10. Sweeten up
Lastly, now you’ve sorted out the texture, you need to make up for the sweetness of a ripe banana. Simply, add extra fruit, a little extra honey, agave nectar, maple syrup, some dates, or other sweetener. Try to keep it healthy and avoid sugar or artificial syrups.
Sweetening up your smoothie is, of course, optional. If you’re looking to make a low-calorie smoothie or are reducing your sugar intake, cutting out bananas is a simple way to do it. To add sweetness without calories add vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and other spices.
Do you have a favorite way to make your smoothies thick, creamy and smooth, without using banana?
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