February 20, 2011

Strawberry Banana Frosty Smoothie

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Isn't is truly awesome that smoothies can be prepared in mere secondat the same time they are temptingly delicious and refreshingly healthy? Oh yes, simple, fresh and health. 

Its luxurious taste, especially if served with a scoop of ice cream, will leave the kids clamoring for more. And what better way to include the recommended daily five portions of fruits and veggies in your diet, huh?




This deliciously thick and totally indulgent drink provides an instant energy boost, and is the best antidote to wake up a sluggish system. Quickly whizz up a glass of this yummy goodness to jump-start your day, as a mid morning snack, or as part of a satiating meal for dinner. 

Do check out my previous tips on how to make smoothies that are delicious and equally nutritious.



Strawberries combine well with bananas and other tropical fruits. Strawberry paired with banana is the classic combo of this versatile drink. 

Frozen fruits is the secret to this frosty creamy delight. I usually peel and cut bananas and freeze in zip-lock bags to use as needed, same with strawberries too. Using frozen fruits adds a delicious twist, making the smoothie thick and creamy like a frosty. Use yogurt for a bit of tanginess and serve it with a sprinkle of granola for a lip-smacking experience. You can omit milk if you prefer it really thick, almost similar to a soft serve.

I usually serve this to unexpected guests, sit back, and enjoy the enormous compliments.  

Try it. You’ll be surprised.



Strawberry Banana Frosty Smoothie

Ingredients
Serves 3
Prep: 5 min

1 cup hulled and frozen fresh strawberries
1  peeled, sliced and frozen banana
1/2  cup chilled skimmed yogurt
1/2 cup chilled skimmed milk
honey or sugar, to taste (optional)
1/2 granola bar, crumbled, to serve
slices of strawberry, to serve
Directions

Place banana, strawberries, milk and yogurt in a blender and whiz until smooth and frothy. Bananas and strawberries are naturally sweet, so taste and stir in honey/sugar, if desired.

Pour into glasses, sprinkle with crunchy granola and garnish with a slice of berry. Serve immediately.

27 comments:

  1. Wow!! the Smoothie looks very tempting and healthy at the same time. I liked the use of Granola in this:)

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  2. wonderful smoothies..love to grab it immediately.

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  3. Beautiful and irresistible smoothie.. Awesome clicks!

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  4. looks absolutely wonderful...I can't take my eyes off these yummy and healthy smoothie...

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  5. What a great breakfast treat, perfect to kick start your day. Loved that you used granola, will add a nice crunch n texture!

    US Masala

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  6. Perfect and healthy drink to start your day!

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  7. Beautiful clicks...Looks so yummy!!

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  8. aren't they such a yummy treat!...pass me a few glasses!:)))
    Smitha
    http://smithasspicyflavors.blogspot.com/

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  9. beautifully captured...healthy start.

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  10. Nashi.... having tasted this firsthand I can vouch for how delicious the smoothie was. I will try it at home shortly.

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  11. Nash, Lovely clicks. I forgot about this yummy smoothie when I had strawberry. I am sure gonna try this next time.

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  12. Totally agree with u..there is nothing more refreshing than a smoothie..
    Yours looks totally yumm..
    First time in ur lovely space:-) Awesome clicks i must say...
    Happy to follow u!!

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  13. This is my favorite smoothies.

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  14. Aw, thanks all, for your lovely, heartwarming comments! You guys totally rock!

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  15. Smoothies look very nice. Thanks for the entry.

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  16. Thank you, Champa, for stopping by and sharing your thoughts!

    Joyce dear, thanks for being so thougtful and helpful. You are a sweetheart, love ya.

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  17. strawberries are the problem here...i don want to buy to make the smoothie. overheated economy in India pal and we're victimised!! i want to make the smoothie with wht is available...bananas, yes. oh yes wht about strawberry sauce that tastes yum. i have it with me. yes yes. thank you...
    it looks lovely!
    chk out apricosa.com. you may like her....niche blog like yours ;P

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  18. Thoma, thanks for your lovely feedback. I'm not sure about the success in using strawberry sauce , I have personally never done it. But, in general, you can choose any fruit or even veggies to whizz up fabulous smoothies. I'll be pleased to hear from you, if you try it with the sauce!

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  19. i will sweetie; mebbe over the weekend...if the bananas dont get over by then :P. goonite!

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  20. Thanks Krithi for your sweet notes.

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  21. I love that this is easy to prepare...The faint pink color is beautiful. I love a beautiful breakfast =)

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  22. OMG this is soooo cuteee....I love your photos and of course thumbs up for the recipe ^__^

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  23. Garnishing it with granola will add a great crunch.And taste!
    Going to note down/bookmark this one!Thank you for sharing!:-)

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♥ Nashi