How to make Healthy Strawberry Banana Smoothie

This strawberry banana smoothie is sure to become your new favorite drink with its vibrant color, bursts of flavor and loads of nutrients.

How to make Healthy Strawberry Banana Smoothie

This is a quick and tasty smoothie that combines strawberries, banana, milk, and creamy yogurt. It is a nutritious drink that can be prepared in under five minutes.

How to make the smoothie

To prepare the smoothie, simply add the milk, yogurt, strawberries, and bananas to a blender and blend until smooth.

Ingredients used in making this smoothie

Strawberries: You can use frozen strawberries in this recipe, or substitute any other type of frozen berries that you have on hand. While frozen bananas are recommended, fresh bananas can also be used. If you have frozen bananas, you can reduce the amount of ice in the recipe.

Milk: You can use any type of milk you prefer, whether it's cow's milk, almond milk, oat milk, or another type.

Ice: The amount of ice used can be adjusted based on your desired smoothie consistency.

Optional add-ins: Optional add-ins, such as greens, seeds, and protein powder, can also be included according to your preference.

Tips for making strawberry banana smoothie

If your smoothie is too thick and isn't blending properly, you can gradually add more liquid until it reaches the desired consistency, or use the tamper to help move things along.

It is always best to add the liquid and soft ingredients to the blender first, especially when working with frozen fruit which can be challenging to blend. These includes ingredients such as milk, yogurt, and any fresh, non-frozen fruit.

It is recommended to avoid adding sugar, particularly if using vanilla yogurt which often contains a high amount of added sugars. If you prefer a sweeter smoothie, consider using a mixture of half milk and half orange juice.

For those who prefer ultra-thick and very cold smoothies, frozen fruit is a better option than ice. Consider using frozen bananas or other frozen fruits instead of ice. However, if you plan to consume your smoothie immediately, a small amount of ice is acceptable and will not dilute the flavor.

If this is your first time making a smoothie, it's best to measure your ingredients at least approximately. The last thing you want is to have a smoothie that is too thick and impossible to blend due to a lack of liquid.

To create a dairy-free smoothie, simply substitute dairy milk and yogurt with dairy-free alternatives such as cashew, coconut, or almond milk and yogurt.

For a variation, try using frozen yogurt or sherbet instead of Greek yogurt.


1 cup milk - cow's milk or dairy-free

½ cup plain yogurt - can be regular Greek, or dairy-free)

2 cups strawberries - fresh or frozen

1 large ripe banana - fresh or frozen

1 cup ice - optional - recommended if your fruit is not frozen


Add all ingredients to a large high-speed blender, starting with the milk and yogurt followed by the fruit and ice, if using.

Blend until smooth. Add additional milk or yogurt, if needed.

Best served immediately.


If you're looking for a tasty way to add more fruit to your diet, this strawberry banana smoothie is the perfect choice.