This Immune-Boosting Strawberry Banana Poppyseed Smoothie recipe is a delicious and simple way to enjoy a quick, easy breakfast while gaining awesome health benefits from these superfoods. Boasting of tropical flavors with a hint of spice from the cinnamon, nutmeg, and turmeric-black pepper combo, this smoothie is the perfect meal option for the entire family and comes naturally sweetened. All dairy-free + vegan.
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Who doesn't love a good smoothie, right? I can attest to being a lover of smoothies, especially during the warm months where it's so easy to whip together a jam-packed meal without the headache of being over the stove in such heat. Of course, there are so many different ingredient combinations when it comes a smoothies, so that's another plus, right---but this Immune-Boosting Strawberry Banana Poppyseed Smoothie is one to try!
If you're a lover of healthy drink options, then this smoothie will be one that you'll love and so will those around you. It's a great way to ensure that everyone gets those fruits + veggies in without the fuss and it's so easy to whip together. And if you enjoy fruit flavors, then this Raspberry Sunrise Smoothie, Anti-Inflammatory Pineapple Citrus Smoothie, and Strawberry Mango Papaya Smoothie are worth the try next!
Overall, this Strawberry Banana Smoothie has it all: plenty of nutrients, bold fruity flavor, and a great texture! There’s no going wrong with this packable, portable and creamy meal that works perfectly for breakfast, as a snack, or sweet dessert.
Yes! At the beginning of the year, I chose to go on a detox using smoothies, and it was a refreshing experience. I believe that it’s super important to detoxify your body ever so often and create an immune-boosting environment, especially with all the variety of things we tend to eat on a daily basis (good + bad). A little cleanse and “rest” for our digestive system does the body wonders, trust me! To see what smoothies I used, see the list of Healthy Detox Smoothies for the New Year.
When I make a smoothie, I only use healthy, plant-based whole foods that my family loves too! None of my smoothies have any kind of artificial sugar or sweetener added to them. Smoothies are such a great way to add more nutrients to your diet easily. Be sure to check the ingredients if you are buying smoothies when you are out. Sometimes they contain some nasty ingredients!
Each element of this Immune-Boosting Strawberry Banana Poppyseed Smoothie has health benefits that work together greatly. In general, this smoothie's health benefits include:
When it comes to making drinks, I truly enjoy experimenting with bold flavors and different combinations, as long as they taste great of course!
This Immune-Boosting Strawberry Banana Poppy Seed Smoothie is super easy to whip together and doesn’t require anything special when it comes to ingredients. The only piece of kitchen equipment you’ll need to whip this vibrant tropical smoothie up in minutes is a high-speed blender. This is a simple dump-and-go breakfast recipe that’s ideal for busy weekday mornings or as a healthy snack.
Once you have your blender out and ready, add the following ingredients to start making your smoothie:
When it comes to thickening a smoothie in general, there are several ways to do so, like:
It’s strawberry season, which means it’s time to celebrate! I’ll share my all-time favorite strawberry recipes plus the benefits of enjoying strawberries. Known for their plump and juicy flavor, strawberries are a summer staple for good reason. I’ve always been a big strawberry fan so in honor of strawberry season, I wanted to answer some of the most asked questions about strawberries.
Not at all! A smoothie can definitely be made with both fresh or frozen strawberries, although this recipe specifically calls for frozen to ensure that the texture is a nice and thick. However, you only love using fresh strawberries or have those on hand, feel free to use them and add a cup or so of ice to the mix to help create a thicker texture.
Believe me, adding turmeric to this smoothie doesn’t change a thing in terms of compromising its taste. In fact, the slightly earthy flavor of this vibrant spice is delicious!
Turmeric has a compound called curcumin, which is a powerful source of anti-inflammatory antioxidants. However, the best way that our bodies can absorb all of these benefits is when we consume turmeric with black pepper. The compound in black pepper piperine is what helps us absorb curcumin, You can't taste the pepper much in this drink, but you get all of the health benefits.
In addition, piperine on its own can help relieve nausea and headaches and improve digestion.
Absolutely! I like to add a bit of natural sweetener to most things that I drink, including this Strawberry Banana smoothie. Maple syrup is a great option because it's vegan and has antioxidants, much like honey which adds additional nutrients. However, you can try any healthy sweetener substitutions you like.
In fact, this post about The Best Healthy Sugar Alternatives + Substitutes is a great place to start!
Store any leftovers in the refrigerator, tightly sealed or in a covered mason jar, ensuring that you drink it within the same day for best taste and consistency.
For health benefits of using turmeric, ensuring that it is paired with black pepper, helps to aid in curcumin absorption.
Absolutely! If you're using freshly chopped pineapple, you can freeze them prior to adding them to this smoothie or just add ice for a thicker smoothie consistency.
Generally, roughly slicing your strawberries makes them more versatile in recipes, however if you just plan to use them in this smoothie, feel free to simply cut off the stem and add them to your blender whole.
Regular ice cubes or frozen milk or even frozen coffee ice cubes all work wonderfully to thicken up a smoothie. You can use ½ to 1 cup of ice if using all fresh fruit. Again, frozen ingredients make the biggest difference in making a thick smoothie consistency.
Generally speaking, banana is a great base flavor for any smoothie. It also creates a great creamy texture. Other fruits that work well are berries, mango, peaches, plums, oranges, apples, pears, and melon. You may have to add more fruit or liquid, depending on the type of fruit you choose and the desired consistency.
Surprisingly, smoothies don't really require dairy milk or yogurt for a delicious creamy texture. However, I love using dairy-free milks which makes for great results without the dairy!
Unsweetened almond milk is an ideal base liquid since it pairs well with any add-ons without compromising the taste. However, the world of plant-based milk is constantly expanding, it's hard to keep up! From the classics like cashew milk, sesame milk, soy milk, and almond milk, we now have delicious options like oat milk and even potato and quinoa milk.
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