Strawberry Banana Milkshake

I had not eaten or seen strawberries while I was in India. It was only after coming here to the US that I got a taste of it. It took a while for me to acquire the taste, but now that I am used to it, I just love it. We get a boxful of them each week and continue to eat them through out the week. 



 Strawberries as I understand are the most popular of all berries. Even though they are in season during summer and spring, I have seen strawberries available in the supermarkets almost any time of year.

 A strawberry is a superstar when it comes to anti-oxidant power, 1 cup of strawberries gives you a 140 percent of your recommended daily allowance of vitamin C. Strawberries are also packed with flavonoids. Research shows that these two flavonoids help keep “bad” (LDL) cholesterol from oxidizing and damaging artery walls. 



Strawberries also contain ellargic acid — also found in raspberries, blackberries, cranberries, grapes, cherries, walnuts, pecans and Brazil nuts — which act as a scavenger to “bind” cancer-causing chemicals, making them inactive. In addition, it prevents binding of carcinogens to DNA and reduces the incidence of cancer in cultured human cells exposed to carcinogens. (Source)


 After I got back from work yesterday evening, I scrutinized bunch of things in the refrigerator that were very close to the expiry date or too close on getting rancid. Milk and strawberry were among them. So I decided to make this milkshake by using milk, strawberry and banana. This milkshake is made with no ice-cream; milkshake without icre-cream and hence much healthy. This is a good idea for breakfast on the go. 

My 3.5 year old son gives us very hard time for drinking milk. So while I was making this, he was very wary and said he would have nothing of it. After some cajoling and threats he drank at least ¾ of it. I was pleased as he got his quota of his milk and fruits.



This recipe of Milkshake is more of a guideline; the quantity can be adjusted according to ones taste. We do not like too much strawberry in our milk, but like it along with banana. We feel that way the tartness of the strawberry is neutralized and along with it some natural sweetness is added.



Strawberry Banana Milkshake Recipe





  • Handful of strawberries
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 Tbsp honey/ sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence (optional) 


  • Chop the strawberries and banana into big chunks.
  • Now put them in a blender and run through without adding any liquid. This makes good paste of the fruit. Otherwise if milk is added along with the fruit, the fruit does not get pureed and there could be some lumps.
  • Now add the milk, honey/sugar and essence and blend again. Refrigerate and serve as required. 


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  1. Laavanya says:

    I usually add some yogurt and make it into a smoothie with the same combination. I know what you mean abt strawberries.. i had imagined them quite differently when I was young so their actual taste was kind of hard to get used to initially.

  2. suparna says:

    wow the milkshake looks yummy…banana enhances the taste of any leaves a subtle flavour mixed with the dominant fruit used…I love it chilled. Nice snap.

  3. Srivalli says:

    Thats superb RC..I still haven’t tasted strawberry..even though we get it in tons here now..:)..will do it one day soon…that milkshake looks good enough for me to try!

  4. Soma says:

    Supriya those pics of the strawberries are just gorgeous! I love strawberries.. & keep a bagful of frozen in winter time. This banana strawberry shake or smoothie happens to be my most frequent lunch:-) Love it!

  5. Happy Cook says:

    Me too have never had strwberries when i was in India.
    Now when i go back there i amreally srurprised to see them in the shops. And i am like why didn’t they had them when i was there.
    Well i am with your son, i don’t like to drink milk, last time i had a glass of plain milk is when i was eight and tht was as mom used to force us to drink them and once she caught me throwing the milk throught the window, and then she stopped giving them.
    I like the in shakes .

  6. vanamala says:

    Looks nice..Yday only i had made the same milkshake but except adding banana..but the ingredients also different. Yet to post in my blog.

  7. indosungod says:

    Love these. When I am bored with my regular breakfast, this milk shake is the special. During summer add a scoop of ice cream and kids can’t keep away.

  8. Sunshinemom says:

    What a pretty beaded basket! Looks cute:) My son loves milk so I never really had to try shakes. In fact he doesn’t like fruit shakes – he prefers eating them raw or in ice creams and cakes! That said, the rest of us love milk shakes with fruits:), and strawberries are so yum!

  9. Alka says:

    I am yet to acquire the taste of strawberries on their own,but i love them in milkshakes,as icecream dressing or even in jams .And this pink treat is surely my most fav.among all the strawberries avatars
    But somehow this doesn’t suit my son,even though i do not add any ice to the shake,he still gets sore throat with it .He cant even have banana,grapes and pineapple(and not even any icecreams)……so i am always madly searching some good ways to include milk in his diet.Wish somebody could help me chart out something specific for his diet….anybody listening???

  10. rajitha says:

    I am with you on the strawberries. It has taken me a while to like them..but now i am warm to it…but the color and the looks get to me all the time…i know..i am so shallow 😉

  11. Ujwal says:

    Back in India when I tasted strawberries they were not at all sweet I was disappointed. Here we get very good strawberry in this season and I cannot stop eating them. I guess I will buy some more to make this. I have never tried combination of fruits for shakes. This looks like a good one to try 🙂 The basket looks very pretty

  12. Madhuram says:

    I too make this combo quite often RC and especially when my son says he doesnt want the remaining strawberry yogurt, which in the first place he would have thrown a tantrum in the grocery store until I get it. I mix it to the milk shake.

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