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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”

  1. This looks delicious! I was wondering if there is somthing else you could use instead of milk or juice to make the smoothie? I have been wanting to make smoothies without the added juice/milk.

    • Thanks Sinda — we hope you enjoy! And yes, you could use almond/soy/rice/hemp milk, or skip it and use yogurt. Or you could use water, though it won’t be nearly as thick.

  2. I will definetly try this recipe because i wrote it down just now

  3. I put this into My Fitness Pal, without (greek yoghurt) as I used frozen strawberries and banana and it’s too thick with the yoghurt.

    So for those wondering it’s 292 calories  but with the yoghurt added it’s 378 calories.

  4. Love your writing style Ali. Your name should be on the article. (Maybe I missed it?)
    Going to make this now. Yum!

  5. This is great because because it uses frozen strawberries, and that is exactly what i need!

  6. Literally loved this smoothie so much! The only difference is that I added organic chia seeds! 

  7. thank you that was the best i have ever tasted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     yall are cool ill be back to this page

  8. and i used froven bannana because i did not have frozen strabary but it was the best iv ever had

  9. Tried this tonight with dinner. Tasty

  10. It was awesome I loved the smoothie 

  11. I really loved the smoothie

  12. I was babysitting some kids, and they were thirsty, but also a bit hungry, so I googled this recipe and whipped it up. They loved it so much! Great website. Thank you!

  13. I made a super similar recipe today!  https://cathyscleaneatingchronicles.blogspot.com/2016/06/strawberry-banana-smoothie.html

  14. I LOVE MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS SHE IS SO GOOD  I MADE THIS SMOOTHIE FOR HER AT THE NEON NATURE TOUR AND I THREW AT HER WHILE SHE WAS PERFORMING FROOT SHE SOUNDED LIKE AN ANGEL WHILE SHE GUZZLED IT DOWN!

  15. I’m not sure if you’re counting the honey or not, but honey isn’t vegan. It still counts as an animal biproduct. 

    • Hi Cameron! Yes, we know — to make this vegan, you can use agave in place of the honey. We hope you enjoy!

  16. It was good but I prefer more banana in it

  17. It’s so hot in Southern California right now and I starting thinking about how refreshing a smoothie be. I searched for a recipe without yogurt (I was out) and found yours. Perfect! I’m out of honey, too, so I used a bit of brown sugar. I also used half of the milk quantity and added the juice of an orange from my tree. Delicious. Thanks!

  18. We use agave in our smoothies instead of honey.

  19. I will be making this soon my hubby is ADDICTED TO Strawberry banana smothies.

  20. How many does this make?

    • Hi Lele! This makes about 2 servings (the serving amount is listed above the recipe title in the recipe box). We hope you enjoy!

  21. Absolutely wonderful recipe thanks!

  22. This looks very delicious, but i was wondering how many calories it had in it? 

    • Thanks, Kyrsin! 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!

  23. Would these smoothies be ok to store overnight? I want to have them for breakfast, but I get up too early to use the blender in the mornings.

    • Hi Ruby! That’s a good question. You could definitely make this the night before and store in the fridge or freezer (it may separate, so you’ll just need to stir it well before drinking). If you store it in the fridge, it’ll last for about a day or so. We hope this helps!

  24. Thank you so much for this recipe!! I made it for my kids and I and we all loved it! 

  25. O M G! Made this in my nutribullet and split the recipe in half plus added some mango to make it EXTRA creamy and it was divine. Totally my new recipe for breakfast.

  26. SO GOOD! I cut the recipe in half and used a date instead of honey, it was perfect. I can’t wait to make it again : )

  27. I liked this recipe, but instead of using frozen strawberries I used fresh and it was more like a milkshake. Wasn’t too thick or thin, it was perfect. I loved the honey.

  28. Thank you so much for this amazing recipe! Every weekend I try to make a smoothie, and this one is now one of my favorites!

  29. Do you use Greek yogurt

    • Hi Kinley! We don’t put yogurt in this one, but you certainly can (Greek or plain — whichever you prefer, and whatever amount to get your desired consistency or flavor). Enjoy! :)

  30. I love it. I like to learn how homemaker smoothies.

  31. how much calorie is this smoothie

    • Hello! 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!

  32. It’s has a little too much strawberries so I would suggest putting in less

  33. I was making breakfast and wanted to whip something quick up. I googled this recipe and yummie! My hubby and I LOVED IT!

  34. I work out every morning and love to make you recipe!!!!! it’s so good and easy to make love this website!!!!

  35. It was amazing but instead of honey I used agave nectar/syrup and it was just so wonderful

  36. Amazing! I am love with it, my kids love it too!

  37. Wow! The smoothie looks so yummy! I pinned it on my Pinterest account. Keep on posting wonderful posts. Thanks Ali!

  38. My boys loved it. Added plain milk, just cause we were out of almond milk, so we will add it next time! Thanks!

  39. THIS THING WAS PURRRFECT

  40. The best recipe I have tried yet amazing

  41. Yum!!! Loved the smoothie❤️ The only thing I did different was I used 1/2 cup blueberry yogurt and a little bit less ice

  42. I’ve made this often in the past 5 yrs. love it, especially in the summer on the deck with a good book.

  43. This smoothie is by far one of the best I’ve ever tried and I actually think it’s my new favourite. I’ve only made it once but it’s so amazing with agave this is just pure delicious I’m making this forever now!

  44. Great, love it

  45. My first smoothie. Only thing I did different was I used a little more milk, added extra honey than recipe called for. Great. Will be making again for sure.

  46. I think that this is a very good recipe and it’s very easy to make. It tastes exactly like what you’d get from a Booster Juice or Orange Julius. I think the only thing that I found was that it became too thick from all the milk and the banana so I added a cup and a half of water and it gave it the perfect texture. Otherwise this is an amazing smoothie recipe!

  47. I absolutely love this recipe! I use green wise frozen mix berries, instead of strawberries, and it makes the recipe taste even better. ?

  48. Does it have to be frozen strawberries ? Or will fresh strawberries work as well?

    • i mean i made it with normal strawbarries and it still tastes really good, the only thing is that it wont be as thick

    • Fresh strawberries work just as well. I just added extra ice.