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Strawberry Banana Smoothie

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This classic strawberry banana smoothie recipe is easy to make with 4 simple ingredients in less than 5 minutes, and always tastes so sweet and refreshing!

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

Pretty sure that I have made literally thousands of smoothies over the years. But one particular smoothie recipe that will always be a fave was the one that started it all for me…

…a classic strawberry banana smoothie. ♡

It was the very first smoothie recipe that I ever learned to make back in high school when smoothies were the hip new thing and everyone was blending up a storm trying to recreate their favorite smoothie shop favorites at home. And even now, decades later, it still remains one of my all-time faves.

I mean, let’s be real, strawberries and bananas were just meant for each other. Their sweet flavors pair together perfectly in a smoothie. And when blended up with a handful of ice and your choice of milk (dairy or plant-based), this strawberry banana smoothie is delightfully smooth and creamy and satisfying. Feel free to also add any of your favorite smoothie boosters in too, such as fresh greens, seeds or protein powder. Or you can also play around and jazz up the flavor with some fresh ginger or other fruits and veggies that you might like to add in too.

This base strawberry banana recipe is super flexible if you would like to get creative and play around with it. Or it also stands the test of time just on its own! So go with whatever sounds good, and let’s make a strawberry smoothie together!

Easy Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Ingredients:

To make this strawberry banana smoothie recipe, you will need the following ingredients (see recipe below for amounts):

  • Frozen strawberries: Or you can sub in any other kind of frozen berries that you have on hand.
  • Banana: I typically just use fresh bananas. But if you have frozen sliced bananas, you can omit some of the ice in this recipe.
  • Milk: Any type of milk will work for this recipe — cow’s milk, almond milk, oat milk, you name it.
  • Ice: However much is needed to achieve your desired smoothie consistency.
  • Optional add-ins: See ideas below!

How to make a strawberry banana smoothie

How To Make A Smoothie:

This strawberry smoothie recipe couldn’t be easier! Simply…

  1. Combine ingredients.  Add all ingredients to a blender.
  2. Blend. Pulse until smooth. (If your smoothie seems too thick, add in a bit of extra milk or water. If it seems too thin, add in more strawberries or banana.)
  3. Serve.  Then pour the smoothie into a serving glass or two…and enjoy!

Strawberry banana smoothie ingredients

Smoothie Recipe Variations:

This base recipe is incredibly flexible, so please feel free to experiment with other variations that sound good! Some of my favorite smoothie boosters include:

  • Greens: Nowadays, I almost always toss in a large handful of fresh baby spinach or kale to make this a green smoothie (or technically, a brown smoothie) while I’m at it.
  • Ginger: I also love adding in an inch or so of fresh ginger to give this smoothie a bit of an extra kick.
  • Vanilla: You are also welcome to add in a 1/2 teaspoon or so of vanilla extract for extra flavor.
  • Greek yogurt: Feel free to also add in 1/2 cup of plain (or vanilla) Greek yogurt to make this smoothie a bit more creamy.
  • Powders: You can also add a scoop of protein powder, acai powder or maca powder.
  • Seeds: I also typically add in at least a spoonful of either chia seeds, hemp seeds or ground flax seeds too.

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Strawberry Banana Smootie

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: About 2 servings 1x

Description

The classic strawberry banana smoothie recipe is hard to beat. It’s sweet, it’s fresh, it’s good for you, and it’s always tasty.


Ingredients

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  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1 fresh banana, peeled
  • 1 cup milk (I used almond milk)
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions

  1. Blend.  Add all ingredients to a blender and pulse until smooth.  If the mixture seems too thick, add in extra milk (or water).  If it seems too thin, add in extra strawberries or banana.
  2. Serve. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

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271 comments on “Strawberry Banana Smoothie”

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  1. Pink, creamy and yummy!

