Learn how to make a Strawberry Banana Smoothie with this quick and easy recipe! Just four ingredients for a creamy, healthy, delicious smoothie that everyone will love.
Kids Love Smoothies
My kids are smoothie freaks. They love the creamy, frothy texture, the never-ending combination of fruit flavors, the icy coolness on a hot day. It’s their treat of choice, often over ice cream or candy. I used to make them at home quite often, for breakfast, as a snack or even for lunch, but as our lives got busier, I made them less and less, often resorting to a not so healthy drive-thru over homemade.
With strawberry season here, I bought a huge tray of strawberries at a local stand. It was high time I pulled out my blender and starting whipping up our favorite Strawberry Banana Smoothie recipe again. After all they are so incredibly easy to make, I really have no excuse not to. The weather is getting warmer and it’s smoothie season!
How to Make a Strawberry Banana Smoothie
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:
- Plain Greek Yogurt
- Milk or apple juice
- Ice (optional, see below)
Simple, healthy ingredients! I will give you the amounts that we use 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?
Top Tips and Tricks
- Freeze your strawberries for optimal flavor. Using ice can sometimes water down the flavor of your smoothie, but store bought frozen strawberries don’t always have enough of a strawberry flavor. To avoid this, ditch the ice and freeze your fresh strawberries. Just lay them out in a single layer on a cookie sheet and slide them in the freezer for 30 minutes. You’ll get the slushy texture without watering down your Strawberry Banana smoothie!
- 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!
Think you’re ready to make your very own Strawberry Banana Smoothie? Let’s do this!
Here are some more strawberry recipes we love:
And here are a few more delicious smoothie recipes to try:
- Skinny Berry Smoothie
- Super Food Berry Smoothie
- Orange Colada Smoothie
- Pineapple Smoothie
- Detox Smoothie
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