7 Healthy Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipes for Weight Loss

Before the green smoothie became popular, the strawberry banana smoothie was everyone’s favourite smoothie.

The strawberry and banana smoothie makes for the perfect healthy smoothie breakfast.


Studies have shown that fresh strawberries and bananas are a great way to start the day and the best news is that it’s easy to make!


According to Lose Weight By Eating, strawberry banana smoothies are a sweet, cold drink typically made by blending together just 3 ingredients: strawberries, bananas, and milk. Sometimes yogurt, almond milk, soy milk or ice is added to improve the creaminess and thickness of the recipe.


The main fruits in a strawberry banana smoothie recipe provide a lot of nutritional benefits.


Bananas are one of the most widely consumed fruits in the world for good reason. Eating them could help lower blood pressure and reduce the risks of cancer and asthma. Here is a detailed blog post by Medical Meals today on the health benefits of bananas.

Strawberries are a good source of vitamin C, manganese, folate and potassium, as well as several other vitamins and minerals. They’re very rich in antioxidants and certain plant compounds that have heart health benefits and may help control blood sugar. Here is a more detailed blog post on the health benefits of strawberries.


TOP 5 BANANA SMOOTHIE RECIPES

1. CLASSIC STRAWBERRY BANANA SMOOTHIE


This is the original Strawberry Banana Smoothie recipe that the whole world loves. It’s incredibly simple to make and the perfect way to cool off on a hot day.


Strawberries have many health benefits, including high amounts of antioxidants, vitamin C, fiber, may improve heart health, lower blood sugar levels and even help prevent cancer.


It’s easy to whip this one up with ingredients you probably already have at hand. Fresh strawberries are preferred, but frozen will work just as well if fresh is not available.


Classic Strawberry Banana Smoothie Ingredients:


• 1 cup fresh strawberries

• 1 medium banana

• 1 cup skim milk

• 1-2 tbsp honey (sweeten to taste)

• 1 cup ice cubes (optional)


2. STRAWBERRY BLUEBERRY BANANA SMOOTHIE


This is a really delicious smoothie recipe that’s very high in antioxidants and is very kid friendly


Blueberries are very high in nutrients and are often referred to as a “superfood”. They’re low in calories, but high in fiber, vitamin C and vitamin K. They also have one of the highest antioxidant capacities of any common fruit thanks to the flavonoids they contain.


Strawberry Blueberry Banana Smoothie Ingredients:


• ½ cup fresh strawberries

• ½ cup fresh blueberries

• 1 medium banana

• 1 cup skim milk

• 1-2 tbsp honey (optional, sweeten to taste)

• 1 cup ice cubes (optional)

• 1-2 fresh mint leaves (optional garnish)


3. STRAWBERRY BANANA PINEAPPLE SMOOTHIE


Pineapples are a great source of many nutrients, like vitamin C, copper, manganese, and folate. Pineapples are also the only source of the plant compound called bromelain, which is know for many health benefits like improving immune function, helping prevent certain types of cancer, faster wound healing and better intestinal health.


Strawberry Banana Pineapple Smoothie Ingredients:


• ½ cup fresh pineapple – cubed

• ½ cup fresh strawberries

• 1 medium banana

• ¼ cup skim milk

• ¼ cup fresh pineapple juice

• 1 cup ice cubes (optional)


4. STRAWBERRY BANANA ALMOND MILK SMOOTHIE


If you’re looking for a vegan strawberry banana smoothie recipe, this is the one for you. It’s basically the same as the classic strawberry banana smoothie recipe but with almond milk instead of skim milk.


Almond milk has a nice nutty flavor, that is very similar to real milk in texture and creaminess. It’s low in calories, is naturally rich in several vitamins and minerals, dairy free, and generally low in carbs.


Strawberry Banana Almond Milk Smoothie Ingredients:


• 1 cup fresh strawberries

• 1 medium banana

• 1 cup almond milk

• 1-2 tbsp honey (optional, sweeten to taste)

• 1 cup ice cubes (optional)


5. STRAWBERRY BANANA ORANGE SMOOTHIE


The flavor of oranges goes really well with strawberries and bananas in this delicious banana strawberry smoothie recipe. It adds a nice tanginess that you don’t get with the other Strawberry Banana Smoothie recipes.


Oranges are very nutritious as well as delicious. They contain healthy amounts of fiber, vitamin C, thiamin, folate and antioxidants. They also can lower blood pressure in people with hypertension and help improve cardiovascular health.


Strawberry Banana Orange Smoothie Ingredients:


• ¾ cup orange juice

• 1 cup fresh strawberries

• 1 medium banana

• ½ cup skim milk

• 1-2 tbsp honey (optional, sweeten to taste)

• 1 cup ice cubes (optional)


6. STRAWBERRY BANANA KALE SMOOTHIE


This is a good recipe to start your day off with, it’s easy to make and contains a lot of powerful nutrients. It also tastes really good, too.

Kale is known as the king of superfoods. It’s one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet, and it’s flavor blends very nicely with the banana and strawberries.


Kale is very high in antioxidants, vitamin C, and has even been known to help reduce the risk of heart disease.


Strawberry Banana Kale Smoothie Ingredients:


• 2 cups chopped kale

• 1 cup fresh strawberries

• 1 medium banana

• ½ cup skim milk

• 1-2 tbsp honey (optional, sweeten to taste)

• 1 cup ice cubes (optional)


7. STRAWBERRY BANANA AVACADO SMOOTHIE


The flavours of the strawberries, banana, and avocado blend together quite nicely into a strawberry banana Greek yogurt smoothie that tastes delicious.


Avocados are a very powerful fruit with some amazing health benefits, including faster weight loss, improved joint health, better digestion, and healthier joints.


Strawberry Banana Avocado Smoothie Ingredients:


• 1 cup fresh strawberries

• 1 medium banana

• ½ cup 0% greek yogurt

• ½ avocado, peeled and pitted

• 1/2 cup skim milk

• 1-2 tbsp honey (optional, sweeten to taste)

• 1 cup ice cubes (optional)


CONCLUSION

The strawberry banana smoothie rule delicious, healthy smoothies. It’s easy to make, filling and great for weight loss,


Depending on how it’s made, a 12 ounce serving contains around 188 to 210 calories, is usually low in fat, and contains a good amount of protein (between 2 and 16 grams). They can be higher in naturally occurring sugars, so it’s important not to add more sweeteners (like sugar or honey) than is necessary to sweeten it. Use no sweeteners if possible.


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