Friday, January 23, 2015

STRAWBERRY & BANANA SMOOTHIE

STRAWBERRY & BANANA SMOOTHIE

Now's the season for strawberries and we love buying them each year. The sight of strawberries reminds me always of the strawberries we enjoyed in Mahabaleshwar, Lonavla and Panchgani in Maharashtra.

Today, I present an easy-peasy smoothie of strawberries in which I have added banana not only to add to the taste but also to give it more thickness. This version uses yogurt as well.

How sweet you would want your smoothie to be is a matter of individual taste. Also the sweetness of the smoothie naturally depends on the quality of the strawberries and how sweet they are without adding any sugar.

As a variation you could use honey instead of sugar if you wish to do so. If you like the smoothie to be thick, you can use 1 whole banana.





Ingredients:
  • Strawberries, 8-10
  • Banana, 1/2
  • Fresh Yogurt, 1 cup
  • Milk, 1/2 cup
  • Sugar, 2 tbsp or to taste
  • Vanilla Essence, a few drops
Method:

Wash the strawberries, snip their tops. and chop them.
Peel and slice the banana.
Place the strawberries and banana in the blender and run it till they are fully crushed
Pour the milk and yogurt into the blender jar
Add sugar to taste
Add vanilla essence
Run the blender till all the ingredients are well-mixed
Stir and keep refrigerated
Serve chilled poured into tall glasses