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This Strawberry Banana Smoothie is creamy, refreshing, protein-packed, and perfectly sweet! It’s easy to make for a light breakfast or snack and tastes just like a milkshake!

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With just 5 ingredients, this strawberry banana protein smoothie comes together in a matter of minutes! It’s flavorful and protein-packed for a satisfying breakfast or a refreshing snack!

Making this is super easy too! It’s a creamy blend of milk, yogurt, strawberries, and frozen banana. It’s kid-friendly and makes the perfect light breakfast or snack.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • So flavorful: The taste and texture of this smoothie will have you feeling like you’re sipping a strawberry milkshake, but this is so much better for you.
  • Light Breakfast: Strawberry banana smoothies are a delicious way to get your vitamins and protein! Strawberries are packed with vitamin C and antioxidants. In addition, bananas are a great source of potassium, fiber, and other nutrients. Plus, Greek yogurt not only adds creaminess and tang but also protein and calcium.
  • Quick & easy. All you need is a blender and you can whip this up in 5 minutes, with only a handful of ingredients needed.
Strawberry banana smoothie in a glass near fresh strawberries and bananas.

Ingredients needed

You’ll need just 4 essential ingredients, plus sweetener if you’d like, to make this tasty strawberry banana protein smoothie recipe! Here’s the lineup:

  • Frozen bananas: Use a ripe banana with brown spots to naturally sweeten the smoothie.
  • Strawberries: Fresh or frozen strawberries can be used. We recommend using frozen strawberries because they thicken and chill the smoothie to be more like a milkshake.
  • Milk: Any milk you like will work great! Use almond milk, coconut milk, or another dairy-free variety to keep this vegan.
  • Yogurt: The addition of yogurt will make this smoothie super creamy. Use Greek yogurt for a boost of protein or dairy-free yogurt to keep this vegan.
  • Sweetener: If you like a sweeter smoothie, consider adding 1 teaspoon of honey or agave.
Frozen strawberries and banana slices in bowls with honey, greek yogurt and milk.

How to make Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Super fast and easy, this strawberry banana smoothie is a great option for an on-the-go breakfast or snack when you are short on time. Here’s how to make it:

  1. Blend: Add all the above ingredients into a high-powered blender and blend until it is smooth and creamy.
  1. Enjoy: Pour into 2 cups, top with sliced strawberries and/or coconut flakes, and enjoy!

Recipe notes and Tips

Here are our top tips for making this smoothie creamy and delicious:

  • Adding ice: If you are using frozen strawberries and bananas, you do not need to add ice. Only add ice to make the smoothie thicker and colder, if you are using fresh fruits.
  • Freeze bananas: For a super creamy and thick smoothie, we recommend peeling, slicing, and freezing the bananas ahead of making your smoothie.
  • Consistency: If the smoothie comes out too thick, add a splash of milk and blend again to make it thinner. If it is too thin for your liking, add more frozen or fresh strawberries.
  • Protein powder: Greek yogurt is added for a boost of protein. However, you can add one scoop of vanilla protein powder in place of yogurt, if you prefer.

Frequently asked questions

Are strawberry banana smoothies healthy?

Yes! However, the amount of nutrition in your smoothie will depend on the specific ingredients you’re using. This strawberry banana smoothie recipe uses all nutrient-rich ingredients. According to Healthline, strawberries are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and have been associated with many health benefits, including heart health and blood sugar control.

Do you put ice in a smoothie?

While you definitely can put ice in a smoothie to thicken it and make it super cold, it’s best to just use frozen fruit instead. The ice will dilute the flavor of the smoothie and doesn’t blend as well.

What liquid to put in smoothies?

Use any preferred milk as the liquid base of your smoothie. Whole milk will make your smoothie rich, but we typically use almond milk because the flavor is neutral and the calories are low.

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Variations

Feel free to make this strawberry banana smoothie your own! Here are a few different options:

  • Replace the bananas: If you don’t have bananas on hand or you just don’t like the flavor of them, replace them with about 2 cups of frozen cauliflower. You can’t taste the cauliflower, but it will make the smoothie extra thick.
  • Add spinach: If you are trying to increase your veggie intake, add a handful or two of baby spinach leaves. It will turn the smoothie a greenish color, but you won’t be able to taste the spinach.
  • More fruit: Feel free to add more fruit, like blueberries, pineapple, mango or cherries. You could also do a combo of half strawberries and half blueberries.
  • Nutritional add-ins: Boost the nutrition in your smoothie by adding a tbsp or two of flax seeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds, or oats.
Two strawberry banana smoothies garnished with fresh strawberries.

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Strawberry Banana Smoothie

By: Rena
Servings: 2 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
side shot of strawberry banana smoothie in a cup
This Strawberry Banana Smoothie is creamy, refreshing, and perfectly sweet! It's easy to make for a healthy breakfast or snack and tastes just like a milkshake!

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas, peeled and frozen
  • 2 cup fresh strawberries, or frozen
  • 1 cup milk of choice, almond milk or coconut milk for vegan option
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt, or dairy-free for a vegan option
  • 1 teaspoon honey or agave , optional
  • Ice*, optional

Instructions

  • Add all the above ingredients into a high-powered blender and blend until it is smooth and creamy.
  • Pour into 2 cups, top with sliced strawberries and/or coconut flakes, and enjoy!

Notes

  • If you are using frozen strawberries and bananas, you do not need to add ice. Only add ice to make the smoothie thicker and colder, if you are using fresh fruits.
  • Consider peeling, slicing, and freezing the bananas ahead.
  • If the smoothie comes out too thick, add a splash of milk and blend again to make it thinner.
  • If the smoothie is too thin for your liking, add more frozen or fresh strawberries.
  • Greek yogurt is added for a boost of protein. However, you can add one scoop of vanilla protein powder in place of yogurt, if you prefer.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 243kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 11gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.4gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 67mgPotassium: 903mgFiber: 6gSugar: 32gVitamin A: 326IUVitamin C: 95mgCalcium: 233mgIron: 1mg

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

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
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