Best Strawberry Banana Smoothie

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The best strawberry banana smoothie recipe is easy to make with 5 ingredients in less than five minutes. It’s healthy and made with yogurt so it’s full of protein – the perfect snack or breakfast.

a glass of strawberry banana smoothie with straw


In my opinion, strawberry banana smoothies are the quintessential smoothie flavor.

All of my memories of strolling through the mall in my tween-teen years involved shopping with a strawberry banana smoothie in one hand and my purse in the other.

This healthy Strawberry Banana Smoothie that tastes even more delicious than my the smoothies I knew and loved as a kid – but it’s made with nutritious ingredients.

This is truly the best strawberry banana smoothie recipe ever! It’s so easy to make in only 5 minutes (or less)! It uses just a touch of honey as the sweetener and it’s loaded with whole fruits. It’s also made with yogurt, making it rich in protein and super creamy.

a glass filled with strawberry banana smoothie with a straw and strawberries.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie: Ingredients & Substitutions 

overhead photo of the labeled ingredients in this strawberry banana smoothie recipe
  • Milk. Any dairy or non-dairy milk can be used with great results. We usually use whole milk or almond milk.
  • Honey. Maple syrup or agave are good substitutes. 
  • Strawberries. You can use fresh or frozen strawberries in this recipe.
  • Banana. Make sure the banana is frozen for the best, creamiest results. 
  • Yogurt. Greek yogurt is my preference for its high protein and lower sugar content. I also love Icelandic yogurt because it is thick and creamy. I recommend using a vanilla flavored Greek yogurt for the best taste. If you use a plain variety of yogurt you may need to use more honey to get the sweetness just right!.

Adding Spinach

Adding 1 cup of spinach with the fruit, doesn’t change the taste or texture of the smoothie – however it does turn the smoothie brown. 

Add Protein Powder

If you’d like to add more protein without effecting the flavor at all, I’d recommend adding a scoop of unflavored collagen protein! To intensify the vanilla flavor you can also add a scoop of your favorite vanilla protein powder.

Front view of a glass full of a Strawberry Banana Smoothie

How to Make a Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Let’s walk through how to make strawberry banana smoothie step-by-step! As long as you have a blender and all the ingredients on hand, this smoothie can literally come together in 3 minutes flat. Don’t forget to watch the video.

Begin by putting the ingredients into the container of your blender in the order listed. Always add liquid first to ensure a smooth blend.

overhead view of the ingredients in this strawberry banana smoothie recipe in the vitamix before blending

Use a VItamix

For the creamiest smoothies that are still thick and cold – use a Vitamix blender. Also, check out my Vitamix Buying Guide.

Front view of a Vitamix blender with the ingredients in it to make a Strawberry Banana Smoothie before blending

Next, secure the lid and blend. Start on low speed and increase to high.

Blend on high speed for 30-60 seconds, or until the mixture is smooth. If using a Vitamix, use the tamper to push the ingredients down into the blades to achieve the best consistency (especially if you are using frozen fruit).

Overhead view of a Strawberry Banana Smoothie being blended in a Vitamix blender

Serve

Pour the strawberry banana smoothie into two or four glasses and enjoy as a healthy snack or as part of a nutritious breakfast.

My kids and husband all rave about this healthy Strawberry Banana Smoothie. They loved it and guzzled down every last drop. For a fun twist, add some homemade whipped cream on top.

Front view of a strawberry banana smoothie being poured out of the blender into a glass cup.
hand holding a glass filled with strawberry banana smoothie with a straw and strawberries.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe FAQs

Can you add spinach to this Strawberry Banana Smoothie?

Yes, add 1 cup of fresh or frozen spinach with the fruit.

How do you make a dairy-free Strawberry Banana Smoothie?

To make this dairy-free, use your favorite dairy-free milk and yogurt and make the recipe as written.

How do you make a smoothie thicker? 

The key to making thick smoothies is using frozen ingredients – in this recipe, use frozen banana and frozen strawberries for the best results.
You can freeze some cubes of milk to have on hand to use in smoothies. 

Can I add protein powder to this Strawberry Banana Smoothie? 

If you’d like to add more protein without effecting the flavor at all, I’d recommend adding a scoop of unflavored collagen protein!
To intensify the vanilla flavor you can also add a scoop of your favorite vanilla protein powder.

 What type of yogurt is best for smoothies?

I personally choose Greek yogurt for its high protein and lower sugar content. I also love Icelandic yogurt because it is thick and creamy!

 a glass filled with strawberry banana smoothie with a straw and strawberries.

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Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Laura
The best strawberry banana smoothie recipe is easy to make in less than five minutes. It's healthy and made with yogurt so it's full of protein – the perfect snack or breakfast!
5 from 12 votes
Course beverage, Breakfast, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 150.8
Prep Time2 minutes
Total Time5 minutes

Ingredients 
 

  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup yogurt (5 ounces)
  • 2-4 Tablespoons honey (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 banana (frozen)
  • 2 cups strawberries (fresh or frozen)

Instructions 

  • Place the ingredients in the order listed in the container of Vitamix, (or another high-powered blender).
  • Blend, starting on low speed and increasing to high for 30-60 seconds or until the mixture is smooth.
  • Pour into cups and serve immediately.

Video

Notes

Ingredient Substitution Notes
  • Milk. Any dairy or non-dairy milk can be used with great results. We usually use whole milk or almond milk.
  • Honey. Maple syrup or agave are good substitutes. 
  • Strawberries. You can use fresh or frozen strawberries in this recipe.
  • Banana. Make sure the banana is frozen for the best, creamiest results. 
  • Yogurt. Greek yogurt is my preference for its high protein and lower sugar content. I also love Icelandic yogurt because it is thick and creamy. I recommend using a vanilla flavored Greek yogurt for the best taste. If you use a plain variety of yogurt you may need to use more honey to get the sweetness just right!.
Adding Spinach
Adding 1 cup of spinach with the fruit, doesn’t change the taste or texture of the smoothie – however it does turn the smoothie brown. 

Add Protein Powder

How to Thicken the Smoothie
The key to making thick smoothies is using frozen ingredients – in this recupe ue use frozen banana and frozen strawberries for the best results.
You can even freeze some cubes of milk to have on hand to use in smoothies. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 150.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 26.8g | Protein: 4.5g | Fat: 3.8g | Saturated Fat: 2.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 438.3mg | Fiber: 2.7g | Sugar: 20.4g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 64.1mg | Calcium: 131mg | Iron: 0.4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. I’m excited to try this dumb question does it aid in weight loss and is it safe for type 2 diabetics or are there any substitutes i can do to make it safe for diabetics
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