Strawberry Banana Smoothie with a Twist

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 This healthy breakfast or snack has everything you love about a classic strawberry banana smoothie but with just a hint of pineapple. 

Easy, healthy, and quick strawberry banana smoothie from cravingeverything.com

smoothie bowl topped with fresh strawberries, bananas, cereal flakes, almond slivers, and chia seeds

Why Smoothies?

When I think of smoothies they’re not really a winter food. They’re cold, fruity, and bright but oh so good. Normally I just eat cereal for breakfast, but this morning I woke up wanting to change up my routine. When I looked in the fridge, I had all the ingredients to make my favorite strawberry banana smoothie! This recipe is super simple and you probably have all the ingredients in your fridge right now.

I started to really love making smoothies around the time I started high school. Smoothies were a quick and easy after school snack for me, and I could also make them the night before to have it for breakfast in the morning. Of course strawberry and banana is a classic combo and became my go-to smoothie. I can always guarantee that the combination of strawberries and bananas will make a delicious but healthy (which is always a plus) treat. You also don’t need to be practiced in the art of cooking to make a great smoothie.

My Favorite Strawberry Banana Smoothie

A couple years ago I started experimenting with different fruits to add to my strawberry banana smoothie combo. A lot of tropical fruits like kiwi and mango worked well, but my favorite add in was just a bit of pineapple. I just thought the pineapple enhanced the strawberries and bananas well with out being over powering. You probably wouldn’t even know there’s pineapple in the mix, so that’s why its my “twist”.

This smoothie has no added sugar, and is made with original, reduced sugar almond milk. If you don’t like almond milk, or just don’t have it on hand, of course you can just use regular milk. For the fruits, I like to add a ripe banana–for extra sweetness–and frozen strawberries and pineapple instead of ice to thicken up the smoothie and have it cold.

Sometimes I add flax or chia seeds because they’re a good source of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids (good fat!), but it’s completely optional.

To Make or Not to Make a Smoothie Bowl

Make!!! Besides the aesthetic (I know, I’m a basic girl), I love smoothie bowls just because it adds variety, fills me up more, and it’s just fun. All you have to do to make your bowl is pour your smoothie into a bowl and add toppings! There you have it, something you’d probably pay $10 to eat if you went to a trendy smoothie place but now in the comfort of your own home.Easy, healthy, and quick strawberry banana smoothie from cravingeverything.com

Toppings for Your Smoothie Bowl

My personal favorite toppings include granola, cereal, fresh fruit, nuts like almonds and coconut, and any type of nut butter. I usually go with peanut butter or almond butter. Toppings are so fun because you can make it personal and exactly to your taste. I once went to a trendy smoothie place in San Antonio, and my bowl was topped with edible flowers! The choices for toppings are endless, so have fun with it.

Easy, healthy, and quick strawberry banana smoothie from cravingeverything.com

Let me know what you think of this recipe if you try it. Hope you have a great week!

xo,

Niva

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

This healthy breakfast or snack has everything you love about a classic strawberry banana smoothie but with just a hint of pineapple. 

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 2 Smoothies
Author Niva

Ingredients

  • 1 Banana ripe
  • 1 1/2 cup Strawberries fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup Pineapple fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup Almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp Flax or chia seeds optional

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth. That's it! Enjoy.

Recipe Notes

If you don't have almond milk you can substitute any other type of milk for this recipe.

Using all fresh fruits will give you a more liquid smoothie. For a thicker smoothie, I use a ripe banana and frozen strawberries and pineapple.

To make a smoothie bowl, just pour your smoothie into a bowl and add your desired toppings. My favorite toppings include granola, cereal, slivered nuts (usually almonds, walnuts, or coconuts), nut butter (any kind), chia seeds, and fresh fruit.

About the author

Niva

Hi there! I'm Niva--foodie, college student, amateur cook, aspiring doctor, sister, girlfriend, and friend. Come join me on my journey as I fend for myself in college and learn how to cook!

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