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Hello! I’m Anjali. I’m a board certified health coach, author, wife, mom and food lover from the SF Bay area (now living in Seattle, WA!); with a passion for delicious food and a desire to make healthy eating easy, tasty and fun! Learn more about me here and stay for a while!

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Strawberry and Banana Smoothie

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This Strawberry and Banana Smoothie is naturally sweet, filled with fruit, and so simple to make. With just 5 ingredients, you can easily customize this energizing smoothie recipe and be sipping on it in under 5 minutes. 

strawberry and banana smoothie in a glass mason jar with a straw

Waking up and starting the day with a smoothie is one of my favorite ways to feel refreshed in the morning. If you’re looking for a way to change things up from your morning coffee, and for a quick pick me up, you have to try this easy and delicious strawberry and banana smoothie!

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There is something so enjoyable about making a smoothie at home versus heading out to a local smoothie shop.

When you buy a smoothie at a coffee shop, you will find that they are LOADED with tons of sugars and syrups.

But at home, you can control all of the ingredients and customize it to suit your preferences! With your favorite fruits, a splash of milk, and any number of mix-ins, you can enjoy this nutritious smoothie recipe that will keep you full for hours!

Tools and Equipment You’ll Need

Recipe Ingredients and Notes

smoothie ingredients

To make this strawberry banana smoothie, you’ll need the following ingredients (see ideas for variations later in this post!)

  • Strawberries: Fresh or frozen strawberries work well here. If you use fresh strawberries, you might just need to add ice to achieve your desired smoothie consistency.
  • Banana: The riper the better!
  • Other Fruit of Choice: I used pear and pineapple to round out the smoothie flavor.
  • Chia Seeds or Flax Seeds: Optional, for more protein and a thicker consistency.
  • Ice: As needed, to get the consistency you want.
  • Milk of Choice: Regular milk or any unsweetened plant based milk (like almond or coconut milk) would work well.

How to Make the Best Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Making this strawberry smoothie recipe is super easy! All you have to do is:

  1. Prep: Chop up all of your ingredients
  2. Blend: Put all the ingredients in a high-quality blender and mix until smooth.
  3. Drink! Pour your smoothie into a glass and enjoy!
ingredients in a blender

What Makes This Smoothie Healthy?

  • No Added Sugar: All the sugar you get is from the fruit itself. There isn’t any processed or refined sugar in this strawberry banana smoothie recipe. 
  • Fiber: If you are looking to increase your fiber intake, a homemade fruit smoothie is a wonderful way to do so. This strawberry banana smoothie recipe has 13 grams of fiber, and you can add even more by adding other ingredients. 
  • Low Calorie: You can enjoy an entire smoothie for just 230 calories. Adding other ingredients will increase the calories, but using my recommendations, they are still low calorie. 

Will Kids Enjoy This Strawberry and Banana Smoothie?

Yes, the blended fruit is so appealing to kids. They won’t realize they are filling up on lots of healthy vitamins and minerals! It tastes like an incredible dessert instead of a healthy breakfast. My kids call it a strawberry ice cream milkshake!

For small kids, I recommend dividing this smoothie recipe into two servings — your child may not drink an entire smoothie because it is pretty filling. 

strawberry and banana smoothie in a glass mason jar with a straw

Recipe FAQs

Can You Meal Prep Smoothies?

Absolutely! To meal prep this strawberry banana smoothie, add all of the fruit and seeds into an airtight freezer safe container or freezer bag, and pop it in the freezer. It will keep for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to make the smoothie, pour all of the ingredients straight from your freezer into your blender! You won’t need much ice because the fruit mixture will already be plenty icy.
Additionally, you can prepare the smoothie completely (except the ice) and add the smoothie to a jar or glass. Leave it in the fridge for up to 2 days. When ready to eat, blend with ice and enjoy!

How to Make Smoothies Thicker

The easiest way to make a thick and creamy smoothie is to use frozen fruit instead of fresh fruit. You can even take fresh fruit, freeze it, and then use it in your smoothie! Other ways you can make this strawberry and banana smoothie thick are: adding Greek Yogurt, adding nuts/nut butter or seeds, or adding protein powder.

Can I Add Sweetener?

You can add sweetener (like honey, agave, or maple syrup) but I’d encourage you to try this without any added sweeteners because the fruit in this smoothie is so naturally sweet! If you do choose to add a sweetener, it’ll be more like a dessert shake than a healthy breakfast!

