Since it is strawberry season, I thought I would post the Strawberry Smoothie recipe again as well as some updated photos. Originally, I thought about updating the previous post with new photos, but then I decided since fresh strawberries are in abundance and I used fresh bananas (the last recipe I used frozen bananas and strawberries), I would highlight the differences.
Both versions are delicious and this latest version was a perfect mid morning snack.
Growing up on the east end of Long Island, strawberry season was somewhat of a big deal. There was (and is ) the annual Strawberry Festival in mid-June where they crown the Strawberry Queen. There are carnival rides, games, booths selling various items and, of course, fresh, delicious, strawberry shortcake. It was always one of the first festivals of the summer and signified the weather getting warmer. It was nice to see people out and about, thinking about summer vacation. The weather on the east end is usually wonderful and there is an abundance of fresh crops and seafood available all season long. Oh, how I long for the farm to table corn and tomatoes. There is nothing like a summer tomato!
Using frozen strawberries and bananas yielded a more milkshake like drink including a frothy top. I was not able to get a frothy top with the fresh, but liked this version also. So, it just depends what you are in the mood for and what you have on hand. Maybe next time, I will use frozen bananas and fresh strawberries and see what happens.
Simply combine all ingredients in a blender and let it whirl for a few minutes until the desired consistency. If it seems too thick, just add more ice cubes or almond milk (or other milk).
What you will need: 1 ripe banana (fresh or frozen), 1 cup strawberries ( fresh or frozen), 1 cup almond milk (you could use regular or any non-dairy milk), 1 teaspoon agave (or honey), 6 ice cubes and 1/4 cup orange juice (optional). Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy and frothy (if using frozen bananas and strawberries)! This smoothie can be stored in the frig for later. What a great breakfast this would make for people on the go, commuters, and kids getting ready during hurried mornings.
With the weather getting warmer here in New England, I will be experimenting with many smoothie varieties and will post my favorites on the blog.
Here are some other great smoothie recipes you may want to try:
Green Keen Smoothie, Green Kale Smoothie, and here’s a great “ice cream” using bananas instead of cream – Banana, Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Ice Cream.
- 1 ripe banana (fresh or frozen)
- 1 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 cup almond milk (or regular milk or any other non-dairy milk)
- 1 teaspoon agave (or honey can be used)
- 6 ice cubes
- ¼ cup orange juice, fresh or store bought (optional)
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend for a few minutes until the mixture becomes smooth, creamy and the desired consistency.
- Pour in a glass and enjoy!
- Smoothie can be prepared ahead and stored in the frig.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful week!