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A classic Strawberry Banana Smoothie is a quick and easy breakfast or snack. This recipe has only 5 ingredients is ready in about 5 minutes for a creamy, healthy, delicious smoothie treat!
A classic Strawberry Banana Smoothie is going to have a few simple ingredients, like strawberries, bananas, and something creamy like milk or yogurt. I’ve also included some ideas for customizing your smoothie with different flavors or powders.
Strawberry Banana Smoothie Ingredients
Smoothies are so easy to make, and you can easily customize them to whatever flavors you’re in the mood for. Today we are making our favorite Strawberry Banana Smoothie recipe, so you will need:
- Bananas – you can use bananas that are a little more ripe or even frozen bananas.
- Strawberries – fresh or frozen will work.
- Plain Greek Yogurt – Plain is the healthiest choice, but you could use a flavored as well, like vanilla or strawberry.
- Honey – to sweeten.
- Milk or apple juice – depending on how creamy you want your smoothie, milk or even almond milk will give you a more frothy texture. Apple juice also sweetens so you could omit the honey.
- Ice – optional, see below
Simple, healthy ingredients! The actual amounts that we use and recommend are in the printable recipe below, but really, it’s all about the flavor and texture you’re going for. Do you want a banana strawberry smoothie that has more banana flavor than strawberry? Or do you want the strawberries to be the star?
How to Make a Smoothie From Scratch
Blend. Always start with liquid ingredients (milk/water) on the bottom of the blender, then add the strawberries and bananas, yogurt and ice (if using). Blend until smooth.
Pour. Pour blended smoothie into 2 glasses and add a thick straw.
Enjoy! Sip and savor your refreshing smoothie!
Expert Tips and FAQs
- Get control of the sweetness. I use plain yogurt and add honey so I am able to adjust the sweetness level without adding a ton of sugar. You could also use a flavored yogurt if you like.
- Don’t forget the liquid. Almost anytime you’re blending ingredients in a blender, you need some kind of liquid to help the blades catch the food you’re blending. It helps to smooth your recipe out, and bind the recipe together. Milk or juice are the obvious choices, just remember that juice adds a lot of sugar and sweetness.
- Use a wide straw. Smoothies are thick, so a regular straw makes drinking them a little difficult. I found the paper straws pictured in the dollar bin a Target, but you can also find them on Amazon HERE, and I’ve even seen them at Ikea!
- Healthier variations: For a vegan smoothie, use your favorite dairy free milk and yogurt. For a protein packed drink, add some protein powder.
Using ice can sometimes water down the flavor of your smoothie, but store bought strawberries don’t always have enough of a strawberry flavor. To avoid this and get the most flavor out of your fruit, ditch the ice and free fresh strawberries on a cookie sheet and slide them into the freezer for 30 minutes. The frozen fruit gives you the slushy texture without watering down your smoothie!
Smoothie Variations to Try
Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe
- 2 cups fresh strawberries hulled and cut in half
- 1 banana peeled and cut into large chunks
- 5 ounces plain Greek yogurt or regular plain or vanilla
- Honey to taste
- 1/2 cup apple juice or milk, more or less to taste
- Place strawberries on a baking sheet lined with parchment or wax paper. Slide into the freezer for 20-30 minutes. Place glasses in the freezer as well.
- Place ingredients in a blender and secure the lid.
- Blend on high for 1 minute. Test the texture and add more milk/juice as needed. Blend until the ingredients are nice and smooth. Taste and add more honey as desired for sweetness.
- Pour into frozen glasses, garnish with a fresh strawberry and serve with a wide straw.
- For a drink that’s less sweet and to add calcium, use milk instead of apple juice.
- When using apple juice you may not need as much sweetener from the honey.
- If you don’t have time to freeze the strawberries, add ice to your smoothie.
- Frozen fruit can also be used.
Updated March 13, 2020