The Best Strawberry Banana Smoothies

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Strawberry banana smoothies are great when you need breakfast in a hurry. This delicious smoothie is made with fresh strawberries, ripe banana, yogurt, and just enough ice to make it frothy.

A goblet filled with strawberry banana smoothie and garnished with a fresh strawberry in front of a blender filled with smoothie.

There’s something about the combination of strawberries and bananas that just screams summertime.

Maybe it’s the fact that both fruits are perfectly ripened and sweet, or maybe it’s the vivid colors that bring to mind lazy days spent lounging in the sun.

Whatever the reason, there’s no denying that strawberry banana smoothies are the quintessential summer drink.

And while store-bought versions can be tempting (I’m personally a huge fan of the Stonyfield bottle smoothies!), nothing beats a homemade smoothie packed with fresh fruit. 

What you’ll love about these homemade smoothies:


  • They’re easy to make and only require a few simple ingredients
  • They’re naturally sweetened with fruit
  • You can customize them to your liking (add more or less strawberry, banana, etc.)
  • They’re perfect for breakfast, snack, or as a dessert
Flatlay of ingredients needed to make homemade strawberry banana smoothies.

Healthy Strawberry Banana Smoothie Ingredients

This simple recipe features just five basic ingredients, so it really lets the natural flavor of the fruit shine through. The key is to use ripe, seasonal fruit for the best results.

Strawberries. Look for juicy strawberries that are bright red and have a fresh, fragrant smell. You know when you walk past the strawberry display at the grocery store and get walloped by their delicious scent? Those are perfect. Avoid berries that are dull in color, have green patches, or that smell bitter.

Banana. The best banana for this smoothie is one that is ripe but not overripe. You want a banana with some give when you squeeze it, but without too many brown spots. You can also use frozen banana for this recipe for a thick, creamy texture that’s more like a milkshake.

Yogurt. I like to use plain yogurt in this recipe, but feel free to use your favorite flavor. Vanilla is always a great option! Greek yogurt will make the smoothie thicker and extra creamy, while regular yogurt will make it thinner. Go ahead and experiment to find what you like best. 

Almond Milk. Almond milk helps thin this smoothie out and make it creamy and delicious. Coconut milk and oat milk are also delicious!

Ice. This is optional, but I like to add a few ice cubes to my smoothie for a frosty texture.

Tips for making the best smoothies

There are a few simple tips to follow when making smoothies at home:

  • Start with fresh, ripe fruit. As I mentioned above, using seasonal fruit will give you the best results.
  • Add liquid first. This will help your blender run more smoothly.
  • If you don’t have fresh fruit on hand, frozen fruit will work just as well but will result in a thicker smoothie. Add a little more liquid to your blender to help balance everything out. 
  • Don’t overdo it on the sweeteners. Fruit is naturally sweet, so you probably won’t need to add any additional sugar or honey. If you find that your smoothie is too tart, add a little bit at a time until it reaches the desired sweetness.
  • To make a thinner smoothie: For a thinner, sippable smoothie, add your favorite milk (regular milk or non-dairy milk works – I love oat milk!)

Strawberry smoothie Substitution And Variation Ideas:

Use any type of milk you like: whole milk, almond milk, and oat milk are some of my favorites.

For a vegan strawberry banana smoothie, substitute the yogurt for a dairy-free option like coconut yogurt.

Add a handful of spinach or kale to the blender to make a strawberry banana green smoothie.

Add peanut butter (or peanut butter powder) for a fun take on a PB+J.

Add a tablespoon of chia seeds or hemp seeds for an extra boost of fiber. 

Add a scoop of protein powder or collagen.

For a sweeter smoothie add a little bit of honey or maple syrup

Mix things up by using different types of fruit. Try adding mango, pineapple, or raspberries to the mix. 

FAQS

Do You Have A Favorite Blender? 

Any high-powered blender is good. I particularly like my miniature vitamix a lot, but for day-to-day smoothie making I also really love my nutribullet! It’s a compact but powerful appliance that doesn’t take up too much counter space.

Can You Make Smoothies Ahead Of Time? 

Yes, go ahead and mix up some smoothies and pop them in the refrigerator to enjoy later in the week as a refreshing snack or healthy breakfast on those busy mornings. They’ll keep well for about 3 days. You can also measure out the ingredients and use them to make smoothie freezer packs that are ready to blend whenever you have a craving. 

What Are The Health Benefits Of Drinking Smoothies?

Smoothies are a great way to get lots of nutrients into your diet in one easy step. They’re an excellent source of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. You’ll also get a nice dose of antioxidants! 

Are smoothies good for weight loss? 

A lot of people advise against drinking calories, but the fiber in smoothies can help you feel full, and keep you from overeating. 

How can you tell if strawberries are ripe?

If you want to know whether the strawberries you bought at your local market are ready for eating, look at their color. Strawberries should be a bright, deep pink, almost magenta, when ripe. A good way to check for ripeness is to press them lightly with your fingers; if they give slightly, that means they’re ready to eat. 

More quick smoothie recipes: 

More healthy breakfast ideas:

A closeup view of two large glasses filled with strawberry banana smoothies. Garnished with fresh berries and stirpy straws.
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The Best Strawberry Banana Smoothies

Creamy starwberry banana smoothies, made with fresh fruit, are a great breakfast or healthy snack.
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Course: Smoothie Recipes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fruit smoothie recipe, homemade smoothie, srawberry banana smoothie
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 243kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 4 cups fresh strawberries
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup ice (optional)

Instructions

  • Add the milk and yogurt to a powderful blender.
  • Top with strawberries, bananas, and ice (if using).
  • Place the lid on the blender and blend on medium for 20-30 seconds, using the tamper to press the fruit into the blades. Slowly increase the speed to high and blend for 60 seconds, or until smooth.
  • Divide the smoothie between two glasses (or mason jars).
Nutrition Facts
The Best Strawberry Banana Smoothies
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 243 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 125mg5%
Potassium 958mg27%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 31g34%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 171IU3%
Vitamin C 180mg218%
Calcium 208mg21%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Hi, I'm Lauren!

I'm a certified plant-based cook and enthusiastic omnivore who loves looking for creative ways to make weeknight meals more nutritious. I'm the author of Heathy Eating One Pot Cookbook and Healthy Meal Prep Slow Cooker Cookbook. I also blog at The Busy Foodie. Read more...

 

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