This strawberry banana smoothie is a classic, kid-friendly smoothie that uses just four ingredients and comes together in minutes. Perfect when you have an abundance of fresh berries on hand or just want something light and delicious for breakfast or snack.
Strawberry season is here and I couldn’t be more excited! Strawberries are a favorite in our family and they really are so much better during the summertime. We try to pick or buy as much as we can when the time is right and this easy strawberry banana smoothie is one of the best ways we’re enjoying them!
Ready in less than 5 minutes, this smoothie recipe is great to whip up for breakfast or a refreshing snack! It’s healthy, filling, creamy, and flavorful!
As an added plus, this strawberry smoothie can be made with frozen strawberries too, so you can easily satisfy your strawberry cravings no matter the season!
Ingredients in this strawberry banana smoothie recipe:
You’ll need just 4 simple ingredients to make this wonderful strawberry banana smoothie:
- Strawberries – The star of the show! Fresh, ripe, sweet, and juicy strawberries are readily available in the spring and summer. However, this recipe totally works with frozen berries too (just make sure not to use a frozen banana if your using frozen strawberries or the smoothie will be too thick and hard to blend!
- Banana – I recommend using a frozen one to naturally sweeten this smoothie. Be sure you freeze your banana without the peel!
- Greek yogurt – Feel free to use any favorite yogurt. I prefer plain, Greek yogurt because it’s super-rich and packs a good punch of protein. Use coconut or almond-based yogurt to make this recipe dairy-free and vegan.
- Milk – We like to use almond or cashew milk, but you can use any milk you’d like. For a tropical twist, try coconut milk!
Here are a few simple recommendations for making this smoothie creamy and delicious:
- A good ripe banana makes all the difference in this smoothie. Freeze the bananas when they’re ripe and use them only when completely frozen for the best smoothie experience.
- You generally won’t find ice in any of my smoothie recipes because I find it detracts from the fruit flavors! If you have fully frozen fruit, you’ll get the perfect smoothie consistency — in fact, as thick as a milkshake! After all, ice is frozen water; as it melts, it will water down the smoothie.
- If the smoothie seems too thick, you can add more milk to get the blender going again.
- To blend, start with the blender on low speed, then gradually increase to high speed. This will help fully blend and incorporate all ingredients really well. End with the blender on low speed.
Optional smoothie variations:
Feel free to make this strawberry banana smoothie your own! Here are a few different mix-in ideas:
- Not a fan of bananas? Try frozen mango or pineapple in its place! You can also sub with frozen cauliflower (you can’t taste the cauliflower, but it will make the smoothie extra thick and cold).
- If you’re looking to get more greens in your diet, try adding a handful or two of baby spinach leaves. It will turn the smoothie a different color, but you won’t be able to taste the spinach.
- Feel free to add more berries, like raspberries or blueberries or swap out the strawberries for a different fruit, like cherries or any other favorite.
- Add an extra boost of nutrition. Sometimes I like to add in a serving of protein powder, flax seed, chia seeds, hemp seeds or oats.
No matter how you customize it, you’ll love this smoothie. I know we sure do!
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Strawberry Banana Smoothie
This strawberry banana smoothie is a classic, kid-friendly smoothie that uses just four ingredients and comes together in minutes. Perfect when you have an abundance of fresh berries on hand or just want something light and delicious.
Servings: 2 servings
- 2 cups strawberries, trimmed and cut in half
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (organic, if possible)
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- You can use frozen strawberries instead of fresh ones – just be sure your banana is not frozen or the smoothie will be thick and hard to blend.
- Try adding a scoop of protein powder to give this smoothie more sticking power.
- Swap in some plant-based yogurt to make this recipe 100% vegan.
- Add a drizzle of peanut butter to the finished product (it tastes like peanut butter and jelly!).
Serving: 0.5recipe | Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 182mg | Potassium: 293mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 85mg | Calcium: 228mg | Iron: 1mg