How to Make a Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Whatever you do, no matter what crazy smoothie recipes you create, basics remain the same! The good old Strawberry Banana fusion smoothie has been around for so long before even « smoothies » were a thing. So, let’s take a moment to reminisce about old times and bring back the marvelous taste that these two fruits create when merged together.


Strawberries are great antioxidants, a great source of fiber and vitamin C. They improve your immune system, regulate blood sugar, lower blood pressure and promote healthy eyesight. They have so many benefits I can’t mention them all here.

As for bananas, they’re a great source of potassium, contain powerful antioxidants as well and improve your general health.

So what do you get from combining these two strong components? Surely not something to take for granted.

Now, there are many recipes out there that combine these two iconic fruits, but if you want the basic recipe upon which you can build more « floors », follow through these simple steps, I guarantee it won’t take you more than 5 min.

Step 1 – Preparation

As goes the rule with all smoothies, frozen fruits work best. So, it’s preferable that you freeze your strawberries beforehand. This allows for a thicker consistency and a more refreshing taste. Alternatively, you could add a handful of ice cubes to thicken your mixture and give it more of a slushy feel to it.

Step 2 – Lay out your ingredients

Now that your base fruit is ready, you can proceed to gather the rest of the ingredients, which include :

  • 1 banana: unlike the base fruit, the banana is best used fresh. It is here to serve as a sweetener, to add in creaminess to the texture and cut down on the tartness of the strawberries, so, in a way, it’s complementary.
  • 2 cups of frozen strawberries: their sourness combined with the sweetness of the banana are what makes this smoothie so harmonious and perfect.
  • 1 cup of milk: Any milk would go with the mixture, but in my experience, almond milk works best! Use the unsweetened one preferably. Or you can make it yourself, by soaking blanched almonds, grinding them and straining the liquid you obtain, and voilà! This one has so many benefits. Apart from being dairy-free, it is known to be high in vitamin D, very nutritious and low in calories.
  • 1 cup of ice (optional): if like me, you like your smoothies thick and chilly, you can add a scoop of ice for more of a slushy texture.
  • Chia seeds or flax seeds (optional): if you want to pack some more protein into your smoothie, seeds are the way to go! Not only do they add nutritional value as part of their « superfood missions », but they can also add in thickness if you know how to use them. Toss them in your mixture and leave it for about 10 minutes, they’ll absorb some of the liquid, leaving your smoothie all thick and creamy.

Add a sweetener (optional): although I believe bananas are enough to sweeten your smoothie, some people just need that extra sugar. If you’re one of them, be sure to add a spoonful of honey to sweeten it up and there you go! Your smoothie is all ready to serve and enjoy.


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