Strawberry Banana Smoothie 5 Ways


March 18, 2019

This amazing strawberry banana smoothie is simple and delicious, and you can take it to the next level with these flavor variations.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe with 5 Flavor Variations

If I had a dollar for every time I was asked for an amazing strawberry banana smoothie recipe I’d own my own island! And, I must admit, I just cannot believe that I haven’t posted a strawberry banana smoothie recipe on the site sooner. Just crazy! Well, I offer you these five variations of a strawberry banana smoothie as a peace offering that, I promise you, is worth the wait.

The trusty strawberry and banana smoothie has to be one of the most popular smoothie combinations that goes into the blender in most households!

And, with good reason, strawberries and bananas are just meant to live in the blender together. The classic smoothie combo is super delicious, and loaded with nutrients and dietary fiber. A strawberry and banana smoothie is also a great energizing breakfast option.

I decided that, rather than add to the multitude of strawberry banana smoothie recipes out on the web, that are basically very very similar (or exactly the same recipe), I’d offer you a base recipe and four flavor variations, so you could take your strawberry banana smoothie addiction to the next level, and keep things interesting.

The basic recipe for a strawberry and banana smoothie is very simple, and my version contains just 5 ingredients. (Well, four ingredients if you choose not to add sweetener.)

How To Make a Strawberry Banana Smoothie

The basic strawberry banana smoothie ingredients are:

  • some kind of milk (I’m using almond milk, but coconut, cashew, hemp, or oat work great, too!)
  • frozen strawberries
  • ripe banana (fresh or frozen)
  • vanilla extract (optional, but kicks things up a notch)
  • sweetener (optional, depending on the sweetness of your fruit)

Throw all of the ingredients into your blender, and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds, until smooth and creamy.

Flavor Variations For Your Strawberry Banana Smoothie

To kick things up a notch, here are four flavor variations. With the exception of the lassi variation (where you omit the almond milk and replace it with the yogurt), simply add the below ingredients to the base recipe:

Creamy Rosewater 

  • 1/2 cup raw unsalted cashews
  • 1 teaspoon pure rosewater

Bell Pepper Cayenne 

  • 1/2 medium red bell pepper
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper

Lemon Goji 

  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons goji berries

Lassi

  • 2 cups plain or vanilla yogurt (in place of milk)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

These variations all have different personalities of their own. So, this is essentially five different strawberry banana smoothie recipes (counting the base recipe).

Other Ingredients To Boost A Strawberry Banana Smoothie:

There are some other amazing fresh herbs and spices you can add to the base recipe to kick your strawberry banana smoothie up to wow. Here are some of my go-to boosters:

  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon flax oil
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

Let me know which variations you make, and which ones you liked the best!

More Delicious Strawberry Smoothies

Strawberries and Cream Smoothie
Strawberry Basil Smoothie
Rosemary Watermelon Strawberry Smoothie
Spicy Strawberry Lemonade

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Strawberry Banana Smoothie 5 Ways

This amazing strawberry banana smoothie is simple and delicious, and you can take it to the next level with these flavor variations. Try them all! They're awesome. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

base recipe:

Variation #1: Creamy Rosewater - Base recipe +

Variation #2: Bell Pepper Cayenne - Base recipe +

Variation #3: Lemon Goji Berry - Base recipe +

Variation #4: Lassi - Base recipe (omit almond milk) +

  • 2 cups vanilla-flavored vegan yogurt (in place of the almond milk in base recipe)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest, plus more to taste

Instructions

  1. Throw all of the ingredients into your blender, and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds, until smooth and creamy. 

Recipe Notes

*Instructions for soaking cashews

Photo by Trent Lanz; styling by Alicia Buszczak
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