Strawberry Smoothie | Strawberry Banana Smoothie

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A 3 ingredient Strawberry Smoothie recipe that’s vegan, gluten-free and easy to prepare in just minutes. Follow my step-by-step instructions with photos to make a creamy, thick and delicious Strawberry Banana Smoothie for a healthy breakfast or snack.

strawberry smoothie in a glass topped with strawberry slices with a cream napkin on a dark black-brown board

About Strawberry Smoothie

This Strawberry Smoothie recipe is definitely one of my favorites, especially during the warmer months. Refreshing smoothies with strawberries are rich, creamy and bursting with the bright flavor of fresh strawberries.

I also add a banana to make a thick and milkshake-like consistency. Plus it adds another pop of healthy sweetness to the drink that is great to get your morning going!

When making a smoothie with bananas, I prefer to use coconut milk or almond milk. Using plant-based milks makes this a tasty vegan smoothie recipe, and is a bit easier on your stomach.

I have read that according to Ayurveda, eating certain fruits and dairy milk together can create all kinds of digestion problems.

For instance, banana and dairy tend to cause gut issues. However, I always find that beverages made with coconut milk or almond milk are lighter and easy to digest.

I have not used any sweetener in this 3 ingredient smoothie recipe, but you can add some sweetener if your strawberries aren’t quite ripe or you prefer a sweeter smoothie.

strawberry smoothie in a glass topped with strawberry slices with a cream napkin on a dark black-brown board

Smoothies, fruit juices and milkshakes are terrific to make for a quick and healthy breakfast. Here are just a few Smoothie Recipes I have shared on the blog:

  1. Apple Smoothie
  2. Mango Smoothie
  3. Oats Smoothie
  4. Banana Smoothie
Step-by-Step Guide

How to Make Strawberry Smoothie

1. First you need to rinse, hull and chop 200 grams of fresh strawberries. This is about 1.25 cups of chopped strawberries. You can also use frozen strawberries if you’d like to make a thicker strawberry smoothie.

Add the fresh or frozen strawberries to a blender jar.

chopped strawberries in a blender

2. Then chop and add 1 medium to large banana.

chopped banana in the blender

3. Pour in ½ cup of lite coconut milk (not the thick cream). For a thicker smoothie you can add ¼ to ⅓ cup of lite coconut milk. Feel free to add any preferred plant based milk.

You also can add a sweetener, like raw sugar, palm sugar, coconut sugar or maple syrup, if you like.

coconut milk in the blender

4. Place the lid on the jar and blend until smooth and creamy. If the smoothie is a bit too thick, add a splash of coconut milk and blend again.

blended creamy strawberry smoothie

Serving Suggestions

Pour into two glasses and serve the Strawberry Smoothie straight away. I suggest you garnish the glasses with some sliced strawberries or chopped nuts or dry fruits.

I recommend to drink the freshly blended smoothie as soon as it is made for the best flavor and taste.

Since coconut milk is used in the recipe, it will get rancid if kept at room temperature for a few hours in a warm temperature. It can also get rancid in the fridge.

strawberry banana smoothie in a glass topped with strawberry slices on a dark black-brown board

Expert Tips

  1. Without banana: I include a banana in my recipe for the flavor and to thicken the smoothie. But you can leave it out, if you prefer. Simply add in some more strawberries to replace the banana or use pulpy, creamy fruits like a ripe mango or avocado.
  2. For a thicker smoothie: Add a few ice cubes or use frozen strawberries or frozen bananas. You also can use frozen bagged strawberries to make an icy cold Strawberry Smoothie. You could also use thick coconut milk or swap with some coconut cream or opt to add ¼ to ⅓ cup of the lite coconut milk.
  3. Sweetener: You can add any sweetener of your choice. Like raw sugar, palm sugar, maple syrup, jaggery or coconut sugar. But give the smoothie a try as-is first, since you might be surprised how naturally sweet the strawberries and banana are together.
  4. Choice of milk: It is best to make this smoothie with coconut milk or any plant based milk. I would not suggest using a dairy-based milk, as bananas and dairy milk don’t go well together, according to Ayurveda. However, you can still prepare this smoothie with dairy milk, once a while but not always or every day.
  5. Scaling: This smoothie is enough for 2 servings. However, you can easily double or triple the ingredients to make for 4 to 6 servings.

FAQs

How can I make this a thicker strawberry smoothie?

