Strawberry Banana Smoothie

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  • When you want something quick and satisfying without having to heat up the kitchen, homemade smoothies are always the answer. This Strawberry Banana Smoothie is so simple and taste heavenly!

    Strawberry Banana Smoothie in a glasses.

    The smoothie recipe is back!  The majority of California didn’t experience winter-like weather this year (again) and went straight to spring in February, and now we are having warm weather just like early summer!

    I constantly remind myself that I need to lose some weight now in order to enjoy delicious food in Japan this summer.  My annual trip home is coming up sooner than I think, and this healthy smoothie is exactly what I need.

    Watch How To Make Strawberry Banana Smoothie ストロベリーバナナスムージーの作り方

    Delicious and refreshing spring fruit smoothie with banana, peach, strawberries, apple, and almond milk. Enjoy it with fresh or frozen fruits!

    Enjoy Smoothies instead of Snacking on Cookies

    The benefit of living in California is we get abundant fresh fruits all year around.  If I had been living here all my life (like my kids), I wouldn’t know this is not the norm.  For example, fruits are very expensive in Japan and a huge glass/cup of fresh smoothie?  Forget about it!  I wonder if the high cost of fruits is why smoothie shops and and smoothie itself is not so common in Japan.

    Anyhow, I love making smoothies for my family trying out different combinations and I drink smoothies between meals instead of snacking not-so-healthy foods.  Smoothies are delicious and you also get some fibers, nutrition, and refreshment at the same time.

    A glass of Strawberry Banana Smoothie, apple, strawberries and banana on a table.

    What’s your favorite fruit for Smoothies?

    If you enjoy making smoothies, what’s your favorite fruit and combination of fruits?  I use a banana as a natural sweetener for most of my smoothie.  I like the flavor of banana and it adds nice creamy texture to the smoothie.

    A glass of Strawberry Banana Smoothie, strawberries, apples and banana on a table.

    In case your favorite fruits are not in season, try frozen fruits for smoothies.  Costco usually carries a variety of fruits including organic options sometimes.  Oh, in case you are wondering, frozen fruits in Japan are also expensive… I will definitely miss my smoothies when I’m in Japan this summer.  Enjoy!

    Strawberry Banana Smoothie in glasses.

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    Strawberry Banana Smoothie | JustOneCookbook.com
    Strawberry Banana Smoothie
    Prep Time
    5 mins
    Total Time
    5 mins
     
    Course: Drinks
    Servings: 2 cups
    Author: Nami
    Ingredients
    • 3 strawberries
    • 1 banana
    • ½ apple (I use Fuji apple)
    • ½ peach
    • ¾ cup almond milk (See Notes)
    • 4 ice cubes (if you use fresh fruits)
    Instructions
    1. Gather all the ingredients.

    2. Cut ingredients into smaller chunks and put them in an electric blender/mixer or NutriBullet.
      Strawberry Banana Smoothie 1
    3. Blend until all the ingredients are combined and smooth.
      Strawberry Banana Smoothie 2
    4. Pour into a big glass or two small glasses. Serve immediately.
      Strawberry Banana Smoothie 3
    Recipe Notes

    *Instead of almond milk, you can use soymilk, cow’s milk, water, and coconut water.

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