Thursday, July 4, 2013

Strawberry Banana Smoothie - Ina Fridays

Here it is the first Friday of the month and the bells are ringing for Ina Fridays.  I have been in many groups and I am finding, the once a month format, to be the most comfortable, for me.  I do like weekly such as my Donna Hay group but how many weekly groups can one handle, especially if two are scheduled for the same day?

I had a wonderful cake scheduled to bake for this Dessert month but I simply never got to it.  This was not my month for baking.  In one week, I messed up on two cakes.  One, I misread the amount of flour and the second, I can't imagine what I did wrong, but certainly something was not right.

Although drinks usually are planned for the first week of the month, this smoothie, seemed to be the ultimate of desserts, refreshing, filling and sweet.  Needless to say - delicious...

Strawberry Banana Smoothie (adapted from Ina Garten)

Ingredients :

1/2 pint strawberries

1 ripe banana

1/4 cup orange juice

1/2 cup skim milk

1/4 cup yogurt

1 tablespoon  honey

2 cups ice


Combine the strawberries, banana, orange juice, milk, yogurt, honey and ice in a blender and process until smooth and serve.

Needless to add, this is a very easy recipe to make and one that should be indulged in often, in my opinion.  It is so easy to make a smoothie your own by changing the fruit or the flavor yogurt.  One of my favorite smoothies is one with mango.

Please do check out what other members made this month.  I think, you will find some that you may want to make in the near future.

First is Alyce, our founder and organizer, who keeps Ina Fridays going.  Her blog is More Time at the Table.

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  • Please link up below with your Ina dessert.  This post is linked to            Foodie Friday 


  1. What a beautiful smoothy, Chaya. Not only a healthy dessert, but also a fast easy breakfast! Our strawberries are beautiful right now; this is perfect for Minnesota.

  2. I I think I'm going to go get a smoothie for lunch now!

    Thanks for the great idea...

  3. That's one nice looking smoothie, Chaya. I sure wish I could taste it right now!

    Thanks for sharing...

  4. I agree. This should be classified a dessert. If not, you have made it one!
    I really enjoy the Ina Fridays too. Once a month is easier (unless I procrastinate!)

    We're featuring BLTs tomorrow at Saturday Dishes. Hope you can come.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

  5. I was running around with plans of a fabulous dessert and ended up making a mojito! ha! We think drinks in summer.. that cant be that bad. eh?

  6. Great mixture of fruits... sounds so refreshing. Thanks for sharing your smoothie with us on foodie friday.

  7. This sounds like such a refreshing smoothie—much healthier than and orange julius.

  8. This is one refreshing and yummy looking smoothie! I would not mind having this every other day! I can relate about how busy you must be, with blogging events. I have been eyeing your Ina Fridays, but somehow just do not have the time to join another event!
    Thank you for linking to CYB!


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