Our strawberry and banana smoothie recipes not only taste good, they are packed full of goodness, they are literally the perfect smoothie mix to kick start your day!
These sweet little berries have oodles of health benefits including, cholesterol lowering, immunity boosting and wrinkle prevention. Because of the high quantity of antioxidants and other phytonutrients found in strawberries, they also help to prevent and fight cancer along with many other disease and viruses.
In fact strawberries have been prescribed as a tonic for centuries and with only 45 calories and 2.8milligrams of fibre and a 100% of your recommended vitamin C intake in 1 cupful, strawberries are a justifiable super fruit.
Make an excellent smoothie ingredient; they thicken and sweeten the smoothie making it rich, smooth and creamy. The banana also keeps you fuller for longer, so it will stop you snacking in-between meals. So although a medium sized banana comes out at about 100 calories, it still makes an excellent dieter’s food.
Bananas are also well known for their high content of carbohydrates and potassium which make them great energy boosters, but what you may not know is that the potassium can help maintain a healthy blood and heart level which lowers the risk of having a stroke.
Ok, let’s take a look at some strawberry and banana smoothie recipes!
Basic Strawberry and Banana Smoothie Recipes
This easy strawberry banana smoothie recipe is packed full of natural goodness and makes 2 glasses.
- 1 banana (chopped)
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup strawberry yogurt fresh or frozen
- 5 large fresh strawberries (Wash and chopped)
- 3 or 4 Ice cubes (not need with frozen yogurt)
Place all the ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
Banana and Strawberry Breakfast Smoothie
This banana and strawberry smoothie is delicious, especially with the chocolate powder sprinkled on the top. The oats and banana should keep you fuller for longer so there’s no need for snacking before lunch.
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon (2oz) Rolled Oats
- 1 banana
- 10 large strawberries (about 9oz)
- 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 tablespoon of Honey or Maple Syrup
- 3 or 4 Ice Cubes
- Sprinkling of chocolate powder (optional)
Place everything into the blender and blend away, then decorate with a little chocolate powder.
Want Thick and Creamy But Still Healthy?… Yes please!
The more yogurt you use the creamer this smoothie gets. If you are starting to feel a little guilty on the calories there are some pretty good fat free frozen yogurts about these days.
Don’t worry if you can’t get hold of the strawberry flavoured yogurt this smoothie tastes pretty good with almost any flavour.
- 1 banana
- 4 large strawberries
- 1 cup frozen strawberry yogurt (about 3 good scoops)
- 1/2 cup milk
Throw all the ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth.