Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Classic smoothie with frozen strawberries, banana, ice and milk for the perfect healthy snack.
- 2 c. frozen strawberries
- 1 banana
- 1 c. milk
- 1 c. ice
Is this strawberry and banana smoothie healthy?
I think it is! There’s no added sugar and one smoothie has 178 calories. Plus, it’s made with fruit!
Can I use a non-dairy milk?
Yes! If you prefer to use soy, oat, coconut, or almond milk that should work fine. It will alter the taste a little depending on what you use.
I like to use regular milk and whole, 2% or even skim milk will work well, too.
Can I use fresh strawberries instead of frozen ones?
I like to use frozen ones because they help thicken the smoothie and make it really cold. You can substitute fresh strawberries but it won’t be as thick and you might want to add a little more ice.
I don’t like bananas – can I leave it out?
You can omit it but your smoothie won’t be as thick and creamy. I recommend substituting some yogurt in its place if you do and reduce the amount of milk so the smoothie isn’t too thin.
Can I make a strawberry banana smoothie ahead?
This recipe is so easy I don’t make mine ahead, but you can try it. You can blend everything together and then store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Give it a good shake before drinking it.
Blended smoothies won’t keep well for too long in the refrigerator so I don’t recommend making them more than 12 hours in advance. They really taste best when they’re made!
Can I use another kind of fruit?
You can switch out the strawberries for other types of berries that you like. Frozen blueberries, raspberries or a mix of berries would be delicious, too.
Help! My smoothie is too thick!
If yours is too thick just add a little more milk to thin it to your liking. If it’s too thin you can add more frozen strawberries to thicken it up!
Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 751mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 298IU | Vitamin C: 144mg | Calcium: 186mg | Iron: 1mg