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Strawberry & Banana Smoothie

Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Strawberry & Banana Smoothie … a healthy way to kickstart the day

I’ve always loved smoothies and I have never realised how easy it is to make them – the basic ingredients are plain yoghurt, milk and fruits. Just blend for a few seconds till smooth. I’ve always heard that plain yoghurts are very nutritious but I never like having it on its own because it’s too sour for my palatte. Hence blending with sweet fruits (I used the last of the organic strawberries) to balance the sourness sounds like a good way to enjoy the health benefits of plain yoghurt. And the good thing about smoothies is that it’s really filling, in fact I usually couldn’t finish everything in one go. Instead of a greasy, sinful meal, it’s nice to have something healthier like a smoothie once in a while. The sweet flavours of banana and strawberry is a classic mix and they complement each other well.

(makes one tall glass)

Recipe adapted from 500 Juices & Smoothies by Christine Watson

1 ripe banana, peeled and quartered
150g strawberries, hulled
100ml plain low-fat yoghurt
60ml milk

Put all the ingredients in a blender. Blend for 1 minute or until smooth. Pour into a glass and serve immediately.

Note: You can add some honey to blend if it’s not sweet enough for you.

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26 Responses to “Strawberry & Banana Smoothie”

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  1. Selba — April 22, 2009 @ 4:26 pm

    Love this smoothie!!! I usually make it without milk nor yoghurt, just ice water :)


  2. lisaiscooking — April 22, 2009 @ 8:46 pm

    That’s a great idea to use smoothies as a way of eating more yogurt! I love your strawberry print napkin!


  3. Bob — April 23, 2009 @ 1:26 am

    Mmmmm, smoothie. Can’t let my girlfriend see this post, she’ll make me find my blender. :)


  4. Reeni — April 23, 2009 @ 8:22 am

    Smoothies are the best! This looks real yummy! :D


  5. Eat. Travel. Eat! — April 23, 2009 @ 8:34 am

    This is a smart way to use plain yogurt! I like how you simply garnished the smoothie with a piece of strawberry and how the strawberry and banana look in the background.


  6. Kevin — April 23, 2009 @ 9:00 am

    That smoothie looks nice and cool and refreshing and good!


  7. Evan — April 23, 2009 @ 9:11 am

    looks terrific!! love smoothies ;) i’m eyeing on a malted milkshake with my leftover vanilla bean ice cream :p


  8. lk — April 23, 2009 @ 3:55 pm

    This smoothie is a great soothing drink for me as the weather in Spore is terribly hot now.


  9. mycookinghut — April 23, 2009 @ 7:30 pm

    I like this combo… Smoothie is great!!


  10. Ning — April 23, 2009 @ 8:25 pm

    I love fruit smoothies! Sometimes I have it for breakfast… esp when I am trying hard to go on a diet… :lol:


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