Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Cape Cod frozen strawberries

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

Cape Cod frozen strawberries
Frozen strawberries.

This strawberry banana smoothie recipe uses wonderful fresh fruit and freshly frozen strawberries. I think of it as a recipe that helps any kitchen maintain its efficiency – we only use the exact number of strawberries required, so the rest stay chilled, and because it calls for “very ripe” bananas. If a banana isn’t bad, but its something my grandson might not eat, I can make this smoothie and he dives right in.

While I love the richness of the full cream version of this recipe, I also enjoy the yogurt version as a healthy variation. Depending on the type of yogurt you use, it can add quite a zing to the flavor. I use full fat Greek yogurt for a rich and creamy smoothie. By choosing a yogurt without the extra sugars you find in the low fat options it allows me to choose exactly how much sugar goes into the breakfast smoothie.

Speaking of sugar, another hint is that we sometimes use brown sugar instead of white cane sugar here. Brown sugar has a higher perceived sweetness. I learned this from Bill a while back. He doesn’t talk about it often, but he has a  degree in Food Technology. We are happy to put this degree to use here making something tasty, that contains a little less sugar.

We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do.

Serves 6.

Ingredients

  • 2 Very ripe bananas
  • 3 or 4 Large strawberries
  • 1/2 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 Cup heavy cream
  • Ice cubes to 1/3 of total volume
  • Orange juice to 1/3 of total volume

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Serve immediately.


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While all of the bedchambers at the Palmer House have their own romantic charm suitable for relaxation after the most wonderful day of adventures sampling Cape Cod’s finest cuisine, we recommend the Harriet Beecher Stowe room, the Theodore Roosevelt room or the Emily Dickinson room. These rooms feature comfortable king beds, fireplaces, jacuzzi-style tubs for a relaxing stay before and after your day.

Falmouth’s Strawberry Festival

This week is “Falmouth’s Strawberry Festival”.

Cape Cod Strawberry and Pancakes
Cape Cod Strawberry and Pancakes

 

St Barnabas Episcopal Church, Falmouth, Cape Cod
St Barnabas Episcopal Church, Falmouth

It will take place under the big white tent on the grounds of Saint Barnabas Church. A good time will be had by all. There will be home made, home grown, strawberry short cake and lobster rolls,  a “Flee Market” and plant sale. In other words, come and take a “step back in time” New England style.

http://stbarnabasfalmouth.org

 

June Recipe – Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Frozen strawberries.
Frozen strawberries.

June’s recipe is a Strawberry Banana Smoothie. This cool beverage is a brilliant compliment to your morning or to cool off you summer afternoon. We make this recipe with fresh strawberries picked here on Cape Cod and frozen the evening before. The recipe can be found at the  The Palmer House Inn’s official B&B website on the Favorite Recipe page.

Favorite Recipes of The Palmer House Inn Favorite Recipes of The Palmer House Inn

You can also find this recipe (on page 29) and many more in the Inn’s recipe book. Order a copy for yourself  (at blurb.com).