This strawberry banana smoothie makes a great healthy breakfast or snack. It’s creamy and naturally sweet, making it a perfect treat any time of day. With only 3 ingredients needed, prep time is minimal. Plus, this banana strawberry smoothie is gluten-free, dairy-free, and contains only natural sugar!
The great thing about making smoothies is that you have options galore. So, you can make summer smoothies and smoothie bowls with any fruit or vegetable combination that you can think of.
I became obsessed with smoothies once I realized that they were not only fast, but they were also super delicious. Smoothie recipes are loaded with lots of nutrients. So to me, it makes sense to incorporate smoothies into your daily and weekly diets.
I know I can make a creamy and delicious quick snack using fresh or frozen bananas. Or fresh or frozen strawberries or other types of frozen fruit. And I love knowing that I’m fueling my body with real food. Plus, these natural ingredients taste great and there is no sugar added.
Strawberry Banana Smoothie Ingredients
- Strawberries: You can use either fresh strawberries or frozen strawberries for this recipe. Both will taste great. However, if you’re hoping for a thick and creamy smoothie, it’s best to use frozen fruit.
- Banana: I used fresh ripe bananas. However, you can use frozen as well which will enhance that creamy texture.
- Orange juice: It’s best to use freshly squeezed orange juice. (If you want to make a strawberry banana smoothie without yogurt, orange juice is a great liquid to use.)
Optional Add-ins and Variations
- Frozen fruits: As I mentioned above, you can use frozen fruits if you’d like. That will add to the thickness of the fruit smoothie.
- Milk: You can totally turn this into a dairy smoothie by adding in some milk (dairy or dairy-free milk). To keep this tasty treat vegan, I love adding almond milk but you may also enjoy oat milk or coconut milk.
- Greens: Superfoods in smoothies are always a good idea. Add in some kale, spinach, or even some chopped-up avocados to boost the nutrients.
- Seeds & Grains: they’re a fun texture to add on top. Chia seeds and flax seeds are great options! I also think that mixing in some raw oats is actually a great texture and a good source of fiber, too.
- Protein: I love adding extra protein to my smoothies! It’s such an easy way to get a boost without trying too hard. Adding in natural/Greek yogurt, peanut butter, or even protein powder always does the trick.
How to Make Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe?
Prep the strawberries by removing the green stems. Then, chop the banana. Lastly, juice the oranges (check my top methods here).
After that, place all the ingredients in a blender or a food processor and blend the ingredients until smooth.
Finally, give this classic strawberry banana smoothie a taste and adjust any of the flavors if needed.
Time to enjoy this simple smoothie! And, you can choose from several serving options! You can easily pour the smoothie mixture into a glass or a large mason jar and drink it. Or put it into a bowl, top it with a bit of homemade granola and eat.
The best part about making a homemade smoothie is that you can enjoy it however you’d like. For example, fresh strawberries and bananas on top are always a great choice as well.
While you can store a smoothie for later, this sweet smoothie is best enjoyed fresh. But, if you do need to store it for later, keep in mind these tips:
– Keep the smoothie in an air-tight container in the fridge.
– Before you drink it the next time, stir it back up in case anything has settled.
When it comes to making this healthy strawberry banana smoothie without yogurt, you can increase the thickness easily! The fastest way to thicken up your sweet smoothie is to use frozen fruit in the place of fresh fruit.
You can also add in raw oats to help as a thickener as well while also adding in some texture.
They do not. You can use fresh fruit just fine for this recipe. Just know that fresh fruit won’t help with the thickness of the smoothie, but it will still have great flavor.
Yes, you can mix orange juice and yogurt. Make sure to stir well (though blending the smoothie will take care of this). Then, the mixture will be smooth and with no residue or curdles.
The best way to freeze strawberries and bananas is to prep them. Make sure that you take off the stem of the strawberries and peel the banana. Then, you can freeze both whole or chop them up a bit and freeze them that way.
First, flash-freeze them in a single layer on a tray. Then you can store them in a freezer-safe container or ziplock bag.
Many people will add ice cubes to a smoothie, but that will dilute the taste. Plus, you may have chunks of ice in your smoothie, too. That’s not a pleasant texture to stumble upon while drinking or eating a smoothie bowl.
So, frozen fruit is the best way to thicken up a smoothie.
Making sure that you’re using natural ingredients is the best way to keep your smoothie healthy. Or add healthy ingredients to increase nutrients and protein.
More Delicious Strawberry Recipes
Want Even More Delicious Smoothies
- Frozen Açai Smoothie
- Creamy Banana Avocado Smoothie
- Tropical Guava Smoothie
- The Best Raspberry Smoothie
If you love this dairy-free strawberry and banana smoothie recipe, I’d love to hear your thoughts/questions below. Also, I’d appreciate a recipe card rating below, and feel free to tag me in your recipe recreations on Instagram @Alphafoodie!
3-Ingredient Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- Blender/Food processor
- Prep the strawberries by removing the green stems. Then chop the banana, and juice the orange (check my top methods here).
- Place all the ingredients in a blender or a food processor and blend until smooth. Give the banana strawberry smoothie a taste and adjust any of the flavors if needed.
- Pour into a glass or a large mason jar. I love adding a strawberry on the side but you can add any other optional toppings.
- Be sure to have it stored in a container with a lid.
- Make sure that before you drink it the next time, you stir it back up just in case anything has settled.