In summer, there’s nothing better than a glass of homemade fruit juice. When the heat gets stifling, there’s nothing better than a refreshing drink made from a blend of freshly-prepared seasonal fruits. It’s the time for juices, smoothies, and mojitos to quench our thirst. This strawberry smoothie with orange juice and banana is delicious.
Prepared in no time, you’ll want to enjoy this refreshing smoothie throughout the summer, right up to the end of strawberry season.
Refreshing strawberry smoothie
This strawberry smoothie is dairy-free, making it perfect for those with lactose intolerance. The milk is replaced by orange juice. The creaminess and smoothness is provided by the banana. When it’s in season, adding persimmon will make the drink even more nutritious.
We’re big consumers of freshly squeezed juices or smoothies to fill up on vitamins throughout the day. I also have a juicer that allows me to make juices by combining fruits and vegetables. It’s very healthy and much better than store-bought juice.
It’s also a great way to use slightly overripe fruits and avoid wasting them. At home, everyone enjoys eating fruits when they are still fresh and firm. As soon as they are a few days old and have lost their firmness, they don’t want to eat them. No way to throw them away when you know the price of fruits. I use them to make delicious smoothies.
Of course, when I say ripe fruit, I don’t mean fruit that’s too soft or starting to show signs of spoilage, such as spots.
Always use good fruit for an optimal taste experience and to enjoy the nutritional benefits of fresh, healthy fruit.
What you’ll like in this smoothie
Natural strawberry flavor: Strawberry juice is made from fresh strawberries, giving it a natural, authentic flavor.
Rich in vitamins and antioxidants: Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, antioxidants and health-promoting nutrients. The strawberry smoothie is a delicious way to enjoy these benefits.
Ease of preparation: It’s relatively easy to make this homemade juice with very few ingredients.
Combination possibilities: The strawberry smoothie can be combined with the desired quantity of banana, persimmon and liquefied with more or less orange juice, depending on the desired creaminess.
Quality control of ingredients: By making your own strawberry smoothie, you can have control over the added ingredients. You can choose not to add extra sugar or sweeteners, making the juice healthier and less sweet.
No preservatives: Commercial fruit juices may contain preservatives and additives to extend their shelf life. By making your own strawberry juice, you can avoid these undesirable substances.
Taste customization : You can adjust the taste of the smoothie to suit your preferences by adding more or less water, sugar or combining strawberries with other fruits.Making your own strawberry juice can be a great way to use up strawberries that are starting to over-ripen and would otherwise go to waste.
Strawberry smoothie ingredients
Strawberries: Rich in vitamin C, antioxidants and fiber, they provide delicious flavor and beautiful color. Strawberries are also good for heart health. They help strengthen the immune system and promote healthy skin.
Banana: Bananas are rich in potassium, vitamin B6 and fibre. They add creaminess to the juice and give it a velvety texture. Bananas are an excellent source of energy. They help maintain blood pressure and are beneficial for digestion.
Oranges: Oranges are juicy and tangy citrus fruits, rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, and antioxidants. The orange juice adds a refreshing note to the blend. It offers benefits for the immune system, skin and eye health.
Persimmon: Persimmons are rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium and fiber. They add an exotic touch to strawberry smoothie. If you find persimmons that aren’t very tasty, they’ll be perfect in this juice. Out of season, you can do without it. The smoothie will also be delicious. Add more strawberries.
By combining these varied fruits in strawberry juice, you get a balanced blend of flavours, textures and health benefits. The juice will be rich in vitamins, antioxidants and fiber, making it a delicious and nutritious drink to refresh and care for your body.
Preparation steps :
NB: Find the detailed ingredients in the recipe card below that you can print out.
Fruits preparation :
Wash and hull the strawberries.
Peel the bananas and persimmons, then cut into pieces.
Fruits blending :
Place all the fruits and orange juice in a blender (or use an immersion blender).
If you want to sweeten the smoothie slightly, add a tablespoon of honey, but this isn’t necessary as the fruit is sweet enough.
Blend at high speed until smooth and homogeneous. Blending time will depend on the power of your blender, but generally takes a few minutes.
Check the consistency of the smoothie and add a little more orange juice or water if you find it too thick.
Pour into glasses and enjoy the smoothie immediately to savor its freshness and flavor.
Serve it with ice cubes to enjoy it very fresh You can also add ice cubes to the blender during blending. The result is an even more smooth and refreshing strawberry smoothie.
This colorful, vitamin-packed smoothie is now ready to enjoy! The combination of strawberries and other fruits offers an explosion of fruity flavours.
Tips of storage :
The strawberry smoothie should be consumed fairly quickly, to benefit from 100% of the vitamins. The smoothie will retain its full flavor and nutritional qualities when consumed quickly. Drink it preferably within 24 hours after preparation, up to 48 hours in the refrigerator.
Once prepared, transfer immediately to an airtight container, such as a glass jar or bottle with a tight-fitting lid. The No. 1 enemy of vitamins is air, which accelerates their oxidation.
Make sure your fridge is set at a sufficiently low temperature, ideally between 0°C and 4°C, to prevent the growth of bacteria and extend the smoothie’s shelf life.
Shake bottle well before serving, as ingredients of different densities may tend to separate slightly. Stirring allows them to blend evenly.
Strawberry Banana and Orange Multivitamin Smoothie.
- 400 g strawberries (14.1 oz )
- 2 bananas
- 2 persimmons (out of season, replace with more strawberries)
- 450 ml (15.8 oz) freshly squeezed orange juice (more or less, depending on desired consistency)
Fruits preparation :
- Wash and hull the strawberries.
- Peel the bananas and persimmons, then cut into pieces.
Fruits blending :
- Place all the fruits and orange juice in a blender (or use an immersion blender).
- If you want to sweeten the smoothie slightly, add a tablespoon of honey, but this isn't necessary as the fruit is sweet enough.
- Blend at high speed until smooth and homogeneous. Blending time will depend on the power of your blender, but generally takes a few minutes.
- Check the consistency of the smoothie and add a little more orange juice or water if you find it too thick.
- Pour into glasses and enjoy the smoothie immediately to savor its freshness and flavor.
- Serve it with ice cubes to enjoy it very fresh You can also add ice cubes to the blender during blending. The result is an even more smooth and refreshing strawberry smoothie.
- This colorful, vitamin-packed smoothie is now ready to enjoy! The combination of strawberries and other fruits offers an explosion of fruity flavours.
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