Minty Strawberry Banana Smoothie~Lassi

I am so delighted and glad! The good news is that both zaaiqa(dot)net website has been closed down and the my recipe pictures has been removed by the blogger as they both had violated the copyright policy of my blog. I thank all those who helped me out in this cause. Cheers!

A few days back I had brought home some ripe bananas and fresh strawberries, and they were lying in the refrigerator waiting to be turned into something delicious. I thought of preparing a smoothie immediately as I am a huge fan of strawberry lassi/smoothies.

Enjoy this smoothie on a hot summer afternoon. Your kids will also love this drink. Its healthy and nutritious.

Minty Strawberry Banana Smoothie~Lassi

Makes – 5 small glasses


  • Ripe Banana – 1
  • Whole Strawberries – 4 cups
  • Mint Leaves – 8, large
  • Yogurt – 1/2 cup
  • Honey – 8 tbsp
  • Lemon Juice – 1/2 tbsp
  • Ice cubes – 1 cup


  • Halve the banana and strawberries, roughly tear the mint leaves with you hands and add with all the remaining ingredients into a food processor or a blender container. Blend till pureed. Add the few ice cubes and blend again till they are lightly crushed.
  • Pour into chilled glasses and serve immediately. Do not store to serve at a later day.

For this smoothie, I used the mint from my Mint plant which I planted indoors in container. This goes as an entry to Grow Your Own Event hosted by Jai and Bee of Jugalbandi.

Some of my bloggers friends were kind enough to pass me some awards during the last few weeks. I am honored and feel delighted to recieve them. Now I have two more awards on my shelf to show off 😉

Silvana of UvAromatica has forwarded me the “Brilliant Weblog Prize”.

Brilliant Weblog is a prize given to sites and blogs that are smart and brilliant both in their content and their design. The purpose of the prize is to promote as many blogs as possible in the blogsphere. Here are the rules to follow:

  1. When you recieve the prize you must write a post showing it, together with the name of who has given it to you, and link them back.
  2. Choose a minimum of 7 blogs (or even more) that you find brilliant in their content or design. Show their names and links and leave them a comment informing they were prized with ‘Brilliant Weblog’.
  3. Show a picture of those who awarded you and those you give the prize (optional).

I furthur pass this award to Indira of Mahanandi, Asha of Aroma, Meeta of Whats For Lunch Honey, Elise’s Simply Recipes, Cinnamon of Cinnamon Trial, Shilpa of Aaayi’s Recipes and Nupur of One Hot Stove.

I also recieved the Inspiration Award from Zainab and Hameeda of Arabic Bites.

This is given to bloggers whose stories and recipes inspire us.Whether it’s to eat healthier, dive back into our past to conjure up something we ate as children, or just make the light bulbs in our brains go on with a new idea for a recipe. The rules of the award are: As recipients of this award, please share with us what inspires you and then pass on the Inspiration Award to 4 other deserving bloggers. Please let them know what the award means and what to do with it

My Mother’s simple and quick cooking, my readers and their comments is what inspires me.

I pass on this award to Kay of One Bite at a time, Priya of 365 Days of Pure Vegetarian, Sunita of Sunita’s World and JZ of Tasty Treats.

And last but not the least, I thank Foodbuzz for sending me the goodies which include Moo cards, an organic Tote bag and a personalised ‘Zaiqa’ site badge. I loved them all a lot.


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25 Responses to “Minty Strawberry Banana Smoothie~Lassi”


  2. Smoothie looks wonderful – I often blitz fruits and yogurt together together to make one for breakfast!

  3. Thank you for the award. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to pass it on to anyone because I am on a blogging break.

  4. Mabrook Mona .. !!
    And yes, Smoothie on a hot summer day is a wonderful treat … 🙂

  5. Congrats on the award and also the removal of your copyrighted pictures. The smoothie looks very refreshing to my eyes and to the tastes too!

    I will add the award in my blog in my next blog. Thanks so much for passing it on.

  6. Congrats on the award & the removal of your pictures.
    The smoothie looks refreshing,Can’t wait to try it.

  7. Congratulations on the awards and for winning your fight!!! The smoothie really looks perfect!

  8. thanks for your entry, dear mona. we ought to try this combo since we have all the ingredients.

  9. congrats on ur awards!! and thanks a lot for mine…really appreciate it!

  10. Nice Combo ..I loved the color of the drink.

  11. Congrats on the awards… and the smoothie looks really yummy…

  12. Congrats for the award, the smoothie looks yum, will try it out in a day or so, thanks.

  13. I love smoothies!! never tried with mint, thanks a lot for everything! i’m looking forward to visit the blogs you passed the prize to. Ciao!!

  14. what a lovely pic mona… loved it.. and girl, how could u not send it to wbb-summer feast i am hosting???

  15. Congratulations on the win, Mona. It’s horrible when people take what’s yours without asking first. And it’s great to see you bounced straight back into making beautiful food!

  16. Hi Mona, Congratulations on your much deserved awards!! And thanks for the award! 🙂 It sure made me smile today.

  17. Thank you so much for passing the award to me dear. And I am very happy to know the issue of copyright violation has been solved. Thats really great news.

  18. Hi Mona,

    Yummy looking smoothie – Congrats on ur awards! And on winning the issue of copyright ….

    Hey I have a surprise for u at

  19. Hi, this is my first visit to your blog. It is a lovely blog. Everything looks so good that I feel like cooking everything here.
    Please feel free to visit my blog and leave comments.
    Hope you don’t mind, I added you to my blogroll.
    Good luck with your blog.

  20. As-salaamu’alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sister,

    Oooh.. that smoothie looks delicioussss! Insha’Allah as soon as I get my hands on some strawberries that’s what I’ll make. I really like that you add mint to it!!! 😀

    Jazaki’Allahu khair for sharing.

    Wa’alaykum as-salaam
    Love Farhana

  21. Looks great. Just the things to have before a workout for sure.

  22. Thank you Mona, I appreciate the award!:))

    We just came home from another vacation, replied to your mail few mins ago. Your time fine now, Konkan RCI is from Sept 15th.Enjoy Hyderabad dishes!:))

  23. What a yummy way to beat the heat!

  24. Hi Mona,
    Glad to hear the good news about your pics. I hate when people simply steal pictures. It is so disrespectful.
    I love the smoothie with fresh mint. Home-grown thingies ROCK!
    I am happy to discover your blog. I came here through Jugalbandi, as I am featuring their blog in this month´s Tried And Tasted, I hope you are participating.

  25. That looks so delicious, and the fresh mint goes perfectly. Thanks for sharing with Grow Your Own!

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