 at 6:17 am

I do the banana thing, too. In fact, I broke off a blade in my blender making myself a smoothie this past Friday. :-0 I think it’s still usable. We’ll see this afternoon…

However, the root beer combo would’ve never occurred to me. Rich loves his root beer, so I’m all for giving this a shot. It may just be love at first sip.


Joanne June 15, 2013 at 5:24 pm

You and i must be banana twins. For real. Except…we are obviously not root beer twins because i really don’t love the stuff. But maybe in a banana smoothie? Hmmm.


kristy @ the wicked noodle June 14, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Such a great idea to slice the bananas before freezing them (head slap)!! This smoothie sounds to. die. for. YUM!!


Jay June 14, 2013 at 10:58 am

Would creating an adult beverage by adding a little rum defeat the whole “skinny” idea?


Mom June 14, 2013 at 8:12 am



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