Rinse, hull and then chop strawberries. You can also use frozen strawberries if you’d like to make a thicker strawberry smoothie.
Add the chopped strawberries in a blender.
Add 1 medium to large banana (roughly chopped).
Pour lite coconut milk. The coconut milk should have a thin or medium consistency. You can add some sweetener like maple syrup, jaggery, palm sugar, raw sugar or coconut sugar if you prefer. For thicker smoothie add about ¼ to ⅓ cup lite coconut milk.
Blend until smooth. If the smoothie is a bit too thick, add a splash of coconut milk and blend again.
Pour in glasses and serve strawberry smoothie straight away. Opt to serve the smoothie as it or top with some strawberry slices or chopped nuts.
Pour into two glasses and serve the strawberry smoothie straight away. I suggest you garnish the glasses with some sliced strawberries or chopped nuts or dry fruits.
I recommend to drink the freshly blended smoothie as soon as it is made for the best flavor and taste.
The coconut milk in the smoothie will get rancid if kept at room temperature for a few hours in a warm temperature. It can also go rancid in the fridge.
For a thicker smoothie: Add a few ice cubes or flash freeze the cut pieces of strawberries before blending to thicken the smoothie a bit. Place the sliced strawberries on a lined baking sheet and freeze for one hour to flash freeze them. You also can use frozen bagged strawberries to make an icy cold strawberry smoothie.
Without Banana: I include a banana in my recipe for the flavor and to thicken the smoothie, but you can leave it out if you prefer. Simply add in some more strawberries to replace the banana or use pulpy, creamy fruits like a ripe mango or avocado.
Sweeteners: You can add nearly any sweetener of your choice, including raw sugar, maple syrup, jaggery or coconut sugar. But give the smoothie a try as-is first, since you might be surprised how naturally sweet the strawberries and banana are together.
Scaling: This strawberry and banana smoothie is enough for 2 servings. However, you can easily double or triple the ingredients to make 4 to 6 servings.