Everyone loves the idea of enjoying a Strawberry Banana Smoothie but when's the last time that you've tried to make your own? This simple smoothie recipe will have you enjoying every sip and craving another one when you're done! There's nothing like fresh fruit to make the perfect flavor and taste.
You're not going to believe the flavor of this simple smoothie recipe. It's creamy and sweet and tastes just like something you'd pay big bucks for at the store. But the good news? You can get all the ingredients and keep them on hand so that you can make a smoothie anytime the craving hits.
Is a Strawberry Banana Smoothie good for you?
You bet! It has fruit in it which provides nutrients and is made with other delicious and minimal ingredients. The only sugar in this smoothie is the natural sugars from the fruit!
Do you put ice in smoothies?
Nope - and this is probably one of the biggest confusions and mistakes that people make. You actually use the frozen banana in place of the ice to help thicken up the smoothie. This adds a creaminess and a frozen aspect to the smoothie at the same time.
Do smoothies need yogurt?
Yogurt is perfect for smoothies because it adds that creamy texture. It's also a great way to get in good flavors, too.
What should you not mix in a smoothie?
There are actually a lot of things that you shouldn't add to your smoothies. One of the biggest is canned fruit. There is just something about fresh fruit that is a must for a smoothie to taste delicious.
The other thing that I'm going to say is that you should add any type of fruit juice, either. The liquid isn't good for the texture of the smoothie so this is why fresh fruit is best!
Now that you know all the tips for making a smoothie, let's get down to the steps to make it happen!
Ingredients Needed To Make a Strawberry Banana Smoothie
As you can see, the ingredients listed below are super easy to keep on hand for when your smoothie craving strikes.
- 2 cups fresh strawberries, halved
- 1 frozen banana
- ½ cup coconut yogurt
- ½ cup coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon Sip Herbals Salted Caramel Coffee Substitute
How To Make A Banana Strawberry Smoothie
1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
2. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy!
How do you sweeten a smoothie?
The fruit should be all the sweetener that you need, BUT if you want more, you can always use honey or maple syrup and stir it in!
I always recommend making the recipe as is and then taking a sip and seeing what you think. You can always increase at that point.
What can I use in a smoothie instead of yogurt?
You can always use coconut cream as well in place of yogurt! If you're not worried about the thickness of the smoothie, you can use almond milk or something along those lines, too.
The biggest thing to keep in mind when you're making smoothies is that you want to do what you can to get that creamy texture. The whole point of a smoothie is that rich and creamy taste!
Once you combine the ingredients in this strawberry smoothie recipe, I think you're going to be very pleased with the outcome. It's perfectly sweetened and balanced and a simple and enjoyable recipe for all.
You can easily make this up for your family and friends as a sipper later in the day or even a great way to kick off breakfast!