This healthy strawberry banana smoothie recipe is the perfect way to welcome the new year! It only takes 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to make. It’s the perfect drink for those sweet cravings.
This strawberry and banana smoothie is always top of mind when I’m in the mood for a smoothie! It has such great flavor and is so simple to make. I also love to make a green smoothie, pineapple smoothie, protein smoothie and mango smoothie bowl. Yum!
Strawberry and banana smoothie
Anyone else trying to eat a little better this year? I definitely ate my fair share of holiday treats, so now I’m trying to clean up my eating and limit my desserts. Smoothies have been my go-to option for when I’m craving something sweet! We make all different combinations, but the flavor combo in this strawberry banana smoothie is one of my favorites and is a true classic.
You’ll love this strawberry banana smoothie recipe because it’s thick, creamy and refreshing! It makes a great breakfast, afternoon snack or even midnight dessert! Plus it’s family-friendly too…everyone in my whole family loved it!
Ingredients for strawberry smoothie
To make this strawberry smoothie, I used frozen sliced strawberries. I always keep a bag in my freezer because they are super convenient. I love using these in my smoothies, because they blend up so easily. They’re also naturally very sweet and taste so refreshing!
- Frozen strawberries
- Frozen banana
- Flax seed or chia seeds
How to make a strawberry banana smoothie
To get started, you’ll want to gather all of the strawberry smoothie ingredients. For this recipe, I used a milk base, frozen strawberries, a banana, ground flax seed and honey. All you need to do is pour the ingredients into a blender and then mix until smooth. If you want a thicker strawberry banana smoothie, use a frozen banana. It will taste more like a shake. ;)
Do you have to use frozen fruit in smoothies?
I prefer to use frozen fruit when making smoothie recipes because I think it helps make the consistency thicker and creamier. Sometimes when I blend together fresh fruit and ice, the smoothie is a little watery and seedy. If using fresh fruit, you may want to add both ice and little Greek yogurt to get that perfect creamy texture.
How do you make a smoothie thicker?
To make this strawberry banana smoothie thicker, try using a frozen banana. I’ve found that it really helps to thicken the texture and almost makes it shake-like. You could also add in some Greek yogurt for a thicker texture. If your strawberry smoothie consistency has gotten too thick, try adding in about a Tablespoon of milk at a time until you’ve reached the desired consistency.
Additional mix-in’s for strawberry banana smoothie
This strawberry smoothie recipe is really easy to customize! If you want to add some green, feel free to add a cup of spinach (note it will change the color). If you need a little more protein, add in a scoop of protein powder. You can also substitute the milk with almond milk or greek yogurt.
- Protein powder
- Greek yogurt
- Sub regular milk with almond milk
- Fruit juice
- Ice (If using fresh strawberries)
TIP: I like to top my strawberry banana smoothie with fresh strawberries and bananas, as well as granola, coconut flakes and extra chia seeds. The added toppings really take the strawberry smoothie over the top!
What are the benefits of a strawberry banana smoothie?
There are lots of benefits from drinking this healthy strawberry banana smoothie! Check out some of them below.
- Great source of Vitamin A
- Filled with both potassium and fiber
- Helps regulate digestion
- Rich in antioxidants
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 2 cups frozen strawberries
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 Tablespoon ground flaxseed or chia seeds
- 1-2 Tablespoons honey to taste
For extra protein: Add vanilla protein powder or collagen
- Combine the milk, strawberries, banana, flaxseed and 1 Tablespoon honey in a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Taste and add more honey if needed. Add more milk if you need to thin it out, or more strawberries if you'd like it thicker. Enjoy!
- Feel free to add in vanilla protein powder or collagen for extra protein.
This strawberry banana smoothie makes enough for my 3 kids and I, however it would probably only serve 2 adults. If you’re wanting to double the strawberry smoothie recipe, I would make one batch and then the other right after. If you add too much frozen fruit to the blender, I find it doesn’t blend as well. The perfect amount seems to be around 2-3 cups. Hope you love this strawberry banana smoothie as much as we did!
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