5 Strawberry Banana Smoothies to Enjoy

The wise mother knows best not to tamper with the natural sweetness of fruits. Strawberries and bananas are a perfect combination for recipes for smoothies. Each taken by itself is healthy enough, but taken together makes it more enjoyable and twice healthier.

The red fruit is an excellent source of vitamin C, phytonutrients and antioxidants which fight free radicals (and is also said to be the main component as to why a strawberry is red). Strawberries are also a great way to get several nutrients and vitamins in your daily diet – vitamin K, manganese, folic acid, vitamin B5, riboflavin, vitamin B6, copper, magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids and potassium among others.

The yellow fruit may always be associated with our Darwinian counterparts, but that’s not the only reason why we should go gaga over it too. Bananas are also known to be a gym-goer’s best friend – the 3 natural sugars (sucrose, fructose and glucose) plus fiber makes this fruit a great energy booster. For depressed people, a banana can also be a good pick-up mood enhancer as it contains tryptophan – a protein that easily converts into serotonin, a “happy” neurotransmitter that makes you feel relaxed and happier.

Since both fruits are easily perishable (unless frozen for a couple of days), it seems only natural to use them for a recipe that’s quite easy to prepare and one that’s so good that even kids won’t mind eating them. Smoothies come in handy at times like these.

Here, we list five tried-and-tested smoothie recipes. Enjoy making them!

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe #1

Ingredients:
  • 1 banana
  • 6 strawberries
  • half a cup of mlk
  • 1 cup vanilla or plain yogurt
  • 2 tsp sugar (optional)
Steps:
  1. Take 1 banana, 6 strawberries, half a cup of milk, 1 cup of vanilla or plain yogurt, and 2 teaspoons of sugar (optional, since fruits, especially if frozen, contain natural sweetness).

  2. Blend until smooth. Makes 2 servings.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe #2

Ingredients:
  • 1 can pineapple slices, drained
  • 1 cup sliced frozen bananas
  • 2 cups cold soy milk
  • 2 cups frozen unsweetened strawberries
Steps:
  1. Combine pineapple pieces, 1 cup bananas, and soy milk; blend for 20 seconds.

  2. Add strawberries; blend until smooth.

  3. Pour into glasses and serve while still cold. Makes 4 servings.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe #3

Ingredients:
  • 2 sliced bananas, frozen
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, frozen
  • 1 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
  • 2 tbsp chocolate syrup
Steps:
  1. Combine bananas, strawberries, a cup of plain and/or vanilla yogurt, and 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup. Blend until smooth.

  2. Pour into glasses and drizzle with some chocolate syrup. Makes 2 servings.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe #4

Ingredients:
  • 1 ripe banana, frozen
  • 1 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup unsweetened apple juice
Steps:
  1. Combine and process until smooth: banana, strawberries (preferably fresh and unsweetened), and apple juice.

  2. Makes 3 and a half servings.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe #5

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup vanilla low fat yogurt
  • 2 tbsp strawberry jam or 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 ripe banana, frozen
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 3 drops red food coloring (optional)
Steps:
  1. Combine vanilla low-fat yogurt, strawberry jam (or half a cup of fresh frozen strawberries), banana, 1 tablespoon honey and 3 drops of red food coloring (optional).

  2. Blend until foamy.

  3. Pour and serve immediately. Makes 2 servings.