Looking for a refreshing and healthy way to start your day or cool down on a hot afternoon? Look no further than the delightful combination of strawberries, orange juice, and bananas in a luscious smoothie. This strawberry & banana smoothie is packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and natural sweetness, it’s a true treat for your taste buds and a boost of nutrition for your body. So let’s dive into the ingredients of this easy-to-make smoothie.
Ingredients For Strawberry & Banana Smoothie
- 1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
- 1 banana, peeled and sliced
- 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
- 2 tbsp of plain or Greek yoghurt (optional)
- 3/4 tbsp honey (optional, for added sweetness)
- Ice cubes, as desired
How to make Strawberry & Banana Smoothie
- Wash the strawberries thoroughly under cold water and remove the stems. Slice them into smaller pieces to make them easier to blend.
- Peel the banana and slice it into chunks for more effortless blending.
- In a blender, combine the sliced strawberries, banana chunks, freshly squeezed orange juice, and yoghurt (if using). The yoghurt adds creaminess and a dose of probiotics to the smoothie, but you can omit it for a dairy-free version or substitute it with a non-dairy yoghurt alternative.
- If you desire a sweeter smoothie, add honey according to your preference. The natural sweetness of the fruit may be sufficient for some, so adjust the sweetness to your liking.
- Add a handful of ice cubes to the blender. The ice will make the smoothie cold and refreshing and help achieve a thick and creamy consistency.
- Blend all the ingredients until smooth and creamy. You can adjust the consistency by adding more orange juice if it’s too thick or more ice cubes if it’s too thin.
- Once blended to your desired consistency, pour the smoothie into glasses. Garnish with a strawberry slice or a sprig of mint, if desired, to add a touch of elegance.
- Savour the vibrant colours and invigorating flavours of your strawberry, orange juice, and banana smoothie. Each sip will transport you to a tropical paradise and leave you feeling refreshed and nourished.
Whether enjoyed as a quick and wholesome breakfast option, a post-workout refuel, or a delightful snack, this smoothie is a perfect way to indulge in the goodness of fresh fruits. The combination of strawberries, packed with antioxidants and vitamin C, with the natural sweetness of banana and the tangy zing of orange juice, creates a harmonious blend of flavours that will make your taste buds dance with joy.
So, grab your blender, gather your ingredients, and treat yourself to this delightful strawberry, orange juice, and banana smoothie. It’s a simple yet delicious way to incorporate the goodness of fruits into your daily routine and elevate your overall well-being. Cheers to health and happiness, one sip at a time!
Strawberry & Banana Smoothie
- 1 Blender
- 1 banana (chopped) mine was frozen
- 1 cup chopped strawberries mine was frozen
- 2 tblsp natural or Greek yoghurt
- 3/4 tblsp pure organic honey (optional for added sweetness)
- 1 cup 100% pure freshly squeezed or pulped orange juice. Just enough to slightly cover the ingredients while in the blender
- Ice cubes, as desired
- Wash & chop the fruit if they are fresh and place them in the blender.
- Add the natural yoghurt and honey followed by the freshly squeezed 100% orange juice (with no added sugar) just until the ingredients are slightly covered.
- Add some ice cubes if desired
- Blend until smooth.
- (note that at least one of the ingredients must be frozen for the full taste, if not one of the fruits then the yoghurt)
- If you are using all frozen fruits you won't need ice cubes and I find it easier to let them sit in the juice for a few minutes before starting the blending.