Quick, sweet and healthy, the BEST Strawberry Banana Smoothie recipe is so simple to make in just a few minutes. Whip this one up with only a handful of ingredients you already have in the kitchen and be on your way with a cool treat to start your day or fuel your workout.

Four Strawberry Banana Smoothies arranged on a marble board with fresh strawberries.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Who’s fallen off the healthy eating wagon already? (maybe, me.) I’m not big on resolutions but the holiday treats have certainly taken a toll on my waistband….it’s struggling. The struggle is real and so I put on sweatpants. That’s so not my thing but I do need to start eating a bit healthier because….believe it or not, summer’s coming!

So, let’s pull it back together this week. We can all still treat ourselves but this diet of pizza and cookies and cake is seriously not working. And since I work out every single day I’d like to see progress going the other direction. And so, I give you….my most favorite Strawberry Banana Smoothie recipe ever made.

I like simple smoothie recipes I can whip up in minutes, This easy Strawberry Banana Smoothie is made with just a few ingredients that I always have in the house. It’s a just throw everything in the blender and whirr away for about a minute until it’s all smooth and creamy. I don’t like to use ice in my smoothies because they get watered down and really, ice adds nothing….no flavor, no national value…nothing. So, trust me when I say…you won’t need it in this recipe.

What is a Strawberry Banana Smoothie good for?

I love to make a Strawberry Banana Smoothie with yogurt in the morning for a quick, easy and healthy breakfast. It’s fantastic to make before leaving for work in the morning and enjoying during your morning commute, this was a go-to on-the-go breakfast when I worked outside the home.

In addition to a breakfast smoothie, this Strawberry Banana Smoothie recipe is also wonderful as a post workout snack. You can even throw everything into the blender before you leave for the gym, store it in the fridge and then blend it when you get home so it’s cool and smooth. A great way to restore your energy, feed your muscles and cool off…how’s that for efficiency!

Four Strawberry Banana Smoothies arranged on a marble board with fresh strawberries.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Ingredients

  • Strawberries – Fresh or frozen strawberries work well. We like to use frozen strawberries because they provide a thicker smoothie and more filling consistency.
  • Greek Yogurt – Adding richness in the form of greek yogurt makes the smoothie creamy and satisfying.
  • Bananas – Fresh or frozen banana, we alternate between both, just be sure they’re very ripe so they provide a hint of natural sweetness.
  • Milk – While we use low fat milk, you can swap it for a dairy free milk like almond milk, oat milk or coconut.

Full ingredient list is provided in the recipe card below.

How To Make a Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Making a Strawberry Banana Smoothie from scratch is so easy to do. Simple, quick and easy, this will be on the table in just minutes!

  1. Place all the yogurt, milk, honey, vanilla, strawberries and bananas in the blender.
  2. Puree until smooth.
  3. Pour in a glass.
  4. Add a straw and enjoy!

See how simple it is?

Smoothie Flavors and Variations

  • Pineapple…frozen or fresh
  • Chia Seeds
  • Cacao nibs
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Frozen cherries (make sure they’re pitted!)
  • peaches
  • blueberries
  • mango….frozen or fresh
  • coconut milk
  • spices like cinnamon, nutmeg or ginger
  • pears
  • greens like spinach or kale
  • avocado….adds so much creaminess
Overhead shot of Strawberry Banana Smoothie in a tall glass with two paper straws and sliced banana with a fresh strawberry on the side of the glass.

Are Strawberry Banana Smoothies healthy?

A smoothie is only as healthy as the ingredients you’re adding and since we’re not tossing donuts into the blender (now THERE’s an idea!), this easy Strawberry Banana Smoothie recipe is pretty healthy. I like to use a low fat greek yogurt, low fat milk and just a touch of honey to keep sugar low, as well as, calories in check.

A splash of vanilla adds a little sweetness and a pop of flavor making this easy smoothie recipe taste like dessert. You can add chia seeds to the smoothie to bulk it up a bit, skip the honey if your bananas are really on the ripe side (really ripe bananas are much sweeter than yellow bananas.)

This simple smoothie recipe is just like the one they serve at Starbucks…..also, similar to the McDonald’s Strawberry Banana Smoothie I had not too long ago but my homemade smoothie is much healthier and lighter on calories!

Can strawberry banana smoothies be made without yogurt?

You can definitely skip the yogurt altogether but your smoothie will be less creamy without it. If you still want the richness yogurt provides you can substitute with cottage cheese or ricotta cheese.

Four Strawberry banana Smoothies in a row on a blue background with a weathered wood wall behind.

What’s the best blender for making a smoothie?

My favorite, by far, blender for making smoothies is the KitchenAid ProLine Blender. It’s super powerful and even has a smoothie setting that processes the ingredients perfectly, quickly with the best and smoothest results. It’s on the spendy side (over $100) but if you’re making smoothies on the regular this powerhouse will surely keep up with the demand.

Next up, at a lower price point, is the Ninja….we’ve had the same appliance for over 5 years now and it was under $100. I don’t think I’ve ever had an appliance last that long for so little money. This, also, is pretty powerful at whipping up the creamiest smoothies ever.

So, there you have it….everything you need to help get you (and me) back on track with the healthy eating. Let’s just keep the cake and cookies to the weekend….ok? I’m not really telling you….I’m kinda telling myself.

More Easy Smoothie Recipes

And if you’re indecisive, like me, you may want to prep ahead and make these easy Smoothie Freezer Packs! They come in handy when you need to dump and go…no measuring or anything!

one Strawberry Banana Smoothie arranged on a marble board with fresh strawberries.

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Get the Recipe: Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

Just a few ingredients and about 2 minutes, that’s all you need to make these easy Strawberry Banana Smoothies from scratch!
5 from 9 votes


  • 2 bananas, peeled and chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup low fat milk
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla


  • 1 blender


  • Place all ingredients in the blender and place the lid on the pitcher.
  • Blend all the ingredients until smooth, approximately 1-2 minutes.
  • Pour into two 8 ounce glasses and enjoy.


Strawberry Banana Smoothies are best served soon after making them. If making in advance, store in an airtight container, refrigerated, until ready to serve. 
Premade smoothies will be less thick than smoothies made right before serving because the blender incorporates some air that will be lost while the smoothie rests.
Calories: 260kcal, Carbohydrates: 50g, Protein: 14g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 9mg, Sodium: 66mg, Potassium: 811mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 34g, Vitamin A: 135IU, Vitamin C: 73.8mg, Calcium: 204mg, Iron: 0.8mg