Smoothies are the best and most refreshing drink one can have at any time of the day. They are also an excellent source of fiber and nutrition. I am trying my best to substitute snacks and not-so-healthy foods with smoothies as much as possible.

The Banana Strawberry Smoothie is a favorite of all age groups. It’s easy to make, and is a great breakfast option, or a pick-me-up at any time of the day.

The trick is use the bananas as the natural sweetener, and then add your favorite fruit of the season to it. This all-time classic always tastes delicious, without additives. Just blend the fresh or frozen strawberries with fresh bananas and milk. For an added layer of indulgence, you could also add a scoop of ice cream to the blend. Other (more healthier) ingredients may include flax seeds, flavored milk, nuts, or any other fruit – the combinations are numerous. So here is my recipe:

Ingredients:

  • Strawberry – ½ cup
  • Banana – 1
  • Milk – ½ cup
  • Ice – as required
  • Sugar – as required
  • Honey – as required

Instructions:

  1. Blend strawberries, banana and milk together (if desired consistency is not reached, use more milk)
  2. Sip and enjoy a meal in a drink!

Fatima Ali

I am trained to be an IT professional. I served National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) for six years after graduating from the same university. As long as I can remember, cooking good food has been my passion and it makes me happy. My cooking lessons were a bit unusual though. Back in the day when digital did not mean much, my father would record cooking shows (knorr ka kitchen, kaukab khuwaja and Zee Khana Khazana – Chef Sanjeev Kapoor) for me to watch endless times later on, before trying the recipes out. I would make brownies and cold cake almost every day while my mother was asleep. This was my way of surprising her every evening. My mother cooks amazing food too and I have tried many of the recipes written in her recipe book. I draw inspiration from a number of chefs from televised cooking shows such as Late Chef Farah, Chef Rahat, Chef Mehboob, BBC Food, Masala TV, Chef Shai, Chef Sharmeen, Master Chef Australia and my ultimate favorite Chef Shireen Anwer. I would not be as good a cook I am now without passive guidance from each one of these.