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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.

Ingredients
(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

Directions
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”

  1. Janet_Gourmet Traveller 88 — April 23, 2009 @ 10:08 pm

    Very healthy, I will try with yogurt too next time. I have a dairy-free smoothie in my blog which is alcoholic but you can also skip the alcohol too. More for afternoon or evenings.
    http://gourmettraveller88.com/2008/06/25/bahamanama-smoothie/

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  2. LCOM — April 23, 2009 @ 11:32 pm

    Love your healthy smoothie drink! One for me please! :)

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  3. tastymealsathome — April 25, 2009 @ 4:52 am

    cool, we love smoothies too!

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  4. peachkins — April 25, 2009 @ 3:33 pm

    I love this smoothie too..

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  5. HoppingHammy — April 27, 2009 @ 1:32 am

    I love smoothies too! Your napkin is sooo cute! Did you buy it especially for the photoshoot?

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    • wiffy replied: — April 27th, 2009 @ 9:39 am

      I bought the napkins at bangkok’s weekend market without really knowing what to do with them yet :p they are too cheap to resist buying hehe (something like 10 for US$2) :D

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  6. mochachocolata rita — April 27, 2009 @ 10:42 am

    oh goshhhh it’s been a while…i miss you!

    i generally hate smoothies…this looks so beautiful, but i am sure i ain’t gonna like it, it’s not you, it’s totally me, babe…i need to train my tastebuds to be healthier T_T

    i am sure sc will love it though (he is a yoghurt freak)

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    • wiffy replied: — April 27th, 2009 @ 3:05 pm

      I was just thinking about u babe, miss ya! hehe and your words always make me laugh :D

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  7. didally — April 28, 2009 @ 11:50 am

    I like your napkin too! The only way to take plain yogurt for me is with fruits like this. :up:

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  8. Katie — April 28, 2009 @ 7:55 pm

    Looks great! What kind of milk do you use?

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    • wiffy replied: — April 29th, 2009 @ 8:19 am

      Hi Katie, I used regular plain milk.

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  9. mikky — May 2, 2009 @ 11:35 pm

    this is so refreshing… perfect for summer… :)

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  10. ILikePaperCutting — January 19, 2010 @ 12:54 pm

    thanks for sharing this recipe. Now I know it is so simple to make. My girl loves strawberry smoothies and we usually have it at the cafe/ restaurant and it costs us RM20 per glass. And not all restauant serves good smoothies. Now I can make for her.

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    • wiffy replied: — January 19th, 2010 @ 2:05 pm

      I hope your girl likes the taste of this smoothie as compared to the ones outside. Yes, most things are much cheaper if we make it at home :)

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