Strawberry Banana Smoothie

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Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
5 mins
Calories
474

This sweet and creamy Strawberry Banana Smoothie is easy to make with almond milk, oats and vanilla protein powder! It’s a super refreshing breakfast or snack that’s high in protein and fiber! You’ll fall in love with it.

If you love a good smoothie then you have to try out my Green Smoothie Bowl or Cherry Almond Smoothie Bowl – a smoothie topped with fresh fruit and granola? What could be better!

Satisfying Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie

I will never get tired of drinking protein smoothies. Whether it’s before an evening workout or first thing in the morning, it hits the spot like nothing else and makes me feel amazing. This strawberry banana masterpiece is one of my very favorite drinks!

It’s like sipping on a tall glass of summer, only you can enjoy it year-round. You just need a blender and 5 minutes to make it happen! And if you’re ever looking to change things up, you can easily adapt this smoothie to suit your cravings.

A close-up shot of a strawberry banana smoothie garnished with banana slices, a strawberry and a mint leaf

Are Strawberry Banana Smoothies Good for You?

Not every smoothie is created equal, but this recipe keeps things nice and healthy. It doesn’t use any refined sugars or artificial flavorings, which are actually more common in smoothies than you might think. Well, not in this case!

The bananas and strawberries contain tons of vitamins, antioxidants and potassium to nourish your body. The oats are rich in both protein and fiber, and the unsweetened almond milk keeps things dairy-free and vegan. Overall, you can absolutely count on this smoothie as a good-for-you snack.

A strawberry banana smoothie in a tall glass on a marble counter beside two fresh strawberries

What You’ll Need

Let’s talk about the ingredients you’ll need for this strawberry banana smoothie in a little more detail. Feel free to make swap-outs and additions if you’d like.

  • Banana: I like to use a banana that has just begun to brown. If it’s underripe, it won’t be as sweet and flavorful.
  • Strawberries: These should be frozen.
  • Unsweetened Almond Milk: Or any other milk you have on hand.
  • Oats: Either rolled oats or quick oats will work, though I generally prefer rolled oats. Steel-cut oats are too tough and dense.
  • Water: Filtered.
  • Ice: To help thicken the smoothie
  • Vanilla Protein Powder: Use your go-to brand.

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How to Make a Strawberry Banana Smoothie

I wasn’t lying when I said you just need a few minutes and a blender to bring this smoothie to life. It could not be more simple!

Blend Ingredients: Add the almond milk, water, protein powder, oats, banana, strawberries and ice to your blender and pulse until smooth.

Enjoy! Pour the smoothie into a glass and garnish it with sliced bananas or strawberries if desired.

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Tips for Success

Before you whip up this fruity protein smoothie, be sure to look over the helpful tips below.

  • Add a Natural Sweetener if Desired: If you want to make your smoothie sweeter, add a liquid sweetener such as pure maple syrup, agave nectar or honey. Blend in a small amount at a time until you’re satisfied.
  • Make it Thicker: For thicker smoothie, use frozen banana slices and start with 1/3 cup of water rather than 1/2 cup. Once everything is blended, add additional water if necessary.
  • More Strawberry Flavor: Just add in 2-4 more strawberries for a more intense strawberry flavor.
  • Double the Recipe: Making smoothies for multiple people? Simply double or triple the recipe as needed!
  • Make it Chocolate: No shame in the chocolate game. Just sub out the vanilla protein powder for chocolate protein powder or add in a tablespoon of cocoa powder.

Add-In Ideas

There are so many yummy things you can throw into this smoothie! Here are just a few ideas:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Blueberries
  • Unsweetened Matcha Powder
  • Spinach
  • Avocado
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Açaí Berries
  • Kale
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
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Can I Make This Smoothie in Advance?

If you’d like, you can make your strawberry banana smoothie up to 24 hours ahead of time. Keep it in a mason jar in the fridge and shake it well before enjoying it. You can also freeze your smoothie for up to 3 months using the method below.

Pour your smoothie into an ice tray and freeze it until it’s frozen solid, then transfer the frozen cubes to an airtight container. You could also freeze the smoothie directly in the container if you leave extra space for expansion. Thaw out your smoothie in the fridge, shake it thoroughly and drink up!

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Strawberry Banana Smoothie

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 5 minutes
  • yield Yield: 1 1x
  • category Category: Smoothie
  • method Method: Blender
  • cuisine Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

This sweet and creamy Strawberry Banana Smoothie is easy to make with almond milk, oats and vanilla protein powder! It’s a super refreshing breakfast or snack that’s high in protein and fiber! You’ll fall in love!

