Banana-Berry Smoothie

Banana-Berry Smoothie

Summer is here and market has long lines of fresh fruits. I am a big fan of berries and I know it has some good nutritional value. Smoothies are a great way to consume these delicious fruits on a hot summer day. In addition to berries, banana always adds a nice twist in flavor to a smoothie.

From wikipedia:

Berry colors are due to natural plant pigments, many of which are polyphenols such as the flavonoids, anthocyanins, and tannins localized mainly in berry skins and seeds. Berry pigments are usually antioxidants in vitro and thus have oxygen radical absorbance capacity (“ORAC”) that is high among plant foods.[2] Together with good nutrient content, ORAC derived in the laboratory distinguishes several berries within a new category of functional foods called “superfruits”. However, there is no physiological evidence established to date that berry polyphenols have actual antioxidant value within the human body and it remains invalid to claim that polyphenols have antioxidant health value on product labels in the United States and Europe.

Preparation Time: 15 mins
No of servings : 1-2

Ingredients:

  • Mixed berries : 1 1/4  cups (Strawberry, Blueberry, Raspberry) (you can use frozen berries too)
  • Ripe Banana : 1 cup (sliced)
  • Vanilla yogurt: 1/2 cup (I’ve used fat free)
  • Milk: 3/4 cup (I’ve used 2% milk)
  • Sugar: 2tbsp (adjust according to your sweet level)

Method Of Preparation :


  1. Combine all the ingredients mentioned above in a blender.
  2. Process them until it becomes smooth.
  3. Serve it chilled with a scoop of your favorite ice cream on top.

I am sending this smoothie recipe to Divya’s  Show me your Smoothie Contest !!!

I like my smoothie without Ice cream :-) How about you?

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24 Responses to Banana-Berry Smoothie

  1. Divya Vikram May 24, 2010 at 9:14 pm #

    This looks luscious and perfect summer drink. Thanks for sending this in :)

  2. Deepa May 24, 2010 at 11:45 pm #

    Loved your presentation dear. cool, refreshing smoothie

  3. swathi May 25, 2010 at 12:46 am #

    Shriya,

    Banana berry smoothie looks really yummy. nice presentation too.

  4. Priya May 25, 2010 at 4:04 am #

    Smoothie looks very thick, filling and refreshing!!

  5. SathyaSridhar May 25, 2010 at 5:46 am #

    Shriya,,,Banana n Berry are perfect combo dear smoothie looks perfect.

  6. Sridevi May 25, 2010 at 7:20 am #

    Such a refreshing smoothie with berries…Love the colors.

  7. Manju Rajender May 25, 2010 at 9:24 am #

    What a pic !! :) Beautiful.

  8. lisaiscooking May 25, 2010 at 10:08 am #

    I love banana berry smoothies, but I never seem to think to add yogurt. Looks delicious!

  9. Ammu May 25, 2010 at 11:57 am #

    Wow! that looks refreshing & cool. Love the way u presented. Awesome.

  10. Namitha May 25, 2010 at 11:59 am #

    Sure that pic itself is is so re-freshening :-)

  11. Gayathri May 25, 2010 at 2:52 pm #

    Thats a nice refresing smoothie sgreya…i love it with ice cream only as im a ice creAm lover…:)
    And the presentation was awesome…

  12. Rachana Kothari May 25, 2010 at 2:55 pm #

    This looks so beautiful!!! I love this berry smoothie berry berry much :)

  13. Malar Gandhi May 25, 2010 at 3:29 pm #

    Wow, refreshing smoothie, perfect for this sunny day.:) Loved your presentation so much.

  14. Gita Jaishankar May 25, 2010 at 4:36 pm #

    Nice rich smoothie Shriya…lovely presentation :)

  15. Yummy Team May 25, 2010 at 6:53 pm #

    Love this healthy and refreshing smoothie..Nice presentation!!

  16. sharada May 25, 2010 at 11:46 pm #

    the smoothie looks so inviting…yum.loved the presentation also.

  17. Simply Life May 26, 2010 at 8:03 am #

    YUM! I’d love to drink that right now!

  18. Sadhana May 26, 2010 at 11:13 am #

    Can’t take my eyes of that glass, looks absolutely stunning.

  19. Reeni May 26, 2010 at 7:35 pm #

    What a tasty looking smoothie! And so pretty too. I like yogurt in my smoothies – made one today – but not as good as this one. I leave the ice cream for milk shakes.

  20. shriya May 26, 2010 at 11:23 pm #

    Thanks for all your comments ladies. :-)

  21. sayantani May 27, 2010 at 12:49 pm #

    Hi Shriya, thanks for visiting me. you have created a lovely place here. love your collection of healthy recipes and these gorgeous pictures. this lilac coloured berry speckled smoothie is awesome. thanks for the info too.

    • shriya May 27, 2010 at 11:00 pm #

      Thanks sayantani for visting us and thanks for your nice comment.

  22. chaitra May 28, 2010 at 11:02 am #

    Mouth watering n tempting click.Love this presentation.Smoothie looks inviting Shriya…..
    Do drop in sometime

  23. Divya June 1, 2010 at 11:39 am #

    I could finish that tall glass in no time..with temperatures touching 42C in Chennai,I should try this one on a daily basis!!Looks delicious and I’d have mine with a dollop of ice-cream please!!

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