This Easy Strawberry Banana Smoothie is a simply delicious and nutritious smoothie with health benefits, including reduced cholesterol, blood pressure, inflammation, and oxidative stress.
We like this thick smoothie with the sweet and citric notes of apples and clementines, making them different from your regular shake.
Optional: mint and ginger
See quantities and full instructions in the recipe card.
Pick your frozen produce along with the fresh ones and plant milk, and blend in a high-speed blender.
Hint: always keep frozen bananas and berries in your fridge to make your morning smoothie faster and thicker.
Health benefits of strawberries
This smoothie is super healthy and has all the benefits from apples, bananas, and strawberries. So let's dig into the benefits of this beautiful fruit.
The beautiful fruit's heart-shaped silhouette is the first clue that this fruit is good for your heart. These potent packages protect your heart, lower your blood pressure, increase HDL (good) cholesterol, and have anti-cancer properties.
We need antioxidants to replenish our bodies from the effects of free radicals produced by stress and bad habits.
Most of our antioxidants come from beverages. It seems obvious that Apple juice, tomato juice, pomegranate juice, and pink grapefruit juice are at the top of the list. Green tea has become very popular as a source, but coffee, black tea, and plain tea have high levels as well.
It is essential to take into consideration that adding regular milk to coffee or tea blocks antioxidants.
Both apples and strawberries are among the top 20 fruits in antioxidant capacity, meaning this apple banana and strawberry smoothie will put you at the top of your game.
Did you know
Strawberries are part of the rose family and aren't really considered a fruit or a berry but the flower's enlarged receptacle. First cultivated in ancient Rome, strawberries are now the most popular “berry” fruit globally. In provincial France, they were regarded as an aphrodisiac.
How to choose them
Always pick medium-sized strawberries that are firm, plump, and deep red; once picked, they don't ripen further.
Strawberries are one of those fruits that you can buy frozen, and their nutritional value is not affected. As a plus, frozen strawberries are usually picked red, firm, and at their best.
You can make this smoothie with ice. , so you don't need it if you are using frozen fruit.
More smoothie recipes
If you don't have a good blender, we think it is a great investment; we use it at least twice a day, it's really worth it. Try some of our favorite smoothies:
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Recipe: Easy Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- 7 strawberries leaves cut or removed
- 1 large sweet apple cored
- 3 small clementines or mandarins
- 1 large ripe banana previously sliced and frozen
- ½ cup unsweetened rice milk
Optional: (if using fresh fruit instead of frozen)
- ½ inch fresh ginger
- 4 ice cubes
- Wash and prepare the ingredients.7 strawberries, 1 large sweet apple, 3 small clementines, 1 large ripe banana, ½ inch fresh ginger
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until creamy and smooth.½ cup unsweetened rice milk, 4 ice cubes
- Add more liquid if too thick and ice to thicken).
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