Strawberry Banana Smoothie

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The most delicious and creamy fruit smoothie is a classic strawberry banana smoothie made with frozen fruit, Greek yogurt, and milk. Enjoy!

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The hardest part about making a smoothie is choosing between all of the flavors! Some of our most popular fruit smoothies on FFF include our Peanut Butter Banana SmoothieClassic Strawberry Smoothie, and our Green Smoothie.

Today we’re sharing a classic strawberry banana smoothie recipe. It’s creamy, made with 5 ingredients, and truly makes for the perfect snack or breakfast.

Favorite Strawberry Banana Smoothie

If you’re a smoothie lover like us, then our strawberry banana smoothie with yogurt is a must! It’s naturally sweetened, packed with nutrients, and so delicious. Here’s why we love it:

Real Food Ingredients – all ingredients in this fruit smoothie are real. No sugary purees or additives.

Naturally Sweetened – this recipe is naturally sweetened with real fruit — no added sugar of any kind!

Gluten-Free – it is naturally gluten-free without even trying!

Kid-Friendly – when your meal tastes like dessert, I say that’s kid-friendly for sure.

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What You Need

5 basic ingredients are all you need for this healthy strawberry banana smoothie!

  • frozen strawberries – we prefer frozen fruit because it will make your smoothie nice and thick! 
  • frozen banana – only have fresh bananas? Check out our tutorial on how to freeze bananas
  • Greek yogurt – we might be biased, but we LOVE Greek yogurt in smoothies. Not only does it add protein, but will make your smoothie so creamy! 
  • vanilla extract – a little vanilla brings out all the flavors.
  • almond milk – really any kind of milk works. Feel free to use oat milk, soy milk, cashew milk, regular milk, or heck, even orange juice!

Do you put ice in a smoothie?

Do you put ice in a smoothie? Short answer NO! When making frozen fruit smoothie recipes like this strawberry banana smoothie, there is no need for ice because of the frozen fruit.

Only have fresh fruit?

If you only have fresh fruit, then you have a couple of options.

  1. Freeze your fruit: strawberries and bananas can easily be frozen. This process will take around 2 hours, but you can follow our frozen banana tutorial. It works the same with strawberries!
  2. Use ice: this would be our last resort suggestion only because ice dilutes your smoothie, however, it is a good option if you only have fresh fruit.
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How to Make a Strawberry Banana Smoothie

In under 5 minutes, you’re going to have a wonderful and naturally sweet frozen fruit smoothie recipe ready to go!

  1. Place all ingredients into your high-speed blender.
  2. Blend on high until smooth. Option to add more milk as needed
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Blender

Looking to upgrade your blender? Check out our favorite Vitamix Blender. It’s our favorite high-speed blender perfect for making smoothies, soups, and nut butter.

FAQ

How do you make a smoothie thicker?

In order to make a thick and creamy smoothie we recommend using frozen fruit instead of fresh. If you don’t have frozen, then you can either freeze it yourself or add ice at the end.

Are strawberry banana smoothies good for you?

Strawberry banana smoothies are good for you because they’re packed with fruit and real ingredients

What fruit combinations go well together for smoothies?

Our favorite smoothie combinations are strawberry banana, peanut butter banana, or triple berry.

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Strawberry and Banana Smoothie Add-Ins and Variations

Want to take your strawberry smoothie up another notch? Here are some optional add-ins and variations to make this recipe even more nutritious.

Add-Ins

  • chia or flax seeds: add 1 teaspoon for extra nutrition.
  • protein powderadd around 1/4 cup of your favorite protein powder.
  • peanut butter: add 2 tablespoons peanut butter for a “PB and J” kind of flavor.
  • honey: want it sweeter? Add 1-2 tablespoons of honey.
  • spinach or kale: Add a big handful of spinach or kale for some greens.
  • Oatsoats are a great way to add texture and whole grains. Add 1 tablespoon per serving.

Variations

Make it Vegan/Dairy-Free – simply swap the Greek yogurt for a non-dairy yogurt.

Make it a Protein Shake – add in 1/4 cup plain or vanilla protein powder for a protein boost.

Make it a GREEN smoothie – add in a handful of your favorite greens such as fresh spinach or kale.

Make it a Smoothie Bowl – use 1/4 cup less milk so that your smoothie comes out nice and thick. Serve it in a bowl and top it with fresh fruit and granola.

Make it Tropical: feeling like summer? add 1/2 cup of frozen mango or frozen pineapple to make it tropical!

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Top 3 Tips for a Perfect Frozen Fruit Smoothie

  1. Use Frozen Fruit: this might be an obvious tip, but make sure to use frozen fruit for your frozen fruit smoothie! The more frozen the better, too.
  2. Start with Less Milk: you can always add more milk. So, if the recipe calls for 1 cup, start with 3/4 cup and add from there. Some people like thicker smoothies and other people like them thinner.
  3. Your Blender Matters: there is nothing worst than a chunky fruit smoothie. So? Make sure to use a high-speed blender that can puree everything together nice and smooth.
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Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe (BEST Fruit Smoothie)

There is nothing more refreshing than a classic strawberry banana smoothie recipe. Ours is made with 5 ingredients and in less than 10 minutes!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 1
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Ingredients 

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup frozen sliced banana, or 1 medium frozen banana
  • 1/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, or more to taste

Instructions 

  • Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender.
  • Mix on high until smooth.
  • If you want a thinner smoothie, add more milk. If you want a thicker smoothie, add less milk.

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Nutrition

Calories: 233 kcal, Carbohydrates: 46 g, Protein: 7 g, Fat: 3 g, Fiber: 8 g, Sugar: 27 g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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December 12, 2022 7:53 am
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5 stars
These recipes are delicious! I will try it on a daily basis. Thank you for sharing!

Zoe
September 18, 2022 11:59 am
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My strawberry-banana smoothie has never tasted better!!!

April 18, 2022 7:05 am
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Delicious, Extraordinary solid formula! Easy to make.

Ashley
March 24, 2022 10:18 am
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Hey! How much does this make? 12 oz? 16 oz? Thank you!

December 15, 2021 12:09 am
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Fantastic recipe. I can’t wait to try it!

October 29, 2021 3:15 am
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Great recipes! I will try it for daily. Thanks for share!

October 29, 2021 11:22 am
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Wonderful!

August 4, 2021 2:47 am
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Nice healthy recipe! Simple to make.

June 7, 2021 5:42 am
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My favorite Smoothie , delicious 😋

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February 1, 2020 7:21 pm
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Great healthy recipe! Simple to make.

March 5, 2019 12:46 pm

Well then, if this recipe tastes like peanut butter and jelly in a glass, I am SOLD. I am a huge fan of banana and strawberry smoothies! I’d want to add spinach, cacao powder, maca powder, protein powder, and peanut butter powder in my smoothie!

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