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How to Make a Banana Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie

Thelma Alberts is passionate about baking and cooking and likes to get creative. She worked for many years in cafeterias in Germany.

Banana Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie

Banana Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie

I love eating bananas. Every time I buy them, I'm not able to consume them before the skin turns brown. Sometimes my eyes are bigger than my stomach. I don't like to throw them away, so I started trying to think of other ways to use them up before they went bad. I did not want to make banana rolls again or fried bananas. I just wanted a change. You know what I mean, right?

After looking at the bananas in front of me, I thought about the hungry children somewhere around the world. They would be happy to eat these overripe, brown-skin, getting-old bananas. I went to the kitchen and tried to figure out what I could make without having to cook. Bingo! I knew exactly what to do.

Here is the recipe.

Cook Time

Prep timeReady inYields

5 min

5 min

3 to 4 persons

Things You Need

  • Blender
  • Chopping board
  • Sharp knife
  • Tablespoon
  • Glasses

Ingredients

  • 2 pieces bananas, ripe and cut into pieces
  • 10 pieces strawberries, frozen
  • 2 glasses orange juice, cold
  • 1 small, 150 gram yogurt, cold

How to Make a Banana Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie

  1. Pour the 2 glasses of orange juice into the blender.
  2. Peel off the skin of the bananas. Cut the banana into desired pieces. Add them to the orange juice in the blender.
  3. Add the frozen strawberries to the other ingredients in the blender.
  4. Add the cold yoghurt. Put the lid on the blender. Blend the fruit mixture for a minute or until it´s good enough for your taste. Blending the fruit into low speed will give you a fruity smoothie.
  5. Wet the rim of a glass with water and dip it into a bowl of white sugar.
  6. Pour the banana strawberry yogurt smoothie into the prepared glass. Decorate it with a fresh strawberry if you have. Enjoy your smoothie!

Suggestions

  1. You can use fresh strawberries if you like. In this case, you have to hull and wash the strawberries before using them in your smoothies. I used frozen strawberries because they have a soft consistency, and besides that, I still have lots left over from my last harvest.
  2. In this recipe, I used blood orange juice with vitamins A, C, and E. You can use any kind of orange juice. You can use pineapple, apple, currant, and any fruit juices you want to.
  3. You can decorate a glass of banana strawberry yogurt smoothie with sugar, fresh strawberries, a straw, and a cute umbrella.
  4. You can use fruits that are in season or whatever you have in your pantry.
  5. You can add vanilla ice cream on top of this smoothie.
  6. You can use milk, soya milk, or buttermilk instead of yogurt.
  7. If you want to use tropical fruits like pineapples, ripe mangoes, or jackfruits, you can buy the canned fruits from Asian shops.
Ready to drink banana strawberry yogurt smoothie.

Ready to drink banana strawberry yogurt smoothie.

Fruits, Milk Products and Juices for Smoothies

FruitsMilk Products Juices

Apples

Full milk

Apple

Avocados

Diet milk

Cherry

Bananas

Pasteurized milk

Lemon

Cherries

Skimmed milk

Lime

Jackfruits

Full milk yogurt

Mango

Mangoes

Diet yogurt

Orange

Oranges

Yogurt with nuts

Pineapple

Pineapples

Yogurt with fruits

Red Currant

Red Currants

Butter milk

Star Fruit

Star fruits

 

Strawberry

Strawberries

 

 

Ready to drink banana strawberry yoghurt smoothie.

Ready to drink banana strawberry yoghurt smoothie.

Health Benefits of Banana, Strawberry and Yogurt

  • Banana is a healthy food to eat. It helps regulate blood pressure, keeps your heart, kidney and nerves healthy and helps maintain a strong immune system. It is a good source of fiber and potassium. It contains vitamins and minerals like Vit. B6 & B12, Vit.C, magnesium as well as iron. Eating banana boosts energy.
  • Strawberry is not only a delicious and healthy fruit but also an excellent source of Vitamin C. It contains phytonutrients and antioxidants that help fight against the free radicals in our body. It has no calories and is fat-free. It contains vitamins and minerals like Vitamins K, B5, B6, manganese, potassium, folic acid, omega 3, copper and riboflavin.
  • Yogurt contains good cultured bacteria, probiotic enzymes that fight against the bad bacteria in our body. It boosts the immune system and helps fight against gastrointestinal disorder, diarrhea, stomach ulcer and yeast infections. It is good for the skin especially when you suffer from sunburn. It contains Vitamins like B2, B12 and minerals like protein, magnesium and calcium which is good for teeth and bones.

