Could there be anything in this world that is better than strawberry banana smoothies? They are so easy to make and oh-so flavorful!
I have a smoothie for breakfast almost every single day.
A lot of days I get pre-made smoothie kits from Daily-Harvest but sometimes, I make them from scratch.
When I first started making smoothies, I went through several different blenders. I quickly learned that the blender really does matter if you’re going to be using one every day.
I finally settled on a Vitamix blender and it has legit changed my life for the better.
Vitamix blenders aren’t cheap, but they sure are worth every penny. We’re also fans of Ninja blenders and you can read our full review here.
This recipe is much tastier if the fruit is frozen first. When it comes to freezing bananas, there are a few important tips that I highly recommend.
First, peel the bananas before you freeze them. Removing the banana peel after it’s frozen is very challenging.
Second, cut the banana in half or into slices before freezing them.
Next, flash freeze the banana pieces before you put them in a baggie. This is important so that the pieces don’t stick together.
To flash freeze banana pieces, put them on a baking sheet and spread them out so that they aren’t touching.
Then, put that in the freezer until the banana pieces are hard and not sticky.
The beauty of this recipe is that you can add in so many variations and have a brand new smoothie every day.
Pick one or two additional items and just add in about 1/4 cup of each. This will increase the serving size slightly so keep that in mind.
- Frozen mango
- Chia seeds
- Frozen kale
- Frozen spinach
Tips and tricks
• If the smoothie is too thick just add in some water. Start with a couple of tablespoons at a time.
• If the smoothie is not mixing well, use a tamper to stir the blender ingredients.
• If your fruit isn’t frozen add in 1/4 cup of ice.
• Clean the blender right away. When the smoothie dries on the blender it is tough to clean.
- 1 c frozen strawberries
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 c milk
- 1/4 c yogurt
- Add all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
This tastes best cold. If you plan ahead you can peel and freeze bananas. That will make for an even better smoothie.
Strawberry banana smoothies make a great breakfast, but they’re also a fantastic lunch! I love to eat them with a handful of walnuts on the side.
That way, I get the fruit and a bit of crunch, too.
By the way, don’t be shy about adding in any fruit or veggies that you have on hand. If I have some frozen kale, I’d love to throw it into the mix.