An average-sized banana (126 grams) has 110 calories, 3 grams of dietary fiber and 1 gram of protein. A banana also offers 13 percent of your recommended potassium and 15 percent of your recommended vitamin C for the day. However, bananas can be difficult to juice because of their relatively low water content. If you wish to juice a banana to get the nutrients, leave the juicer in your cabinet and pull out the blender.
Things You'll Need
Peel the banana. Break the top of the stem and peel the skin downward revealing the banana inside. Remove the whole banana and discard the skin.
Slice the banana into small pieces about a 1/2-inch thick. Depending on the size of the banana, this will yield about 10 to 12 pieces.
Place the banana pieces into the blender.
Add a half-cup of water or milk to the blender for each banana. The advantage to milk is that you will get the nutrients milk has to offer. However, if you are on a low-calorie diet, milk will add calories to the banana juice.
Blend the banana and milk or water mixture on the pulse setting. It won’t take much blending to convert the banana to juice, so only pulse of a couple of seconds at a time. Check the consistency of the liquid in between pulses. A banana that is overly ripe and starting to brown will turn to liquid quicker than a banana that is still firm.
Pour into a glass and drink. You can also add your banana juice to other juice mixes to get additional nutrients.