I love a cold smoothie. When everything is so doggone hot during the summer, a frozen treat like this just hits the spot. One of my all time favorite flavors is strawberry banana. It's a classic. Over time, I have perfected my own strawberry banana smoothie recipe and even found a way to make it a complete, balanced breakfast for eating on the go.
Earlier in the year, I blogged about healthy smoothies for breakfast. This recipe is an extension of that. Essentially, what you need for a strawberry banana smoothie is, of course, strawberries, bananas, and milk, but I added a few things to make it my own.
First, I started by freezing fresh strawberries and bananas by smoothie portion. Or you could just buy the pre-frozen fruit. You're choice. That keeps you from having to use crushed ice and it getting all gross and watery as it melts in the summer heat. Since I like my smoothies a bit thicker, I scoop about 3 spoonfuls of Greek yogurt into my blender then add the frozen fruit and blend it just a little to make room for the rest of the ingredients.
Next I add just a splash of milk and the equivalent of two spoonfuls of honey. Honey is a great natural sweeter and I can't get enough of it. I probably actually add more like 3-4 spoonfuls. Then I add a scoop of protein powder to keep me fuller longer and a small handful of spinach to make the smoothie energizing. From here I blend it all up until it's smooth, adding more yogurt and fruit as necessary. I generally like to fill my single serve blender to the top.
And, viola! There's you're healthy, summer treat. A strawberry banana smoothie is my go to smoothie. What's yours? Let me know in the comments. Maybe I have my own recipe for your favorite smoothies!
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