This refreshing strawberry banana smoothie recipe is the perfect healthy breakfast! It's lightly sweet, a little creamy, and totally satisfying.
“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I originally made this strawberry banana smoothie for Jack.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.
How to Make a Smoothie
- Fill your blender with fruit, almond milk, ice, and a little sweetener if you like.
- 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 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
- 1 1/2 cup raspberries
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1 cup almond milk, or oat milk
- 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
- 1 1/2 cups ice
- Handful of mint or basil, optional
- Combine the raspberries, strawberries, banana, almond milk, honey or maple, basil, if using, and ice in a blender. Blend until smooth.
- Taste. If it's too tart for you, add another 1/2 cup or so of almond milk and another tablespoon of honey or maple.
Amazing have it everyday
I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed it!
Can the ice be omitted?
If all the fruit is frozen could the ice be omitted?
You can skip the ice if you’d like.
Awesome can’t wait to try it Thanks God bless.
I have Diabetes Type 2, what are the fat, carb, and sugar facts on this smoothie?
I’m sorry, I don’t calculate nutrition facts, but you can plug the ingredients into a site like my fitness pal.
Can I use low-fat milk instead of almond milk?
Yep, you can use any milk you like.
I’ve been craving a smoothie all week, and this one really left me satisfied! I recommend to anyone looking for a berry smoothie.
Thanks for sharing this recipe. We’re going to make it tonight!
It’s looking delicious
I’ll definitely try this ❤
Thank you so much for such tasty and lovely smoothie recipe ❤
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Beautiful – just looks like summer!
This looks super! I love the colour of berry smoothies…
Your summer berry smoothies look so delish!!! We love making all types of smoothies – especially with berries! Your pictures are gorgeous too!
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!
Thanks, I just love strawberries and basil together…
So perfectly refreshing! And nice to have dairy-free smoothies ideas. Thanks! 🙂
thanks! I can’t do regular milk so I love a good non-dairy option 🙂
Delicious & easy to make!
love the optional basil idea! Never thought of that.
This looks sooo good!! Love this idea!