Making a strawberry banana smoothie is simple: blend strawberries, a banana, milk, and ice, and voilà! You have yourself a strawberry banana smoothie. But you can only start your day with the same recipe so many times before falling back into bed out of boredom. Enter these five tasty (surprising!) twists on your favorite simple smoothie.
How to Make a Strawberry Smoothie Satisfying
If you wake up with a growling stomach, fill your glass with plenty of fiber. (Incorporating more into your diet increases feelings of fullness and decreases overall food intake, says the Journal of the American College of Nutrition.) Try half a cup of oatmeal, à la What the Fork, for 4 grams of fiber. Or mix in 2 tablespoons of flax seeds for 6 grams.
How to Make a Strawberry Smoothie Vitamin-Packed
Fruit is easy to find on your breakfast menu, but veggies are often MIA. Toss in a couple big handfuls of leafy greens, chopped cucumber, or celery with the strawberries, bananas, and milk. You’ll never even notice you’re slurping superfoods.
How to Make a Strawberry Smoothie into Dessert
On those horrifically humid days, cool things off even more by turning your strawberry banana smoothie into an ice pop! With the vanilla wafer topping, this tastes like dessert for breakfast.
How to Make a Strawberry Smoothie a Post-Workout Treat
Blend in a scoop of protein powder or a single-serving cup of Greek yogurt per person like The Café Sucra Farine.