Strawberry-Banana Protein Powerhouse Smoothie


Indulge in the delicious fusion of sweet strawberries and creamy bananas, all packed into a protein-packed smoothie. This Strawberry-Banana Protein Powerhouse Smoothie is not only a treat for your taste buds but also a nutritious way to kick-start your day. 

With the right balance of protein and natural sweetness, it's the perfect breakfast or post-workout refuel.

Strawberry-Banana Protein Powerhouse Smoothie

Preparation and Cooking Time

  • Preparation: 5 minutes
  • Cooking: 0 minutes

Number of Servings and Ideal Serving Size

  • Yields: 2 servings
  • Ideal Serving Size: 250ml per serving

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 180
  • Protein: 12g
  • Carbohydrates: 32g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5g
  • Sugars: 20g
  • Fat: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 10mg
  • Potassium: 400mg
  • Vitamin C: 120% DV
  • Vitamin B6: 20% DV
  • Calcium: 10% DV
  • Iron: 4% DV

Ingredients (measured in grams)

  • 150g fresh strawberries, hulled
  • 200g ripe bananas
  • 150g Greek yogurt
  • 30g honey or agave nectar
  • 20g vanilla protein powder
  • 150ml almond milk
  • 100g ice cubes

Method of Preparation

  1. Begin by washing the strawberries and removing the green tops.
  2. In a blender, combine the strawberries, ripe bananas, Greek yogurt, honey or agave nectar, and vanilla protein powder.
  3. Add the almond milk and ice cubes to the blender.
  4. Blend on high speed until the mixture is smooth and creamy, approximately 2 minutes.
  5. Taste and adjust sweetness or thickness, if needed, by adding more honey, yogurt, or ice.
  6. Pour the Strawberry-Banana Protein Smoothie into serving glasses and garnish with fresh strawberry slices.
  7. Serve immediately and enjoy the fruity goodness with a protein punch!

Proven Tips for Culinary Success

  • Use ripe bananas for a natural sweetness that complements the strawberries.
  • Adjust the protein powder to meet your protein requirements.
  • For an extra boost of nutrients, consider adding a tablespoon of flaxseeds or chia seeds.

Anticipated FAQs

Q: Can I make this smoothie in advance and store it?

A: It's best enjoyed immediately, but you can store it in the refrigerator for a few hours. Give it a good stir before serving.

Q: Can I use other fruits instead of strawberries?

A: Yes, you can experiment with fruits like raspberries, blueberries, or mixed berries for variety.

Q: Is there a dairy-free alternative to Greek yogurt?

A: Absolutely, you can use coconut yogurt or almond yogurt for a dairy-free option.

Q: How do I adjust the thickness of the smoothie?

A: To make it thicker, add more ice or yogurt. To make it thinner, adjust by adding more milk.

This Strawberry-Banana Protein Powerhouse Smoothie is a delightful blend of fruity goodness and protein-packed nutrition. Whether you're looking for a quick breakfast or a post-workout replenishment, this smoothie has you covered. 

Enjoy the burst of flavors and fuel your day the healthy way!