Today I want to share with you all a quick smoothie recipe with the classic combination of strawberries and bananas in Simply Strawberry Banana Smoothie. This smoothie is full of nutrients, antioxidants, FIBER, simple sugars from the fruit (especially great for post-workout), and protein to help keep you satiated, repair muscle tissue (again perfect for post-workout). Not to mention provides an excellent taste and texture.
To find out why I love bananas and how much they rock, read the Spotlight On Bananas post. I’ve been getting many requests from the Instagram and Facebook communities to start sharing specific recipes for all the delicious smoothies I share daily. I’m quite flattered! As I’ve said before (About me section), I typically use cooking and recipe development in the kitchen as an creative/art form and don’t typically measure ingredients to a T when it comes to smoothies; but with that said, I’ve started to be a little more cognizant of “how much of this or how little of that” I’m using my smoothie recipes.
I don’t know what is so great about this classic combination of bananas and strawberries, but these two flavors marry so well together. Another optional ingredient to add into this smoothie are greens such as spinach, cucumber, or celery which would all go very well in this smoothie since the strawberries and bananas are so naturally sweet.
- 1½ cup frozen organic strawberries (or fresh)
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup of greens such as spinach, celery, cucumber (optional)
- ½ cup of unsweetened almond milk (more to thin)
- 1 scoop of your favorite vanilla protein powder (Vanilla Vega Sport Performance Protein or Sunwarrior are some of my favorites)
- a dash of cinnamon
- Simply combine all ingredients in Vitamix//high speed blender, and blend until thick and creamy.
- You can adjust the thickness by adding more/less bananas and more/less liquids.
Do you like the flavor combination of strawberry and bananas? What is your favorite recipe/food that incorporates this flavor combination?
If you’re interested in making your own smoothies with the same blender I use, Vitamix is the one for me (and for you too!). I’m an affiliate with Vitamix, which means you get a discount when shopping through Nutrition Stripped. Simply click on the Vitamix icon to your right, here, or use Coupon Code 06-008786. Happy blending friends!