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Strawberry Banana Smoothie (+ Easy Recipe)

This pretty-in-pink strawberry banana smoothie recipe is a fun and fruity breakfast on the go!

It’s fast, easy to make, and delicious to the last sip.

Better yet, it calls for frozen strawberries. So you can make it all year round!

Strawberry Banana Smoothies in glasses with straws and fresh fruit

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Strawberry and banana is a classic smoothie flavor. It’s simple yet mouthwatering and pretty much everyone enjoys it.

I mean, what’s not to like about strawberries, bananas, milk, and yogurt?

It’s packed with goodness, easy to modify, and even the kids will love it.

Ready to dive in? Let’s take a look at what you’ll need to make one of the best strawberry banana smoothie recipes around.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Ingredients

As mentioned, you’ll use frozen strawberries here. They make it extra thick without needing ice – which dilutes the drink.

Of course, if you have fresh, feel free to use them! But in that case, I’d use frozen bananas so you still get the right texture.

You’ll find more recipe details at the bottom of the post. For now, here’s a quick overview of the ingredients:

  • Frozen Strawberries – Try to chop larger chunks in half for easier blending.
  • Banana – You can use fresh or frozen bananas. The latter will make this extra thick – like a strawberry and banana milkshake.
  • Milk – Whole milk makes this rich and creamy. But you can use whatever you like/prefer, including dairy-free.
  • Yogurt – Plain Greek yogurt is creamy and full of good-for-your-gut probiotics. But regular yogurt works, too. Just be sure it’s unflavored or it’ll affect the taste of the finished smoothie.
  • Vanilla– For a bit of indulgence. This simple addition takes your smoothie from good to great! 

If the banana is ripe enough, you probably won’t need anything to sweeten the drink.

If you find it a bit bland, add a teaspoon of honey or simple syrup.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Ingredients in a blender

How To Make A Strawberry Banana Smoothie

One thing to note about making smoothie recipes with frozen fruit: you need a decent blender.

If you have something cheap, it might not blend as well. Or it could even overheat and break trying to get through the frozen fruit.

You don’t have to spend too much but go for a decent brand that specifies smoothies on the box.

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When you have the right blender, here’s how to make the smoothie:

1. Cut large frozen strawberries into smaller chunks. Slice the banana, too, so it blends better.

2. Add the milk and yogurt to the blender first. Then add the frozen strawberries, banana, and vanilla and blend until creamy. 

3. Adjust the consistency as needed. This might mean an extra splash of milk or a couple of extra frozen berries to make it thicker.

4. Serve and enjoy. These smoothies are best enjoyed right away. So, garnish them with a fresh strawberry, add a fun straw, and enjoy!

Strawberry Banana Smoothies on a chopping board with strawberries and bananas

Tips and Variations

I love smoothies because they’re quick, perfect to enjoy on the go, and so easy to modify.

Here are a few of my favorite ways to jazz up this simple recipe:

  • Add fresh strawberries, too. They’ll give it a boost of fresh, sweet flavor and a brighter color.
  • Add some greens. A handful of spinach or kale adds lots of nutrients. You can also use your favorite green powder (this will add extra flavor). 
  • Add the liquids to the blender first. (Or last, if you’re using a bullet blender.) The liquids should be the first thing the blades touch.
  • Make it dairy-free. Use your favorite dairy-free milk and yogurt, such as full-fat coconut milk and coconut milk yogurt. If you don’t want that nutty taste, use soy, rice, or oat milk. Just keep in mind the smoothie won’t be as rich and creamy.
  • Add protein powder. Need a high-protein smoothie to bulk up? Add a scoop of vanilla or strawberry protein powder.
  • How about some extra fruit? Make it a fruity fiesta with more berries, pineapples, or mangoes. Fresh or frozen work well.
  • Add some seeds. Chia seeds, flax, and hemp seeds add so much good nutrition. Plus, they make the texture really fun!

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