Strawberry Banana Smoothie

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There’s nothing better than a classic strawberry banana smoothie! This one has Greek yogurt for an added protein boost.

I love smoothies, but it seems like every time I try to just throw ingredients in the blender, I’m left with a subpar smoothie with an off color. Can you relate?

That’s why it’s key to have a few tried and true basic smoothie recipes that always taste yummy – go-to recipes that you can build off of if you’re feeling creative.

This strawberry banana smoothie recipe is a great example. The combo of strawberry and banana is such a classic and tastes so delicious on it’s own, but there’s definitely room to experiment and make it your own if you want!

Two strawberry banana smoothies topped with chopped strawberries.

Ingredients Needed to Make a Strawberry Banana Smoothie

It doesn’t get much easier than this! You only need a few simple ingredients:

  • frozen banana – frozen banana is the key to making smoothies with a creamy, thick texture. Just be sure to freeze your banana (unpeeled) before you want to make this smoothie.
  • strawberries – I like to use fresh strawberries when they’re in season because I feel like they’re sweeter, but frozen strawberries work too and will make the smoothie extra thick.
  • milk – I like to use unsweetened almond milk, but any milk will do.
  • yogurt –  adding a little yogurt boosts the protein and makes this smoothie more filling. I like using Greek yogurt in mine.
  • honey –  this is optional, but it does help balance out the tart yogurt flavor.

Ingredients to make a healthy strawberry banana smoothie. Fresh strawberries, a bowl of sliced frozen banana, a bowl of greek yogurt, a teaspoon of honey, and a jar of almond milk.

Notes & Substitutions

Honey – If you’re looking to keep the sugar content down I would skip this ingredient.

Dairy-free – You can use non-dairy yogurt to make this smoothie dairy-free.

Protein powder – Feel free to add in protein powder to amp up the protein if you are enjoying this for breakfast or as a post-workout snack.

Mix-ins – This is a great recipe to build off of so if you’re feeling creative go ahead and experiment with other ingredients!

Strawberries, frozen banana, almond milk, honey, and greek yogurt in a blender.

How Much Sugar is in a Strawberry Banana Smoothie?

Because strawberry banana smoothies are mostly fruit, they do tend to have a good amount of sugar. This homemade strawberry banana smoothie has 19 grams of sugar (without the honey).

This is natural sugar (coming from the fruit and yogurt) and 19 grams is way less than most smoothies you can order at a smoothie shop. For instance, the Starbucks Strawberry Banana Smoothie has 58 grams of sugar!

The daily sugar intake recommendation for an average adult is about 25 grams of sugar day, even if it’s coming from natural sources. Just something to be aware of!

Two glasses full of strawberry banana smoothies topped with slices of banana and chopped strawberries.

Benefits of Greek Yogurt

I love Greek yogurt for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, it is an excellent source of protein and I usually buy full fat Greek yogurt (as opposed to low-fat or fat-free) to get all those healthy fats as well.

Pro tip: low-fat and fat-free products typically swap fat for sugar to make sure it still tastes good! I’ll take fat over sugar any day. It’s also loaded with probiotics (aka good bacteria) which is important for a healthy gut and immune system!

Two strawberry banana smoothies with a silver straw and topped with a banana slice and chopped strawberries.

More Smoothie Recipes to Try:

More Strawberry Recipes to Try:

If you try this strawberry banana smoothie recipe, please be sure to leave a comment and star rating below to let me know how it turned out! Your feedback is super helpful for the EBF team and other EBF followers.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

5 from 24 votes
There's nothing better than a classic strawberry banana smoothie! This one has Greek yogurt for an added protein boost.
Two strawberry banana smoothies with a silver straw and topped with a banana slice and chopped strawberries.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 1 banana, peeled and frozen
  • 3 fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1/3 cup milk, I like almond milk
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt*
  • 1 teaspoon honey, optional

Instructions
 

  • Blend: Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth and creamy. The honey is optional. You can make it without the honey, taste and then add it if you'd like the smoothie to be a little sweeter.
  • Serve: Enjoy immediately after making.

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Notes

Honey – If you're looking to keep the sugar content down I would skip this ingredient.
Dairy-free – You can use non-dairy yogurt to make this smoothie dairy-free.
Protein powder – Feel free to add in protein powder to amp up the protein if you are enjoying this for breakfast or as a post-workout snack.
Mix-ins – This is a great recipe to build off of so if you're feeling creative go ahead and experiment with other ingredients!

Nutrition

Serving: 1smoothie (without honey) Calories: 159kcal Carbohydrates: 34g Protein: 7g Fat: 1g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 19g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: strawberry banana smoothie

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    28 comments
    1. Natalia
      June 30, 2021 AT 4:07 pm

      5 stars
      This was my first homemade smoothie. Thanks for showing me how simple and yummy it can be. Strawberry banana is a classic flavor

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 1, 2021 AT 12:28 pm

        Woo!! So pumped this strawberry banana smoothie was a success for your first smoothie recipe! Thanks for the review, Natalia. I really appreciate it!

    2. Jessica
      June 28, 2021 AT 9:14 am

      5 stars
      So good and creamy like a milkshake! It’s like having dessert for breakfast but it’s healthy… I’m all about it!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 28, 2021 AT 10:30 am

        Woo!! I love hearing this, Jessica! So glad this smoothie was a hit. Thanks for the review and star rating! I really appreciate it 🙂

    3. Jennifer B.
      June 24, 2021 AT 10:51 am

      5 stars
      What a super thick & creamy delicious treat this morning! I used frozen strawberries instead of fresh & WOW hello “milkshake”. Love adding yogurt for extra creaminess & protein. Very happy way to start the day. Thank you so much, Brittany!

    4. Joy
      June 22, 2021 AT 8:24 pm

      5 stars
      This is one of my kid’s favorite recipes, so I make it often. Sometimes I add spinach, but that makes it an ugly color.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 23, 2021 AT 10:52 am

        Yay! I’m so glad they’ve been enjoying this smoothie. Thanks so much for the review, Joy! I really appreciate it 🙂

    5. Beth
      June 17, 2021 AT 10:29 am

      5 stars
      I loved this smoothie. I love that it wasn’t too sweet but so flavorful. I left out the honey and added a little spinach to get my greens in. Love that the flavor was so strong I didn’t taste the greens but didn’t feel like I had too much sugar to start my day

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