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Healthy Homemade Strawberry and Banana Smoothie Recipe

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A Strawberry Banana Smoothie is an easy, healthy way to begin your morning. Find out how healthy and delicious they are. Try it today!

Healthy Homemade Strawberry and Banana Smoothie in a glass jar with a straw

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Smoothies are a refreshing way to begin your day. And make optimal post-workout snacks.

For me, my day begins with the treadmill in the rainy season or walks on non-rainy days.

But it’s the smoothie that energizes a day of cooking, writing, testing, and recipe development.

And it’s a delicious way to begin those days!

How Healthy are Strawberry Banana Smoothies?

Strawberry banana smoothies are a refreshing and healthy breakfast or healthy snack made from strawberries, banana, low-fat yogurt, and ice cubes.

While bananas and strawberries have a high level of natural sugars; their nutritional values can actually enhance your diet, providing a wide range of nutritional benefits.

Here’s the breakdown; bananas supply fiber, which helps regulate digestion. They also contain potassium, a vital mineral, and electrolyte that your body needs to maintain blood pressure and support healthy nerve and muscle function.

Strawberries are packed with vitamins, fiber, and high levels of antioxidants. WebMD says they are among the top 20 fruits in antioxidant capacity as well as a good source of manganese and potassium.

Strawberries are just coming into season from California in my markets. And I can’t seem to get enough of them. Thus, this smoothie is making a regular appearance these days.

To the strawberries, we add a banana, milk of choice, yogurt (for the probiotics), and optionally, flax seeds for protein and additional fiber.

We mentioned healthy starts. Here are more health benefits of Strawberry Banana Smoothies:

7 Strawberry Health Benefits

1. High in antioxidants
2. Helps fight cancer
3. Defends against heart disease
4. Protects skin damage: sun, environment, diet
5. Benefits brain health
6. Detox
7. Supports healthy pregnancies

RELATED: More 31Daily Strawberry Recipes >

Flax Seed Health Benefits

This Strawberry Banana Smoothie recipe contains one teaspoon of ground flaxseed. It’s completely optional, and I don’t add it every time.

While most health research on flax is relatively new and isn’t conclusively established, there are promising health benefits emerging in the studies conducted.

Here are the health benefits we found:

1. Cancer: protective effect against breast, prostate, and colon cancers.
2. Cardiovascular Disease: anti-inflammatory, regulates heartbeat, prevents hardening of the arteries.
3. Lung Disease: reduces inflammation

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Ingredients

Strawberries, bananas, milk (non-dairy or dairy), ice cubes, and honey are the main ingredients in this healthy homemade strawberry and banana smoothie recipe.

Optionally, I like to add flax seeds or chia seeds for protein and additional fiber.

How to Serve a Strawberry Smoothie

This strawberry smoothie is the best ice cold. To achieve this, you need to either use frozen strawberries or throw in 8-10 ice cubes.

Servings

While this recipe is written for two servings, sometimes I can’t help myself and end up with a smoothie for one. It’s just too good!

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Healthy Homemade Strawberry and Banana Smoothie in a glass jar with a straw

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Yield: 2 smoothies
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

Seriously delicious and easy to whip up in the morning. Healthy ingredients in this smoothie bring Vitamin C, probiotics, protein, fiber, and so much more to your morning. While this makes 2 smoothies, I can drink the whole thing... easily!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup milk (or almond, coconut, soy)
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt (or Greek yogurt)
  • 1 teaspoon flax seeds or chia seeds
  • honey to sweeten as needed

Instructions

Blend until completely smooth and serve immediately.

Notes

This strawberry smoothie is best ice cold. To achieve this, you need to either use frozen strawberries or throw in 8-10 ice cubes.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 144Total Fat: 3gFiber: 3gProtein: 7g

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