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Strawberry Banana Smoothie

An easy, wholesome strawberry banana smoothie made from fresh ingredients. It’s creamy, sweet, healthy and can be made with dairy or dairy-free. It’s the perfect summer smoothie!

Two glasses of strawberry banana smoothie.

One of the best ways to enjoy summer is drinking a cold and refreshing smoothie made from fresh ingredients. I’m definitely a smoothie lover as it’s so easy to toss a bunch of ingredients into my Vitamix and 30 seconds later have an amazing drink.

And with strawberries in abundance in the markets right now, it only makes sense to whip up this classic strawberry banana smoothie recipe. I can get fancy with smoothies and include chia seeds, collagen, hemp seeds and other fun ingredients, but a simple, straightforward smoothie is just as delicious.

So think of this strawberry banana smoothie as your little black dress. It’s a classic. Because what’s not to love about fresh, seasonal strawberries, sweet bananas and creamy yogurt?

Strawberry banana smoothie recipe in two glasses with fresh strawberries beside it.

Strawberry banana smoothie being made in Vitamix blender and poured into glasses.

Strawberry banana smoothie with diced fresh strawberries on top.

My Strawberry Banana Smoothie Tips

  • Don’t use all frozen fruit. If you were to use both frozen strawberries and a frozen banana, you’re likely to end up with a super thick texture more similar to my Strawberry Frozen Yogurt recipe. So instead, use fresh strawberries and a frozen banana. If you only have frozen strawberries, let them thaw before using.
  • Don’t add any sugar. It’s crazy that some recipes call for a sweetener with a full fruit smoothie. Mother nature has given us plenty of sweetness in the strawberries and banana so there’s no need to add extra sugar.
  • Make it with dairy or dairy-free. You can make this strawberry banana smoothie with dairy or dairy-free/vegan. I’ve got recipes for both homemade yogurt and a dairy-free coconut yogurt. You can also use regular milk or my cashew milk or any healthy store-bought dairy-free milk or yogurt options as well.
  • Don’t add ice. Using a frozen banana in the recipe keeps the drink cold, but it doesn’t water it down. Adding ice to smoothies makes them watery pretty quickly.

Hand holding glass of strawberry banana smoothie.

How to Make a Strawberry Banana Smoothie

It truly is as easy as adding the strawberries, frozen banana, milk and yogurt to your blender and blending until nice and creamy. If you make it as per the recipe below, it should be cold and drinkable but not too thick. The perfect consistency!

More Delicious Smoothie Recipes

Watch this Video of My Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe (1 Minute Video)

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This strawberry banana smoothie is made from four simple ingredients - strawberries, banana, milk and yogurt.
5 from 13 votes
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Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan
This strawberry banana smoothie is made from four simple ingredients - strawberries, banana, milk and yogurt. Watch the video above to see how quickly it comes together!
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, halved
  • 1 banana, quartered and frozen
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a high powered blender and blend until smooth.

Lisa's Tips

Nutrition

Calories: 198.1kcal, Carbohydrates: 30.8g, Protein: 5.9g, Fat: 7.1g, Saturated Fat: 3.7g, Cholesterol: 21.2mg, Sodium: 66.6mg, Fiber: 4.8g, Sugar: 20.5g
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How to Make a Strawberry Banana Smoothie, Strawberry Banana Smoothie, Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe
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42 comments on “Strawberry Banana Smoothie”

  1. Made this by semi-thawing some frozen strawberries and using a ripe banana on my counter — SO GOOD. My picky boyfriend loved as well. Four thumbs up from us!

  2. I only have almond milk in the fridge will that work and i don’t like yougurt. Do i have to use the yougurt

    • Yes, almond milk will work fine. And no, you don’t have to use the yogurt…it’s completely up to you. You could just add more almond milk, but keep in mind that the smoothie will not be as thick.

  3. I only have coconut milk in the fridge today. Will that work? 

  4. I love this recipe! I have made it loads and my family love it! Tysm! ?

  5. Do you use any specific flavor of Greek yogurt? 

  6. Yummy

  7. Cab you use regular yogurt instead of greek yogurt for this recipe?

  8. This was the creamiest smoothie ever!! I had a pretty tangy version of Greek yogurt so I did add a little honey to sweeten but LOVE the ratios in this recipe! 

  9. AMAZING! My family loved it.

  10. Loved your recipe!! Now I want one size bigger, 16oz to make for my hubby. Could you please let me know how much more ingredient I should put?

  11. It’s hella good 

  12. Healthy snack, sure
    But, when sugar is nearly 21 grams, is it really healthy?

    • All of the sugar in this smoothie is natural sugar from fruit (no added sugar or sweeteners) so the absorption and impact to blood sugar is mitigated due to fiber, nutrients, etc. But I would agree that it should not be a daily snack. I do have recipes for low-sugar green smoothies that use limited fruit as well.

      • Exactly. Natural sugars are much better as your body knows what to do with them. Refined sugars? Not so much. I actually do drink a smoothie every morning with my huel as it covers the taste.

  13. Just love a good strawberry smoothie! Can’t wait for strawberries to be back in season, I’m sure to try this.

  14. Can yiu send me more smoothie recipes

  15. Awesome, this is the BEST smoothie I have ever had, and I plan on having one every day before school!

    Rating: 5
  16. I know there are a million fancy smoothie flavors out there, but this classic combo is hand down my favorite. Thanks for the tip about using frozen an fresh. I’ve always used all frozen and you’re right … I usually have to let it melt for a minute until it is soft enough to drink. I’ll remember that tip next time.

    Rating: 5
  17. So simple and flavorful. I love it. And I am a huge fan of Vitamix. Use it almost everyday.

    Rating: 5
  18. I’ve been on such a smoothie kick lately. I would love this for breakfast and your photos are gorgeous!

    Rating: 5
  19. One of my favorite smoothies! Love all your tips. I make these regularly in my vitamix!

    Rating: 5
  20. Oh those look so refreshing and delicious. I love strawberries and actually have a few that need to be used up. I can’t wait to make these smoothies.

    Rating: 5