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Easy Simple Strawberry Smoothie

This simple Strawberry Banana Smoothie is great for a breakfast-on-the-go, an after-school snack, or a light and refreshing dessert. It’s made with just three simple ingredients and is a delicious way to enjoy fruit.

Strawberry banana smoothie in a glass.

Why You’ll Like This Recipe

  • It’s unbelievably easy to make – all you need is a blender and three ingredients.
  • You can whip it up in just minutes!
  • Not only does this smoothie taste divine, but it’s also healthy too. Strawberries and bananas are full of vitamins and minerals, while milk provides protein and calcium.

Strawberry Smoothie Ingredients

To this delicious smoothie, you need the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup of frozen fruit – a mix of frozen strawberries and bananas works great
  • 1 ½ cups of dairy or non-dairy milk substitute

How to Make a Simple Strawberry Smoothie

Take out about a cup of frozen fruit and place it in your blender.

Fruit in blender.

Add a cup and a half of your favorite dairy or non-dairy milk. (I use vanilla almond milk which makes it a Vegan Simple Strawberry Banana Smoothie.)

Puree/Pulse/Liquify everything until the desired consistency. If the smoothie is too thin, add a little more fruit, one piece at a time. Too thick? Add more milk.

Smoothie blended in a mixer.

Make Your Own Frozen Fruit

Rinse and pat dry fresh strawberries. Cut them in half and place them on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper.

Fresh Clean Strawberries.

Go ahead and cut up some bananas and place them on the sheet, too. Freeze them for a few hours.

Sliced Strawberries and Bananas.

Once they are frozen, you remove them from the sheet and place in a zip-top freezer bag. Try to squeeze out the excess air. Air is not our friend when it comes to freezing.

Frozen strawberries and bananas.

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • Adding a handful of spinach or kale to the smoothie will make it more nutritious without sacrificing any flavor. It may change the color of your smoothie, but it should still taste fine.
  • If you want to add some natural sweetness, try adding a tablespoon of honey or maple syrup.
  • If you want to make the smoothie more filling, try adding some oats or Greek yogurt.
  • If you find that the smoothie is too thick, add a bit more milk until it reaches your desired consistency. If you like a thicker smoothie, add more frozen fruit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use another type of milk in this smoothie? Yes, you can use any type of milk to make the smoothie. Oat milk, almond milk, coconut milk, and soy milk are good alternatives to cow’s milk.

What other fruits can I add to the smoothie? You can also add other fruits like blueberries, raspberries or cherries for a refreshing twist.

Is there a way to make the smoothie vegan? Yes, you can use a dairy-free milk. If you use a milk alternative such as soy, oat, almond, coconut, or cashew milk, the smoothie will be vegan-friendly.

Can I make this smoothie ahead of time? Unfortunately, no – it’s best to enjoy the smoothie right after blending as the fruits may oxidize and become discolored.

What can I add to the smoothie for more protein? You can add chia seeds, Greek yogurt, almond butter, peanut butter, or protein powder to the smoothie for an extra boost of protein. Chia seeds and nuts provide healthy fats that will keep you feeling full and satisfied longer. Greek yogurt adds a creamy texture and can help thicken the smoothie. Protein powders are also a great way to get additional protein into your diet. Be sure to choose a protein powder that doesn’t contain artificial sweeteners or flavors.

Strawberry and Banana Facts

  • Strawberries are a naturally cholesterol-free fruit and one serving (8 strawberries) has more Vitamin C than an orange.
  • One serving of strawberries has only 50 calories and contains beneficial amounts of Vitamin C, potassium and fiber and block cancer-causing substances as well as retroviruses.
  • In addition to fiber (3 grams in a medium banana), bananas are a natural source of potassium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Magnesium, Copper, and Manganese. Bananas also have pectin and resistant starch which may moderate blood sugar levels after meals and reduce appetite by slowing the emptying of your stomach.
  • Bananas contain antioxidants, including dopamine and catechins. (Antioxidants may help reduce damage from free radicals and lower your risk of some diseases.)

Got bananas? Be sure to check out these other delicious banana recipes:

strawberry banana smoothie

Simple Strawberry Smoothie

This refreshing drink can be substituted for a meal or enjoyed as a dessert.
4.34 from 3 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 large smoothie
Calories: 206kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen fruit
  • cups dairy or non-dairy milk substitute

Instructions

  • Place ingredients in blender and puree until desired consistency.

Notes

If the smoothie is too thin, add more fruit.
If it is too thick, add more milk.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 117mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 29g
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Simple Strawberry Banana Smoothie.

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3 Comments

  1. 4 stars
    Looking Yummy! We makes some review about best smoothies blenders 2018. Hope its might help to make some nice smoothies like this one.

  2. My husband is really into smoothies right now. He made a strawberry, blueberry and kiwi one this morning.

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