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Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

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This Classic Strawberry Banana Smoothie recipe is creamy, sweet and semi healthy! Made with just 4 simple ingredients- making this a great breakfast, lunch, or snack!

Looking for a more filling smoothie? Try my Chocolate Banana Breakfast Smoothie or the Ultimate Green Smoothie.

close up image of a strawberry smoothie with a slice of banana and fresh berry

RECIPE FEATURES

  • Quick and Easy: This comes together in just 5 minutes.
  • Minimal Ingredients: Only 4 basic ingredients.
  • Easy to Customize: Add more fruits, veggies, or protein powder!

I am not a huge smoothie person, but lately I’ve learned more that direction. They are so darn easy to make and the perfect way to use up overripe produce. 

THIS specific recipe is sort of perfect for adding in a little vitamin C to your diet. Did you know that strawberries actually have more vitamin C than an orange? Their carb total is low, for those counting, and they are rich in fiber. Making this an awesome fruit to toss into your daily smoothie recipe. 

Bananas, when ripe, add a natural sweetness to the drink as well as a good dose of vitamin C and potassium. So the two main ingredients are essentially loaded with all of the good stuff. Plus, it tastes super delicious. 

I made you a giant list of fantastic smoothies to try this year! Be sure to hop over and check it out.

strawberries and bananas in a blender

EASY STRAWBERRY BANANA SMOOTHIE INGREDIENTS

  • Strawberries– This is the star of the show. Make sure your berries are somewhat ripe. If not, no worries. We will talk about ways to sweeten your drink.
  • Banana– Slightly over ripe bananas add a wonderful sweetness to your drink which can eliminate the needed for added sugars later on. I suggest letting your bananas get fairly ripe before using. 
  • Milk– Coconut milk is our go-to, but we really love coconut. Almond milk is delicious or even regular dairy milk works well!
  • Yogurt– Here is the thing with the yogurt… I really like plain Greek yogurt in my smoothies. My son prefers vanilla yogurt. We have also used a strawberry or peach yogurt in this recipe and it was delicious. Use what you have on hand.
  • Honey– This ingredient is completely optional. If you fruit is not as ripe as desired, it’s good to add a bit of honey to sweeten things up. 

PRO SMOOTHIE MAKING TIPS

  • I did not use ice. It is a personal preference, I feel like ice dilutes the flavor. To replace that frozen icy texture I normally freeze my bananas and add them into the blender fully frozen.
  • That leads into this tip. Freeze your bananas! This is ideal for bananas that are on the edge of their expiration date. Take your over ripe banana, slice, and freeze in a small freezer safe bag or container. When ready to use in a smoothie add to your blender straight from the freezer.
  • No fresh berries? No problem! Frozen berries work well in this recipe. I do let mine slightly thaw before adding.
  • Switch up the type of milk and yogurt you use. This recipe is fairly simple to make. Swapping the milk can add a brand new flavor. Same with the yogurt. If plain yogurt is too tart for your tastes you could easily substitute your favorite yogurt flavor. 
smoothie in a glass with fresh fruit topping

HOW TO MAKE A SMOOTHIE WITH YOGURT

  1. Add all of your ingredients to a blender. 
  2. Pulse until smooth. 
  3. Taste and add honey or sweetener as needed.
  4. Divide between two cups. 
  5. Enjoy.

It really is that easy. I suggest checking out the tips above for easy ways to adjust the recipe. You can definitely add ice to this smoothie. We do not care for ice in our smoothies but have added it on occasion to thicken things up or give it a good chill.

top down image of a pink drink with fresh fruit

SMOOTHIE MAKING TIPS

  1. Load your ingredients in the following order: liquids, soft fruits, frozen fruits and ice. Keeping the liquid on the bottom helps your blender process things.
  2. Start on the low setting on your blender and work your way up.
  3. Smoothie too thick? Add a dash or two more of the liquid. 
  4. Smoothie too thin? Add frozen fruit or ice. 
  5. If your smoothie needs added sweetness try adding honey, agave, maple syrup, dates, Stevia, or sugar. 
  6. Need a more filling smoothie? Try tossing in half of an avocado, chia seeds, flax seed, or ground nuts. 

FAQs

Is this smoothie good for you?

Yes, but no. This includes two servings of fruits and a protein filled yogurt. Both are great for you (thank you daily fruit servings), but the fruit adds a lot of added sugar.

Do you need yogurt for a smoothie?

Most smoothies will call for yogurt. It helps get a smooth and creamy texture with the added bonus of protein. However, there is no reason it has to be included in your drink. You can swap it with protein powder, nut butters, and even avocado.v

How many calories are in this smoothie?

According to a third party calorie calculator, this smoothie contains 203 calories per serving. It has 24.1g of sugar and 9.1 grams of protein. You can adjust the ingredients to be low fat options for a lower calorie intake or add a scoop of protein powder for a more filling smoothie.

Can I make this with ice?

Yes. We prefer to freeze our fruit in place of ice in smoothies. Ice will water down the drink and tone the flavors down quite a bit.

Can I add spinach to this smoothie?

Yes! You can add spinach or even other fruits to this smoothie. The spinach will blend enough that you won’t even taste it.

smoothie recipe with bananas and strawberries in a glass

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Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This easy strawberry banana smoothie recipe is creamy, sweet, and healthy. Perfect as a quick breakfast, lunch, or snack!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups strawberries, sliced
  • 1 banana
  • 1-1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • Honey, optional

Instructions

    1. Add all of your ingredients to a blender. 

    2. Pulse until smooth. 

    3. Taste and add honey or sweetener as needed.

    4. Divide between two cups. 

    5. Enjoy.

Notes

  • I did not use ice. It is a personal preference, I feel like ice dilutes the flavor. To replace that frozen icy texture I normally freeze my bananas and add them into the blender fully frozen.
  • That leads into this tip. Freeze your bananas! This is ideal for bananas that are on the edge of their expiration date. Take your over ripe banana, slice, and freeze in a small freezer safe bag or container. When ready to use in a smoothie add to your blender straight from the freezer.
  • No fresh berries? No problem! Frozen berries work well in this recipe. I do let mine slightly thaw before adding.
  • Switch up the type of milk and yogurt you use. This recipe is fairly simple to make. Swapping the milk can add a brand new flavor. Same with the yogurt. If plain yogurt is too tart for your tastes you could easily substitute your favorite yogurt flavor. 

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 203Total Fat: 3.9gSaturated Fat: 2.2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 102mgCarbohydrates: 34.9gFiber: 4.4gSugar: 24.1gProtein: 9.1g
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