Sources: The Tao of Good Health, Momcaster and MedicineNet.com

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Comments

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on February 20, 2019:

Thank you very much for coming back again and giving a nice comment Chitrangada. Most children love it as well as adult people, too.

Have a great week my friend.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on February 19, 2019:

Came back to read your recipe article, once again. This combination is one of my favourites and my family loves it. Most suitable, for the children.

You presented it very nicely, with helpful pictures and instructions.

Thank You for sharing!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on February 11, 2018:

Thank you, Susan. Have a great new week.

Susan Zutautas from Ontario, Canada on February 10, 2018:

Looks and sounds delicious! Will have to try one soon

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on January 14, 2016:

You're welcome! I will when I get new bananas. I hope I will too.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on January 14, 2016:

Thank you Kristen Howe. Yes, please try this banana smoothie and I hope you will like it.

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on January 10, 2016:

Great smoothie recipe! I would have to try this later this month.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on May 16, 2015:

Thank you Akriti Mattu for your nice comment and vote. Happy weekend!

Akriti Mattu from Shimla, India on May 15, 2015:

This is one of my favourite drinks. Nice hub. Voted up.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on December 26, 2014:

Hi peachpurple! Merry Christmas to you and your family. I hope you will be able to find strawberries.

peachy from Home Sweet Home on December 23, 2014:

wah, interesting smoothie, but first, i need to find strawberries

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on August 12, 2014:

You are very welcome imtii. I hope you will like this smoothie. Enjoy making.

Imtiaz Ahmed from Dhaka, Bangladesh on August 07, 2014:

I really like smoothie its one of my favorite refreshment drinks.! Now i know to make another new cool smoothie hope it will taste remarkable. Thanks for sharing it Thelma alberts! Giving you a up vote!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on April 05, 2014:

You are welcome PegCole17. Enjoy your smoothie. I hope you´ll like it. Happy Sunday!

Peg Cole from Northeast of Dallas, Texas on April 05, 2014:

Thanks for the useful recipe and the pictures were gorgeous. Makes me want to make a smoothie. Wahoo! I have all the ingredients.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on February 15, 2014:

Yes, it´s yummy! I hope you´ll like it rls8994. Thanks for your visit.

rls8994 from Mississippi on February 13, 2014:

Oh my, this does sound yummy! I love smoothies and I will be trying this out soon :)

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on October 27, 2013:

That´s great CyberShelley I hope you´ll like it. Have a lovely new week!

Shelley Watson on October 26, 2013:

I have strawberries, yoghurt, and bananas - I off downstairs to make this wonderful smoothie. Thanks so much!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on October 15, 2013:

Thank you moonlake. Have a nice day!

moonlake from America on October 14, 2013:

I love smoothies this sound very good.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on September 21, 2013:

You´re welcome TurtleDog. I appreciate your stopping by. Have a lovely weekend! Enjoy your drink.

TurtleDog on September 20, 2013:

Love it! I recently got one of those bullet blenders and I just love making a quick and easy healthy drink using it. Thanks for the recipe!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on September 16, 2013:

Thanks for your visit suzettenaples. I´m glad you like it. They are my favorite, too. Have a great week!

Suzette Walker from Taos, NM on September 16, 2013:

Looks and sounds yummy! I love these smoothies, especially ones made with yogurt. Nothing more healthy and refreshing. My favorite is banana and strawberry. Your recipe looks easy, too. Thanks for sharing this with us!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on September 04, 2013:

You´re welcome Christy. I hate wasting food, too. Thanks for your visit. Have a great day!

Christy Birmingham from British Columbia, Canada on September 03, 2013:

Great use here for those overripe bananas - thanks Thelma for the inspiration! I do hate throwing food away, it's so wasteful.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on August 28, 2013:

Hi Steve! Yes, this is very healthy. I like making my fruit salads colorful especially when my small nieces are there to eat with me. You know children don´t like to eat much fruits so I always make the salad inviting for them. Thanks for your visit. Have a nice day!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on August 25, 2013:

Thank you DDE. Yes, it is yummy and easy to make. Have a nice day!

