How to Make A Strawberry Banana Smoothie
A strawberry banana smoothie is delicious and healthy smoothie suitable for breakfasts, daily snacks or even as a full meal. It is prepared in just a few minutes.
Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe
Smoothie is prepared in a blender or in a suitable pot using hand stick blender - I use sport shaker since it is very easy to clean.
Put a medium sized banana and a handful of strawberries in a shaker.
Strawberries can be frozen or fresh - frozen are available all year long, although they tend to be little bit bitter, when compared with fresh ones.
Put some low fat or cottage cheese into the shaker and add some water.
If you like, instead of water, use milk, for example whole goat milk, or whole cow milk, from grass fed cattle.
Also, instead of low fat or cottage cheese, this smoothie can be made using ordinary or even Greek yogurt.
Using stick blender, mix/blend everything.
To achieve thickness you prefer, vary amounts of liquids in the smoothie.
A strawberry banana smoothie is done - Bone Appetite.
During summer, make smoothie with less liquid than ordinary, put them in plastic cups and leave them in the freezer for at least 30 minutes - and great tasting, very healthy and refreshing fruit ice cream is prepared.
This smoothie is one of my favorite smoothies for breakfasts - banana is easily digested and boost my energy levels in the morning. Strawberries contain medium complex carbs to fuel me for longer period of time - even longer when low fat or cottage cheese is used instead of yogurt.
Slowly digesting casein keep me satiated for longer period of time.
Not to mention the benefits of soluble and insoluble fibers, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants etc.
Strawberry Banana Smoothie Calories
Nutrition data of this smoothie is given in the following table:
|Nutrient/Food||Cottage Cheese 200g||Strawberries 200g||Banana 100g||Total|
|Vitamin A (IU)||41 IU||24 IU||64 IU||130 IU|
|Vitamin B1 Thiamine||0.04mg||0.04mg||0.03mg||0.11mg|
|Vitamin B2 Riboflavine||0.34mg||0.04mg||0.07mg||~0.5mg|
|Vitamin B3 Niancin||0.26mg||0.24mg||0.67mg||~1.2mg|
|Vitamin B5 Pantothenic Acid||0.42mg||0.24mg||0.33mg||1mg|
|Vitamin B9 Folic Acid||24µg||48µg||20µg||92µg|
|Vitamin D||0 IU||0 IU||0 IU||0 IU|
Of course, exact values vary depending on many things. Also, when making smoothie for yourself, adjust amounts according to your needs and if you are on a diet, pay attention to the macronutrients.
This strawberry banana smoothie contains around 310 kcal, mostly from carbs, some from protein and with almost no fats. However, sodium content is around 800mg due to use of 'ordinary' cottage cheese. If you have any issues with sodium, there are 'low sodium' versions of low fat and/or cottage cheese available in most of the stores.
Long story short - a strawberry banana smoothie is easy and quick to make, it is very healthy, can be made and served as liquid smoothie for drinking, as thick smoothie consumed with a spoon or even as an ice cream. Plenty of reasons to enjoy this delicacy :)