Home > Beverages > Strawberry Banana Smoothie Strawberry Banana Smoothie March 11, 2019 | 26 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. This Strawberry Banana Smoothie takes mere minutes to whip together and only requires five ingredients: frozen strawberries, frozen banana, milk, yogurt, and honey. This smoothie is healthy, filling, creamy, and flavorful! We’re obsessed with smoothies around these parts; they’re the perfect way to start your day or quell your cravings! Be sure to try this famous Acai Bowl, the best Green Smoothie recipe, or this insanely good Blueberry Smoothie next. Or if you find yourself short on strawberries, try this plain Banana Smoothie! My boys are convinced this is very recipe is their beloved strawberry milkshake from a local ice cream shop. And I couldn’t be more excited about that! Not only is my Strawberry Banana Smoothie free of ice cream and fake strawberry syrups, but it’s also packed with ingredients I feel good about them eating! (Drinking?!) By using a frozen banana, frozen strawberries, and thick Greek yogurt, this smoothie becomes ultra-thick and milkshake-like. How to Make Strawberry Banana Smoothies Freeze the banana: While this smoothie is simple to make, it does require just a bit of planning. I like to prep the bananas right after I get home from the grocery store so I don’t forget! Remove the peel, slice the banana into coins, place in freezer-safe containers or bags, and freeze overnight. Honestly, having a completely frozen banana (as opposed to an unfrozen one) is what makes this smoothie so spectacular. Measure: While it might seem silly to actually measure out ingredients for a smoothie instead of just throwing everything in the blender, I highly recommend measuring ingredients the first few times you make this until you have a feel for the quantities. (Throwing random ingredients in a blender can often end up giving you way too much smoothie or tasting, well, nasty.) It’s also a good idea to measure if you’re tracking macros or calories. Blend: If you have a high-powered blender (I recommend a Vitamix® or Blendtec®), you can add everything in and blend until smooth. If you don’t have a powerful blender, follow manufacturer instructions for what ingredients to add first to avoid cavitation. QUICK TIP What is cavitation? It’s what happens when food doesn’t get mixed well in a blender. The spinning blades create a logjam and the food either sits there or gets ground into a puree. But wait, there isn’t ice listed in the ingredients for this healthy strawberry banana smoothie recipe; what’s up with that?! Don’t You Put Ice in Smoothies? You generally won’t find ice in any of my smoothie recipes because I find it detracts from the great smoothie flavors! If you have fully frozen fruit, you’ll get the perfect smoothie consistency — in fact, as thick as a milkshake! After all, ice is frozen water; as it melts, it will water down the smoothie. Smoothie Tips I know, how complicated can making a smoothie be, right?! I still have a few tips. Good ripe bananas make all the difference in this smoothie. Freeze the bananas when they’re ripe and use them only when completely frozen for the best smoothie experience. If needed, add a little honey or maple syrup to sweeten this smoothie. I’ve found with a really good and ripe banana and flavored Greek yogurt, it doesn’t need the additional sweetener– but this can vary. So, give your smoothie a quick taste and add a teaspoon or two as needed. Use a delicious Greek yogurt. The yogurt makes a huge difference in this Strawberry Banana Smoothie. It lends an incredible creaminess and flavor. Our absolute favorite yogurt to use in these smoothies is Greek Gods® honey vanilla yogurt. (Not sponsored, just a fan). Whatever brand you get, aim for vanilla or strawberry-flavored Greek yogurt. Recipe variations To make this Strawberry Banana Smoothie recipe without yogurt, simply omit it and make no other changes to the recipe! To make this smoothie without milk, use apple juice in its place. No cow’s milk? Use almond milk, rice milk, soy milk, cashew milk, or another milk alternative. Don’t want almond or soy milk? Use cow’s milk or another milk alternative. Not a fan of bananas? Try frozen mango in its place! Here are some other substitution ideas. Additional nutrition: Add some chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds, etc. Shelf life for Strawberry Banana Smoothies Generally, a smoothie will keep about 8-12 hours in the fridge. A quick smell will clue you into knowing if the smoothie is okay or not. If you plan on storing a smoothie, store it in a container with an airtight lid. You’ll want to fill that container to the very top to prevent air from being trapped in the container (this will oxidize [degrade] the nutrients in the smoothie). For this Strawberry Banana Smoothie recipe, I recommend drinking it all in one sitting, preferably right after making it. I don’t find this smoothie sits or stores well. More healthy breakfast recipes Ham and Cheese Quiche (quick prep) Healthy Banana Bread (reader favorite!) Easy Healthy Zucchini Bread (reader favorite!) Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies (simple to make) Healthy Blueberry Muffins (my husband’s favorite!) FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Strawberry Banana Smoothie 5 from 4 votes - Review this recipe This Strawberry Banana Smoothie takes mere minutes to whip together and only requires five ingredients: frozen strawberries, frozen banana, milk, yogurt, and honey. This smoothie is healthy, filling, creamy, and flavorful! SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Strawberry Banana Smoothie 5 from 4 votes - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe This Strawberry Banana Smoothie takes mere minutes to whip together and only requires five ingredients: frozen strawberries, frozen banana, milk, yogurt, and honey. This smoothie is healthy, filling, creamy, and flavorful! Course Breakfast, lunch Cuisine American Keyword banana smoothie Prep Time 5 minutes Total Time 5 minutes Servings 1 -2 servings Calories 255kcal Author Chelsea Ingredients1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk or milk of choice - Note 11/2 cup frozen banana (~1 small banana)2 cups frozen strawberries1/3 cup honey vanilla Greek yogurt (we love Greek Gods brand)1-3 teaspoons honey optional, as needed InstructionsNIGHT BEFORE: Peel the banana and slice it into coins. Place the coins in a sealed bag in the freezer the night before making this smoothie. If the banana isn't frozen solid, you'll want to add some ice to your smoothie.DAY OF: Combine the almond milk, frozen banana, frozen strawberries, Greek yogurt, and honey (add to taste as needed depending on the sweetness of the fruit) in a large, powerful blender. Blend until completely smooth--about 60 seconds in a high-powered blender.Enjoy immediately. Recipe NotesNote 1: You can use different milk -- whatever you like best! Nutritional information assumes no honey and 30-calorie-per-cup almond milk. Nutrition FactsCalories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 353mg | Potassium: 803mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin C: 176mg | Calcium: 419mg | Iron: 1mg DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below.