Quick Easy Strawberry Smoothie

This easy strawberry banana smoothie recipe takes less than five minutes to make. It’s delicious and creamy, and both adults and kids go crazy for it.

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My family loves this simple strawberry smoothie. We’ve made it so many times that it’s become our house smoothie recipe!

This is the only strawberry smoothie recipe you’ll need. Quick, easy, and delicious!

Strawberry Smoothie with bananas

Key Ingredients

  • Strawberries: I love adding a heaping cup of whole strawberries and particularly enjoy this smoothie when I use frozen strawberries. Fresh work fine, but frozen strawberries make our smoothie extra creamy.
  • Banana: I use one banana in this strawberry smoothie. I love how creamy the banana makes our smoothie, but you can substitute it for other fruit. Just like the strawberries, I love using frozen banana in smoothies (it makes them so creamy).
  • Half an orange: When I have oranges in the house, I love adding them to my morning smoothie. It adds extra vitamin C and tropical flavor.
  • Vanilla extract: I love adding a tiny bit of vanilla to my strawberry smoothies, and I highly recommend it if you have never tried it!
  • Milk (dairy or non-dairy): I like adding some liquid to the blender to help the ingredients blend. For a smoothie without milk, use water. It still tastes amazing. For more creaminess, use milk (dairy or non-dairy both work).

How to Make a Strawberry Smoothie

To make a strawberry smoothie, I add frozen strawberries, a banana, half an orange, a little vanilla extract, and a splash of milk to a blender and blend until smooth. If you want a thicker smoothie, blend in a few ice cubes for an icy, slightly thicker smoothie.

Ingredients for a Strawberry Smoothie (bananas, strawberries, orange, and milk)

Remember that for the creamiest smoothie, use frozen strawberries and frozen banana. You can also add other ingredients to make this your own. A few of my favorite additions are:

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This strawberry banana smoothie is so creamy and fruity. Depending on how ripe or sweet your fruit is, you may need to add a little extra honey, so add based on your taste.

Makes 2 kid-size smoothies or 1 large

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You Will Need

1 heaping cup fresh or frozen strawberries

1 medium ripe banana or 1 cup banana slices, frozen is best

Half of a medium orange, peeled and quartered

3/4 cup to 1 cup milk, dairy or non-dairy; can substitute water

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Optional Ingredients

1 tablespoon almond butter, peanut butter or cashew butter

1 teaspoon chia seeds

1 teaspoon hemp seeds

1 teaspoon flax seeds

1 teaspoon strawberry jam, honey or maple syrup


    1Add the strawberries, banana, orange, 3/4 cup of milk, and vanilla extract to a blender. If you plan to add any, add optional ingredients to the blender.

    2Turn the blender on and blend until creamy and smooth. If the smoothie is too thick, add a bit more milk. Add a few ice cubes and blend until smooth for an icy cold smoothie.

Adam and Joanne's Tips

  • How to freeze: To save the smoothie for later, pour each serving into a food-safe resealable plastic bag or container and freeze. Then, about an hour before needing the smoothie, take it out from the freezer.
  • The nutrition facts below are estimates for the basic smoothie made with unsweetened soy milk.
Nutrition Per Serving Serving Size 1/2 of the recipe, 1 small smoothie / Calories 133 / Total Fat 2g / Saturated Fat 0.3g / Cholesterol 0mg / Sodium 33.9mg / Total Carbohydrate 26.8g / Dietary Fiber 4.6g / Total Sugars 15.3g / Protein 4.2g
AUTHOR:  Adam and Joanne Gallagher
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12 comments… Leave a Review
  • Angel May 1, 2024, 3:47 pm

    you need to maake a more wonderful yummy food

  • Ella April 16, 2024, 5:30 pm

    This smoothie was amazing definitely 5 stars

    • Joanne April 16, 2024, 5:31 pm

      Hi Ella, We are thrilled that you enjoyed it so much!

  • Thandi Nkomo October 27, 2023, 7:54 am

    I usually don’t enjoy strawberry smoothie much but have it one last try with this recipe and it was perfect for me! Thank you!

    • Adam October 27, 2023, 12:04 pm

      We are so happy you enjoyed your smoothie. Thank you so much for the kind review 🙂

  • Judy Sciandra June 18, 2022, 10:57 pm

    I can’t wait to try these smoothies. Thank you so much

  • Janice Frith July 29, 2021, 6:43 am

    A very nice smoothie, thanks for the recipe. I used almond milk.

  • Lynne July 9, 2021, 7:11 pm

    How could I make this strawberry smoothie without bananas, and still keep it really nutritious? Love your idea of making smoothie packs for the freezer, but since I’m allergic to bananas, ideas for healthy smoothies are very scarce! Thanks!

    • Joanne July 12, 2021, 1:43 pm

      Hi Lynne, You can leave the banana out or use another creamy fruit. Mangoes blend into a really nice creamy consistency so that’s my favorite alternative. Otherwise, you could substutute with a handful of nut (like cashews) or use some nut butter to add a little extra creaminess to the smoothie.

  • Sue Melnyk July 9, 2021, 9:50 am

    your smoothie is the best I only add fruit and then some protien

  • Patti July 8, 2021, 6:06 pm

    This looks fab esp when I’ve been reading how underrated strawberries are for nutrition! I usually don’t add dairy to a smoothie but I wonder if almond milk would be a good companion to this?

    • Joanne July 12, 2021, 1:41 pm

      Hi Patti, Almond milk is an excellent option!


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