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One of my favorite ways to fuel my day, is to start it off with a banger smoothie.
It’s simply insanely convenient, and requires my body less energy to process my first meal, giving me a long lasting boost throughout the day.
Strawberries are an excellent source of antioxidants, and have an anti-inflammatory effect on your muscles too.
They’re healthy for your heart and immune system, and the fructose gives it just the kick I need to get through my morning workout.
Similarly, Bananas are also super healthy, they’re high in nutrients like potassium & magnesium, and contain a ton of fiber, these make a great addition to Strawberries in a smoothie, making this blend one of my favorites ever.
How To Make A Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- Measuring Cups
- 1/2 cup of strawberries fresh or frozen
- 1 medium banana
- 1/2 cup of milk dairy or plant-based like almond, soy, or oat milk
- 1/4 cup of Greek yogurt optional, for creaminess
- 1-2 teaspoons of honey or another sweetener to taste (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract optional, for extra flavor
- Add the milk (and Greek yogurt, if using) to your blender.
- Add the strawberries and banana.
- If desired, add the sweetener and vanilla extract.
- Blend until smooth and creamy, adjusting the sweetness if needed.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately.
- Fruit Selection: You can use either fresh or frozen fruit for this recipe. If you’re using fresh fruit, consider adding a few ice cubes to make the smoothie colder and thicker.
- Sweetness: Depending on the ripeness of your fruit and your personal preference, you may want to add a sweetener. Honey, agave syrup, or a few drops of stevia are all good options.
- Blending: For the smoothest texture, blend the liquid and greens first, then add the remaining ingredients and blend again.
- Nutrition Boost: For an added nutrition boost, consider adding a scoop of your favorite protein powder or a spoonful of chia seeds, flaxseeds, or hemp seeds.
- Dairy-Free/Vegan: To make this smoothie dairy-free or vegan, use a plant-based milk like almond, soy, or oat milk, and use a dairy-free yogurt or omit the yogurt altogether.
Toppings/Variations of Strawberry Banana Smoothies
This recipe serves as a great foundation and offers lots of flexibility, so don’t shy away from adding some more fruits, vegetables, seeds, or powders, some of my favorites include:
- Greens: I often add a generous handful of fresh baby spinach or kale to turn this into a green smoothie (though the color might be more brown). It’s a great way to sneak in some extra veggies.
- Ginger: Adding about an inch of fresh ginger can provide a nice zing to the smoothie, giving it an extra kick of flavor.
- Vanilla: If you’d like to enhance the flavor profile, consider adding about 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
- Greek Yogurt: To make the smoothie creamier, you can add 1/2 cup of plain or vanilla Greek yogurt.
- Powders: Feel free to add a scoop of protein powder, acai powder, or maca powder for additional nutritional benefits.
- Seeds: I usually include at least a spoonful of chia seeds, hemp seeds, or ground flax seeds for added texture and nutrients.
How To Make Smoothies Thicker
To make your smoothies thicker and more frosty, use frozen fruit rather than ice. While ice is nice in adding instant chill and bulk to smoothies, it can make them too watery and can be hard to blend smoothly.
You can freeze your strawberries and bananas ahead of time for smoothies.
That’s it from me for today, if you liked this recipe, be sure to check out my other content on WhatGoesWellWith, I post simple healthy recipes anyone can make on the go.