Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Recipe by Bill Yosses, White House Executive Pastry Chef

Put a cool, fruity smoothie in your thermos, and if you don’t drink it up for breakfast, you’ll be psyched for it at snack or lunchtime. Just give it a shake before drinking, to make sure all the ingredients are blended.

Hands-on time:
15 minutes
Total time:
15 minutes

Kitchen Gear

Blender (adult needed)
Knife (adult needed)
Cutting board


1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1 overripe banana, sliced (if you plan ahead, freeze the peeled banana before making the smoothie!)
6 strawberries, hulled
1 tablespoon orange juice concentrate (from a frozen can)
3 tablespoons water
2 teaspoons honey


Wash your hands with soap and water, then gather all your kitchen gear and ingredients and put them on a clean counter.

  1. Put the yogurt, banana, strawberries, orange juice concentrate, water and honey in the blender. Put the top on tightly.
  2. With the help of your adult, turn the blender to medium and blend until the mixture is very smooth.
  3. Serve right away or store in a thermos or covered in the fridge for up to 4 hours.

"Hulled” means to remove the stem and core of a fruit.