Scale

Ingredients

  • 1/2  banana
  • 5 frozen strawberries
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup of oats
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup of ice
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

Instructions

  1. Add banana, strawberries, ice, almond milk, water, oats and protein powder to blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Serve. (optional: top with sliced bananas or strawberries)

Notes

  • To Store: Refrigerate smoothie in a mason jar for up to 24 hours and shake well before enjoying.
  • To Freeze: Pour smoothie into an ice tray and freeze until frozen solid, then transfer frozen cubes to an airtight container. Alternatively, freeze smoothie directly in container, leaving space for expansion. Thaw in the fridge and shake thoroughly before enjoying.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 474
  • Sugar: 35 g
  • Sodium: 486 mg
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 74 g
  • Fiber: 16 g
  • Protein: 37 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: banana berry smoothie, vegan smoothies, protein smoothie, fruit smoothie

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29 Responses
  1. Sierra

    Thank you for this!! I’ve been put on a very strict diet for health reasons and it’s been a major struggle to completely change my eating habits. I was having a sweet craving and took to the internet before I got myself off track and came across this page. This is easily within my diet and hits that sweet craving perfectly:)

  2. Megan @ Our Pinteresting Family

    I may or may not have had one of these almost every day since I’ve seen this post. My husband and four year old daughter both love it too. Thanks so much for helping us try out coconut milk. It is amazing!

    1. Krista Rollins Professional Photos-5
      Krista

      haha… awesome megan! I haven’t had one in a while. I’m actually going to make one tomorrow and add some kale to it. I’ll let you know how it goes. 🙂

      Coconut milk is seriously amazing, right!?

  3. Erin {Delightful E Made}

    Hi Krista!! My son would totally love this smoothie!! Now that we’re in the dead of winter, I’ve totally been craving fresh fruit, and smoothies have really been hitting the spot. (I had one last night for dinner.) We will definitely be trying this soon! Have pinned! Have a great week, Krista! ~Erin

    1. Krista Rollins Professional Photos-5
      Krista

      Oh your son will definitely love it. Every time my son sees me bring out the blender he thinks he’s getting a smoothie and pushes his little stool over to help. So cute. 🙂 Hope you like it Erin, i’ll have to head over to your site and see some of the smoothies you’ve posted lately. I’m sure they’re awesome!

  4. Christine @ idigpinterest.blogspot.com

    Oh my goodness, I love smoothies! Especially those that involve strawberries and bananas! Looks fantastic!

  5. Cara

    This sounds awesome! I’ve been making a lot of smoothies so I’ll definitely have to try this one! Thanks for sharing on the DBB and I’m headed over to pin right now!

    1. Krista Rollins Professional Photos-5
      Krista

      Awesome! Thanks so much Cara. Smoothies have been so fun to make lately and my son has been loving them! 🙂 Thanks for the pin girl!

  6. Megan - The Emotional Baker

    I bet this smoothie is delicious. I love that you used coconut milk and banana. So rich and creamy I’m sure 🙂

  7. Louisa [Living Lou]

    Can you believe that I’ve never made a smoothie using coconut milk before? What a great idea – I bet it adds a nice sweetness!

  8. Joanne/WineLady Cooks

    This sounds perfect. I’m a huge coconut fan and will definitely make this. I make a ‘green’ drink everyday, I’ll make this for my ‘dessert’. Pinned.

    1. Krista Rollins Professional Photos-5
      Krista

      Oh… spinach in this would be perfect and make it green. I’ll need to try it that way, let me know how your “dessert” tastes.. hehe. 🙂 Thanks for the pin girl!

  9. Happy Valley Chow

    I loovvee using coconut milk! This sounds like a fantastic recipe and the little dude seems to be enjoying it so I guess I should probably try it. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

    1. Krista Rollins Professional Photos-5
      Krista

      I just started using it since I’ve been on the paleo diet and totally love it! 🙂 Little dude is a big fan of this one, even climbed up on the chair to get some action while I was shooting. 🙂

    1. Krista Rollins Professional Photos-5
      Krista

      Hey Frances, thank you so much for following me. I have actually looked into doing that, unfortunately there is no quick way to get those facts and because I do this blog during my sons naptime it is one area I have had to just surrender. However, if you would like to get the counts this website is a great tool. http://www.myfitnesspal.com/recipe/calculator

      Hope that helps Frances! Thanks so much for your readership!

  10. Kelly

    Sounds like a wonderful getaway weekend Krista 🙂 I love smoothies and this ones sounds awesome with the coconut milk and strawberries! So healthy and refreshing 🙂 Thanks for sharing girl and hope you have an amazing week!

    1. Krista Rollins Professional Photos-5
      Krista

      It was a blast Kelly, can’t wait for another one. Definitely missed my little man though.

      This smoothie is a definite winner, and love that it is dairy and sugar free. It feels so light on the tummy and packs some awesome flavor!

    1. Krista Rollins Professional Photos-5
      Krista

      Yup, thats the love of my life.. or at least one of them. 🙂

      This smoothie is totally awesome, first time trying it with coconut milk and definitely doing it that way from now on! Thanks for the pin girl!

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