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on August 24, 2013:

Great idea for a smoothie with banana a lovely taste of this fruit and is such an easy to make smoothie. Voted up and useful.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on August 19, 2013:

Good morning or afternoon to you ChitrangadaSharan. I hope you try this smoothie combination. Have a great week!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on August 17, 2013:

This looks delicious and nutritious!

The combination of banana and strawberry is interesting. I do make banana- yoghurt or strawberry-yoghurt smoothies, but have not tried combining all three.

Thanks for sharing the details! Voted up and pinned!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on August 16, 2013:

Thanks for dropping by midget. I hope you´ll try this. Happy weekend!

Michelle Liew from Singapore on August 16, 2013:

Have to say, I love smoothies! Clipping this and sharing!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on August 13, 2013:

You´re welcome ignugent. I hope you´ll try this. Thanks for dropping by. Have a great week!

ignugent17 on August 12, 2013:

Thanks for sharing the recipe Thelma. Looks good and healthy. :-)

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on August 11, 2013:

Hi starbright! I hope you´ll like this smoothie. Thanks for your visit and for sharing. Good night!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on August 11, 2013:

Thank you Rusticliving for your comment and for sharing this to others. Good night!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on August 11, 2013:

Yes, it is yummy Nell. Thanks for dropping by and for sharing. Good night!

Lucy Jones from Scandinavia on August 11, 2013:

Yum and can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing. Voted and shared.

Liz Rayen from California on August 09, 2013:

I absolutely love smoothies! Great recipe and ideas! Thank you for sharing this delicious sounding recipe with us! Voted up and sharing!

---Lisa

Nell Rose from England on August 09, 2013:

One word! Yum! lol! I love smoothies, so this is great thelma, voted up and shared! nell

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on August 09, 2013:

Thanks for stopping by DDE. I hope you´ll try it one day;-) Have a great day!

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on August 09, 2013:

Sounds a lovely idea for a smoothie it must have an interesting taste of banana.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on August 04, 2013:

Good morning vespawoolf! Thanks for stopping by and for having the time for reading this hub. I appreciate that. Happy sunday!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on August 04, 2013:

Good morning younghopes! Thanks for your visit and for sharing. I hope you will try this recipe. Have a lovely sunday!

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on August 03, 2013:

I don't enjoy bananas after they've turned brown, either. And smoothies is the perfect way to use them up! I appreciate all the nutritional information for strawberries and yogurt, too, and your variations for the smoothie. Voted up!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on August 03, 2013:

It is Vinaya. Yes, please try it. Have a great weekend!

Shadaan Alam from India on August 02, 2013:

this smoothie just looks so awesome and i am pretty sure it must be so in taste as well, enjoy it....yummy, i am sharing it up

Vinaya Ghimire from Nepal on August 02, 2013:

This looks easy recipe. I'm going to try. Thanks for sharing.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on August 02, 2013:

Thank you sjkhan for stopping by. Enjoy making this smoothie. Have a great day!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on August 02, 2013:

Hi Suzie,

You are very welcome my dear friend. Of course you can link it to your fruit and yogurt recipes. I appreciate that. I´ll link yours to mine,too. I have just made another variation of this smoothie. Instead of strawberries, I added 200 g frozen red currants and only 1 banana but with 1 tbsp of honey. You can add more if you want it sweet. It´s yummy, too. Thanks for the votes, shared and pinned.

Sara from Pakistan on August 02, 2013:

Wow I loved the combination of strawberry and banana.The smoothie looks awesome! Can't wait to try.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on August 02, 2013:

Hi Janet,

It´s 40°C where I live. Imagine! I have never had 40°C here before. This smoothie is a great drink for this summer. I´ll make this drink this afternoon with red currant. I´m sure it tastes, too. Thank you for your wonderful comment. Have a lovely summer;-)

Suzanne Ridgeway from Dublin, Ireland on August 02, 2013:

Hi Thelma,

Many thanks my good buddy for this gorgeous and simple smoothie! All my favorites! Great to link in with your frozen strawberries, I so love that idea! This is a defo for our house and my smoothie maker! LOVE the table too makes thinking of ideas so easy, another brilliant inclusion. Will link it in to all my fruit and yogurt recipes if that's okay? Makes a perfect drink to accompany skin care recipes and use same ingredients. Voted up, interesting, useful, awesome, shared and pinned !

