A strawberry banana smoothie commonly is a sweet, cold beverage made by blending bananas, strawberries with some ice cubes, yogurt, cream, milk and other ingredients. It is full of nutrients, mineral and vitamins; make it very suitable for a meal replacement option, especially when you are on a diet to lose weight.
To make this smoothie is not difficult even for those who are not good at cooking. Here are some recipes that you can try in the kitchen.
- 3 large strawberries
- 1 banana
- 1-teaspoon honey
- 1-tablespoon vanilla yogurt
- 1-cup milk
Combine milk, banana, strawberries, yogurt and honey in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into glass and serve.
- 1/2 banana
- 4 strawberries
- 11 ounces frozen yogurt
- 1-ounce strawberry juice
- 8 ounces crushed ice
Blend all ingredients in a blender for 15 to 20 seconds; use a spatula to remove the creamy foam from the blender
- 2 ripe bananas
- 10 oz. fresh strawberries, stems removed
- ¾-cup coconut water
- 3 tablespoons honey or sugar
- 1-cup ice cubes
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Mix until smooth and serve.
- 1 banana, chopped
- 1/3 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/3 cup strawberry yogurt
- 8 teaspoons sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 4 ice cubes
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Mix until smooth and serve well.
Note: Using a variety of ingredients may increase calories and fat, as well as the degree of thickness and creaminess.
The Nutritional Information
A 12-oz. serving of strawberry banana smoothie provides 2 to 16 g of protein and 2 to 44 g of carbohydrates. These nutrients serve as energy source for your activity. It contain up to 44 g of sugar. Since strawberries and bananas have a high level of natural sugars, then you must limit the use of artificial sweeteners. The drink also contains 188 to 210 calories. The amount of calories helps you feel full until your next meal. This portion of smoothie is low in fat, no more than 1 g of fat, depending on your ingredients. It provides 8 to 10 percent of the calcium you need daily. It also contains up to 70 percent of the recommended daily vitamin C intake, thanks to the strawberries.
The Benefits of Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Bananas supply fiber, which helps regulate digestion and protects bowel health. It also have potassium make them a good fruit to eat to decrease the risk of kidney stones. While strawberries are high in antioxidants, so they good for decrease symptoms of arthritis and promote good eyesight. It also contain folate; a macronutrient that a must for pregnant women to help ward off birth defects of the spine.
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