Sometimes I can be a creature of habit. That can involve going for weeks at a time eating eggs-over-easy with toast. Other times it’s whipping up some banana “ice cream” after each dinner (mainly to divert my real ice cream craving). Lately, it’s been strawberry banana smoothies.
I know there are about 3,283 other combinations of food items that make up a delicious smoothie, but the happy marriage of strawberries and bananas is just so familiar to me. It’s hard to stray away when I need to make a glass real quick. That is, until Williams-Sonoma reached out to me!
After being contacted by Williams-Sonoma to take part in their Smoothie Week, I accepted like it was nobody’s business! This week’s theme is “Not Your Typical Smoothie”, and I knew my strawberry banana smoothie habits could be modified for this special occasion.
Yes. You read the title correctly. You saw that little plate on the left-hand side of the above photo. There are beans in this smoothie, people!
For me, beans contribute to the “Not Your Typical Smoothie” theme. I’ve never used legumes in a smoothie before, and I will admit I was a little nervous. After taking a sip (and then finishing) this glass of goodness, however, those nerves were gone. The extra bit of protein kept me fuller, too!
To make sure that you don’t have bits and pieces of beans in your smoothie, you’ve got to have the right blender. Need some ideas? Check out Williams-Sonoma’s spread of electric blenders here.
Strawberry banana bean smoothie
1 banana (mine was frozen)
2 small handfuls of chopped strawberries, fresh or frozen
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (I used Chobani)
1/4 cup great Northern beans
1/2 – 1 cup milk of your choice
Blend ingredients together until smooth. Serve immediately.
- What’s the most unusual thing you’ve added to your smoothies?
- How do you make your favorite smoothie?
- What type of blender would we find in your kitchen?