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After School Snacks: Strawberry-Banana Smoothie (Without Yogurt)

Maddie Garcia, Contributor

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For a while, I was searching for a delicious snack that wasn’t unhealthy, but just as delicious as any other junk food. Finally, I have found the solution (or just found it on the internet, but loved it the most compared to others)! After years and years of searching, one of my new favorite snack recipes has been found… the strawberry banana smoothie! I have completed much testing and experimenting with other concoctions, and the one recipe I found that has everyday items from your refrigerator, healthy food, and tastes just like a strawberry milkshake is finally here:

This recipe needs:

  • Strawberries (frozen)
  • A Banana
  • Milk
  • Ice Cubes
  • Sugar (optional)

Time to make: Approximately 5 minutes

Difficulty: Super Easy

Of course, there are MILLIONS of other smoothie recipes and combinations, but from the ones I have tested, this one is by far my favorite which is why I’ll be sharing this one with you. The steps for this recipe are:

 

  1. Begin by cutting off the calyx (green part of the strawberry) from the strawberries. You can put them in the freezer until they are frozen, but I just bought frozen ones. The recipe shouldn’t be any different if they’re not frozen. If they are store bought frozen strawberries, this step should already be completed.
  2. Pour 1 whole cup of strawberries into the blender.
  3. Next peel 1 whole banana and place it in the blender as well (this will help thicken the beverage due to the lack of yogurt).
  4. Pour 1 cup of milk with the strawberries and banana already in the blender.
  5. Lastly, place 8 – 10 ice cubes into the blender which will replace the absence of yogurt (along with the banana).
  6. If you would like, you can pour sugar in the blender even though the point is that it’s healthy. When I poured in sugar the first time, the recipe suggested ¼ cup of sugar which sounds like way too much, so I put in two spoonfuls.
  7. Finally, blend until smooth.

I was able to pour four full cups with this smoothie, but the amount of cups it will fill may vary due to the different sizes of cups. My family tried them and enjoyed them. My dad expressed that he liked the fact that it tastes like his favorite sweet, the strawberry milkshake. One tip my sisters had was to add in some strawberries because there was “too much banana”. Overall, this recipe is amazing, delicious, and filling. I extremely suggest trying this out for yourself.

 

Enjoy!

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