Madison
66° F
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
Advertisement

Strawberry-banana smoothie

Published On: Apr 24 2012 02:00:16 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 22 2015 04:59:31 AM CDT
Smoothie

iStock

Here's a way to grab a quick and nourishing breakfast on the run on rushed weekday mornings, and it also makes a refreshing snack.

Bananas are a must, since they create a creamy texture when blended; but you can substitute other fruit for the strawberries, such as fresh blueberries or raspberries or fresh or canned pineapple. (If the fruit is not sweet enough, add some honey or sugar.) To add more protein, blend in about 2 tablespoons soy protein powder, which you can find at a health food store.

1 c. cold plain or vanilla-flavored soy milk

1 c. sliced strawberries1 ripe banana, cut into 1-inch-thick chunks

ΒΌ tsp. pure vanilla extract

Garnish: sprig of fresh mint

Put all of the ingredients into a blender; blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

Advance Preparation:

This smoothie is best when prepared just before serving; but leftovers can be covered, refrigerated, and served later the same day.

Advertisement
  • Police lights file 2

    Ridiculous 911 calls

    Have you ever considered calling 911 because of a massive spider in your house? How about because a McDonald's employee got your order wrong? Take a look at some of the strangest reasons people have recently called 911.

  • Cosby on stage

    Gerardo Mora/Getty Image

    Latest in Cosby sex scandal

    Court documents from 2005 were obtained by The Associated Press indicate Bill Cosby said he bought Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to a woman he wanted to have sex with. Here is a timeline of accusations made against the comedian.

  • Tour de France crash 8

    Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

    20-bike pileup at Tour de France

    Twenty riders were involved in a huge crash during the 2015 Tour de France in Belgium on July 6. Click through for images of the carnage.

Advertisement