Did you know that you don’t need complex ingredients to come up with a really awesome and delicious banana and strawberry smoothie? Yes, all you need are four ingredients. Yes, you read that right, just four, in order to make a delicious smoothie.
- 1 hand frozen strawberries
- 1 banana
- 2 tbsp. oat flakes
- Place your banana in the smoothie jar.
- Place 2 tbsp. of oat flakes into the smoothie jar.
- Add your frozen strawberries.
- Add just enough water to cover the strawberries, banana and oat flakes.
- Turn on your mixer and blend until you get a smooth consistency.
- Voilà that’s it!
Drinking smoothies on a daily basis has so many health benefits including helping you get a flat stomach and helping you keep fit.
Here are a few more reasons why you should drink more smoothies.
Banana and Strawberry Smoothies are Great for Your Health For the Following Reasons
Enjoy a healthy low calorie smoothie
A typical 12-ounce glass of this smoothie, when prepared with cream or yogurt, can contain anywhere between 188 – 210 calories. With the recipe outlined above, you not only reduce the amount of calories you are taking but also get to enjoy a banana and strawberry smoothie that tastes better thanks to the oat flakes in the recipe.
Banana and Strawberry Smoothies are Excellent Sources of Vitamins and Minerals
If you are looking for a smoothie that is full of vitamins and minerals then this is the smoothie for you. This banana and strawberry smoothie is packed with vitamin C and other great minerals. In fact, if you drink a 12-ounce glass of this smoothie on a daily basis, you will meet 70% of the vitamin C requirement you need every day from the strawberries in the smoothie.
That’s not all but you will also receive at least 10% of the total amount of calcium you need on a daily basis from this rich smoothie. In case you didn’t know, calcium is the mineral you need in order to maintain strong bones and healthy teeth.
Bananas are also a fantastic source of potassium. Potassium is an element that helps reduce the chances of getting kidney stones.
To top it off, strawberries aid in promoting good eyesight and also reducing the symptoms of arthritis all thanks to the high number of antioxidants found in the fruit.
Help You Digestive System
We all need fiber in sufficient amounts every day to help our digestive systems do their job. Good bowel movement is aided by fiber. Bananas are a great source of fiber. If you don’t like consuming bananas directly, a perfect way to enjoy them is in the form of the smoothie we have outlined in this article.
If these reasons are not enough to convince you to try the smoothie above, we don’t know what will! We promise it’s a really great tasting smoothie!