March 22, 2021

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

This delicious strawberry banana smoothie recipe is filled with juicy strawberries, banana, and protein and healthy fats thanks to Greek yogurt. It is smooth, creamy, and a delicious way to start your day!

strawberry banana smoothie in glasses

The Best Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

Strawberry banana is a classic smoothie flavor combination that most people love. If you have not been able to perfect the strawberry banana smoothie at home, I highly suggest you give this recipe a try. It is filled with delicious strawberries, banana, and the addition of healthy Greek yogurt gives the smoothie an extra dose of healthy fats and protein. I know you will love this recipe!

smoothie ingredients

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Ingredients

Frozen strawberries: using frozen strawberries will make the smoothie cold and creamy without the use of any ice which tends to water down smoothies. Frozen strawberries are also a great choice to use in the colder months when fresh berries are not in season.

Banana: try to use a ripe banana for the best results. Ripe bananas will have the most flavor and be the sweetest.

Plain Greek yogurt: adding plain Greek yogurt to your smoothies is a great way to increase their protein content. Yogurt also adds a nice tang and extra creaminess to the smoothie as well.

Milk: this recipe uses almond milk but you could use any milk you prefer. Oat milk, coconut milk, or plain dairy milk would work well, too.

Vanilla extract: this might seem like an unusual addition to a smoothie but it really adds a delicious flavor and makes the drink even more delicious.

Honey: this is an optional ingredient that you may or may not need. Depending on the sweetness of your strawberries and the ripeness of the banana, you may find that your smoothie is sweet enough. However, if your fruit is not as ripe as you would like, a small squeeze of honey may be useful.

smoothie ingredients in blender

Let’s Make a Smoothie

Step One: The first step is to add your liquid to the bottom of a high-powered blender.

Step Two: Next, add the frozen strawberries, ripe banana, and Greek yogurt.

Step Three: Now, add the vanilla extract, honey, and any additional ingredients you would like to include.

Step Four: Blend everything for 30 seconds to a minute until the smoothie is completely smooth and creamy.

How to Meal Prep Your Smoothies in Advance

Meal prepping your smoothies in advance is a great way to save time in the morning at breakfast or in the afternoon when you need a quick snack.

To meal prep a few smoothies at a time, just place all of the smoothie ingredients, except the liquid, in a small freezer bag. Place the bag in the freezer until you are ready to use.

Once you are ready to blend the smoothie, add the liquid to your blender and then pour in the contents of your frozen smoothie bag. Blend on high until completely smooth.

smoothie blended in blender

Can You Make a Strawberry Banana Smoothie Without Yogurt?

Yes! If you would like to keep this recipe completely dairy free, feel free to leave the Greek yogurt out of this smoothie completely.

If you want to keep things dairy free but still like to include some yogurt in your smoothie, you can also use a dairy-free yogurt.

smoothie being poured into glass

Ways to Customize Your Smoothie

Feel free to get creative and add extra boosts to your smoothie. Below are a few great additions to add to your smoothie:

  • protein powder
  • collagen powder
  • ground flax seeds
  • chia seeds
  • hemp seeds
  • nut butter

Tips and Tricks for the Creamiest Smoothie

  • Add the liquids first – adding the liquids to your smoothie first will help everything to blend more evenly which will give you a smoother and creamier smoothie.
  • Use frozen fruit – frozen fruit helps to keep the smoothie creamy and cold without the use of any ice.
  • Ditch the ice – speaking of ice, the pitfall of a lot of smoothies is the use of ice. Ice waters down the smoothie, changes the consistency from creamy to icy, and just does not give you that delicious smooth texture that everyone loves.
  • Use ripe fruit – if it’s the summer, when fruit is its best and in season, I highly recommend freezing ripe fresh fruit instead of buying pre-frozen fruit from the freezer section. It will make your smoothie even more flavorful and delicious.

smoothies in glasses with straw

More Delicious Breakfast Recipes

The Best Green Smoothie

Strawberry Overnight Oats

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

Banana Bread Chia Pudding

Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal Cups

hope you give this Strawberry Banana Smoothie a try! This makes a quick and easy breakfast or snack that everyone will love!

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Recipe by: Ashlea Carver / All the Healthy Things | Photography by: Casey Colodny / THE MINDFUL HAPA

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Strawberry Banana Smoothie

  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free
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  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • optional additions: protein powder, collagen, nut butter, chia seeds, hemp hearts

Method

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a high-powered blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy and then serve!

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    12 comments
  1. Hi Ashlea!!! Loved this smoothie!! I did however substitute monk fruit sweetener for honey as well as non dairy yogurt. I forgot to take my pic to post before putting it in my Yeti to keep cold while working. Next time!! It’s a keeper!! Thanks xoxo!
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    • I’m so happy you made this recipe work for you, Perette! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review!

  2. I’ve made this 4 times in the last week! It’s so good! The texture is absolutely perfect – thick and creamy but still drinkable. Thanks 🙂

    • I’m so glad you liked it, Sarah! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review!

  3. The greek yogurt makes this so thick and creamy, I love it! Especially for post workout fuel.

  4. so yummy! Just finished making this for a mid morning snack and it’s so refreshing. I wanted to snap a pic for IG, but I devoured it before I had a chance to do that. Definitely making this recipe again and again.

    • Haha! Yay! I’m so glad you loved it, Erica! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review!

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