Light & Summery Strawberry & Banana Smoothie

Finally, Summer has arrived up North and this is a lovely light summery smoothie, with healthy fats and protein, prebiotics and probiotics for a healthy gut and digestive system, dietary fibre, and lots of vitamins and minerals.

Do you know strawberries are not really fruit as their seeds are on the outside? They are bursting with nutrients, including Vitamin C, folate, B Vitamins, Vitamin K (needed for bone health), they are rich in powerful antioxidants and are thought to help prevent heart disease, cancer and inflammation. The leaves can also be eaten or made into tea.

Try to buy organic strawberries as this fruit is considered one of the ‘dirty dozen’, being one of the most sprayed fruits and retaining chemical residue.

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(Apologies for the smoothie photo, no natural light at all when I took it, the smoothie actually looked much lighter and slightly pink).

Ingredients

1 Small Banana

10 Strawberries, washed and hulled

Handful of Pumpkin Seeds

1 Heaped Tbsp Chufa de Valencia Tiger Nut Flour

1 Heaped Tbsp Golden Linseeds, partially ground

1 Medium Glass Rebel Kitchen Organic Raw Coconut Water

1 Heaped Tbsp CoYo Plain Coconut Yogurt

1 Tsp Juicemaster Wheatgrass Powder

Blend and add ice.

http://coyo.com/enuk/

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Here’s a short but energetic video by The Undertones – watch the keyboard ‘player!’

Copyright: Chris McGowan

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8 thoughts on “Light & Summery Strawberry & Banana Smoothie

      1. Wow! Thank you so much for getting a link! 🙂 I’d love to be able to eat yogurt again. Your smoothie sounds so good. And, I didn’t know that about strawberries. Learned something there. Thanks again! 🙂

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  1. Very pleased to see a video 🙂
    I think I knew strawberries weren’t a fruit…. Did you know that they’re related to kiwis?
    Also I love your smoothie recipes. I’m very much about bananas and fruit, but yours look very healthy and satisfying with the coconut yogurt and seeds

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    1. Wow thank you, that’s a huge compkiment from the queen of smoothie bowls! Actually, strawberries and kiwi aren’t related, but they share a similar allergen to birch pollen, so if you are allergic to one you may well be allergic to the other. ☺️

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