Easy Strawberry Banana Smoothie

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Make a delicious breakfast or snack on the go with this 4-ingredient, classic strawberry banana smoothie recipe! Made with only a handful of ingredients, this healthy smoothie is a great way to sneak fresh fruits into your diet.

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Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Who doesn’t love a classic strawberry banana smoothie? There’s something undeniably satisfying about combining in-season, fresh strawberries with ripe bananas to create this refreshing drink, which is the perfect blend of flavors and textures.

Whether you’re looking for a healthy breakfast option, a refreshing post-workout treat, or just a tasty way to get more nutrients into your diet, this homemade strawberry banana smoothie has got you covered.

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Health benefits

Strawberries are packed with antioxidants, fiber, and vitamin C, which can boost your immune system and keep your digestive system healthy.

Bananas, on the other hand, not only give this smoothie a creamy, thick texture and sweetness but are also an excellent source of potassium, fiber, and vitamins, making them heart and gut-friendly.

Ingredient notes/swaps

  • Ripe banana, chopped – fresh or frozen
  • Strawberries, chopped – fresh. I prefer fresh, but you can use frozen as well.
  • Sweeteners: Honey or maple syrup
  • Liquid base: Milk (dairy or plant-based milk such as oat milk, almond milk, etc.) or plain Greek Yogurt

Be sure to check out the full recipe and ingredient list below.

About this recipe

I prefer to use fresh strawberries but do use frozen bananas from time to time. Here’s the thing about fresh strawberries – they can go bad in the refrigerator rather quickly. So there are a couple of things that you can do –

  • Use strawberries within a day or two of getting them from the grocery store,
  • Learn how to store strawberries so that they stay fresh for a week (details below).

How to store strawberries

This is the process I follow, and that keeps the strawberries fresh in the refrigerator for about a week- 

  1. Soak the strawberries in a water-vinegar solution for 5 minutes. Note – The amount of solution will depend on the number of strawberries you have. To make this solution, follow this ratio – For every 2 cups of water, use 1/4 cup white vinegar. 
  2. Rinse the strawberries in cold water to wash off the vinegar.
  3. Use a paper towel to wipe the strawberries dry
  4. Line the container that the strawberries came in with paper towels and place the strawberries back in.
  5. Refrigerate. 

For more methods to make strawberries last longer, read this article – how to store strawberries.

Blendetc Blender

The blender I recommend

This high-speed blender is not only great for smoothies but also makes fine purees and spice powders.

How to make the perfect smoothie

To make the best strawberry banana smoothie recipe, follow the instructions below –

  1. Always add liquid first: It makes it easier for the blades to move around and blend.
  2. Add the fruits (strawberries and bananas) next, along with any sweeteners.
  3. If using ice, make sure to add it last.
Strawberry, Banana and milk in a blender
How to make strawberry banana smoothie

How to prep ahead

You can prep for this strawberry and banana smoothie recipe by making individual smoothie packs. Gather all the ingredients (except the liquids) and add them to a reusable silicone food bag in the freezer. Whenever you are ready to make them, remove the ingredients from the freezer and blend them – no need to thaw.

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Strawberry and Banana Smoothie Recipe

Tips and Tricks

  • You can use frozen strawberries instead of fresh ones when they are not in season.
  • Use a high-powered blender like Blendtec or Vitamix for best results. You may have to run the smoothie cycle twice to get a chunk-free smoothie.

Your questions answered

Can I use non-dairy milk for this recipe?

Definitely, oat milk or almond milk works well in this recipe.

Can I use frozen fruit instead of fresh?

Yes, frozen bananas work great in this recipe – they make this smoothie thick and creamy. You can also use frozen strawberries when they are not in season.

How can I adjust the sweetness of this smoothie?

Though this smoothie tastes great without any added sugar (thanks to the natural sweetness of the ripe bananas), you can always add honey or maple syrup to sweeten it a bit more.

Is a strawberry smoothie better with milk or water?

Definitely, milk or yogurt adds more flavor than water! You can use plant-based milk or yogurt, as well.

