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Find out how to make my kids’ favorite simple healthy Strawberry Banana Smoothie recipe with yogurt or almond milk. 

Two glasses with glass straws filled with a pink strawberry banana smoothie topped with blood orange and strawberry slices.
Our youngest daughter has long been a smoothie lover. She loads up the blender with her favorite frozen fruit, some yogurt or almond milk, a little ice, and a banana and I blend it for her. A homemade fruit smoothie is probably her most common after school snack. Her favorite smoothie combination right now is strawberry banana. It reminds me so much of when I was her age, as strawberry banana smoothies were my favorite too. The club where I took tennis lessons and swam as a kid always had frozen strawberry banana smoothies in the freezer and they were so deliciously refreshing after the pool. 
This strawberry banana smoothie is really simple and we almost always have all the ingredients on hand. You can blend it and drink it right away, or freeze it for later. This easy strawberry banana smoothie recipe is creamy, cold, and sweet but not too sweet. 

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Ingredients 

A bowl of frozen strawberries, a cup of yogurt, and a bunch of bananas sit on a white countertop with a cutting board. These are ingredients for a strawberry banana smoothie.
 
There are few different ways you can make a delicious and healthy creamy strawberry banana smoothie. The main ingredients of course are strawberries and bananas. I keep a big bag of frozen strawberries in the freezer. Frozen fruit is a great way to get those great vitamins in during the off season. 
  • With yogurt: I prefer plain dairy free Greek style yogurt like Kite Hill so this smoothie isn’t overly sweet. My daughter prefers vanilla yogurt. Yogurt has the added benefit of probiotics. 
  • Without yogurt:  If you don’t like yogurt, you can use unsweetened almond milk. Use just enough to turn the blender. 

How to Make a Strawberry Banana Smoothie

A vitamix blender filled with yogurt, frozen strawberries, and fresh bananas.
I like really thick smoothies, so I add just enough liquid to turn the blades. A little yogurt or almond milk, or a whole peeled orange act as liquids to thin smoothies. We add all the ingredients and turn on the blender. Add more liquid if needed, and add a handful of ice. 

How to Add More Nutrition to your Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Small bowls of chia seeds, flax meal, oats, and baby spinach on a cutting board.
This simple strawberry banana smoothie is great as-is, but I like to add some nutrition boosters sometimes too. 
  • I add a big handful of baby spinach for a green strawberry banana smoothie. You can’t taste the spinach, so it’s an easy way to get your greens in. 
  • I often add about 1/4 cup of oats to my daughter’s smoothie to make it more substantial. 
  • Add a tablespoon of flax or chia seeds for more protein and Omega-3s. 
  • Add a scoop of unflavored protein powder. I find vanilla is too sweet for my taste here. 
A thick strawberry banana smoothie inside a Vitamix blender.

How to Serve or Freeze Your Strawberry Banana Smoothies

A beautiful smoothie bowl filled with a strawberry banana smoothie and topped with sliced banana, blackberries, orange, and mint leaves with a sprinkle of coconut shreds.
  • Pour your smoothies into glasses and drink with a glass straw. 
  • Make it extra thick by using less liquid and more ice/frozen fruit and serve as a smoothie bowl. 
  • Freezer for later. Check out this post on How to Freeze Smoothies

More Favorite Smoothie Recipes

How to make a healthy strawberry banana smoothie with yogurt or almond milk.

Yield: 2

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
A simple strawberry banana smoothie made with yogurt or almond milk.
Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Ingredients

smoothie

  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 cup almond milk or dairy-free plain or vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup ice

optional nutrition boosters

  • 1 tablespoon flax meal
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1 cup baby spinach

Instructions

  1. Place the strawberries, peeled banana, yogurt or almond milk, and ice in a blender. Blend until smooth. Add more milk or yogurt as needed to thin.
  2. For an extra nutrition boost, feel free to add flax meal, chia seeds, oats, or baby spinach and blend until very smooth.
  3. Serve thinner strawberry banana smoothies in a glass. You can serve thicker ones in a bowl topped with your favorite fruit, granola, nuts, seeds, or coconut.

Notes

Nutrition information was calculated using almond milk and no toppings or additions.

For bright fresh flavor, we sometimes add a whole peeled small orange (as seen in the video). This also thins the smoothie.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 124 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 7mg Carbohydrates: 31g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 17g Protein: 2g