Banana & Strawberry Breakfast Smoothie


Get your day off to a great start with this quick, nutritious and delicious banana and strawberry breakfast smoothie. With an added ingredient to help keep you feeling full until lunchtime.

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Banana and strawberry smoothie

Since sharing the recipe for my Banana and Almond Breakfast Smoothie in January I’ve been enjoying having more smoothies for breakfast. They’re quick, nutritious and most importantly, they taste good.

A lot of the smoothies I’ve been having have been a very close variation of the original, with bananas and oats. So recently I’ve been trying to find something a little different.

I’ve still used bananas (they taste so good and make a nice thick smoothie which makes it feel more filling), and this time I’ve switched the oats for wheatgerm, which is high in fibre, helping to make it a filling breakfast.

I bought the wheatgerm from my local health food store. If you can’t get hold of any then crunched up bran flakes work just as well.

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This smoothie tastes best when it’s made from very ripe strawberries and bananas. If either the strawberries or bananas are a little under ripe it can taste a little bitter.

If you find this is the case then add a little something sweet and this will help to balance out the flavours. I choose to use stevia, a natural sweetener with no calories. However, sugar or other sweeteners would work too.

Banana & Strawberry Breakfast Smoothie

Active Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Serves 2

Banana & Strawberry Breakfast Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 400ml skimmed milk
  • 1 banana
  • 6 large strawberries
  • 2 tbsp wheatgerm (or bran flakes)

Method

  1. Put all of the ingredients into a blender (400ml skimmed milk, 1 banana, 6 large strawberries, 2 tbsp wheatgerm).
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. Serve

Notes

If you prefer your smoothie to be a little more icy then you can use frozen bananas and/or strawberries or chuck in a few ice cubes.

If you prefer your smoothie warm then pop it into the microwave (covered) on full power for 1 minute.

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Banana & strawberry breakfast smoothie nutritional information per serving

Banana and Strawberry Smoothie

This is the estimated nutritional information per scone. Please refer to my guide to Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen nutritional information if you want to learn more about how this is calculated.


 

7 Comments:

  1. Perfect for the two brownish bananas I still have in my fruit basket (already made banana bread!). I wonder if this would work with frozen strawberries….? Helen

    • Charlotte Oates

      It works well with both fresh and frozen fruit. The iciness makes it a bit thicker and slightly milkshake-y.

  2. We love smoothies around here. We have them most days for afternoon snack and the kids are keen to make their own combinations (hence my Sunday photo today!). love the taste of Wheatgerm and used to sprinkle in salads when I was a student. The only problem is it was ‘inflating’ my tummy, he he! I only use it to make bread these days, but still love it!

  3. Banana&strawberry is probably my favorite smoothie, I just love the combination of those two.

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