Friday, January 28, 2011

Healthy Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipes


I love my strawberry banana smoothies. Ever since I restarted the Abs Diet again, I've been making smoothies almost every day ... and almost every smoothie I make has both strawberries and bananas in them. I guess you could call these two fruits my "smoothie base". Now I have already posted some of my daily creations on my facebook page, but I thought it might also be nice to also archive them here ... both for you to use, and for me to refer back to later if I feel like a want a bit of variety.

So without further adieu, here are a few of my personal smoothie recipes:

Basic Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie



  • Frozen Strawberries (6-8)

  • Medium Bananas (1 or 2)

  • Plain or Low-fat Vanilla Yogurt (1/4 cup)

  • Vanilla Protein Powder (3/4 to 1 scoop)

  • Ground Flax Seed (1 Tbsp)

  • Milk 1% (1-2 cups)

  • Ice Cubes (3-5)



Put it all in the Vitamix and blend for about 90 seconds. Should make two servings .. one for now, one for a snack later. mmmm, good :-)



Banana Split Smoothie



  • Frozen Strawberries (6-8)

  • Medium Bananas (1 or 2)

  • Cherries (3-4)

  • Plain or Low-fat Vanilla Yogurt (1/4 cup)

  • Vanilla Protein Powder (3/4 to 1 scoop)

  • Cocoa Powder (2 tsp)

  • Ground Flax Seed (1 Tbsp)

  • Milk 1% (1-2 cups)

  • Ice Cubes (3-5)



Yea, yea I know, all I did was add cherries and cocoa power .. but go ahead and throwin the Vitamix anyway. Blend for about 90 seconds, and enjoy!



Very Berry Banana Smoothie



  • Frozen Strawberries (6-8)

  • Medium Bananas (1 or 2)

  • Frozen Acai Berries (4-5)

  • Frozen Blue or Black Berries (6-8)

  • Frozen Raspberries (6-8)

  • Plain or Low-fat Vanilla Yogurt (1/4 cup)

  • Vanilla Protein Powder (3/4 to 1 scoop)

  • Ground Flax Seed (1 Tbsp)

  • Milk 1% (1-2 cups)

  • Ice Cubes (3-5)



You know the drill ... Put it all in the Vitamix and blend for about 90 seconds. :-)



Tropical Smoothie



  • Frozen Strawberries (6-8)

  • Medium Bananas (1 or 2)

  • Pineapple (1 cup, chopped)

  • Frozen Orange Juice (3 Tbsp)

  • Plain or Low-fat Vanilla Yogurt (1/4 cup)

  • Vanilla Protein Powder (3/4 to 1 scoop)

  • Ground Flax Seed (1 Tbsp)

  • Milk 1% (1-2 cups)

  • Water (1/2 cup)

  • Ice Cubes (3-5)



Into the Vitamix it goes. :-)



Nutty Chocolate Banana Smoothie



  • Frozen Medium Bananas (1 or 2)

  • Natural Peanut Butter (2-3 Tbsp)

  • Cocoa Powder (2 tsp)

  • Plain or Low-fat Vanilla Yogurt (1/4 cup)

  • Vanilla Protein Powder (3/4 to 1 scoop)

  • Ground Flax Seed (1 Tbsp)

  • Milk 1% (1-2 cups)

  • Ice Cubes (4-6)



Blend well in the Vitamix ... enjoy! :-)





Well, that ought to get you started. I'll be posting more recipes, as new ideas come to me in the mornings, so check back often.



Til next time ..
[todd-sig]

4 comments:

  1. Thanks, Todd, for making me hungry so early in the morning :). I love strawberry and banana smoothies, but have never mixed them together. I'm going to try that and see how I like both fruits mixed together.

    I enjoy reading your posts on your blog. Keep up the great work. Have a wonderful week and don't get too hot in this 104 degrees temperature.

    Stay Cool!!

    Cille

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  2. WOW, Todd. Thanks for the smoothie recipes. I love smoothies so these will be a great to add to my recipe box to use later. Thanks again.
    Cille

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  3. Hi Cille,


    Oh yea, and strawberry banana are the best kind too. :-)

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  4. Hi Todd,
    Oh yes, that's the one that caught my eye first of all. I saved them to a file and am to print them out on recipe cards.....that is if I can figure out how on this new Windows 8!! Man, has Windows haunted me in learning it. Almost gave me gray hairs, LOL!!
    Cille

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