You probably already know that strawberry banana tastes a little like heaven. But did you also know that both fruits offer a ton of beneficial vitamins and fibers? Luckily, this delicious and nutritious combo works at any time of day, and can be enjoyed with a variety of healthy snacks you may not have thought of before. So the next time you’re craving a sweet treat, whip up one of these fruit-forward strawberry banana recipes:
1. ACAI COCONUT BOWL
Acai boasts a number of health benefits, from packing a powerful punch of antioxidants to being an incredible brain food. So it’s worth the short time it takes to prepare this beautiful Acai Coconut Bowl. Once you’ve poured the smoothie into the coconut halves, top it with a combination of your favorite fresh fruits. Then add a crispy blend of yummy strawberry banana topping using a combination of Sunkist Fruit Chips® Crunchy Strawberry and Sunkist Fruit Chips® Crunchy Banana.
2. STRAWBERRY BANANA QUESADILLA
Yes, you read that right. We know fruit may not be the first thing that pops in your head when you think of a quesadilla. But hear us out. For a decadent mashup of the classic peanut butter and banana sandwich, try this Strawberry Banana Quesadilla recipe. The addition of strawberries and chocolate chips makes this timeless pairing next-level delicious. And while some may call it a breakfast quesadilla, this dish gets a pass to be devoured at any time of day.
3. STRAWBERRY BANANA GRANOLA BARS
When it comes to snacking, it doesn’t get more basic than granola bars. So why not kick it up a notch, while keeping your snack low in added sugar and high in fiber? Commit to smart snacking by whipping up a batch of homemade granola bars. Made with protein-packed quinoa, this No-Bake Trail Mix Vegan Granola Bars recipe is a great starting point. Get creative by adding your own strawberry banana flavor with Sunkist® Fruit Lover’s Trail Mix™ Strawberry Banana Blend. Our favorite part? The dairy-free dark chocolate drizzle.
4. PANCAKES WITH STRAWBERRY BANANA TOPPING
Did you know strawberries used to be savored by kings and queens as a luxury item? Give yourself the royal treatment by adding the fruit to a classic breakfast dish. These Whole Wheat Oatmeal Pancakes use better-for-you ingredients to create a guilt-free and totally tasty short stack. Before digging in, top the pancakes with fresh slices of strawberries and bananas. Tip: Use local honey or coconut nectar instead of syrup.
5. TRAIL MIX POPCORN BALLS
For an after-school snack that can be enjoyed by kids and parents alike, opt for bite-sized popcorn treats. When popped correctly, popcorn is low in calories, great for your heart and bursting with antioxidants. Enjoy a nutrient-rich snack with this recipe for Trail Mix Popcorn Balls. Complete it with a burst of real fruit flavor; we recommend adding Sunkist® Fruit Lover’s Trail Mix™ Strawberry Banana Blend for that extra pop.