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Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

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Learn how to make the absolute best Strawberry Banana Smoothie you’ve ever tasted. This classic smoothie recipe requires only 3 simple ingredients for an easy breakfast on busy mornings.

Overhead view of Strawberry Banana Smoothie in pint sized mason jar glass with pink and white straw on white wood table.

If you’re tired of the extra cost of buying smoothies at your favorite smoothie shop, try making your own! It’s easy and affordable to make your own smoothies at home like my Strawberry Banana Smoothie recipe.

All you need to make this perfect summer smoothie is a powerful blender and a few ingredients like juicy strawberries, sweet bananas and the milk of your choice. After trying this delicious smoothie recipe, you’ll quickly become a smoothie lover like me!

In addition to making a healthy breakfast, this delicious smoothie can also make for a quick snack – the kids love the flavor and thick texture! Just keep some frozen fruit in the freezer and you’ll always be prepared to make a great smoothie.

Ingredients and Equipment

Ingredients for Strawberry Banana Smoothies, including 3 cups of frozen strawberries, 3 sliced frozen bananas and a pitcher of homemade almond milk next to a blender on a white table.
  • 3 cups frozen strawberries
  • 3 frozen sliced bananas
  • 1 ½ cups almond milk
  • Measuring cups
  • High speed blender

By the Numbers: How to Make the Best Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Follow these simple steps to learn how to make the most delicious Banana Strawberry Smoothie at home with only a handful of ingredients.

Step 1: Add Ingredients to Blender.

The very first thing you want to do is add 3 cups of frozen strawberries, slices from 3 frozen bananas and 1 ½ cup of almond milk to your blender.

Frozen strawberries, frozen bananas and almond milk in a blender.

Step 2: Blend Until Smooth.

My blender has a smoothie button on it that is preprogrammed for the perfect time for making smoothies. If yours doesn’t have that feature, just blend on high speed until everything is smooth and creamy. If it’s too thick, add more milk until you reach your desired texture.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie in blender ready to be served.

Step 3: Serve Homemade Smoothies.

Once it’s blended to your satisfaction, pour into glasses and serve with a straw.

Two Strawberry Banana Smoothies served in pint size mason jars with handles and pink and white chevron paper straws next to a red napkin on a white table.

Tips for Making a Classic Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Answers to all of your questions about making this tasty smoothie recipe, including tips and substitution ideas.

1. How big are the servings in this recipe?

32 ounces of strawberry banana smoothie in a blender.

You can see that it comes to right around the 32-ounce mark on the blender. That means you can have 1 large 32-ounce smoothie, 2 medium 16-ounce smoothies or 3 small 12-ounce smoothies.

The nutritional information provided in the recipe card is for 2 pint-sized servings.

2. Can you add other types of fruit?

Yes, the great thing about making fruit smoothies is just how easy it is to whip up something super tasty! Try substituting blueberries or raspberries for the strawberries.

Just don’t skip the banana because it’s what makes for the creamiest smoothie! While I don’t recommend overripe strawberries, overripe bananas are sweeter and make the best choice for smoothies (just freeze them first!).

3. What if it’s not sweet enough?

Remember to pick ripe fruit that’s sweet but not overripe for your smoothies. If you happen to use fruit that’s not quite ripe, it may not be as sweet as you’re expecting. In that case you can add a little bit of honey or maple syrup to sweeten it up a bit.

4. Can fresh strawberries be used?

Yes, you can use fresh ingredients if you don’t have frozen, but you won’t get that classic smoothie texture without the frozen fruit. For best results, I recommend freezing your fresh fruit and then making your smoothies with that.

Freezing fruit is really simple:

  • Lay fruit pieces out on a parchment paper lined sheet pan and freeze.
  • Once frozen, you can take all of the pieces of fruit and transfer them to a freezer safe container or bag.
  • Then you’re ready to make homemade smoothies with it!

If you don’t want to do that, you’ll likely need to add a handful of ice cubes to help chill your smoothie.

5. Other milk options?

While I typically use Homemade Almond Milk for creamy smoothies, you can really choose any type of milk, milk alternative or even creamy yogurt!

Some ideas include: Oat Milk, Macadamia Milk, Cashew Milk, Coconut Milk, Soy Milk, Regular Milk, Whole Milk Yogurt (plain yogurt with no added sweeteners is best), Plain Greek Yogurt or Non-Dairy Yogurt.

6. How to add extra protein?

If you want to increase the protein content in your Strawberry Banana Smoothie, you have a couple of options. The first would be to add a scoop of protein powder.

Another option is collagen powder, which is also an excellent source of protein. It blends right in and, unlike protein powder, it doesn’t have a strong taste so it makes a great addition to most smoothies.

You can also toss in a handful of spinach, chia seeds or hemp seeds for more plant-based protein options. I’ve found that adding ingredients like these to smoothies is a great way to get kids to eat them.

7. More Simple Smoothie Recipes?

If you’re looking for the best smoothie to make for you family, here are some of my favorite recipes:

8. Best blender for smoothies?

I have 2 blenders that I use regularly – my Blendtec and my Ninja. Another good option is Vitamix. Some of the lower quality blenders just don’t make creamy smoothies the way that higher quality ones do.

9. Where to get smoothie ingredients?

One reason this is a great recipe is because it only uses basic ingredients that you can get at your local grocery store or Farmers Market. However, lately I’ve been getting most of our fruit from Misfits Market.

They have such a great price on summer fruit compared to my local store. If they deliver to your area, I recommend giving them a try!

You can check out my Misfits Market review if you want to see what some of their produce boxes actually look like!

Two pint jars filled with homemade Strawberry Banana Smoothies and served with a pink and white chevron paper straw.

Easy Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

Learn how to make the perfect strawberry banana smoothie with a creamy texture and sweet flavor in this easy recipe. The best part is you only need 3 easy ingredients.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Recipe Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 3 cups frozen strawberries
  • 3 frozen sliced bananas
  • 1 ½ cups almond milk

Equipment

  • Measuring cups
  • High Speed Blender
  • Glasses
  • Straws

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to your blender.
    Frozen strawberries, frozen bananas and almond milk in a blender.
  • Blend until smooth and creamy. If it’s too thick, add a splash of milk and blend again.
    Strawberry Banana Smoothie in blender ready to be served.
  • Serve your Strawberry Banana Smoothie in mason jars or other glasses with a straw.
    Two Strawberry Banana Smoothies served in pint size mason jars with handles and pink and white chevron paper straws next to a red napkin on a white table.

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 248mg | Potassium: 964mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 139IU | Vitamin C: 142mg | Calcium: 268mg | Iron: 1mg

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