Janet Giessl from Georgia country on August 02, 2013:

Now that we have a very hot weather here in Germany this is an ideal refresher. This is a very well-written hub with easy-to-follow instructions, great pictures, various options and health benefits. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on August 01, 2013:

Thank you Eddy. Have a nice day!

Eiddwen from Wales on August 01, 2013:

Mmmm sounds wonderful Thelma ;voting up and thank you for sharing.

Eddy.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on July 31, 2013:

I love smoothies too, that´s why I have a chart for fruits option for making the smoothies. Thanks for your visit Mike. Good night;-)

Mike Robbers from London on July 31, 2013:

I love smoothies and that is a delicious recipe! The pictures and the chart were also great!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on July 30, 2013:

You´re right of what you have said. Thanks for stopping by. Good night;-)

Heather May from Ohio on July 30, 2013:

I am all about green smoothies these days! It gets my veggies while feeding my sweet tooth! Great hub!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on July 30, 2013:

Hi Pstraubie! I feel like that too when I read something yummy in the middle of the night. I hope you were able to wait until the morning. Yes, you don´t need much to enjoy such a healthy and refreshing drink. Thanks for stopping by. Have a lovely week!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on July 30, 2013:

Thank you for taking time to read and for all the sharing you have made, Ishwaryaa. It is indeed a refreshening drink for a hot summer day. I hope you´ll like it. If you use fresh strawberrries, add a few cubes of ice. Have a nice day!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on July 30, 2013:

Thank you Mary for sharing this recipe to others and for dropping by. I hope you´ll love this smoothie. You can use another fruits if you don´t have strawberries at home. Enjoy your drink;-)

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on July 30, 2013:

I love smoothie, too. It´s healthy and easy to do. Strawberries are not always in season, so I thought I have to put a table full of fruit options. Young scraped coconut and coconut water are my options for strawberries and yogurt when I´m in my home country...It reminds me...I´ll put these ingredients in the option table, too.

Thanks for your wonderful comment Kathryn. Have a nice day!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on July 30, 2013:

Thank you Rebecca. Have a nice day!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on July 30, 2013:

Thank you for everything, Rajan. I hope you´ll try this recipe. Have a great day!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany and Philippines on July 30, 2013:

Good morning Billy! It´s a very hot morning now in G and I´ll make this smoothie again. Enjoy your smoothie. Thank you for dropping by and yes, I have a great week;-) I hope you too.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on July 29, 2013:

Yum. What is not to love about this??? And it is easy peasy too.

It is the middle of the night or I would rush out and get what I need to make this. It looks like a slushy milkshake without all of the unnecessary 'stuff' in ice cream (which is my greatest food weakness).

Thanks for sharing Bookmarked for later use.

Shared

Ishwaryaa Dhandapani from Chennai, India on July 29, 2013:

Another delicious smoothie recipe from you! In this humid weather, I would like to go for a cool smoothie and now I have your easy-to-follow recipe. I would like to add fresh strawberries for a refreshing taste. Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Interesting. Voted up, pinned & shared

Dil Vil from India on July 29, 2013:

Great recipe, sounds delicious. Thank you

Mary Hyatt from Florida on July 29, 2013:

It's a hot night here in S. Florida, and my mouth is watering for this smoothie! I love the combination of bananas and strawberries, so I know I would enjoy this recipe. I'm making this tomorrow when I can get some strawberries.

Voted UP, etc. and shared.

Kathryn from Windsor, Connecticut on July 29, 2013:

I love smoothies, and this one sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe with us. I like how you also put in a table full of different options to use in a fruit smoothie.

Have a wonderful day!

~ Kathryn

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on July 29, 2013:

A delicious smoothie recipe, and I love your chart!

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 29, 2013:

Lovely recipe, Thelma. I love strawberry smoothie. Thanks for sharing.

Voted up, useful and interesting. Rated 5 stars and shared.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on July 29, 2013:

Well Thelma, I happen to love smoothies, so I'll definitely give this one a try. Thanks for the recipe and I hope you have a great week.