  2. I grew up in the Midwest and after college was ready for warmer weather. I moved it Arizona and loved the year round sunshine. But, eventually, it does get old and I missed the seasons, having family close by, and just the midwest mentality. I realized that sunshine is one thing and can’t be the only thing keeping me in a place. But, my 7 years there were glorious. Now that I’m back, I totally appreciate the seasons that much more.

  3. Don’t get me wrong, I love the banana/strawberry combo.

    But it’s the straw that does it for me. I think I’d pay, hmmm, a dollar apiece for those.

    I love straws, they keep your teeth pearly white from coffee and tea!

  4. I just moved in the Midwest too, in fact really close to you and it is true that the weather here is so crazy, I cannot even explain it. Too hot and too cold. Yesterday, we were in 99 F and this smoothie will just be perfect for that.

  5. I love the 4 seasons too but, come winter, it starts to feel a little too long! This classic smoothie combo will always be top notch! Beautifully pink and tasty!

  6. Where did you get the mason jar mug? It’s adorable and definitely screams summer. :) I’ll have to try this soon.

  7. There is something SO good about a class smoothie like this one. And in my opinion, any smoothie with a frozen ripe banana is a GOOD one :)

  8. One of my favorites too! Pinned!

  9. I totally understand your pain Ali! The part I dread in long winters is doing food photogrhy! Lovely pictures as always and healthy smoothie!!

  10. Yummo, look at that amazing colour! I am definitely keeping this recipe handy.

  11. I love Strawberry Smoothies. I understand that you can freeze the strawberries and cut up bananas and use crushed ice. I like thick drinks. I will love this one. I just got use to to drinking Almond Milk.
    Thank you for sharing.

    Pam

  12. This is my first time on your blog and I have to say, your photography is stunning!! And let’s not forget this smoothie looks and sounds delicious too. Love it!

  13. I made this smootie it was soooooooooooo good. I was able to some for my enter family and I have a family of 6. That smootie was amzing.

  14. just made these for hubby and me. Reversed and used frozen banana and fresh strawberries because that was on hand.  Very tasty! Thanks for the recipe.

  15. What brand or model blender do you use?

  16. Very simple and delicious! Thanks for sharing this.

  17. I just got back home from college for the summer and was craving a strawberry-banana smoothie (one of my go-to snacks at college). This is exactly like the one I fell in love with this year! Thank you!

  18. I use just the strawberries, bananas, ice & a wedge of lemon ~ it adds zest!

  19. Hey! If you add greek yogurt to this, how much do you typically add? Thank you!!

  20. Do they have to be frozen strawberries?

    • Taylor, they totally don’t. It’s just convenient if you have them frozen, because they just make the smoothie nice and cold (without you having to add a bunch of ice). : )

  21. I tried this recipe and it was amazing!!

  22. This is delicious!! You and your recipe have got a cheeky mention on my blog which is based on me making on the smoothie – thanks for this!!

    xx

  23. BTW – I forgot to add the link! It’s here: https://www.thepinpicker.co.uk/?p=3976

    xx

  24. This is amazing! Great job!

  25. do you have to use fresh bananas or could I use a frozen one? 

  26. Looks gooooooddddddddd!!!!???

  27. Does it have to be made with frozen? Every recipe I have seen calls for frozen. I have fresh that I would like to use.

    • It doesn’t at all, you should just add more ice if you use fresh fruit. :) We hope you enjoy!

  28. I just made this and I am I LOVE with it. Great job and thank you so much for the recipe! 

  29. What are the nutrients, calorie count, etc. fo this smoothie?

    • He Debbie! We’re sorry but we are unsure of the nutrition facts/amount of calories in this recipe. We currently are not publishing nutrition facts on the site, as the nutrition calculators available are not 100% accurate, and we never want to publish anything that might be misleading. However, a lot of our readers love the My Fitness Pal nutrition calculator, so feel free to try that for an estimate. We hope that helps!

