creamy banana milkshake smoothie

Recently, Alpro very kindly gifted me an amazing, summery smoothie making kit! For me, summertime is all about smoothies, and I love starting my mornings off with something delicious, fruity and refreshing. When I saw all of the beautiful ingredients in my kit, I couldn’t wait to start developing some recipes with them.

I’ve been using Alpro products for years now, as they make so many incredible, inspiring plant-based foods. They have such a vast product range, and one of my absolute favourites of theirs, is their plain soya yogurt. It’s the perfect dairy alternative for me as it’s so light, smooth and creamy. It’s not sweet either, which is great for when you want to put it into a savoury dish, or sweeten it yourself with some natural sweeteners or fruit! It’s also great in smoothies, as I find it makes them much more filling, as well as adding a lovely yogurt flavour. So, I was so happy when I saw it in my smoothie kit from Alpro!

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To begin my creations, I decided that I would first make a recipe using all three of their products; the coconut milk, soya milk and soya yogurt, to make something really creamy. Together, I knew they would make the perfect creamy milkshake! Then, for the flavour, I chose banana as I knew it would really compliment the coconut taste.

For the recipe, I combined these ingredients with some ginger, cinnamon, turmeric, vanilla and pecans for an added boost of flavour and nutrients. Doing this really gave the milkshake a nice kick, and also made a drink that was healthy as well as being delicious. I love creamy milkshakes, so it was the perfect drink for me! I can’t wait to share my other #AlproSmoothie creations with you soon! I hope you enjoy the recipe.

creamy banana milkshake smoothie

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220g bananas

1 1/2 cup (375ml) Alpro soya milk

1/2 cup (125g) Alpro plain soya yogurt

1/2 cup (125ml) Alpro coconut milk

2 tbsp (20g) pecans

2cm chunk root ginger, peeled

1 vanilla pod, deseeded

1/4 tsp cinnamon

pinch turmeric

handful crushed ice (optional)


  1. Add the banana, yogurt, soya milk, coconut milk, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, vanilla and pecans into a blender – I used my Froothie Optimum 2.1 Blender, and blend until smooth. You can also try blending it with some ice, for a cooling, refreshing drink. When the drink is smooth, pour it into glasses and serve.

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21 thoughts on “creamy banana milkshake smoothie

  1. What a lovely kit to receive! I love Alpro products too and use them all the time! The smoothie sounds delicious! Love that you added ginger for a bit of a kick 😀

    1. Thank you! Yes, they’re the best!

  2. That’s a wonderful gesture from Alpro. The smoothie sounds really healthy and tasty too.

  3. I love all the spices in here, delicious! Banana smoothies are a daily part of summer life for me, so I’m always looking for new add-ins to try 🙂

  4. So good, so creamy! Love the extra little hits of spice!

  5. Coconut milk!!! I was just talking about that with a fellow intern today! :O! This milkshake smoothie sounds amazing! <3

    1. It’s the best! Thank you! <3

  6. Yummy! I love the idea of including turmeric. This sounds like the perfect recipe for me to give it a try x

  7. The smoothie sounds delicious! Really liked the addition of turmeric and ginger in it!!!

  8. I think coconut milk is a great addition to a great smoothie!

  9. Milkshake smoothie?! YES PLEASE!! This looks and sounds fabulous, Harriet!! Love the coconut an banana combo with the touch of vanilla, cinnamon and ginger! I bet this tastes even better than it looks!! Cheers, girlie!

  10. I love Alpro soya milk, but have yet to try coconut milk! This coconut banana milkshake looks awesome, Harriet. Cinnamon and ginger must have added a nice spicy touch to this for sure! Will give it a go!

  11. sounds good! smoothies are the best way to start your day!

  12. That is the cutest little smoothie package I’ve ever seen. I usually avoid milkshakes because they are milk based and milk and I just don’t get along, but this is a recipe I can sink my teeth in. It looks creamy and filling also! Great recipe Harriet 🙂

  13. Mmmm, this smoothie sounds so delicious, Harriet! Love the addition of flavorful spices, including vanilla been! YUM! A smoothie making kit sounds like such a fun gift idea too. Who wouldn’t love to receive a gift like this?! Amazing, my friend!

  14. This does look prgmosini. I’ll keep coming back for more.

  15. It’s much easier to understand when you put it that way!

  16. created a video slideshow of the photos I shot at the Summer Solstice (or There abouts) Sunset Photo Shoot and posted it on Youtube.  You can see it below.  This is a cool way to showcase and highlight

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