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Strawberry Banana Smoothie

This Strawberry Banana Smoothie recipe is made with just three ingredients. A light and refreshing healthy smoothie that tastes delicious!

strawberry banana smoothie in a mason jar with a strawberry on the rim

This strawberry banana smoothie is so easy to make!

With just 3 ingredients and a blender, you can make this at home in just 5 minutes. Kids and adults alike will love this smoothie recipe!

Strawberry and banana is such a classic favorite flavor combination, just like the favorite peanut butter banana smoothie.

It’s one of my favorite smoothies to drink and always hits the spot. Perfect for a mid day snack or to cool off in the hot summer months.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Ingredients

  • Frozen strawberries: do not use fresh strawberries
  • Frozen bananas: adds that super creamy texture to the smoothie
  • Milk: any variety
strawberry banana smoothie in a blender

How to make a Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Step 1: add your milk of choice to the bottom of a high speed blender. Adding the milk first to the blender will help it blend easier.

You will need a high powered blender to make this recipe, as it is quite thick and a normal blender would most likely not be able to handle it.

milk in the bottom of a blender

Step 2: Add your frozen strawberries and bananas over the milk, and blend it all up!

This strawberry banana smoothie is super thick, so you might need to stop blending and use a spoon to mix it all around. Be patient, it will blend!

I gladly take a few extra minutes to help the smoothie blend instead of adding more milk. As far as smoothies go, the thicker the better in my opinion!

strawberry banana smoothie in a blender

Tips for Success

  • Add your milk to the blender first: This will help make sure the blender works the best that it can, and has easy access to the liquid of the recipe.
  • Add more milk if necessary: If you do not have a high speed blender, you may need to add more milk to make it not as thick so that the blender can handle mixing the smoothie up.
Healthy strawberry banana smoothie recipe with just 3 ingredients!

How to make a Smoothie thicker

  • Use frozen fruit: frozen fruit is key to making a smoothie thicker
  • Use less liquid: Adding too much liquid can make your smoothie watery. Start with less and add more if necessary.
  • Use a high-speed blender: a high speed blender is important for getting a thick smoothie texture. Its sharp blades can blend frozen fruit without much liquid and turn it into a thick and creamy smoothie.
smoothies in glass jars from an overhead view surrounded by strawberries and bananas

What kind of milk to use

You can use any kind of milk in this recipe. Here are some ideas:

  • Soy milk
  • Whole milk
  • 2% milk
  • Skim milk
  • Coconut milk
  • Oat milk
  • Almond Milk
  • Cashew Milk
How to make a strawberry banana smoothie
strawberry banana smoothie in a mason jar with a strawberry on the rim

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Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Joy Shull
Easy and delicious homemade strawberry banana smoothie recipe with just 3 ingredients.
4.58 from 166 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Course Smoothies
Cuisine American
Servings 3 servings
Calories 145 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup frozen banana chunks
  • 1 cup milk of choice see notes

Instructions
 

  • Add the milk to the bottom of your high speed blender
  • Add strawberries and frozen bananas on top of the milk
  • Blend on high speed until smooth, scraping down the edges if necessary 

Notes

You will need a high speed blender for this recipe (I love my blendtec). Because this smoothie is so thick, it likely will not blend in a regular blender. If needed, add more milk to help the smoothie blend.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 145kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 4gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 39mgPotassium: 583mgFiber: 5gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 135IUVitamin C: 117mgCalcium: 128mgIron: 1mg
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Recipe Rating




Riley

Wednesday 18th of November 2020

The smoothie is so good

Suzanne

Thursday 19th of March 2020

This looks delicious! Thank you for sharing!

Rina

Thursday 31st of October 2019

Your recipe looks delicious! I make a similar smoothie with a hand blender. It takes quicker but gives the same thick texture. I microwave the strawberries for thirty seconds and add a fresh banana. The banana gives it a fresher, fruitier taste, frozen bananas taste sweeter. It goes into a 32 oz soup container and hand blended for a minute. Even easier!

Shahd

Tuesday 9th of July 2019

How many strawberries should I put?

Riley

Wednesday 18th of November 2020

@Shahd, nine

Savannah

Tuesday 25th of August 2020

How much would you need to make 9-10 serving?

Joy Shull

Tuesday 9th of July 2019

The full ingredients and instructions are in a printable recipe card at the bottom of the post :)

Jayden Smith

Tuesday 28th of May 2019

Does the 41 Carbs mean for the whole three servings, or is that just for one serving?