Strawberry Banana Smoothie – creamy and thick naturally-sweetened smoothie made with fresh strawberries and ripe bananas. A healthy and filling way to cool down this summer season!
I love summer! The vibrant lively colors, sunny weather and cute summer dresses and, of course, fresh produce – all gets me giddy when summer is around the corner.
For the most part of this season, you can see me frequenting our local farmer’s market or sipping some cold treat at the front porch. Even if L.A. always has that good weather all-year round compared to other states, summer will always be a favorite of mine.
Perhaps the reason behind that is because tropical fruits are flooding in our market during summer and I’m a sucker for tropical fruits.
But for today’s recipe, I’m sharing a non-tropical fruit which is abundant year-round and pretty versatile – STRAWBERRIES!
How can you not love strawberries?
They’re sweet, juicy, easy to eat and of course healthy. You can toss them on salads, acts as natural sweeteners, makes great jam, drinks and smoothies. One of our hot-selling smoothies (perhaps, THE best-selling smoothie) in the house is this Strawberry Banana Smoothie.
You don’t need complicated ingredients to whip this up. In fact, you only need four (4) ingredients to enjoy a really good thick strawberry smoothie (like the one below) that will make your taste buds happy.
Also, don’t forget to put your personal preference in consideration when making this recipe. If you prefer your smoothie to be on the thicker side, then by all means, follow the recipe to a “T”. But if you want it less thicker, add more milk.
Want more sweetness in your smoothie? Add more honey or bananas for healthier choices or simply go with sugar if you think that suits you. See how flexible this recipe is?
All you have to do is just toss all the ingredients in the blender and blend for a few seconds until you achieve your preferred consistency. It doesn’t get much easier than this!
As for those who want to incorporate more nutrients into this drink, you can customize this smoothie and add some more berries of all sorts or greens like kale for healthier summer treat!
This smoothie makes a wonderful and filling way to eat more fruits for breakfast, as a post workout reward or an afternoon treat in your front yard. Embrace the summer with some cold, thick, creamy and healthy smoothie made from scratch!
Enjoy the sun!
Tips and Notes:
- You can replace coconut milk with any of your choice. It’ll work. You can use whole milk, almond milk, soy milk, 2% milk or any basic milk.
- If the smoothie is too thick, add more milk. If it’s too thin, add more fruit and/or ice.
- Fresh strawberries works fine, but it won’t be as thick as you see in the pictures above.
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- 2-3 cups frozen strawberry
- 1 small frozen banana
- 1-2 tablespoons honey
- 1/2 – 1 cup or more coconut milk (see notes)
- Place strawberries, banana, honey and 1/2 cup coconut milk in blender and blend for 30 seconds to one minute or until it reaches a smooth consistency. Add more coconut milk as needed.