Strawberry banana smoothie served in a glass with a glass straw.

If you walk into any smoothie bar or coffeehouse, you’ll probably find a strawberry banana smoothie on the menu. And that’s because it’s a yummy combo that everyone loves!

The great news is that a perfect strawberry banana smoothie is such a breeze to make at home, you’ll never hit up the smoothie bar again! We’re going to teach you how to make the perfect strawberry banana smoothie at home with just 5 ingredients. Let’s get blending!

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Strawberry banana smoothie ingredients

Not only is this a super popular smoothie flavor, but it is also super simple! To make it, you’ll need:

  • Frozen banana. The banana adds sweetness and creaminess, so it is one of my favorite smoothie ingredients to use.
  • Frozen strawberries. You can use fresh strawberries too, but I prefer frozen. Frozen fruit serves to chill and thicken your smoothie, so you won’t need to dilute the flavor with ice!
  • Milk. You can use regular cow’s milk, unsweetened soy milk, or your unsweetened nut milk of choice. Coconut milk would give it a fun tropical twist.
  • Plain Greek yogurt. This will help to thicken your smoothie.
  • Honey or maple syrup. Bananas and strawberries can vary in sweetness, so you’ll want to give your smoothie a taste before adding any sweetener. You may be able to skip this ingredient entirely!

Protip: Frozen bananas

Buy some extra bananas on your next grocery run. Peel them, break them into pieces, and freeze them flat on a baking sheet. Transfer to a freezer container or bag once frozen—you’ll be ready to go for your next smoothie!

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Do you put ice in smoothies?

Not if you are using frozen bananas and frozen strawberries! Those should work to chill and thicken your smoothie on their own, so you can skip the ice. The best part of this is that you won’t be diluting the flavor of your smoothie.

If you are using fresh fruit instead of frozen, you’ll want to add a handful or two of ice cubes to the blender.

Are smoothies better with milk or water?

We highly prefer milk over water—it gives a smoothie more flavor and more staying power. You can use standard dairy milk, or your non-dairy milk of choice. Oat milk, almond milk, soy milk…we’ve used all of them to make a great smoothie!

What makes smoothies thicker?

Frozen berries and bananas are our secret to thicker smoothies, without your snack getting diluted by ice. The Greek yogurt also makes a smoothie thicker and creamier, while also adding a good dose of nutrients and vitamins to the drink.

How do I make a strawberry banana smoothie?

For the best smoothie texture, you’ll want to add the ingredients to your high-speed blender in this order:

  1. Liquid first.
  2. Frozen strawberries and bananas.
  3. Greek yogurt.

Then blend away, slowly ramping up to full speed! When the smoothie looks silky, take a taste test and decide if you want to add any sweetener. If you do, add the honey or maple syrup and blend for a few more seconds. If not, pour and enjoy!

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What’s the best blender for making smoothies?

Blenders have gotten so advanced in the past few years, that it’s hard to pick one that won’t blend up a great smoothie! If you’re blender shopping, here are the three blenders we recommend for daily smoothie-making:

  • MOST AFFORDABLE: Cuisinart Immersion/Stick Blender—Don’t let its small size fool you, this tiny handheld blender is packed full of power, and will easily make a smoothie for you every day!
  • MEDIUM: Ninja Professional Blender—For under $100, you get an incredibly powerful blender that makes a dreamy, creamy smoothie. This was the blender we used in the Wholefully test kitchen for years, and it’s a great starter level, but still high-powered, blender.
  • SPLURGE: Vitamix Professional Blender—A Vitamix is the top of the line when it comes to blenders, and it’s what we use every day in the Wholefully test kitchen. It comes with a hefty price tag (think: more than your car payment), so if you’re just blending a smoothie every now and again, there is no need to make the splurge. But if you do a lot of cooking or make a lot of smoothies or blended drinks, you might want to start saving your pennies for a Vitamix. It’s a lifetime appliance that is a dream to use!
Easy strawberry banana smoothie in a glass with a glass straw.

How do I make this strawberry banana smoothie vegan?

Use maple syrup instead of honey to sweeten your smoothie. Opt for dairy-free yogurt (I usually like coconut milk yogurt, but any plant-based Greek-style yogurt will work) and dairy-free milk. Easy peasy!

Is there a way to pack more nutrition into this smoothie?

This recipe makes a simple strawberry banana smoothie, but you can add whatever seeds, powders, or greens you’d like! For this one, I might add fresh spinach and flax seeds or chia seeds.

If you find a combination of mix-ins that you really like, you can freeze them as booster packs for super fast smoothie-making.

Where can I find more smoothie recipes?

Strawberry banana smoothie served in a glass with a glass straw.

Classic Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This simple Strawberry Banana smoothie is packed full of fruity flavor, but only takes 5 ingredients to make! You’ll be sipping in no time.


  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup unsweetened milk (nut, soy, animal)
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (or plant-based yogurt for a vegan smoothie)
  • Honey or maple syrup, to taste


  1. Combine all ingredients except the maple syrup/honey in a blender and blend until smooth. Sweeten to taste.


For a vegan smoothie, use maple syrup instead of honey for the sweetener.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 445Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 174mgCarbohydrates: 82gFiber: 5gSugar: 52gProtein: 22g

At Wholefully, we believe that good nutrition is about much more than just the numbers on the nutrition facts panel. Please use the above information as only a small part of what helps you decide what foods are nourishing for you.

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