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I originally made this strawberry banana smoothie for Jack.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.

Strawberry Banana 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!


Strawberry Banana Smoothie

 
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This refreshing strawberry banana smoothie recipe comes together in seconds in the blender. Perfect for hot summer afternoons or as a healthy breakfast.
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Recipe type: Smoothie
Serves: 2-3
Ingredients
  • 1½ cup raspberries
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • ½ frozen banana
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • 1½ cups ice
  • Handful of mint or basil (optional)
Instructions
  1. Combine the raspberries, strawberries, banana, almond milk, honey or maple, basil, if using, and ice in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Taste. If it's too tart for you, add another ½ cup or so of almond milk and another tablespoon of honey or maple.
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. So perfectly refreshing! And nice to have dairy-free smoothies ideas. Thanks! 🙂

    • jeanine
      06.18.2013

      thanks! I can’t do regular milk so I love a good non-dairy option 🙂

  2. Tieghan from halfbakedharvest.com
    06.17.2013

    I love the addition of the basil! That sounds awesome! Oh and I remember summers in Ohio. So dang humid, it is not anything like that here in CO.
    Believe it or not, I actually miss the humidity a little. It just reminds me of summers as a kid!

    • jeanine
      06.18.2013

      Thanks, I just love strawberries and basil together…

  3. Your summer berry smoothies look so delish!!! We love making all types of smoothies – especially with berries! Your pictures are gorgeous too!

  4. Georgia from Jillsarc.page.tl
    07.25.2014

    Beyond doubt, there’s a great deal of helpful blog posts in this page!

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