Strawberry Banana Smoothie

This strawberry banana smoothie is an easy, wholesome recipe 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.

Best 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?

Watch Me Make This Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

While this is an easy recipe, it always helps to watch a quick tutorial video. Give it a watch below!

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Ingredients

Want to know what’s in this delicious smoothie? Just a handful of fresh ingredients, including:

  • fresh strawberries
  • banana
  • Greek yogurt
  • milk

Want to make it dairy-free? See my tips below.

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

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

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!

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Strawberry banana smoothie topped with fresh strawberries.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

4.96 from 50 votes
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!


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


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

Lisa's Tips


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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148 comments on “Strawberry Banana Smoothie”

  1. Amazing !!!! I had to have a recipe for my Home Ec class. And it was wonderful. The flavor was excellent!!! Thank you so much for the delicious recipe!5 stars

  2. Hi! I’m new to smoothie making and normally my smoothies are bitter for some reason and end up having to use a lot of sugar and I have no idea why. But I just found your recipe and going to give it a try tomorrow. How should I freeze the banana? Whole? Sliced? Peeled? In a ziploc bag or what. TIA

  3. This tastes great with plant based milk! I made the recipe, but with all the negative talk of dairy that’s out there, I  substituted Almond milk to make it vegan. Loved it.5 stars

  4. DELICIOUS! So easy too. Perfect consistency. 5 stars

  5. So good highly recommend5 stars

  6. I tried this recipe and it was so delicious! Definitely a keeper!!5 stars

  7. I used frozen strawberries and bananas. I could still drink it through a straw, not too thick at all. It was delicious!5 stars

  8. Thanks for the recipe! I used coconut milk and added coconut rum for a tropical cocktail 😉5 stars

  9. Can I make it the night before and freeze or refrigerate for the morning?

    • Hi Brian – Yes! You can place in the refrigerator if you are to drink it the next day, otherwise, place it in the freezer to store for longer.

  10. Love this recipe. Used my NutriBullet. Perfect!!5 stars

  11. is it fine to not use any yogurt at all? 

  12. Made this for breakfast today and my mom and I loved it. She thought it was going to be too much strawberry but I ended up proving her wrong.5 stars

  13. Does the banana have to be frozen?

    • Hi xlasham – You can use fresh bananas, but frozen bananas can make the smoothie more thick and creamy :)

  14. can you use normal yogurt instead of greek?

  15. Amazing, This is my daily breakfast now!5 stars

  16. super smooth and fluffy, best smoothie i’ve ever had5 stars

  17. LOVE THIS SOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!5 stars

  18. so helpful5 stars

  19. Of all the smoothies I make, this one gets made the most often. Super yummy! I try to avoid as much sugar as I can, so berries are my go to fruit.  (My husband prefers Lisa’s Mango Smoothie – it naturally has a lot more sugar).  With my new Vitamix (THANKS LISA! I Think of you every time I use it.) it’s an easy breakfast or mid-day snack.5 stars

    • This strawberry banana smoothie is such a classic recipe, isn’t it? I’m happy you love it as well! And yes, super easy to whip up in your Vitamix. Way to put that machine to good use!

  20. My faaav, plus adding cauliflower5 stars

  21. can you use regular yogurt

  22. Hi Lisa, I truly love with your website and all of the wonderful recipes you have available. I am also a huge fan of smoothies, but unfortunately, a lot of smoothies call for bananas (Which I am allergic to – Bananas, Avos and Mango). Do you have an idea of what I can use (in any of your recipes) as a substitute for bananas and avos?4 stars

  23. Just love a good strawberry smoothie! Can’t wait for strawberries to be back in season, I’m sure to try this.5 stars

    • Hi Sami – A strawberry smoothie never disappoints! You’re going to love this recipe :)

    • First, thank you for responding to my IG message about which vitamix to purchase! Second, this smoothie is sooo delicious! It’s one of my the smoothies I whipped up using my new A3500! I’m in love with my vitamix already! Can’t wait to try your nut butter recipe! 💗 Romi 5 stars

      • Hi Romi – Of course, and congrats on your new Vitamix. I’m so excited for you to whip up all my Vitamix recipes now :)

  24. Tried this recipe but had to half it because I didn’t have enough strawberries. It was amazing please try!5 stars

  25. i have’t try this yet but it sounds amazing

  26. I’ve made this smoothie multiple times, and am amazed at how easy it is to make and how great it tastes! You were absolutely right — there shouldn’t be any need to add extra sweetener, it was perfect as it is. I also added some spinach to make it healthier. :)
    Love your recipes!5 stars

  27. Excellent and simple! Didn’t have frozen banana but did have impatient 4 year old. Threw in a handful of ice cubes and all was well.5 stars

  28. How can I find a recipe? I am looking for your strawberry muffins. Your recipes are always a great inspiration and always keep smiling5 stars

  29. Very delicious recipe! ??I would definitely make again and recommend making. I have made smoothies in the past and have been greatly disappointed, so I was worried about making another but it was amazing. I threw the banana in the freezer for about an hour and they worked just fine, even though they weren’t completely frozen. Five stars from me!5 stars

  30. 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!5 stars

  31. 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.

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

  33. I love this recipe! I have made it loads and my family love it! Tysm! ?5 stars

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

  35. Yummy5 stars

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

  37. 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! 5 stars

  38. AMAZING! My family loved it.5 stars

  39. 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?5 stars

    • Thanks Trish! You can easily double this recipe. And if you have any leftovers, you could always refrigerate or freeze it as well. :)

      • Would it be ok if we used strawberry Greek yogurt instead of regular Greek yogurt

      • Hi Haaken – You can do that, however it’s not necessary. If you don’t extra sweet strawberry flavor with additional sugar – then go for it :)

  40. It’s hella good 5 stars

  41. 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.

      • It has been my breakfast for years

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

  43. Can yiu send me more smoothie recipes

  44. Awesome, this is the BEST smoothie I have ever had, and I plan on having one every day before school!5 stars

  45. 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.5 stars

  46. So simple and flavorful. I love it. And I am a huge fan of Vitamix. Use it almost everyday.5 stars

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

  48. One of my favorite smoothies! Love all your tips. I make these regularly in my vitamix!5 stars

  49. 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.5 stars