Good Substitute for Banana in Smoothies?

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Q: I'm trying to drink more smoothies, but can't find recipes for smoothies without bananas. I don't like them, and my husband is allergic. What can I substitute for bananas in smoothie recipes?

Sent by Jessica

Editor: Jessica, oatmeal is a good way to bulk up smoothies, as is avocado.

Readers, what else would you suggest?

Related: Low Sugar, High Protein, Dairy Free Smoothie

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.