Don’t skip breakfast! This healthy and satisfying strawberry banana smoothie recipe will keep you energized with fruit, oats, yogurt, and almonds.
Do you have just 5 minutes to spare for a quick and healthy breakfast? This strawberry banana smoothie recipe will have you in and out of the house in a flash, without skipping the most important meal of the day.
I like to start my day with a big warm bowl of oatmeal with all of the fixings, topped with fruit and nuts. I don’t always get a chance to sit down for breakfast, so fruit smoothies are the next best thing. It’s like when you get a call from your best buddy, and you’ve just been thinking about them. It’s just what you need, at the right time.
This smoothie recipe has all of the elements of a satiating, energy packed breakfast; fresh fruit, almonds, yogurt and old-fashioned oats. The nutrients, fiber, and protein from the combination of ingredients will help you feel fuller longer. Ready, set, whirl!
In the blender, they go! I prefer to add frozen berries because it makes the smoothies thick and cold, without diluting the flavor. You can use fresh berries too, just add some ice to the mix.
Are you a topping fiend like me? I had to hold back a bit in the picture, but I like adding, even more, nuts, granola or slices of fresh fruit on my smoothies, or make them into a bountiful smoothie bowl.
Super creamy and naturally sweet, the oats, almond and almond milk and plain Greek yogurt adds just the right texture. Plain yogurts tend to be a lot lower in sugar, so you can add a touch of honey, maple syrup or agave syrup if needed.
My hubby Jason surprised me with my beloved Vitamix blender named Ruby (because she’s red and shiny), almost exactly two years ago. It’s been the ultimate gift that keeps on giving. I’ve made tropical green smoothies and even soups and sauces in my blender. It especially gets a lot of action in January as we are eating healthier and during the summer when we want a nice cool, tasty beverage. Give this breakfast all in one cup a try, you will be hooked!
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How do you improve the texture of your fruit smoothie?
Smoothies should be creamy, have a nice chill, and be thick enough to sip through a straw with slight resistance. You don’t want a smoothie that is super icy. What helps is to buy frozen or freeze your fruit. Your blender will break down the frozen fruits into just the right consistency, so each sip is cool and thick. Frozen fruit also prevents diluting the flavor as the smoothie gradually melts. At least half of the recipe should be frozen, 2/3 is preferable. You can meal prep by slicing, portioning and freezing your fruit, so it’s ready to go at any time. Use ice if you’re strapped for time, but frozen fruit (strawberries and banana in this recipe), is best. If you want a more creamy smoothie, yogurts, nut butter, oatmeal (cooked or uncooked) or ground flaxseed will do the trick.
Strawberry Banana Smoothie with Almond Milk
- 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt, or vanilla
- 1 banana, sliced
- 1/4 cup almonds, raw
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 2 cups strawberries, frozen
- 2/3 cup almond milk, unsweetened
- 1 teaspoon honey, (optional), Nature Nate's
- Add all ingredients in a blender.
- Blend for about 90 seconds until the mixture is smooth.
- Add more or less honey as needed. Top with chopped almonds, strawberry or bananas if desired.
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