This healthy strawberry banana smoothie is easy-to-make, nutritious, and full of fresh strawberry banana flavor. It’s the perfect summer breakfast or snack that is sweet, creamy, delicious, and can be made dairy or dairy-free. 5 ingredients and 5 mins are all you need to make it!!
Strawberry Banana Smoothie is our go-to breakfast in the hot summers. My kids love it as their after-school snack too!! It's healthy, fulfilling, and tastes like a treat!!
With strawberries in abundance in the markets right now, it is the perfect time to whip up this classic strawberry and banana smoothie recipe.
This Strawberry and banana smoothie is
- easy and quick
- healthy and nourishing
- cool, creamy, and refreshing
- made with fresh ingredients
- perfect breakfast
- great after school snack
A smoothie is a drink made by blending together raw fruit and/or vegetables, with a liquid such as water, fruit juice, or dairy products, (milk and/or yogurt) and sweetened to taste.
It is thicker than fruit juice and creamy consistency as a milkshake but much healthier.
This Strawberry and banana smoothie is one such classic recipe that is so refreshing and perfect for summer!!
5 ingredients and 5 mins are all you need to make a delicious nutritious breakfast for the whole family!
So lets see how to make this easy Strawberry banana smoothie recipe!!
Strawberries: I’ve used fresh strawberries since they are in season but frozen work too. Or substitute with other kind of frozen berries that you have on hand.
Banana: I prefer fresh bananas that is slightly ripe yet firm since they are high in antioxidants and naturally sweeter too. Prefer creamier smoothie, use frozen whole or sliced bananas.
Milk: I’ve used whole milk but any type of milk will work for this recipe. Dairy or dairy-free like whole milk, almond milk, oat milk, etc.
Yogurt: This adds extra creaminess and flavor. I prefer using vanilla yogurt for this recipe. Plain or any type of yogurt will work for this recipe. Use greek yogurt for an even thicker and creamier smoothie.
Sweetener: This is optional and can be adjusted to taste. I prefer using Medjool dates for sweetening my smoothies. Honey, maple syrup, or sugar can be used too!
Optional add-ins: These are optional and nice to add (if you have) as they give an additional nutritional boost. I’ve used chia seeds. Flax seeds, hemp seeds, collagen, or protein powders can also be added too!
Please refer to the recipe card for exact measurements of ingredients.
Step by Step Method
1 to 3 - Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until nice, creamy and smooth!
4 - Serve in a tall glass and enjoy immediately!!
Here are my three favorite ways to serve this easy Strawberry Banana Smoothie!!
As a smoothie - Serve a fresh chilled smoothie, add a straw and strawberry on the side to make it fancy. Super refreshing!!
Smoothie bowl - Make it a slighter thicker consistency by either reducing milk or add more yogurt, or use frozen fruits and serve in a bowl topped with granola, more sliced fruits, nuts, and/or seeds. So delicious!!
Popsicles - Freeze into your favorite popsicle molds and enjoy a delicious treat!!
Meal prep: Wash, dry, and pre-portion the strawberries and banana in a freezer-safe ziplock and freeze until ready to use. All you need to do is grab a bag, dump it with milk/yogurt and sweetener and blend!!
Add Greens: It's a great way to add greens to your diet as you barely taste them in a smoothie. Just add a handful of washed kale or spinach.
Amp up the protein - either add your favorite protein powder or go the natural way and add nut butter (almond butter, cashew butter, or peanut butter) or greek yogurt
Amount of liquid: may vary depending on the type of blender. High-powered blenders blend much better, so if you have a regular or personal-size blender, you may need to add more milk/liquid. I've used my Vitamix.
Consistency: The consistency mentioned in this recipe is pourable. If your smoothie seems too thick, add in a bit of extra milk or water. If it seems too thin, add in more strawberries or bananas.
Discoloration: This smoothie is best served fresh!! Keeping it for longer (even in the fridge) can result in discoloration due to bananas. It may still be ok to drink.
Frequently asked questions
To make a dairy-free or vegan smoothie, replace milk with dairy-free milk like almond milk or oat milk. Similarly, replace yogurt with a dairy-free alternative.
Yes, just skip the yogurt! Rest all the ingredients and recipe remains the same.
Yes, you can replace milk with water, or orange juice or apple juice.
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Healthy Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- 2 cups strawberries green removed, and halved, fresh or frozen.
- 1 banana peeled, fresh or frozen
- 1 cup milk or almond milk
- ½ cup yogurt plain or vanilla or greek yogurt
- 1 Medjool date or honey or maple syrup, aadajust to taste
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds optional
- 1 cup Ice
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until nice,creamy and smooth.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!!
Update Notes: This post was originally published on Jun 6, 2012, but was republished with, step by step instructions, photos, tips, and a video in May of 2021.