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Banana Licuado (Banana Smoothie)

A banana licuado also known as a “licuado de platano” is a delicious smoothie made from ripe bananas. It’s a yummy beverage that’s perfect for breakfast or really anytime at all. If you’re looking for more smoothie recipes you should check out my strawberry banana oat smoothie.

Banana licuado in two glasses next to a banana.

Me and my family are absolutely obsessed with banana licuados. They are just too delicious!

I tend to buy a lot of bananas. We like to add them to our avena (oatmeal) or make fried bananas.

You can also make a banana agua fresca with bananas which is perfect for the summer time.

Eventually they end up getting brown spots and that’s when they get made into a licuado.

The bananas with brown spots are exactly what you want for this recipe as they are sweeter.

What are licuados made of?

Licuados or “smoothies” are thick and refreshing beverages made by blending fruit with milk or juice.

The fruit can be frozen or fresh or a mix of the two. A non dairy milk could also be used.

Are licuados healthy?

Licuados are very healthy especially when other ingredients such as oats, hemp seeds and chia seeds are added. Licuados typically don’t need a lot of sweetener since fruit is naturally sweet.

Mexican banana smoothie ingredients

You most likely already have all the ingredients needed to make this banana licuado right now.

All you need are:

  • Ground cinnamon
  • Mexican vanilla blend
  • Milk
  • Sugar (optional)
  • Bananas

You can substitute the Mexican vanilla with vanilla extract if that’s all you have.

The sugar is optional as the bananas are naturally sweet. I however do prefer my licuado a tad bit sweeter so I use a little sugar.

Ingredients for banana licuado.

How to make a banana licuado

Peel the bananas and break them off into pieces and add to the blender.

Then add the cinnamon, vanilla, sugar and milk.

Smoothie ingredients in a blender.

Then blend the ingredients for about a minute or until smooth.

This will make enough for four small glasses or two tall glasses.

I make this a lot for my kids and nephew so I usually serve it in four small glasses.

I like adding a bit more of ground cinnamon to the licuado after serving.

It looks pretty that way don’t you think?

Looking for more delicious beverages? Check out these recipes:

Banana licuado recipe

I hope you all enjoyed today’s recipe for banana licuado and I hope you’ll give it a try.

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A glass of banana licuado next to a banana.
A glass of banana licuado next to a banana.
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Banana Licuado (Banana Smoothie)

Banana licuado (banana smoothie) is a delicious and easy recipe you can have for breakfast or even dessert.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword banana licuado, licuado de platano, mexican banana smoothie
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 182 kcal
Author carissa


  • 2 bananas
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla blend
  • 4 tsp sugar optional
  • 3 cups milk


  1. Peel the bananas then break them into chunks and place in the blender

  2. Add cinnamon, vanilla, sugar and milk.

  3. Blend the ingredients until smooth. This will take about 45 seconds to a minute.

  4. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Banana Licuado (Banana Smoothie)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 182 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 79mg3%
Potassium 453mg13%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 334IU7%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 210mg21%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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