How to Make Strawberry Banana Smoothies

Smoothies are the kind of drinks that you can customize according to the desires of your taste buds. This means that you can mix in any fruit or fruit combinations to your drink and add other flavors that you desire. You can even add vegetables and other nutritional supplements to make them healthier. Among the fruits, bananas and strawberries are the most popular. Some like them for their taste and others for their nutritional benefits. The best thing is that they taste good when combined. With strawberry banana smoothie, not only do you get double the taste, you also get double the nutrition.

Strawberry banana smoothies can be enjoyed at any time of the day. They are perfect for breakfast because preparing them does not take so much time and a glass provides the essential vitamins and minerals your body needs to start the day. They are also ideal as a mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack when you need an energy boost or you feel that familiar craving for something sweet. They can even be a meal substitute. Bananas and strawberry contain fiber which will make you feel full; and since they are low-fat, they do not result in weight gain.

Basic Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

Here we have a basic recipe for a strawberry banana smoothie.

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 cups of strawberries
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup yogurt
  1. Prepare the fruits for blending. Peel and slice the bananas. Wash the strawberries.

  2. Put the bananas and strawberries in a blender together with the milk and yogurt. Blend until smooth.

  3. Pour into glasses and serve. Garnish with strawberries if preferred.

You can opt for flavored yogurt to enhance the fruit taste although this might add to the calorie content. If you like your drink chilled, you can throw in ice cubes. However, adding yogurt for more ice will dilute the flavors and make the drink less thick. Alternatively, you can use frozen fruit and cold milk or yogurt. Frozen fruits make smoothies creamier. If you find your drink too creamy, you can omit the yogurt. Preparing strawberry banana smoothies with just milk will still result in a delicious beverage.

Strawberry banana smoothies are so easy to make, you may not even need to have a complex recipe for it. It’s just a matter of putting in fruits that you would like to have and mixing them. If you end up with a drink that has a very thick consistency, you can always dilute it with water or fruit juice. If the opposite happens and you find your smoothie too watery, you can add more yogurt or more bananas. Nobody is expected to make the perfect smoothie at the first try. Besides, experimenting with the different ingredients and the resulting flavors is what makes smoothie-making so fun. More importantly, you end up making yourself a nutritious drink that will give your body the benefits that it needs.