I haven’t made a smoothie in ages and now I’m addicted to this one.
This strawberry smoothie is one of the simplest smoothies that I’ve ever made. I think for a while there I wanted to add every healthy ingredient I had into one glass. Honestly I think the fewer the ingredients the better because I’m more likely to make it and it’s still delicious.
So strawberry and yogurt it is. There is some banana going on too, but I don’t taste it. The frozen banana makes the smoothie thick. Plus it makes it more filling, which is obviously a good thing. This also gives you a nifty approach to making sure you use up all of your bananas. When they get to the point where they are going, simply peel them and put them in the freezer. Later when you want smoothies, you’ll be ready and you won’t have thrown away any bananas.
I wracked my brain to try to come up with a pretty way to show this smoothie to you. I even thought of adding marshmallows on top and that’s just silly (or is it?). I think I’ve had one too many hot chocolates so I’ve got sugar on the brain. In the end I decided not to decorate the smoothie at all because I really wanted to emphasize the simplicity of this pink beauty. The strawberry is on the glass, not on the smoothie, so that doesn’t count. 🙂
Strawberry Smoothie Recipe
(Makes 1 serving)
- 1 cup frozen chopped strawberries
- 1 frozen chopped banana
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup milk (* See note below.)
- 1 teaspoon honey
*Note: Depending on the strength of your blender, you may need more liquid in order to be able to blend all of the ingredients. I have a powerful blender so I only need 1/2 cup of milk.
- Add the frozen chopped strawberries, banana, Greek yogurt, milk, and honey into a blender and blend it until it’s a smoothie consistency.
Adapted from: Cooking NY Times