This strawberry banana smoothie recipe is sweet and refreshing. A classic combination, it is particularly popular with children.
I went through an extended phase of smoothie-making when my eldest daughter started pre-school. Every day she came home tired, hungry but full of enthusiasm for 'making stuff'. The blender was pulled out, a chair drawn up to the counter and strawberry banana smoothies quickly became the preferred post school snack.
This wasn't exactly strawberry season so we used frozen berries which work very well here. Frozen bananas are a good idea too and you can freeze your own in small ziploc bags. You'll need to slice them first. That might seem obvious to you but I guess I'm slow on the uptake. I pretty much painted my walls with strawberry banana smoothie the first time I put a whole frozen banana in my blender. Oops. Anyway... using frozen fruit gives the smoothie a nice frothiness and also means that you don't need to add ice.
This is the basic recipe I like to make but of course with smoothies, there is always plenty of room for variation.
Put the milk, yogurt, strawberries and banana into a blender and mix until smooth. Taste and add honey as desired.
This is a wonderfully creamy strawberry and banana smoothie but if you like it more juicy, here's what to do.
Replace the milk with orange juice for a sweeter, less creamy smoothie. Depending on how sweet your tooth is, you probably won't need any honey.
Substitute the milk and yogurt for soy yogurt and soy milk. Use sugar or agave syrup to sweeten if you need to. Another great vegan option is to use silken tofu instead of yogurt.