Strawberry Banana Smoothie Tips
How can you thicken a strawberry banana smoothie?
If you want a thicker, frostier strawberry banana smoothie, use frozen strawberries instead of fresh. You could also toss a few ice cubes into the blender for a little extra thickening power. If you prefer smoothies that are a little thinner, use a ripe banana instead of frozen.
What else can you add to a strawberry banana smoothie?
Smoothies are extremely customizable—they're a great way to use up odds and ends in the freezer and fridge. Throw in any berries you've got on hand, such as raspberries or blueberries, for some extra nutrients. Spinach is also great in a smoothie and doesn't change the taste too much (though it will give your smoothie a green tinge). If you're looking for ways to add protein to smoothies
, try chia seeds, protein powder, the nut butter of your choice, or a small amount of cottage cheese.
Can you make a dairy-free strawberry banana smoothie?
To make this smoothie dairy-free, swap out the 2% milk and the Greek yogurt for dairy-free versions. Use the nondairy milk
of your choice, like almond milk, oat milk or soy milk. In place of the Greek yogurt, add a scoop of dairy-free yogurt. Or skip the yogurt altogether. If the smoothie is too thin without it, use frozen fruit instead of fresh to thicken it up.
Can you make strawberry banana smoothies of time?
Of course! Meal prepping smoothies
is extremely easy to do. Make this strawberry banana smoothie recipe on Sunday, and keep it in the freezer until the night before you plan to enjoy it. Thaw it in the fridge overnight, pop a straw in the cup and give it a stir, and take it as an on-the-go breakfast
. Try these other healthy smoothie recipes
when you need quick and easy breakfast ideas.—Lauren Pahmeier, Taste of Home Associate Editor
1-1/2 cups: 183 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 65mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 4g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fruit, 1/2 reduced-fat milk.