Healthy Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Sweet and creamy, with fresh strawberry banana flavor. This healthy strawberry banana smoothie can be made with milk, dairy free or high protein.
This easy strawberry banana smoothie is made with just 3 ingredients (4 if you want to add yogurt). It’s cool, creamy and refreshing. You can make it dairy free, vegan or high protein. I explain how to make YOUR perfect strawberry banana smoothie in this post!
My kids and I have been drinking smoothies nonstop this summer. Like all our favorite smoothie recipes, we love our banana smoothies and especially this strawberry banana smoothie for a snack and for breakfast.
What are the benefits of a strawberry banana smoothie?
A strawberry and banana smoothie is good for you because strawberries are rich in fiber, vitamins and antioxidants. They are among the top 20 most antioxidant-rich fruits. One serving of strawberries (about 8 berries) contains more vitamin C than an orange.
Try to buy organic strawberries, if possible. Non-organic strawberries often test positive for at least one pesticide. I like to buy the large Costco packages of frozen organic strawberries for our smoothies.
Bananas are a good source of fiber, potassium and magnesium. Your body digests the sugar in a banana more slowly than refined sugars, so you get lasting energy, rather than a sugar rush and crash. Naturally-sweet bananas are a healthy way to satisfy your craving for sugar. When you’re craving a sweet frozen treat, this strawberry banana smoothie is a delicious option!
Are you ready to make your best strawberry banana smoothie? Let’s do it!
How to make a strawberry banana smoothie:
Making this strawberry banana smoothie is as simple as placing all of the ingredients in your blender and blending until smooth. You’ll want to start with frozen strawberries (preferably organic). The strawberries need to be frozen to create a thick, cold smoothie.
You want to use a banana that is ripe for this smoothie, since the ripe banana will add sweetness. Bananas are often used in smoothies because they help to thicken your smoothie and they give it a creamy texture. You can use a fresh or frozen banana. I usually use fresh in this strawberry banana smoothie. A fresh banana will produce a thick, creamy smoothie. Frozen banana will make your smoothie even thicker.
There are a few ways that you can customize your smoothie.
To make a dairy-free smoothie:
Use almond milk or another non-dairy milk and do not add yogurt to your smoothie (or use a nondairy yogurt). Your dairy-free smoothie will also be vegan. I prefer this smoothie made with almond milk rather than dairy milk. Dairy milk gives the strawberry banana smoothie a creamier flavor and almond milk gives a more fruity strawberry banana flavor.
To make a high protein smoothie:
Add plain Greek yogurt and/or nut butter to this strawberry banana smoothie for more satiating protein. Just blend the yogurt and nut butter into the smoothie along with the rest of the ingredients. Almond butter is my favorite in this smoothie. The almond butter is so good with the strawberries and banana! Peanut butter is also delicious.
Try these healthy smoothie recipes next:
- Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie
- Green Monster Smoothie
- Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie
- Pumpkin Smoothie
- Healthy Breakfast Smoothie Recipes
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- 2 cups frozen strawberries
- 1 medium banana (fresh or frozen)
- 1 cup almond milk (or other milk of choice)
- ½ cup plain Greek yogurt (optional)
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve.
- Omit the yogurt and use non-dairy milk for a dairy-free smoothie.
- For a high protein smoothie, use 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt and add 2 tablespoons of nut butter. Almond butter and peanut butter are both delicious in this smoothie.
- Nutrition information was calculated using an online calculator and is meant to be an estimate only. The exact numbers will vary based on quantities, ingredients and brands used. Nutrition information is for smoothie made with plain unsweetened almond milk and without yogurt.
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