I make my smoothie recipe with yogurt for the protein, not for weight loss. I use fat free Greek yogurt, because it has 14 grams of protein! I started making smoothies recipes or shakes recipes, as I call them, for my youngest son when he was in grammar school. Although a strawberry banana smoothie is good on its own, he wanted the chocolate flavor in there and chocolate syrup was what I first added to get that, then I remembered Ovaltine! Well, I actually saw it on the shelf next to the chocolate syrup and couldn’t believe it! Ovaltine is a powder drink mix that has 12 vitamins and minerals and comes in malt and rich chocolate flavors and is a healthier choice that the chocolate syrup. It’s been around forever or at least since I was a kid, so that’s pretty close! lol Anyway, I knew the name, so I thought I’d give it try and he loved it! Sometimes I’d make smoothies for breakfast to go along with his french toast or pancakes for some extra nutrition. I have great pancake recipes and French Toast recipes, btw! When we were in a hurry, that would be a quick breakfast recipe! Chocolate strawberry banana smoothies were perfect, when he’d come home from school or soccer practice. He was starving, so that was his healthy beverage to go along with a sandwich. The smoothie is a meal on its own though. I love blueberry yogurt, so I’d have that on hand, but any flavor yogurt will do. Once I ran out of milk and made it with orange juice and that was actually pretty good. I think that another smoothie recipe! Strawberry Banana Orange Smoothie! I’ll have to make that one! I also love mango smoothies and pineapple banana smoothies too, so I’ll have to share my version of those. I always have strawberries and bananas and the few other ingredients on hand, so that’s my go to shake recipe. My son’s in college now, so I purchased a magic bullet for him, so he can make them just like I make healthy smoothies at home. You really need to make the smoothies with a blender and with ice or frozen fruit of some type for the right consistency. To make a smoothie without a blender, I’d imagine you’d have to just mash everything by hand, and who feels like doing that? He uses a protein drink mix now for his shakes, but I just sent him some chocolate Ovaltine for a treat. I told a woman at work about making strawberry banana smoothies for my son and she decided to start making smoothies for breakfast. She was familiar with Ovaltine, so she picked that up and instead of using fresh strawberries, she used frozen, so she didn’t make the smoothies with ice. She said she’d make them the night before work in a magic bullet blender/smoothie maker and then she’d just grab it from the fridge in the morning and drink it on the way to work. Those smoothie makers and magic bullets come with handled blending cups & lids, so it makes them very convenient for travel. Whether you want healthy smoothies to lose weight or you just need some healthy smoothie ideas, give this a try! Or, if you don’t want smoothies to lose weight, but just want something healthy to drink, this is a good, tasty choice! Don’t make a chocolate milkshake, make a Chocolate Smoothie instead! Chocolate Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe, that is! Get in the kitchen and give it a try!
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Learn How To Make a Healthy Chocolate Strawberry Banana Smoothie! Recipe by: Diane Kometa
Chocolate Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- Handful of Strawberries – washed and hulled – fresh or frozen
- 1 banana – peeled
- Fat Free Milk – a few splashes
- 6 ounces Greek yogurt – the flavor of your choice – I used blueberry
- Ice – if using fresh, not frozen fruit
- Ovaltine – 3 scoops or to your taste – I use the Rich Chocolate flavor Ovaltine
- Add everything to a blender, magic bullet or smoothie maker machine and blend. Enjoy! Recipe by: Diane Kometa
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