This healthy Strawberry Banana Smoothie recipe is easy to make and great for a weekday breakfast! It’s healthy and a good source of protein.
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We are getting so close to the end of school and the kick off of summer holidays, I can almost taste it.
The freedom. The chaos. The sunburns.
Kids running around outside, pretty much all day, in bathing suits through the sprinkler or in clothes full of dirt and leaves and twigs.
Either way, I’m planning to make the most of it, and to do that we need easy, protein-filled snacks to keep us going through the days.
It’s easy to make, it tastes great, and as a totally unrelated bonus — it’s pink (#girlmom).
I mean, really? There aren’t that many instructions in this not-really-a-recipe. But there are a few key things to keep in mind!
- Put the ingredients in the blender in the order listed. It’s important to start with the liquid or the softest ingredients first as it will be easier for the blender to do its job.
- Blend it up, but stop and give it a stir if it gets stuck or add an extra splash of liquid if you really need.
- Adjust the flavor to your tastes. You might like a little more strawberry, a little more banana, more or less sweet than we do. You might like it thicker or thinner, or even colder than we do (I often pour out some for the kids and then purée mine again with more ice because I like mine nice and cold!).
- Add in the optional mix ins — or don’t. You make this smoothie work for you! Is it a refreshing drink or a hearty breakfast or even lunch? You decide.
- It’s loaded with good things. Bananas and strawberries for fiber and potassium. Milk and yogurt for calcium and protein. Want it to go even further? Add in some of the extra options below.
- It’s cold and refreshing on a hot day.
- It’s a snack that I can get in my kids quickly when they’re on the go. There’s just something about giving them a smoothie that works — I know they’ll drink anything I put in it and I know they’re getting everything they need to keep them full of energy (likely more than I even can muster) for a hot or busy day.
- Add in some quick oats for extra fiber, protein and all the good stuff that oats have to offer. This is a great option if your strawberry banana smoothie is a meal — it will give it more staying power!
- Swap out vanilla yogurt for flavoured for a bit more sweetness and a fun twist on flavor — try strawberry, banana, or something totally different.
- To make this strawberry banana smoothie dairy free, simply swap the milk and yogurt for non-dairy milk and yogurt, or use a lactose-free variety if lactose is something your body struggles to digest.
- Don’t have frozen strawberries? Swap the strawberries for whatever berries you have in your freezer for a new spin.
- Going green? Add in a handful of spinach or kale for an extra serving of veggies in your diet.
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- 1 cup low fat milk or almond milk
- 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- 2 cups frozen banana chunks (about 2 bananas, 260g)
- 1 1/2 cups chopped strawberries (fresh or frozen)
- honey (optional and to taste)
- Add all ingredients to a blender in the order listed. Puree until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides and stir if needed.
- If desired, add a drizzle of honey to sweeten further.
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