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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 Banana Smoothie Recipe (Easy + Healthy!)

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This Strawberry and Bananas 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. Perfect for any smoothie lover!

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

Waking up and starting the day with the perfect healthy breakfast 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 delicious and classic strawberry banana smoothie recipe!

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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 fruit smoothies at juice bars or cafes, 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. Packed with whole fruits, this is a great way to get your entire serving of fruits for the day in an easy and healthy way! The best part, this recipe can easily be customized for special diets: vegan, nut-free, gluten-free, high protein, etc!

With your favorite fruits, a splash of milk, and any number of mix-ins, you can enjoy this nutritious and easy strawberry banana smoothie recipe that will keep you full for hours!

How to Make the Best Strawberry Banana Smoothie

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Ingredients and Notes

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

smoothie ingredients
  • 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.
  • Ripe Banana Slices: The riper the better! This recipe calls for half a banana, but you can use a whole banana if you want a sweeter smoothie.
  • 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.
  • Handful of Ice: As needed, to get the consistency you want.
  • Milk of Choice: Regular milk or any unsweetened non-dairy milk (like almond milk, oat milk, cashew milk or coconut milk) would work well. You can also use soy milk if you want more protein, or whole milk if you want more decadence!
  • Optional: Your favorite protein powder to turn this into a protein-packed smoothie!

Instructions

Making this great 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 good blender and mix until smooth.
  3. Drink! Pour your smoothie into a glass and enjoy!
ingredients in a blender

Why This Delicious Smoothie is Great for a Healthy Lifestyle

  • No Added Sugar: All the sugar you get is from the fruit itself. There isn’t any fruit juice (like orange juice), refined sugar in this strawberry and bananas smoothie recipe. 
  • Fiber: This perfect strawberry banana smoothie recipe has 7grams of fiber, and you can add even more by adding other ingredients. 
  • Low Calorie: You can enjoy an entire smoothie for just 140 calories. Adding other ingredients will increase the calories, but using my recommendations, they are still low calorie. 
  • High Protein: If you opt to add protein powder (I recommend adding 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder which typically equals 20 grams of protein), this fruit smoothie recipe will pack 25 grams of protein in each serving!
strawberry and banana smoothie in a glass mason jar with a straw

Recipe FAQs

Will Kids Enjoy This Strawberry and Banana Smoothie?

Definitely! This smoothie has a naturally sweet taste, so it feels like an incredible dessert instead of a healthy breakfast. This is a delicious way for kids to get their serving of fruit for the day, and its packed with vitamins and minerals! 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.

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 transfer it 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!

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:

  • Make it a green Smoothie: Add in baby spinach! It’s super mild and takes on the flavor of the smoothie, and adds in tons of extra nutrients.
  • Plain Greek yogurt: You can add 1/2 cup to 1 cup of plain, unsweetened Greek yogurt for a super creamy strawberry banana smoothie and a healthy dose of protein.
  • Protein Powder: To boost the protein, and for a thicker smoothie texture, try adding in one of these protein powders.
  • 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 and bananas 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!
  • Extracts: Try a little bit of vanilla extract or almond extract for a different flavor!

Expert Tips

  • 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 powered 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 all of the ingredients in a small freezer bag. When ready to eat, just remove from the freezer and blend – no prep needed!
strawberry and banana smoothie in a glass mason jar with a straw

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Strawberry and Bananas Smoothie

This Strawberry and Bananas 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: 2 serving
Calories: 141kcal
Author: Anjali Shah

Ingredients

  • 1 pear
  • 6 strawberries frozen or fresh
  • ½ banana
  • 1 pineapple wedge/spear
  • 1 tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 scoop of your favorite plant-based protein powder (optional)

Instructions

  • Put all of the ingredients 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. Nutritional info does not include protein powder. If you add protein powder, this smoothie will have approximately 350 calories and 25 grams of protein per serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 301mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 15g

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