Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Simple Strawberry and Banana Smoothie



I love smoothies. They're filling, super healthy and not to mention delicious. After years of buying them from juice bars on my way to work, I decided to start making them myself. This recipe is one of my favourites - it's packed full of vitamins and doesn't require any fancy, expensive ingredients. Perfect for a refreshing summer breakfast or a post-workout treat.

You will need: 1 frozen banana // handful of large fresh strawberries // 200ml of orange juice (careful it's not from concentrate!) // 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional) // a generous dollop of organic runny honey // handful of ice cubes

Simply mix all the ingredients together in a blender before pouring in to a tall glass. You can substitute the orange for another breakfast juice if you wish; apple works great and pineapple is delicious too. Just make sure it's fresh juice and not pumped full of sugar and sweeteners if you want to keep your smoothie healthy.

I've been getting lots of use out of my blender recently now the sun's finally out, so expect more smoothie recipes throughout summer! If you have any of your own please don't hesitate to share, I'd love to try them.

11 comments:

  1. Oh great recipe - I need to give this a go. I just love smoothies - I like the addition of ice, not sure why I hadn't thought of that before!

    Beccy // Bluebell & Bumpkin

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  2. Mmmmm delicious! I love smoothies SO much xx

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  3. This looks so good! I'm going to try this out! x

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  4. Smoothies are refreshing and definitely perfect for the summer. I’ll certainly be trying this one out. Great post! :)
    ~Moll

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  5. This looks absolutely delicious!! x

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  6. Great recipe! Will be making this tomorrow morning :)
    Faye | freckles-and-all.com

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  7. love strawberry banana smoothies! i like do add some dates insted of honey and it tastes so so good! you defently should give it a try! xx

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  8. mmmm im going to make one now! yum

    francesca
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  9. Ooh yum looks perfect! Def need to try this :) x

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  10. This recipe sounds delicious! I feel like trying it out right away +.+ Anything with banana in it can onlytaste yummy and summerish x3
    xoxo
    Serainie

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  11. This looks so yum! My usual smoothie is milk + frozen berries +a banana = heaven! ^.^
    Kookii || The Beauty Diary♥

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