This easy strawberry banana smoothie recipe is a hot favorite among smoothie enthusiasts because of its delightful flavors and creamy texture. You can enjoy it as a healthy breakfast, a post-workout drink, or an after-school snack. It is a delicious way to sneak in some fresh fruits.

So, grab your blender, gather up a few simple ingredients, and whip up a glass of pure deliciousness today. Trust us, your taste buds (and your body) will thank you!

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Healthy Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

This delicious 4-ingredient strawberry banana smoothie is perfect for busy families. Make it for breakfast or as an after-school snack – all you need is 5 minutes. 
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups chopped strawberries
  • 1 cup chopped banana
  • 2 tablespoons honey optional

Instructions
 

  • Start with adding milk (or any other liquid of your choice) in the blender.
  • Add chopped strawberries, bananas, and honey.
  • Blend until smooth.

Notes

Variations
  1. Like it thicker? Add 2 bananas instead of one. 
  2. For extra creaminess, use frozen bananas. Chop the bananas and freeze them in a Ziploc. Use as needed.
  3. Feel free to substitute fresh strawberries with frozen ones. 
  4. Milk can be substituted with Greek yogurt in equal amounts. You might have to increase the amount of honey to combat the tartness.
  5. To make this fruit smoothie dairy-free, replace milk with coconut milk or almond milk. 
  6. Add 1/4 cup oats to make it more filling. 
Tip 
Use a high-performance blender such as Blendtec or Vitamix when making smoothies with frozen fruits. 
Read the post…For helpful information on ingredient swaps, storage tips, meal prep ideas, and variations!

Disclaimer: Approximate nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and can vary depending on the exact ingredients/brands used. If you have health issues, please work with a registered dietician or nutritionist.

Nutrition

Calories: 163kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 5gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 54mgPotassium: 405mgFiber: 2gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 220IUVitamin C: 45.6mgCalcium: 149mgIron: 0.4mg
Diet: Gluten-free, Vegetarian
Course: Beverages
Method: Blender
Keywords: creamy, Frozen strawberries, smoothie for kids
Cuisine: Fusion
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Variations 

Here are a few other healthy ingredients you can use to create variations to your favorite strawberry banana smoothie recipe

  • Leafy greens – Add a handful of spinach like in this strawberry banana spinach smoothie recipe.
  • Other fresh fruits – Instead of strawberries, you can also use other fresh berries, such as blueberries or raspberries, along with bananas.
  • Liquid base – Substitute whole milk with plant-based milk such as oat milk or almond milk. You can also use Greek yogurt.
  • Nut butter and seeds – To make a thicker smoothie and add a dose of healthy fats and fiber, add a tablespoon of peanut butter, almond butter, or cashew butter, or sprinkle in some chia seeds, flax seeds, or hemp seeds.
  • Smoothie bowl – To make a thick smoothie bowl, use two bananas instead of one.
  • Sweeteners – Bananas act as a natural sweetener in this recipe, but if you prefer it sweeter, you can also add a little bit of honey or maple syrup to sweeten it a bit.
  • Other great add-ins include adding 1/4th cup rolled oats to make it more filling.

Serving suggestions

Serve this banana strawberry smoothie in a mason jar or a tall glass topped with chopped strawberries or bananas.

Leftover ideas

Pour the leftover smoothie into popsicle molds and freeze. Makes for a delicious frozen treat during summer.

How to store

Refrigerator: Smoothies taste best when freshly made. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to two days. Stir well before serving.

Freezer: You can freeze this strawberry banana milkshake in freezer-safe containers for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving.

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Craving a quick, healthy breakfast that includes your daily caffeine fix? This banana coffee smoothie recipe hits the spot. It’s breakfast and coffee, all in one glass.

Need more smoothie recipes? Check out this list of 10+ fruit smoothie recipes for when you need fresh ideas to keep your smoothie-drinking routine interesting.

This post was originally published on 05/24/2019 and was completely updated with pictures and new text on 9/7/2023.

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