Strawberry Banana Smoothie
We always have bananas in our house and there are times when they just get a little too ripe for eating so I peel them and freeze them to be used up in baked goods and smoothies. Frozen bananas are great in smoothies as they help thicken the beverage and add sweetness as well. You can add any type of berries you prefer, whether they are fresh or frozen, but I used frozen strawberries in this version. We also always have non-fat Greek yogurt on hand, Fage being our favorite brand, and it works really well in smoothies as well as it is very thick and adds a good deal of protein to every glass. I prefer natural sweeteners, so I use a little organic honey in my smoothies, but agave nectar also works really well.
- Non-fat Greek yogurt adds no fat calories but a good deal of protein.
- Berries are rich in flavonoids and antioxidants.
- Bananas are one of our best sources of potassium, an essential mineral for maintaining normal blood pressure and heart function.
- Flax seeds add a healthful boost of Omega 3 fatty acids.
- Regular oats add both fiber plus additional protein.
Banana Strawberry Smoothie
This banana berry smoothie is as healthy as it is delicious!
Yield: Serves 2
Prep Time: 5 mins
1 Frozen Banana, Peeled
1 Cup Fresh or Frozen Strawberries
6 Ounce Container Fat Free Greek Yogurt
3/4 Cup Non-fat Milk (May Use Soy or Almond Milk)
1 Tablespoon Flax Seeds
2 Tablespoons Regular Oats
1 - 2 Teaspoons Organic Honey or Agave Nectar
1/2 Cup Ice Cubes
Put all the ingredients into a blender and process until thick and smooth.
Pour into two glasses and drink immediately.