Smoothie Recipe Variations

While you can certainly enjoy this strawberry banana smoothie on its own, there are so many ways to mix it up! Here are some of our favorites:

  • Greens: Add in baby spinach! It’s super mild and takes on the flavor of the smoothie, and adds in tons of extra nutrients.
  • Greek yogurt: You can add 1/2 cup to 1 cup of plain, unsweetened Greek yogurt for even more creaminess and a healthy dose of protein.
  • Protein Powder: To boost the protein, and for an even creamier texture, try adding in one of these protein powders to this smoothie.
  • Different Fruit: While I added pear and pineapple to this smoothie recipe, just about any fruit would work great! Try blueberries, raspberries, apples, or mangoes!
  • Seeds: 1-2 tablespoons of chia seeds, flax seeds or even hemp seeds add healthy fats and protein to this strawberry banana smoothie.
  • Milk: You can use 1% organic milk, or any unsweetned plant milk (almond, soy, coconut) – anywhere from 1/2 cup to 1 cup.
  • Nut Butters: 1 tablespoon of peanut or almond butter makes this taste like a PB&J smoothie! It also adds protein and healthy fats.
  • Avocado: For adding healthy fats and for making this strawberry smoothie recipe super thick (like a milkshake). It’s also great for kids (if you’re making this recipe for little ones)
  • Silken Tofu: For added protein and creaminess while keeping this smoothie plant based!

Top Tips For Making This Strawberry and Banana Smoothie

  • Keep in mind you can use frozen or fresh fruit depending on what you have on hand. They both work well, but when using frozen, you may not need any ice cubes. 
  • Mix in some nut butter, like almond, cashew, or creamy peanut butter to add some healthy fats, proteins, and flavor. 
  • Using a high-quality blender is vital to ensuring that the ingredients actually get smooth and creamy instead of chunky.
  • If you use baby spinach, it will change the color of this strawberry and banana smoothie, but you won’t be able to taste it at all.
  • To make this smoothie even quicker, store the ingredients in individual servings in the freezer along with your favorite add ins for a quick snack on the go!
strawberry and banana smoothie in a glass mason jar with a straw

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4.8 from 5 votes

Strawberry and Banana Smoothie

This Strawberry and Banana Smoothie is naturally sweet, filled with fruit, and so simple to make. With just 5 ingredients, you can easily customize this energizing smoothie recipe and be sipping on it in under 5 minutes. 
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 233.3kcal
Author: Anjali Shah

Ingredients

  • 1 pear
  • 6 strawberries frozen or fresh
  • 1 pineapple wedge/spear
  • 1 tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

Instructions

  • Put it all in a blender and blend until smooth.

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Notes

Smoothie Recipe Variations
While you can certainly enjoy this strawberry banana smoothie on its own, there are so many ways to mix it up! Here are some of our favorites:
  • Greens: Add in baby spinach! It’s super mild and takes on the flavor of the smoothie, and adds in tons of extra nutrients.
  • Greek yogurt: You can add 1/2 cup to 1 cup of plain, unsweetened Greek yogurt for even more creaminess and a healthy dose of protein.
  • Protein Powder: To boost the protein, and for an even creamier texture, try adding in one of these protein powders to this smoothie.
  • Different Fruit: While I added pear and pineapple to this smoothie recipe, just about any fruit would work great! Try blueberries, raspberries, apples, or mangoes!
  • Seeds: 1-2 tablespoons of chia seeds, flax seeds or even hemp seeds add healthy fats and protein to this strawberry banana smoothie.
  • Milk: You can use 1% organic milk, or any unsweetned plant milk (almond, soy, coconut) – anywhere from 1/2 cup to 1 cup.
  • Nut Butters: 1 tablespoon of peanut or almond butter makes this taste like a PB&J smoothie! It also adds protein and healthy fats.
  • Avocado: For adding healthy fats and for making this strawberry smoothie recipe super thick (like a milkshake). It’s also great for kids (if you’re making this recipe for little ones)
  • Silken Tofu: For added protein and creaminess while keeping this smoothie plant based!
Top Tips For Making This Strawberry and Banana Smoothie
  • Keep in mind you can use frozen or fresh fruit depending on what you have on hand. They both work well, but when using frozen, you may not need any ice cubes. 
  • Mix in some nut butter, like almond, cashew, or creamy peanut butter to add some healthy fats, proteins, and flavor. 
  • Using a high-quality blender is vital to ensuring that the ingredients actually get smooth and creamy instead of chunky.
  • If you use baby spinach, it will change the color of this strawberry and banana smoothie, but you won’t be able to taste it at all.
  • To make this smoothie even quicker, store the ingredients in individual servings in the freezer along with your favorite add ins for a quick snack on the go!
Nutritional information includes 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk and 1 tablespoon of chia seeds. 

