This is the best strawberry banana smoothie recipe you will ever try! It’s easy to make, wonderfully fruity, naturally vegan, and has the best creamy texture and flavor. It’s super versatile and can be enhanced with more fruit, peanut butter or other flavors as you like!
The Best Strawberry Smoothie – simple, healthy and delicious!
If you still have some strawberries and bananas in your pantry, try this delicious vegan berry smoothie recipe! It’s perfect for those who are looking for a healthier alternative to a classic strawberry milkshake from the ice cream shop, or for those who aren’t hungry in the morning and would rather have an easy-to-digest shake for breakfast. The preparation is very quick and easy. You just need to put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until creamy!
Homemade smoothies made from healthy ingredients and fresh fruits are just perfect for any occasion – whether for breakfast, as a cooling refreshment or as a fruity snack on the go! Plus, smoothies are also a great way to get your daily dose of fruits and vegetables! Your kids will love this strawberry banana smoothie too!
How To Make Healthy Smoothies at Home
If you’re one of those people who always needs things to go fast, simple smoothies are the perfect meal. You can buy the fruits and vegetables in stock and store them in the freezer. When you’re craving a smoothie, just put everything in your blender and blend until creamy. Then you have a healthy breakfast or quick snack in no time! You can also make a big batch of smoothies and store them in the fridge for a few days, freeze them, or take them on the go.
To make this delicious strawberry smoothie recipe, you only need 2 main ingredients (strawberries and bananas) as well as coconut milk, some agave syrup and optionally nut butter and vanilla extract. If you want to modify the recipe, you can find some ideas and suggestions here.
- Coconut milk (or almond milk or oat milk)
- Agave syrup (or maple syrup)
- Nut butter (such as peanut butter, almond butter, or cashew butter).
- Vanilla extract (or other flavors such as cinnamon or chai spice).
As always, I recommend checking out these step-by-step instructions and the recipe video first. Then you can find the full recipe with the exact quantities below in the recipe card!
Step 1: Blend all ingredients until creamy
Place all ingredients in a blender, breaking the banana into pieces. Then blend until creamy (stopping the blender occasionally to scrape down the sides as needed).
Step 2: Enjoy!
Now you can garnish your smoothie with a strawberry, shredded coconut and mint if you like. Then either serve immediately or store in a sealed jar or bottle in the fridge.
The vegan strawberry smoothie becomes really thick and creamy thanks to the banana and coconut milk. It tastes best when the bananas are very ripe and have brown spots. Besides strawberries and bananas, you can also add other fruits. If you don’t like bananas, feel free to sub avocados and maple syrup or yogurt. Instead of strawberries, you can also use raspberries, blueberries, cherries, nectarines, or whatever you like and have at home.
For an extra dose of vitamin C, feel free to add a squeeze of orange, lemon or lime. Exotic fruits like mango, pineapple, and melon also complement the smoothie beautifully – just get creative!
Strawberry Banana Smoothie without Coconut Milk
Of course, if you don’t like coconut milk, feel free to use another dairy-free milk. Keep in mind, however, that the richer the milk alternative, the creamier the smoothie will be. To make the smoothie richer and nuttier, you can simply add some nut butter. Other non-dairy products like yogurt & co can also be added.
Add Oats, Nuts and Seeds
For even more nutrients, you can also add other ingredients like oats, nuts or seeds. With flax seeds, hemp seeds or chia seeds you have another good portion of omega-3 in your smoothie. In addition, the smoothie looks much nicer if you decorate it with desiccated coconut, fresh mint leaves or basil or other toppings!
Homemade smoothies can be stored in the refrigerator for a maximum of 2 days. Since they only keep for a few hours unrefrigerated, you should either drink them immediately or keep them refrigerated.
Sure. In fact, smoothies freeze very well. To keep as many nutrients as possible in the strawberry smoothie, you should freeze it as fresh as possible.
This Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe is:
- Versatile & customizable
- Perfect for summer!
If you try this easy vegan strawberry banana smoothie recipe, feel free to leave me a comment and a star rating! And if you take a picture of your creamy shake and share it on Instagram or Facebook, please tag me @biancazapatka and use the hashtag #biancazapatka because I love seeing your creations! Enjoy! 🙂
The Best Strawberry Smoothie Recipe - extra creamy, healthy, delicious!Author:
- 1 tbsp nut butter e. g. peanut butter, almond butter or cashew butter
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract or other flavorings like cinnamon or chai spice
To garnish (optional)
- dessicated coconut
- fresh mint leaves or basil leaves
*Note: Check out the recipe video + step-by-step pictures above!
- Place all ingredients in a blender, breaking the banana into pieces. Blend until creamy and frothy (stopping and scraping down the sides as necessary).
- If desired, garnish with a strawberry, dessicated coconut and mint. Serve immediately or store in a sealed jar or bottle in the refrigerator for 2 days.
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