Strawberry Banana Smoothie is a refreshing and healthy smoothie made with a banana, strawberries, almond milk, and honey. If you love smoothies, be sure to check out my Easy Smoothie Recipes as well.
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
This smoothie is not only full of health benefits, but it is also delicious! It’s a smoothie even kids will love. I used almond milk for this recipe to make it dairy-free; but, you could substitute your favorite kind of milk. Both the strawberries and the banana can be fresh or frozen when added to the blender. And, this is a great smoothie to make ahead of time to have when you are craving a healthy treat or need a quick breakfast.
Bananas: Bananas are full of health benefits, and they are one of the most inexpensive fresh fruits you can buy. They are rich in nutrients, aid in digestion, and are good for your heart (with lots of potassium), just to name a few benefits. Plus, they are a great food to eat after a tough workout to help in your body’s recovery.
Strawberries: You can use fresh or frozen strawberries in this smoothie. No matter which you use, they pack a powerful, healthy punch. They are one of the top 20 fruits when it comes to antioxidants, and one serving gives you more Vitamin C than an orange! In addition, strawberries also have potassium, which helps with heart health.
Milk: Almond milk is plant-based milk with a nutty flavor and makes this drink non-dairy. However, you can always substitute your milk of choice.
Honey: I recommend using raw honey for the best results. Raw honey has not been heated or pasteurized and contains a range of benefits from anti-oxidants to anti-viral to anti-bacterial properties. It can even be soothing for burns and wounds. Plus, it’s nice to support your local honey producers.
Ice: I used a half cup of ice; feel free to add more if the smoothie is too thick.
How to Make a Strawberry Banana Smoothie
To make the smoothie, simply add all of the ingredients into a blender. Then, puree until everything is well-blended. If you need to add more ice or water, add what you need to reach your desired consistency. It is thick, but can still be enjoyed through a straw if preferred. This will make two smoothies (about a pint each). Cheers to good health and a yummy treat!
How Long do Smoothies Last?
This smoothie will last up to 2 days in the refrigerator. Be sure the container is filled all the way to the top before being sealed. If air gets in the smoothie, it will make the smoothie less nutritious. Or, you can freeze the smoothie in a freezer-safe container. It will last up to 3 months in the freezer.
Can I Make this Smoothie Ahead of Time?
Yes! As previously stated, smoothies can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. Store it in jars with lids (like mason jars). When you are ready to enjoy the smoothie, let it thaw in the refrigerator or at room temperature until thawed. Shake it up and enjoy!
Another way to make smoothies ahead of time is to freeze the mixture in an ice cube tray. Fill each cup of the ice cream tray with an equal amount of the smoothie. Then, store it in the freezer for up to 3 months.
When you are craving a smoothie, add a few of the smoothie cubes to a jar or glass with a lid. Place in the refrigerator to thaw and shake it up when ready to drink it! You can also add the frozen cubes to your blender for a quick way to make a smoothie on those mornings you may feel rushed.
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- 1 medium banana, fresh or frozen
- 2 cups (288g) strawberries, stems removed (fresh or frozen)
- ½ cup (120g) almond milk, or any kind of milk you prefer
- 2 tablespoons honey
- ½ cup ice
Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until well blended. Add more ice and/or water to reach your desired consistency.