  30. Just made this. Strawberry banana is my fave and this was delicious!

  31. I don’t like the freeze-dried strawberries in cereal, so I pulled them out and saved them. When I got 3/4 of a cup of them, I made this recipe, halved, with a touch more ice to make up the moisture. It was thick and so good, I’m gonna start buying freeze-dried strawberries for whenever I get the craving. 

  32. If I don’t use ice will it make a difference?

    • We just use ice because we like this cold, and the ice helps thicken it a bit too. It all depends on how thick or thin, and how cold you like your smoothies. :) We hope you enjoy this!

  33. If I were to want to add yogurt to this, how much would you recommend to use? Should I cut anything out if I do use yogurt?

    • Hi Meghann, we would suggest adding 1/2-1 cup of yogurt (depending on the thickness you like, you might want to add a little more milk). We hope you enjoy! :)

  34. This smoothie is absolutely delish!Thank you so much for the amazing recipe :)

  35. I just made it and loved it! I halfed the recipe and made it with cashew milk for it to be a little creamier. Because I used both frozen strawberry and banana, I omitted the ice and it was still thick and cold! I also added 1/4 cup of greek yogurt and it was DELISH! Will definitely be making it again! :D

  36. I forgot to take a picture but this is easy and delicious!  I didn’t bother to add the honey seeing how I like the slight bitter taste. 
    Thank you

  37. I have recently been blending all kinds of fruit combinations together and drinking them “as is.” I do mean smoothies with nothing but fresh fruit. I always refrigerate the smoothies, as I make a large amount, so it is always chilled. I just asked my boss if I brought some extra if he would want some too…and he is very interested. I have local honey from here in North Georgia and all of the ingredients that you suggest, and well, I’m going to surprise he and my coworker with this exact recipe and another of strictly fresh fruit tomorrow. I cannot wait to try this and see what they also think about it. Thank you very much!! IT SOUNDS DELICIOUS!!

  38. Nice. I’m writing this for an essay of mine on how to make strawberry banana smoothie.
    Good efort I’ll try making it some day
    Thanks for helping
    Allah Hafiz

  39. How much greek yogurt

    • Hi Deeya! You can add however much you like (it all depends on how thick you want your smoothie to be). We’d say start with 1/4 cup, and then you can always add more if you like. We hope you enjoy!

  40. so amazing! only thing is I did put the honey in and had a weird or  unique flavor besides that is was  marvelous! great job.

    • We’re glad you enjoyed this Kenzie! That’s strange about the honey, you might want to try agave next time? Thanks for giving it a try! :)

  41. This sounds great! Looks like it’s about 435 calories!! 

    • Hi Lynn! We’re not sure how you got that number. It sounds really high! Even if you add the honey (it’s such a small amount), we don’t know how you got that number, unless you were using a different milk besides almond or skim. 1 cup of almond milk only has around 40 calories.

  42. 300 calories 
    112 bannana
    1 glass milk 80
    2 cups strawberry 108

    Very tasty I also added 1 rounded scoop of bannana protein powder

  43. I have pout all instructions in my android notepad, and will be making this smoothie, for sure.

  44. This smoothie is not vegan if you’re putting honey in it.

  45. I wasn’t trying to be negative, I only want to let people know that honey is not vegan.

  46. OMG i have used this recipe for so long and i enjoy it every time i use it!! This recipe is a miracle!! Every other recipe needs yogurt or something and using this recipe, i only need a couple of common ingredients!! Thanks!!!

  47. You really can’t go wrong with strawberry banana smoothies…this is really good- I never, for some reason, added honey to my smoothies but it really tasted great.  Thanks for the recipe!   

  48. This is really good! I made it with fresh strawberries(i didnt have frozen, but i loved it!thank you

  49. Milk and honey aren’t vegan. 

    • Yes we know, we used almond milk and didn’t add honey, but wanted to put those as options for folks who aren’t looking to make it vegan.

  50. wow.. it’s a combination of strawberry and banana… Love frozen smoothie drink…