Nutrition

Calories: 233.3kcal | Carbohydrates: 42.6g | Protein: 5.3g | Fat: 6.4g | Sodium: 171.6mg | Potassium: 642mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 28g

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32 responses to “Strawberry and Banana Smoothie”

  1. I love using chia seeds in smoothies and this recipe sounds good. Pear is a great choice!! So tasty and yet not as common for smoothies. Yum, can’t wait to try it, cheers!5 stars

  2. I love that a “Husband’s” recipe showed up when I was googling ideas for a morning smoothie. I have ‘gurds’ so I have to limit my acid intake and also an aversion to pineapple, lol. So I added a wedge of mango and that added the sweetness it needed and turned out great. And I also used unsweetened Vanilla Almond milk. Mixed in my morning fiber/prebiotics powder and can’t even tell it’s in there. I love our new ninja blender, we are going after the foodi next.4 stars

    • That is so great to hear!! Love the modifications you made to have this recipe work for you! Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂

  3. Hi Anjali. I was absolutely delighted to find this wonderful recipe. I’m taking maca root powder for a couple of years now, and adding it to your smoothie will be perfect. Thank you

  4. Hi!
    Found your blog through Pinterest. I have a couple questions. I’m a super picky eater plus I have gut issues that make it hard to eat in the morning. I’ve thought about smoothies, like maybe the green smoothie because I dislike pretty much every vegetable. I’ve read, however if you get a good blender you can use spinach and you’ll never know. So my questions are-Is the Ninja good enough to turn spinach unnoticable and what else can I use for protein. Someone told me that’s what I need to help get going in the morning, but I can’t do eggs and most bread type foods make me sick for the rest of the day. Thanks!!

    • Hi Susan!! Thanks so much for reaching out to me! Sorry to hear about your gut issues – I had stomach issues for a few years and smoothies worked great for me in the mornings (they were easy to digest and I got tons of fruits/veggies from it). So yes – the Ninja should be strong enough to pulverize spinach or kale so you won’t even notice it’s in your smoothie. If you want an even stronger blender, get a Vitamix – they are absolutely amazing. For protein, try unsweetened all natural organic (non gmo) soy milk, or almond butter. Both will work well and will taste great in the smoothie. Let me know how that works for you – and good luck! 🙂

  5. Yum! I love that combination of strawberries, pear, and pineapple, sweet without the sugar. i too usually use flax seed, and have never tried chia seeds. sounds like an interesting addition. Will have to try it. I’d probably add almond milk for the “milkshake” feel, as we try to stay dairy free. Definitely going to try this combination. thanks!

    • Thanks so much Shannon! Totally agree – it’s so awesome that you don’t need added sugar in this smoothie – I often feel that with most fruit smoothies, the sugar in the fruit is enough! Let me know how you like the chia seeds in it! And almond milk is a great alternative if you’re going dairy free – just make sure it’s the unsweetened kind 🙂 Enjoy!!

  6. My fiance has recently turned into a healthy eating fiend, and I love it! He tries out all these new recipes and gets so excited when they turn out well. I’m so glad because it will make our transition into married life that much easier!

    And your husband should be proud of himself…that smoothie looks so refreshing!

    • That is so great! And yes, I think my husband is proud of himself – I’m proud of him too! 🙂 Definitely let me know if there are any recipes that your fiance loves – I’d love to try them out for my hubby.

  7. Smoothies are my favorite. I was contemplating getting a ninja soon… I love your slight additions to his recipe. I usually add flax to my smoothies and I have been meaning to pick up some chia seeds. I’ve had a hard time finding them in stores though… might have to order online!

    • I’ve been really impressed with the ninja so far – especially how easy to clean and versatile it is! Adding flax to smoothies is an awesome choice – I’ve added flax oil to my smoothies in the past as well. You should be able to find Chia Seeds in the bulk section at most Whole Foods, but it might be even cheaper online!

  8. Variations on this delicious and pretty smoothie is my usual breakfast in June and July. Love the variations – I will add flax seeds. It’s nice when some calories are actually good for you!

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