Strawberry Banana Smoothie


This Strawberry Banana Smoothie takes just 5 minutes and 4 ingredients to make. It’s fresh, fruity, creamy, and oh-so-yummy!

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This is the best strawberry banana smoothie recipe EVER. It’s made with only four ingredients and takes only 5 minutes. I could really eat this every day…I’m not kidding. 😉

Ingredients

Yep, you’re seeing that right. Just four ingredients for this healthy and delicious strawberry banana smoothie!

  • Strawberries – use frozen strawberries for best results.
  • Banana – use a super ripe banana for ultimate sweetness.
  • Milk – use your favorite type of milk. I used almond!
  • Vanilla Extract – for a touch of flavor and sweetness.

How to make

  1. Combine all ingredients in your Vitamix.
  2. Blend until smooth then serve and enjoy!
Pro tip
If you prefer a thicker smoothie, add more frozen strawberries. If you prefer a thinner smoothie, add a touch more milk! 

How do you make a smoothie thicker?

The key to a thick smoothie is to use frozen fruit. We’re already using frozen strawberries but feel free to also pre-freeze your banana and use that.

If your smoothie still isn’t thick enough try adding a scoop of Greek yogurt or rolled oats.

Do you put water or milk in smoothies?

definitely prefer to use milk in my smoothies. Water makes smoothies too…well…watery. 😉

Do you put ice in a smoothie?

You don’t have to especially if you’re using frozen fruit. However, ice can help thicken the smoothie so feel free to add a couple of cubes if desired.

Pro tip
Pour some milk into ice cube trays and freeze that so you don’t compromise the flavor of the smoothie.

Can you add spinach to a strawberry banana smoothie?

You can definitely toss in a handful of fresh spinach to get some greens in. The smoothie won’t be quite as pretty though. 😉

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Tips

  • Start with less milk. Add more as needed until the smoothie has reached your desired consistency.
  • Use frozen fruit. Or at least frozen strawberries. Using fresh fruit won’t get the same result.
  • Use a high-powered blender. I love my Vitamix.
  • Serve immediately. Smoothies are best right away. Wait too long and it will start to melt.

Variations

I love a four-ingredient smoothie recipe but if you’re looking for a little something extra here are some ideas!

  • Give it a nutrition boost. Toss in some chia or flax seeds.
  • Add protein. Vanilla protein is a delicious addition.
  • Add peanut butter. You can’t go wrong with a scoop of your favorite peanut butter. 😉
  • Make it a green smoothie. Mix in a handful of fresh spinach. Keep in mind the color won’t be quite as pretty.
  • Sweeten it up. Drizzle in some agave or honey.
  • Make it a bowl. Serve it in a bowl topped with granola, sliced almonds, and fresh fruit slices.
  • Make it creamier. Blend in a scoop of Greek yogurt.

Can You make this smoothie ahead of time?

I don’t recommend making your smoothie ahead of time. Smoothies tend to melt as they sit in the fridge and their consistency isn’t the same once frozen.

For best results enjoy your smoothie right away!

Strawberry banana isn’t your thing? Try my mango smoothie, tropical smoothie, or chocolate berry green protein smoothie!

– Jennifer

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Strawberry Banana Smoothie

This Strawberry Banana Smoothie takes just 5 minutes and 4 ingredients to make. It's fresh, fruity, creamy, and oh-so-yummy!
Course Breakfast, Snack, Smoothie
Cuisine American
Keyword 4 ingredients, healthy, summer
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 smoothie
Calories 253kcal
Author Jennifer Debth

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 large very ripe banana peeled
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice I like unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Place ingredients into a high powered blender and blend until smooth.
  • Add more frozen strawberries for a thicker smoothie or add more milk for a thinner smoothie.
  • Pour into a glass and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1smoothie | Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 868mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Vitamin C: 97mg | Calcium: 161mg | Iron: 1mg

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