It is Strawberry season in Ontario, our family loves to go Strawberry picking at a local farm. So this time of year we love to share tons of recipes with yummy strawberries. Our kids have been obsessed with this Sensational Strawberry Banana Smoothie so we obviously had to share it with you.
This recipe is simple enough to make that the girls make it on their own all the time, lately it’s like evvvvveryday. Which I love, they are not making it because it’s “healthy” they love the taste and it’s a lifestyle thing we have done as a family since they were really young. It makes me happy to see them pick up this awesome habit and it’s a fun way to sneak more nutrients into them daily. You can get creative and add frozen cauliflower (you don’t taste it I swear). Sometimes we will add in prebiotics, and I like to add a little collagen to mine.
When building a smoothie you want to ensure you had fruit & veggies this will ensure you have micronutrients such as vitamins and minerals as well as antioxidants and fibre. The next thing you want to ensure is in your smoothie is a healthy fat and 12-20 grams of protein. In this recipe I share two ways that you can enjoy this smoothie the first is with vanilla protein powder which provides 20 grams of protein and 0 grams of sugar. If you don’t or have protein powder (or to make these kid friendly) you can add plain or vanilla greek yogurt. Three quarter cups of greek yogurt provides 14 grams of protein. Having protein and fat in your smoothie will keep you fuller longer and they are two essential macronutrients that do so much for your body. The last thing you need to add is a dairy-free milk, we use almond milk as it is high in calcium and tastes good. You can use any dairy-free milk that you enjoy.
Fuel like a Goddess and let the magic unfold. When you focus on eating more nutrient rich foods that taste amazing, you feel fabulous.
Strawberries are packed with antioxidants, fibre, calcium, magnesium, manganese,potassium, vitamin C, vitamin A and folate (vitamin B9). They are also rich in phytochemicals. Berries are lower on the glycemic index and contain a lot of water. When they are in season, strawberries are so fragrant and full of flavour. This smoothie looks, smells and tastes incredible.
This recipe is:
- kid approved
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Makes: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
1 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 fresh or frozen banana (frozen will make the smoothie thicker for a smoothie bowl)
1/2 cup frozen or fresh avocado
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (can sub for 3/4 cup plain greek yogurt)
1 cup vanilla or original almond milk (I use unsweetened original for less sugar)
- Place frozen strawberries in your blender, add bananas, avocado, protein powder (or greek yogurt) and almond milk.
- Blend until smooth, pour into a cup and serve immediately or make a smoothie bowl and add your favourite toppings.
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As always sharing is caring, if you know someone who would love this recipe I would so appreciate you sharing it with them.