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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?

24 Comments

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

  2. Loved your presentation dear. cool, refreshing smoothie

  3. Shriya,

    Banana berry smoothie looks really yummy. nice presentation too.

  4. Smoothie looks very thick, filling and refreshing!!

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

  6. Such a refreshing smoothie with berries…Love the colors.

  7. What a pic !! :) Beautiful.

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

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

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

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

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

  14. Nice rich smoothie Shriya…lovely presentation :)

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

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

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

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

  19. 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. Thanks for all your comments ladies. :-)

  21. 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.

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

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

  23. 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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