Strawberry Banana Smoothie

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This delicious 4-ingredient gluten-free strawberry banana smoothie is perfect for busy families. Make it for breakfast or as an after-school snack – all you need is 5 minutes. 

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Strawberry Banana Smoothie

How to make a strawberry banana smoothie

This particular recipe for strawberry banana smoothie calls for milk, bananas, fresh strawberries and honey. Here’s the thing though about fresh strawberries –   they can go bad in the refrigerator rather quickly. So there are a couple of things that you can do –

  • Use strawberries within a day or two of getting them from the grocery store,
  • Go for frozen strawberries or
  • Learn how to store strawberries so that they stay fresh for a week.

This is the process I follow and that keeps the strawberries from getting moldy in the refrigerator for about a week- 

  1. Soak the strawberries in a water-vinegar solution for 5 minutes. Note – The amount of solution will depend on the number of strawberries you have. To make this solution, follow this ratio – For every 2 cups of water, use 1/4 cup white vinegar. 
  2. Rinse the strawberries in cold water to wash off the vinegar.
  3. Use a paper towel to wipe the strawberries dry
  4. Line the container that the strawberries came in with paper towels and place the strawberries back in.
  5. Refrigerate. 

For more ways to make strawberries last longer read this article. The author shared detailed instructions on how to store strawberries and covers quite a few methods.

Strawberry and banana smoothie recipe

The recipe to make a banana strawberry smoothie is quite straightforward. It requires only 4 ingredients – fresh or frozen strawberries, ripe bananas, milk, and honey.

  1. Start with adding milk (or liquid of your choice) in the blender. 
  2. Add chopped strawberries, bananas, and honey.
  3. Blend until smooth.

Variations

  1. Like it thicker? Add 2 bananas instead of one. 
  2. For extra creaminess, use frozen bananas. Chop the banana and freeze them in a Ziploc. Use as needed.
  3. Feel free to substitute fresh strawberries with frozen. 
  4. Milk can be substituted with greek yogurt in equal amount. You might have to increase the amount of honey to combat the tartness.
  5. To make this fruit smoothie dairy-free replace milk with coconut milk or almond milk. 
  6. Add 1/4 cup oats to make it more filling. 

Tip

Use a high-performance blender such as Blendtec or Vitamix when making smoothies with frozen fruits. 

An overhead shot of strawberry banana smoothie in two glass containers and placed on a wooden bowl. There are two red and white straws on the side.
Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

Looking for more smoothie ideas that your kids will love? Here are my top picks – 

  1. Kesar Pista Smoothie (Saffron Pistachios smoothie) – This smoothie combines saffron (kesar), pistachios (pista), with banana, cardamom, and milk to create a delicious and nutrient-rich drink that’s perfect for kids and as a post-workout drink.
  2. Chickoo (sapota) smoothie –  This nutritious blended drink made from Date and Chikoo (Sapota) is a great treat for any time of the day – be it an after-school snack or a post-workout drink.
  3. Healthy Chocolate Banana Smoothie – Learn to make a creamy and nutritious chocolate banana smoothie with just 6 ingredients and 5 minutes! This delicious chocolate smoothie packs in all the flavor of a milkshake with far fewer calories!
  4. Banana Nutella Smoothie – Your kids will love this delicious Banana Nutella Smoothie Recipe – a healthy-ish drink made from bananas and milk with a hint of Nutella and hot cocoa.
  5. Dry fruit smoothie – This smoothie is a great way to combine nutritious milk and dry fruits to create a wholesome meal for any time of the day. Make one today!
  6. Chocolate almond smoothie – This smoothie combines the goodness of bananas with nutrient-rich almonds and dates with a hint of cocoa to make this delectable smoothie.
  7. Apple smoothie is a delicious way to start your day with the goodness of milk and apples and with no added sugar. It is ready in less than 5 minutes – now you have no reason to skip breakfast.


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An overhead shot of strawberry banana smoothie in two glass containers and placed on a wooden bowl. There are two red and white straws on the side.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

5 from 3 votes
This delicious 4-ingredient strawberry banana smoothie is perfect for busy families. Make it for breakfast or as an after-school snack - all you need is 5 minutes. 
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Diet : Gluten-free, Vegetarian
Course : Beverages
Method: Blender
Cuisine : Fusion

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups chopped strawberries
  • 1 cup chopped banana
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Instructions
 

  • Start with adding milk (or liquid of your choice in the blender.
  • Add chopped strawberries, bananas, and honey.
  • Blend until smooth.

Notes

Variations
  1. Like it thicker? Add 2 bananas instead of one. 
  2. For extra creaminess, use frozen bananas. Chop the banana and freeze them in a Ziploc. Use as needed.
  3. Feel free to substitute fresh strawberries with frozen. 
  4. Milk can be substituted with greek yogurt in equal amount. You might have to increase the amount of honey to combat the tartness.
  5. To make this fruit smoothie dairy-free replace milk with coconut milk or almond milk. 
  6. Add 1/4 cup oats to make it more filling. 
Tip
Use a high-performance blender such as Blendtec or Vitamix when making smoothies with frozen fruits. 

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Nutrition

Calories: 163kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 5gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 54mgPotassium: 405mgFiber: 2gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 220IUVitamin C: 45.6mgCalcium: 149mgIron: 0.4mg

Disclaimer: Approximate Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and can vary depending on the exact ingredients/brands used. If you have health issues, please work with a registered dietician or nutritionist.

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