This classic Strawberry Banana Smoothie recipe never gets old with its sweet berry flavor. This one gets a slight upgrade with a touch of vanilla to bring out the flavors and make it even tastier. There are lots of options to change things up with this recipe using any kind of yogurt and milk you like. You can also make this with fresh or frozen fruit, so it’s the perfect all-season smoothie.
I love finding new flavor combos, but I never get tired of the classics either. I’m pretty sure a strawberry banana smoothie was the first smoothie I ever made when my mom first got her Vitamix. We had never had a blender before in our house, and it was a blast getting started with all the fun things you can make in one.
Growing up, we always had lots of strawberries from the garden in the freezer. So strawberry banana smoothies were a ‘thing’ in our house during the winter months.
They really are the perfect smoothie for year-round fresh berry flavor. You can use either fresh or frozen fruit in this recipe and customize it to whatever you have on hand.
Watch how to make this Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Ingredients & Substitutions
- Strawberries – can be added either fresh or frozen depending on what you have. It’s better to use frozen strawberries than unripe out-of-season fresh berries. With smoothies, you need something to be frozen so if you use fresh berries, try using frozen bananas.
- Bananas – are the same as I mentioned with strawberries, use either fresh or frozen. You just want to make sure something in your smoothie is frozen for the best texture. Banana adds plenty of sweetness, but you can add a touch of honey or maple syrup to taste as a sweetener if desired.
- Yogurt – We love Greek yogurt here, but any dairy-free yogurt you like can be subbed in. You can also just use a bit more milk of your choice as well. I like to use canned coconut milk for dairy-free because it adds so much creaminess and flavor.
- Milk – I’ve been loving the Malk brand lately for dairy-free milk because they don’t use any additives. I like getting any of the unsweetened vanilla nut milk for the extra vanilla flavor. But you can use any milk you’d like here! Another dairy-free version we like is to use orange juice for a different flavor.
- Vanilla and almond extract – just a touch of both extracts makes this smoothie irresistible. But if you don’t like almond extract, you can leave it out. I add just the smallest amount so it enhances the berry flavor without tasting like almond extract.
Make this recipe step by step
Step 1: Start by measuring/prepping all of your ingredients.
Step 3: Blend until smooth and enjoy right away.
Ways to serve this
- Serve this smoothie for breakfast or as a pick-me-up snack in the afternoon.
- Add this smoothie to your next big breakfast or brunch menu. It’s wonderful paired with my Sausage Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole and Almond Flour Blueberry Muffins.
- Or serve this smoothie with my Veggie Breakfast Casserole and Air Fryer Sausage Links.
- To store – this smoothie is best right away, but you can refrigerate it for up to 4 hours.
- Make ahead – this can be made ahead and refrigerated for up to 4 hours. This makes it a great snack to pack for work.
- To freeze – check out my Make Your Own Freezer Smoothie Packs for how to turn this smoothie into a freezer pack.
Tips & Tricks
- If your banana and strawberries are frozen you may need to add a bit more liquid to get the smoothie blending well and not be too thick.
- Greek yogurt is our favorite for the creamiest smoothie, but for a dairy-free, I love coconut yogurt. Another dairy-free option is to use orange juice for a bright note of flavor.
- You don’t need to add ice to this smoothie because you’ll be using frozen strawberries. Ice just waters down a smoothie, so it’s best to use frozen fruit in place of ice cubes.
- For all my best smoothie tips, check out How to Make a Smoothie with 35 Recipes included.
- To meal prep this recipe, try my Freezer Smoothie Packs. And to add more nutritious ingredients, you’ll find lots of options like chia seeds, beetroot powder, etc over on my Superfood Smoothie Boosters. Just be careful not to add too many extras which overwhelm the classic strawberry banana smoothie.
I really hope you enjoy this Strawberry Banana Smoothie! And if you do get a chance to make it, I hope you’ll leave me a comment/rating below. I always love hearing from you here! Also for lots more smoothie recipes, head over to the recipe index.
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- 3 cups frozen or fresh strawberries - 12 ounces
- 1 banana - fresh or frozen, peeled and broken into chunks
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt - or dairy free yogurt of choice
- 1/4 cup milk of choice - I use unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp almond extract
- Place all the ingredients into the blender with the frozen ingredients on top.
- Blend until smooth.
- Serve immediately.