Add a few ice cubes or flash freeze the cut pieces of strawberries before blending to thicken the smoothie a bit.

Place the sliced strawberries on a lined baking sheet and freeze for one hour to flash freeze them. You also can use frozen bagged strawberries to make an icy cold strawberry smoothie.

Can I use frozen strawberries or frozen banana?

Yes of course. You can use either or both to make a creamy and thick smoothie. If the smoothie becomes too thick for your liking, add in a splash of coconut milk.

Can I add some flavorings to the smoothie like vanilla extract?

Sure. Flavoring ingredients like vanilla, ground cinnamon and ground green cardamom can be added.

Can I use dairy milk to make this strawberry banana smoothie recipe?

I would not recommend to include dairy milk in this recipe due to the bananas. Both bananas and milk are an incompatible pairing according to Ayurveda. Though once in a while, you can have this strawberry smoothie made with dairy milk, but not everyday.

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Strawberry Smoothie | Strawberry Banana Smoothie

A 3 ingredient strawberry smoothie recipe that’s gluten-free, vegan, and easy to prepare in just minutes. Make this creamy and delicious strawberry banana smoothie for a healthy breakfast or snack.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Cuisine American, World
Course Beverages
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan
Difficulty Level Easy
Servings 2
Units

Ingredients

  • 1.25 cups chopped strawberries – 200 grams
  • ½ cup Coconut Milk – lite or with a thin/medium consistency
  • 1 banana – medium to large

Instructions
 

Prep

  • Rinse, hull and then chop strawberries. You can also use frozen strawberries if you’d like to make a thicker strawberry smoothie.
  • Add the chopped strawberries in a blender.
  • Add 1 medium to large banana (roughly chopped).
  • Pour lite coconut milk. The coconut milk should have a thin or medium consistency.
    You can add some sweetener like maple syrup, jaggery, palm sugar, raw sugar or coconut sugar if you prefer.
    For thicker smoothie add about ¼ to ⅓ cup lite coconut milk.

Blend

  • Blend until smooth. If the smoothie is a bit too thick, add a splash of coconut milk and blend again.
  • Pour in glasses and serve strawberry smoothie straight away. Opt to serve the smoothie as it or top with some strawberry slices or chopped nuts.

Serving Suggestions

  • Pour into two glasses and serve the strawberry smoothie straight away. I suggest you garnish the glasses with some sliced strawberries or chopped nuts or dry fruits.
  • I recommend to drink the freshly blended smoothie as soon as it is made for the best flavor and taste.
  • The coconut milk in the smoothie will get rancid if kept at room temperature for a few hours in a warm temperature. It can also go rancid in the fridge.

Video

Notes

  • Opt to add your preferred sweeteners if you like. 
  • Both frozen strawberries and frozen bananas can be blended to make the smoothie. 
  • If the smoothie has become too thick, blend it again add a splash of lite coconut milk. 
  • Vice versa for thicker smoothie, add about ¼ to ⅓ cup of the lite coconut milk.
  • For garnish either top with fresh strawberry slices or slivered nuts like almonds or pistachios. 
  • If you do not have bananas, double or triple the amount of strawberries or add a creamy and pulpy fruit like a ripe mango or avocado.
  • Swap coconut milk with almond milk, cashew milk, GMO free soy milk, oats milk or your preferred plant based milk. 
  • You could also make this smoothie with milk or yogurt but enjoy it once a while and not everyday.
  • Feel free to flavor the smoothie with either vanilla or ground cinnamon or ground green cardamom. 
  • Scale the recipe easily to make for more servings.

Nutrition Info (Approximate Values)

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Smoothie | Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 123 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 43mg2%
Potassium 349mg10%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 49IU1%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 1mg67%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1mg59%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 1mg5%
Vitamin B6 1mg50%
Vitamin C 58mg70%
Vitamin E 1mg7%
Vitamin K 2µg2%
Calcium 17mg2%
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 33µg8%
Iron 1mg6%
Magnesium 28mg7%
Phosphorus 35mg4%
Zinc 1mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This Strawberry Smoothie recipe from the blog archives first published in January 2018 has been republished and updated on April 2023.

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    1. Suvidha, you can use but don’t have everyday. according to ayurveda, certain fruits and milk are an incompatible combination and lead to digestion problems. since i have used bananas here i have not added milk. if you plan to have fruit smoothies everyday, then its better to use almond milk or thin or light coconut milk.