Strawberry Banana Smoothie

This refreshing strawberry banana smoothie recipe is the perfect healthy breakfast! It's lightly sweet, a little creamy, and totally satisfying.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

“I walked outside and felt like I was swimming,” is what Jack said the other day as I picked him up from the airport, fresh off a flight from LA. It’s humid here, to say the least, and the air is thick. It’s the kind of heat that sort of takes your breath away as soon as you walk out the door. But I’m not complaining, it always takes just a few weeks for the body to acclimate to our summer temps. Hydration is the key. Eight glasses of water (don’t know who recommended that) is just not enough, so I’ve been on a smoothie kick lately, and this refreshing strawberry banana smoothie recipe is my new favorite.

I originally made this strawberry banana smoothie for Jack. He’s a smoothie guy no matter what temperature it is outside. But I’ve been waking up extra parched lately, so this fruity berry smoothie goodness has really been hitting the spot.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie recipe ingredients

How to Make a Smoothie

  1. Fill your blender with fruit, almond milk, ice, and a little sweetener if you like.
  2. Blend!
  3. If your smoothie is too tart, add a little more honey or maple syrup

Smoothie Recipe Tips

  • For a thick smoothie, use frozen fruit.
  • For a thicker smoothie, start with less almond milk, you can always add more as you blend.

Smoothie

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe Variations

I like to make this smoothie with a mix of strawberries and raspberries, but if you prefer to go fully in the strawberry banana direction, use 2 cups strawberries instead of strawberries and raspberries, and use a full banana instead of a half. This strawberry banana smoothie recipe works with fresh or frozen fruit, just cut back on the ice if you opt for frozen fruit. I encourage you to try adding the optional basil or mint – they add a lovely freshness to this drink.

For more smoothie recipes, check out these fun summer smoothie recipes, this yummy matcha mango blend, or this fresh citrus one!

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Strawberry Banana Smoothie

rate this recipe:
5 from 103 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Serves 2 to 3
This refreshing strawberry banana smoothie recipe comes together in seconds in the blender. Perfect for hot summer afternoons or as a healthy breakfast.

Ingredients

  • cups raspberries
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • ½ frozen banana
  • 1 cup almond milk or oat milk, plus more as needed
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup, plus more to taste
  • Handful fresh basil or mint, optional
  • cups ice

Instructions

  • Combine the raspberries, strawberries, banana, almond milk, honey, basil, if using, and ice in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Taste. If it's too tart for you, add more almond milk and/or honey as desired.

Notes

Optional step, strain to remove seeds: Blend all ingredients except ice. Strain the liquid to remove strawberry seeds, return to blender, add ice and pulse until combined.

 

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  1. Heather M. Jacoby
    04.16.2024

    Do you have the nutritional information for your recipes?

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      04.20.2024

      Hi Heather, I’m sorry, we don’t calculate nutrition facts.

  2. B Fowler
    11.13.2023

    4 stars
    I love the portions of fruit for this smoothie, but to kick it up a notch, I add one cup of pineapple juice instead of almond/oat milk.

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