Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Strawberry Banana Smoothie brings freshness to your breakfast/snack in hot hot summers. Its healthy & fulfilling, can be substituted for a meal for people with light appetite. 

Mornings are usually busy for most of us so my preferred option is to load my carry glass/cup with a smoothie to work & keep sipping it at my desk. Nothing better than starting your day with a nutritious breakfast, isn't it? Its so delicious that I tend to sip it till the very last drop (sometimes leading to an embarrasing noise when no drink is left). Its a great snack for after school or work  too

Kids are usually fussy about eating fruits so this is a great way to feed them some. Am sure they will be the running behind you to have more than you running behind them for having some. 


Ingredients: 




  • 7-8 strawberries 
  • 1 banana 
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1/4 cup orange juice (if not available, replace with milk or water)
  • 1/2 tbsp sugar (optional - as per taste)

Method: 
Cut the top green portion of strawberry & divide into half. Peel the banana & cut it into pieces. Blend all ingredients together to form a smooth puree. That's it, your Smoothie is ready within no time. Add ice if required. 


Notes:
  • I am using plain yogurt, you could use low-fat, or flavored yogurt too.  Among flavored yogurt, strawberry, banana & vanilla flavors go really well with this smoothie. 
  • Ripe bananas go very well the smoothie, the more ripe your banana is the sweeter your smoothie will be. So add sugar accordingly. Sometimes I don't feel the need to add sugar at all. 
  • I like my Smoothie a bit tangy so I add  orange juice. You can replace it with same quantity of water/milk. I just feel that orange juice helps to enhance the various flavors of this smoothie. 


Hope you enjoy this smoothie as much as I do!! 

Stay Hydrated, Stay Healthy!!
Shweta





27 comments:

  1. Hi Shwetha ,

    Strawberry banana smoothy looks

    CooooooooooooooooooolZ!!!

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  2. hii..yummy n healthy drink..love ur presentation n color too!

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  3. a healthy and refreshing drink..

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  4. very delicious combo, smoothie looks too creamy n inviting...nice clicks!!

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  5. wow..strawberries & banana goes well together,yummy smoothie!!

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  6. so flavorful and delicious.

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  7. Wow so cool n refreshing

    Event: Dish name starts with M

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  8. Thanks All for all the encouraging words :) Do try it!!

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  9. Very nice Shweta! This is one of my fav combos for smoothies too

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  10. Wat a fabulous smoothie,ultimate combo.

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  11. Awesome and wholesome!!! Do I need to say anything more ???

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  12. drooling over the photos. refreshing smoothie

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  13. Cant go wrong with this combination! love how refreshing that looks - i want to jump right in!

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  14. Hi dear...thnx for dropping by my space n ur nice comments !!!!very delicious smoothie dear...love the choice of ingredients!!!!I'm following ur space now :-)

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  15. My al time fav smoothie..
    thanks for visiting my space
    m happy to follow you:)

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  16. I've been seeing a lot of smoothie recipes lately...This looks great!!!! Never thought of adding orange juice before!

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  17. I would love to have one of your smoothis right now, looks very delicious...Enjoy your weekend!

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  18. So cool n refreshing smoothie.

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  19. looks soooo cool and refreshing drink.. neat presentation:)

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    1. its a good one. definitely we will try.

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  20. That smoothie looks absolutely delicious.

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  21. wow... smoothie looks delicious... thanks for linking with Guest Quest...

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  22. i tried with milk and orange juice , it curdle .

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    1. Hi Meena, did you use hot/warm milk? That's the reason it may have... you should use cold milk.

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