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Strawberry Banana Yogurt Smoothie Ingredients
|1 cup||Greek yogurt|
|1||medium banana (peeled)|
|3/4 cup||fresh strawberries, hulled (5 large berries)|
|4 or 5||large ice cubes|
Strawberry Banana Yogurt Smoothie Instructions
What's smoother than Greek yogurt? What's tastier than fresh strawberries? Add a banana and you have a smoothie that tastes like a dessert, but is full of calcium, fiber, potassium, and vitamins! This is our favorite strawberry banana smoothie recipe.
A cool drink on a hot humid day hits the spot. Whether it's the perfect breakfast or a post-workout refuel, this sweet strawberry smoothie recipe will make your day.
Add the fruit. If you're using frozen strawberries (they work just fine), skip the ice cubes but do add water or another liquid.
Blend to your desired consistency. We like our smoothies a little frothy, but for a creamier smoothie, let it sit for a while. (We can never wait that long.)
This is a great way to use an aging banana. While it's hard for fruit to keep out on the counter after it starts getting mushy, peel your banana, cut it into small rounds, and throw it in the freezer. This will preserve its flavor and consistency and add some coolness to your smoothie when you start it.
You can use any flavor or style of yogurt that you prefer, but our preference is always vanilla flavor (for the flavor, but honey is fine) and Greek yogurt (for the texture). For any recipe using vanilla yogurt, you can easily get away with Greek yogurt to add a little thickness and a not-so-sweet flavor. It's especially good in any fruit and yogurt smoothie; such a nice combination that unlocks the flavor of the fruit.
There are a thousand ways to enhance this recipe. Throw in fresh basil leaves for a little tang. Leave out the banana and you have yourself a strawberry yogurt smoothie. Add a touch of honey for sweetness (especially with plain yogurt). Pack in chia seeds for protein. Replace the ice cubes with frozen strawberries for a cool, refreshing summer drink.
For a more exotic flavor, balance salt and sweet. A pinch of sea salt when you're done can enhance the flavor. Other people throw in spices like mustard powder or sweet paprika!
We've even replaced the banana with a dollop of sour cream and a teaspoon full of balsamic vinegar. That gives the strawberry smoothie a real bite! (In general, as a replacement for the banana, you want something a little thick and mild in flavor. More yogurt would work here just fine, though you could go as far as adding powdered instant oatmeal to make your drink extra thick.)
Makes one large smoothie.