Recipe: Strawberry-Banana Redemption Smoothie

With the double whammy of an earthquake and a hurricane, last week was a nail-biter here in New York.  And since I live quite close to one of Mayor Bloomberg’s evacuation zones, my husband and I went through all the usual hurricane prep with determination: bottled water, check; batteries, check; candles, check; more food than 2 people could possibly consume in a few days, check.  Because isn’t being stuck inside during a storm kind of like being on vacation: you don’t have to play by normal dietary rules?  At least this girl didn’t.  Chips, beer, cheese, wine, cookies, I did it all.  I may feel slightly guilty, but when the potential of 90-mile an hour winds are threatening to blow your windows in, all you want is a little comfort food…

But today, it was back to reality.  I needed to clear out the gluttony of the weekend and have enough energy to get through my workday.  I started the morning with this strawberry-banana smoothie that is not only great for overall health, skin, energy, a post-workout, breakfast, and an antioxidant boost, it’s also a great way to redeem yourself after 3 days of fun.

Strawberry-Banana Redemption Smoothie

Serves 2


  • 1 1/4 cups freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 banana
  • 1 1/4 cups sliced strawberries (or blueberries)
  • 1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 handful ice


Combine orange juice, banana, berries, yogurt, honey and ice in a blender; cover and blend until creamy. Serve immediately.

*If using frozen berries, omit ice.




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