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Eat Well May. 16. 2013
Beverages

Simply Strawberry Banana Smoothie

May. 16. 2013
Beverages
McKel Hill, MS, RDN, LDN

McKel Hill, MS, RDN, LDN

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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.

Simply Strawberry Banana
Recipe Type: smoothie
Author: McKel Hill, MS, RD, LDN
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Cook time:
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Serves: 1
A classic strawberry banana smoothie made with under 5 ingredients.
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cup frozen organic strawberries (or fresh)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup of greens such as spinach, celery, cucumber (optional)
  • 1/2 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
Instructions
  1. Simply combine all ingredients in Vitamix//high speed blender, and blend until thick and creamy.
  2. You can adjust the thickness by adding more/less bananas and more/less liquids.
  3. Enjoy!
Notes
Don’t be afraid to SNEAK IN SOME GREENS! 1 cup of spinach would be a nice addition to this one 😉

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!

xo McKel

The Recipe

Serves 1

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup frozen organic strawberries (or fresh)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup of greens such as spinach, celery, cucumber (optional)
  • 1/2 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

Directions:

  1. Simply combine all ingredients in Vitamix//high speed blender, and blend until thick and creamy.
  2. You can adjust the thickness by adding more/less bananas and more/less liquids.
  3. Enjoy!

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  • Thanks for sharing the recipe and awesome pictures! I love strawberry and banana together! One of my favorite recipes that incorporates this flavor combination is baked strawberry oatmeal with banana on top drizzled with warm honey. YUM-O 🙂

    • Thanks for sharing! I love your combination with oatmeal, sounds delicious! Thanks for stopping by with kind words and support, come back soon 😉

  • Katie J

    Hi McKel,

    This combo looks delicious! I just wanted to ask how the vega protein tastes? I have been using the sunwarrior protein powder and find it to be rather unpalatable! I’m not sure if I have a problem digesting whey protein, but thought it would be good to have a different sourced protein in the mix. Would love your thoughts 🙂

  • LAUREN

    Just starting my first raw diet ready for the aussie summer, this was my first smoothie. Easy to make and tastes great. Thanks 🙂 Infused water and ice cubes are chilling as I type 🙂

    • Hi Lauren! I’m so glad you’ve come across the blog! The majority of my recipes are raw and all plant-based. Best luck to you in your raw journey and hope you come back soon 🙂

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