This strawberry banana smoothie is a classic everyday essential. It’s made with a handful of ingredients, including strawberries, banana, nut milk, and dairy-free yogurt. It takes less than a few minutes to make, making it the perfect on-the-go breakfast or kid-friendly snack!
When I first started eating more meals at home again, making smoothies quickly became an important part of my transition. It helped me get more comfortable with adding more veggies and fruits into my meals, especially during breakfast.
This strawberry banana smoothie was one of the first smoothies I started enjoying, well before all the green smoothies I love these days.
How to Make a Strawberry Banana Smoothie – Step By Step
The key to making a perfect smoothie is using high-quality ingredients. You need a handful of ingredients to make this strawberry banana smoothie. Everything else can be customized based on your dietary preferences and what’s in your kitchen.
- Strawberries: While you can use frozen strawberries, fresh strawberries taste even better. However, if you want that thick smoothie texture, stick to frozen. I like to buy fresh strawberries when they are in season and freeze them for my smoothies so I can skip the ice.
- Banana: I love to freeze a fresh banana the night before or a few at the beginning of the week. Bananas add creaminess into the smoothie and, again, avoid the need for ice.
- Yogurt: While you don’t need to use yogurt in this smoothie, it adds more creaminess. If you eat dairy, yogurt will give it a boost of protein as well.
- Nut Milk: I usually use almond milk but coconut milk or any other kind of nut milk works just as great. You could also make your own!
- Sweetener: I prefer to sweeten my smoothies with Medjool dates but use whatever works well for you, based on your preferences. Honey is another great option!
Once you have all of the ingredients, combine them into your blender and blend until smooth and creamy. That’s it! Enjoy immediately or save for later.
Here are some of my favorite ways to customize this strawberry banana smoothie. I would suggest using one to two of these when you’re looking to add a little more to your smoothie!
- Chia seeds
- Nuts – walnuts are a great pick as you can barely taste their flavor
- Almond butter
- Hemp seeds
- Plant-based protein – for a boost of protein
- Coconut water – swap out the nut milk with coconut water for extra hydration.
- Cauliflower – if you’re looking to add some veggies in here, cauliflower is a great choice. Add a few cauliflower florets and you won’t even notice it!
How to Store Your Smoothie for Later
If you have any leftovers, store them in the refrigerator for up to a day in a glass jar. Since this smoothie contains banana, adding a lemon or lime juice to help prevent oxidation and from turning the smoothie into a brownish color. It also tastes much better when you do finally enjoy it!
More Easy Smoothie Recipes
- Tropical Matcha Smoothie
- Power Breakfast Smoothie
- Morning Green Smoothie
- Pineapple Coconut Smoothie
- Strawberry Ginger Smoothie
This simple strawberry banana smoothie is a classic everyday essential. It’s made with a handful of ingredients, including strawberries, banana, nut milk, and dairy-free yogurt. It takes less than a few minutes to make, making it the perfect on-the-go breakfast or kid-friendly snack!
- 1 cup strawberries, sliced
- 1 banana, sliced
- 1/2 cup dairy-free coconut yogurt
- 1 cup almond milk
- 2 Medjool dates or 1 tablespoon honey (optional)
- handful of ice
- In a blender, add strawberries, banana, coconut yogurt, almond milk, sweetener (if using), and ice.
- Blend until smooth and creamy. Serve immediately or store for later.
If you have any leftovers, store them in the refrigerator for up to a day in a glass jar. Since this smoothie contains banana, adding a lemon or lime juice to help prevent oxidation and from turning the smoothie into a brownish color.
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