Strawberry and Banana smoothie with Kefir milk. Smoothie recipe. Finished strawberry banana kefir smoothie served in a mason jar, garnished with fresh strawberry slices.
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Strawberry and Banana smoothie with Kefir milk

Kickstart your day with a refreshing twist—a strawberry and banana smoothie with kefir milk. This fruit filled smoothie gives a burst of flavour in each sip, it blends together the sweetness of strawberries with the smooth texture of bananas and the tangy creaminess of the kefir milk.

It is packed with healthy ingredients and bursting with all that good gut bacteria, this creamy smoothie is a must try in your collection of smoothie recipes. It’s a great way to start your day and to keep you fuelled throughout.

If you are looking for more delicious smoothies to try, then check out my: Easy Tropical Smoothie Recipe.

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Strawberry and Banana smoothie with Kefir milk. Smoothie recipe. Finished strawberry banana kefir smoothie served in a mason jar, garnished with fresh strawberry slices.

Why you’ll love this strawberry banana kefir smoothie recipe!

  1. Bursting with fruit: Experience the a blend of strawberries and bananas, a classic duo that will satisfy your taste buds.
  2. Nutrient Boost: Elevate your immune system with an abundance of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, crucial for overall health.
  3. Gut Health Support: Boosted with the probiotic benefits of kefir, which supports your digestive health and promotes a happy gut.
  4. Easy Breakfast: Start your day hassle free with simple ingredients that all come together in minutes, perfect for those busy mornings or low spoon days.

Ingredients needed

2 ripe bananas

250g frozen strawberries

250ml plain kefir milk

1tbsp honey

Ingredient Substitutions and Recipe Variations

  • Greek Yogurt: If you don’t have drinkable kefir yogurt, substitute with Greek yoghurt for a creamier smoothie base. Greek yoghurt can add an extra protein boost to your smoothie.
  • Coconut/Oat/Almond/Soy Milk: For a dairy-free option, substitute the kefir milk with coconut milk/oat milk/almond/soy milk, each of these will add a subtle flavour to the smoothie.
  • Maple Syrup: Instead of honey, you can use maple syrup to sweeten your smoothie. It would add a distinctive caramel taste to the smoothies flavour profile.

Recipe Variations:

  • Protein Smoothie: Add a scoop of protein powder (such as vanilla) to boost the protein content of your smoothie, making it a satisfying post workout snack.
  • Green Smoothie Twist: Incorporate a handful of spinach or kale for added nutrients and a vibrant green colour. You won’t even taste the greens!
  • Nutty Flavour: Include a tablespoon of almond butter or peanut butter for a nutty taste.

How to make Strawberry and banana smoothie with kefir milk

  1. Peel the ripe banana and break it into chunks. Measure out the frozen strawberries, plain kefir milk, and maple syrup.
  2. Place the banana chunks, strawberries, plain kefir milk and maple syrup into a high-speed blender.
  3. Secure the lid on the blender and blend on high speed until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  4. Pour the strawberry banana kefir smoothie into a mason jar or glass. Garnish with fresh strawberry slices/banana slices if you like.
  5. Enjoy!
Strawberry and Banana smoothie with Kefir milk. Smoothie recipe. Finished strawberry banana kefir smoothie served in a mason jar, garnished with fresh strawberry slices.

Top tips for making the best smoothies!

  1. Use Frozen Fruit: Frozen fruit not only adds a nice chill to your smoothie but also helps achieve a thick and creamy texture without the need for ice.
  2. Balance Sweetness: Adjust the sweetness by using ripe bananas and a combination of fresh and frozen fruits. You can also add a touch of honey or maple syrup if you desire.
  3. Add Protein and Healthy Fats: Boost the nutritional value of your smoothie by adding protein powder, nut butter, or chia seeds. These additions can make your smoothie more filling.
  4. Blend Well: Blend on a super high speed until the mixture is smooth and creamy, with no lumps or chunks remaining.

FAQ

Can I use a frozen banana instead of fresh?

Yes, frozen bananas work well in smoothies and add a creamy texture.

Can I use other fruits in this smoothie recipe?

Sure thing! Feel free to experiment with different fruits like blueberries, raspberries, or mango to create your own flavour combinations.

Is kefir good for digestion?

Yes, kefir is a fermented dairy product that contains probiotics, which can support digestive health by promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut.

Can I make this smoothie ahead of time?

It’s best to enjoy this smoothie fresh to retain its texture and flavour. However, you can prepare the ingredients ahead of time and blend them when you’re ready to enjoy.

How long can I store leftover smoothie?

Store any leftover smoothie in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1-2 days. Shake or stir before serving, as separation may have occurred.

Can I omit the sweetener?

The sweetness of the smoothie will depend on the ripeness of your bananas and strawberries. You can also leave out the honey if you prefer a less sweet smoothie.

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Strawberry and Banana smoothie with Kefir milk

Kickstart your day with a refreshing twist—a strawberry and banana smoothie with kefir milk. This fruit packed smoothie promises a burst of flavour in every sip, it blends the sweetness of strawberries with the smooth texture of bananas and the tangy kefir milk.
Course Breakfast, Drinks
Keyword Beverages, fruit, smoothies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 256kcal
Author Karolyn

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 250 g frozen strawberries
  • 250 ml plain kefir milk
  • 1 tbsp honey

Instructions

  • Prepare the Ingredients: Peel the ripe banana and break it into chunks. Rinse the fresh strawberries and remove the stems. Measure out the plain kefir milk, and maple syrup.
  • Add Ingredients to Blender: Place the banana chunks, strawberries, plain kefir milk and maple syrup into a high speed blender.
  • Blend Until Smooth: Secure the lid on the blender and blend on high speed until the mixture is smooth and creamy. If you prefer a thicker consistency, you can add a handful of ice cubes and blend again.
  • Serve: Pour the strawberry banana kefir smoothie into a mason jar or glass. Garnish with fresh strawberry slices if you like.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 69mg | Potassium: 619mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 84mg | Calcium: 185mg | Iron: 1mg

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