How to Make a Strawberry Banana SmoothieOnce you know how to make a strawberry banana smoothie, you won't have to worry about your children getting their recommended daily servings of fruit. Children who might resist eating fruit will eagerly drink up this delicious, frothy beverage.
Time-challenged people on the go can whip up a smoothie to take along in the car on the way to work shopping or other activities. Instead of fast food or designer coffee for a pick-me-up, you can pack up a homemade smoothie and enjoy a healthy, refreshing snack that is low in calories and quicker to make than hitting the drive-thru.
If you have a family member who dislikes eating breakfast in the morning, whip up a strawberry-banana smoothie. They'll love it and you'll love knowing they didn't go off to work or school on an empty stomach.
Hi. I'm Miranda with Recipe.com, and today we're gonna whip up some Banana Strawberry Smoothies. This healthy, easy, simple treat is perfect for after work or after school. So we have our ingredients all laid out here. Let's get started. We have two ripe small bananas here. We have one 8-ounce container of low-fat vanilla yogurt. We have one cup of unsweetened whole frozen strawberries, so you don't want strawberries with anything added, then we also have three-quarters of a cup of milk. Over here, I have my blender, so we're just gonna take our top off...pop our strawberries, our yogurt and milk right on in. Beautiful. And we're just gonna make our lives a little bit more simple and just quickly chop our bananas. I'm just gonna loosely chop it lengthwise and then across, just putting it into chunks. Depending upon how strong your blender is, you may need to do this extra step, if it's not up to the task, easing...all right. So, throw those banana chunks in there, right on into your blender, so now we're gonna put the lid on, and we are gonna blend this on high until it's all mixed together. Again, depending on your blender, that might be up towards a minute. I think it's just gonna be lickety-split for us until it's all mixed together, blend on high. Beautiful. Look how gorgeous pink this smoothie is, and it smells fantastic. We are ready to pour it into a glass. So nice and frothy. Full of yummy fruit. It's the perfect healthy pick-me-up. And there you go. How easy was that? That's how you make Banana Strawberry Smoothies. Thanks for watching, and for more great recipes and savings, visit us at Recipe.com.
What You'll Need
- 2 ripe small bananas
- 1 cup frozen unsweetened whole strawberries
- 1 8 ounce carton vanilla low-fat yogurt
- 3/4 cup milk
Step By Step
Peel bananas. Cut bananas into chunks. Place banana chunks, frozen strawberries, yogurt, and milk into blender a container.
Cover blender and blend on high speed about 1 minute or until mixture is smooth. Turn off blender. Pour drink into 2 glasses. If desired, serve with pieces of toast spread with peanut butter. Makes 2 servings.
Now that you know how to make a strawberry banana smoothie, you can substitute ingredients and experiment with fruits, flavorings, even add vegetables into the mix. You can also dial the calories down if you use skim milk in place of whole milk. Yogurt is the healthiest creamy ingredient to put in your smoothie, but you can add ice-cream or sherbet if you want a smoothie that tastes more like a dessert. Some people like to add a couple of tablespoons of ice cream in the blender along with the yogurt for the best of both worlds.
Hint: If you have too many ripe bananas you can throw them into the freezer unpeeled, and take them out when you want to make your next banana-flavored smoothie.