If you are looking for how to make a banana and strawberry smoothie, I have you covered. I’ll show you exactly how to make it yourself. A blender is needed to make this amazing nutritious smoothie
Smoothies are a great snack or meal. This is because they provide a healthy dose of fruit, which we all need to stay healthy, active and fit!
Easy Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe
Quick, sweet and healthy, the BEST Strawberry Banana Smoothie recipe is so simple to make in just a few minutes. Whip this one up with only a handful of ingredients you already have in the kitchen and be on your way with a cool treat to start your day or fuel your workout.
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Who’s fallen off the healthy eating wagon already? (maybe, me.) I’m not big on resolutions but the holiday treats have certainly taken a toll on my waistband….it’s struggling. The struggle is real and so I put on sweatpants. That’s so not my thing but I do need to start eating a bit healthier because….believe it or not, summer’s coming!
So, let’s pull it back together this week. We can all still treat ourselves but this diet of pizza and cookies and cake is seriously not working. And since I work out every single day I’d like to see progress going the other direction. And so, I give you….my most favorite Strawberry Banana Smoothie recipe ever made.
I like simple smoothie recipes I can whip up in minutes, This easy Strawberry Banana Smoothie is made with just a few ingredients that I always have in the house. It’s a just throw everything in the blender and whirr away for about a minute until it’s all smooth and creamy. I don’t like to use ice in my smoothies because they get watered down and really, ice adds nothing….no flavor, no national value…nothing. So, trust me when I say…you won’t need it in this recipe.
What is a Strawberry Banana Smoothie good for?
I love to make a Strawberry Banana Smoothie with yogurt in the morning for a quick, easy and healthy breakfast. It’s fantastic to make before leaving for work in the morning and enjoying during your morning commute, this was a go-to on-the-go breakfast when I worked outside the home.
In addition to a breakfast smoothie, this Strawberry Banana Smoothie recipe is also wonderful as a post workout snack. You can even throw everything into the blender before you leave for the gym, store it in the fridge and then blend it when you get home so it’s cool and smooth. A great way to restore your energy, feed your muscles and cool off…how’s that for efficiency!
How To Make It
Making a Strawberry Banana Smoothie from scratch is so easy to do. Simple, quick and easy, this will be on the table in just minutes!
- Place all the ingredients in the blender.
- Puree until smooth.
- Pour in a glass.
- Add a straw and enjoy!
See how simple it is?
Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe
recipe at-a-glance4.5 STARS (34 REVIEWS)GLUTEN-FREE, VEGAN OPTION5 MINThis simple Strawberry Banana smoothie is packed full of fruity flavor, but only takes 5 ingredients to make! You’ll be sipping in no time.
If you walk into any smoothie bar or coffeehouse, you’ll probably find a strawberry banana smoothie on the menu. And that’s because it’s a yummy combo that everyone loves!
The great news is that a perfect strawberry banana smoothie is such a breeze to make at home, you’ll never hit up the smoothie bar again! We’re going to teach you how to make the perfect strawberry banana smoothie at home with just 5 ingredients. Let’s get blending!
What do I need for a strawberry banana smoothie?
Not only is this a super popular smoothie flavor, but it is also super simple! To make it, you’ll need:
- Frozen banana. The banana adds sweetness and creaminess, so it is one of my favorite smoothie ingredients to use.
- Frozen strawberries. You can use fresh strawberries too, but I prefer frozen. Frozen fruit serves to chill and thicken your smoothie, so you won’t need to dilute the flavor with ice!
- Milk. You can use regular cow’s milk, unsweetened soy milk, or your unsweetened nut milk of choice. Coconut milk would give it a fun tropical twist.
- Plain Greek yogurt. This will help to thicken your smoothie.
- Honey or maple syrup. Bananas and strawberries can vary in sweetness, so you’ll want to give your smoothie a taste before adding any sweetener. You may be able to skip this ingredient entirely!
Buy some extra bananas on your next grocery run. Peel them, break them into pieces, and freeze them flat on a baking sheet. Transfer to a freezer container or bag once frozen—you’ll be ready to go for your next smoothie!
Don’t I need ice?
Not if you are using frozen bananas and frozen strawberries! Those should work to chill and thicken your smoothie on their own, so you can skip the ice. The best part of this is that you won’t be diluting the flavor of your smoothie.
If you are using fresh fruit instead of frozen, you’ll want to add a handful or two of ice to the blender.
How do I make a strawberry banana smoothie?
For the best results, you’ll want to add the ingredients to the blender in this order
- Liquid first.
- Frozen strawberries and bananas.
- Greek yogurt.
Then blend away, slowly ramping up to full speed! When the smoothie looks silky, take a taste test and decide if you want to add any sweetener. If you do, add the honey or maple syrup and blend for a few more seconds. If not, pour and enjoy!
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
The smoothie of all smoothies…the classic Strawberry Banana Smoothie! With just 3 ingredients and a quick blitz in the blender, this healthy breakfast will be ready in minutes.
You all know how I love smoothies. For me, smoothies are a way of packing in a huge dose of fruits and veggies before 9 am, setting a healthy tone for the rest of the day. Case in point, these Tropikale Smoothies or these Watercress Smoothies.
But sometimes it’s nice to blend up a simple smoothie that falls back on traditional, ultra-tasty flavors. You know what I’m talking about. Strawberry Banana, the O.G. smoothie flavor. The perfect blend of fruity berry and creamy banana.
Sweet without the sugar, creamy without the yogurt. It’s simple, pure, and so delicious. And today, we’re blending it up.
Strawberry Banana Smoothie Ingredients
So you ask, how to make a strawberry banana smoothie? It’s as simple as blending all the ingredients until smooth, then adding a little more milk as needed to reach a texture to your liking. It’s that easy! You’ll need:
- Strawberries: Fresh of frozen work here. You can also substitute blueberries or blackberries!
- Banana: Again, use fresh or frozen. I like to pre-chop and freeze soon-to-go-bad bananas and store them in my freezer for smoothies. It ensures I never throw away rotten bananas and makes smoothies instantly frostier!
- Milk: You can use cow’s or dairy-free milk (like almond milk). Alternatively, you can make these Strawberry Banana Smoothies without milk and use apple or orange juice instead.
For the best possible smoothie, make sure at least one of your fruits is frozen!
How To Make Smoothies Thicker
You’ll notice in a lot of my smoothie recipes that I opt to use frozen fruit rather than ice. While ice is nice in adding instant chill and bulk to smoothies, I’ve found that it makes them too watery (not to mention can be hard to blend smoothly).
Instead, I like to freeze fruit and throw that into the smoothie to make it thicker and more frosty. In this Strawberry Banana Smoothie, we’re using frozen strawberries for their convenience and cost efficiency, but you can also peel, chop, and freeze your bananas ahead of time for smoothies. I like to do this with my soon-to-go-bad bananas to give them a second shot at life.