Classic Strawberry Banana Smoothie

~ This incredibly simple Strawberry Banana Smoothie recipe is the perfect way to welcome summer! Cool and refreshing, the flavor combination is a true classic! Featuring ingredients you’re sure to have on hand, you can whip one up just about anytime! It’ll definitely become a new favorite! ~

This Recipe Is:     Ready in 30 Minutes or Less    Vegetarian    Gluten Free  

Classic Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe {Two Healthy Kitchens}

I’m a sad, sad momma today. (But just don’t tell my kids.)

It’s nearly the end of the school year, and after such as amazing year, I’m just not so sure I’m ready for it to be over!

As all you moms (and dads!) know, the end of the school year means that our sweet angels are one year older. One year closer to middle school, high school … college. Gulp.

Yeah … the end of school is a gentle reminder that our kiddos are getting older.

Classic Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe {Two Healthy Kitchens}

Gah! My babies!!

Why do they grow up so fast?! It makes me kinda sad how fast this is happening!

But even though I secretly wish my little loves would actually stay little, I’ve gotta pull myself together and celebrate this fabulous school year that’s rapidly coming to a close. Because really, it was nothing short of fabulous.

Classic Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe {Two Healthy Kitchens}

There is so, so much to be proud of – so much to celebrate!

Not only am I gushing over their stellar marks, but I’m just beaming over the people they are growing into. Each year, my heart just swells with delight and amazement over these marvelous little humans that call me “Mom!”

And … as much as I’m sad to see another fantastic school year end, I’m also incredibly excited that we get to spend the whole summer together!

Classic Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe {Two Healthy Kitchens}

So, ok then. Enough of the mom-tears! Celebrate we shall!!!

For you long-time THK followers, you may remember back to our early days … and our end-of-the-school-year smoothie. It’s STILL a family fave at my house! It’s so cool and refreshing!

Really, what better way to celebrate the start of summer than with a yummy, icy smoothie? It’s the most perfect way to welcome home the kiddos and say, “You did a great job this year!! Can’t wait for our summer together!”

Several months ago, my littlest (who brainstormed our Pineapple Orange Creamsicle Smoothies, too!) was begging for a smoothie for breakfast. I had some fresh fruit on hand and just tossed it into the blender with some ice, honey, Greek yogurt and vanilla, and my Strawberry Banana Smoothie recipe was born. It was good. It was very, very good.

Classic Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe {Two Healthy Kitchens}

Hmmm … so simple.

Like, too simple.

Is that really a thing? Too simple??

No! Stop second guessing yourself! It’s awesome! Here at THK, we LOVE easy!

And totally simple and easy is exactly what you need as you wipe that pride-filled tear from your cheek on the last day of school.

But you (like me!) need to pull it together! The kids will be home any minute!

Classic Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe {Two Healthy Kitchens}

Here’s wishing you a heart full of fabulous memories to start your summer!

THK by Gretchen

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Classic Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Preparation 5 min. 2017-08-17T00:05:00+00:00 Cook Time 0 min. 2017-08-17T00:00:00+00:00
Serves About 3½ cups     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups ice
  • 1 1/2 cups hulled, halved strawberries
  • 1 5.3-ounce container nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 very ripe banana (see note)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients into blender.
  2. Blend until smooth. All ingredients should be well incorporated.

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Recipe Notes

Banana: A banana that has some green left or is still quite yellow won't work as well. Just like with banana bread, an over-ripe banana is the best choice to add the right sweetness for this smoothie.
Frozen bananas also work great in this recipe! If you're like us, we always keep over-ripe bananas in the freezer, ready for recipes like this one. If using a frozen banana, your smoothie may be slightly thicker.

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Classic Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe {Two Healthy Kitchens}

 

Classic Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe {Two Healthy Kitchens}

Classic Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe {Two Healthy Kitchens}

Comments

Classic Strawberry Banana Smoothie — 15 Comments

  1. We just tried this recipe today and everyone loved it! Definitely in our “Favorites” list. I can tell you It’s going to be used a lot.

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  3. I’ve been trying to make a smoothie every day to get some more fruits into everyone’s diets here and I found myself with only strawberries and banana’s yesterday. I just knew you had an answer for that! Thank you – it was delicious! 😉

    • Well, I’m super duper happy you thought to check us out! High-five, Siv!! And seriously, don’t you just love when you’ve got the ingredients you need right there?? It’s the best ever! So glad you loved this smoothie – strawberry banana is a fave of ours!! 🙂 ~Gretchen

    • Hi Wendy!! What a fabulous idea – freezing smoothies into popsicles!! Hmmm … now you’ve got my wheels turning! 🙂 The possibilities are endless! Thanks for the awesome tip! 🙂 ~Gretchen

  4. This looks and sounds delicious! I love the presentation in chunky mason jar-style mugs and being able to see the bits of fruit through the glass. I don’t use my blender much, but this inspires me to pull it out of the cupboard.

    • Oh girl – dig that blender out right away! You’ll loooooooove making smoothies!! So simple – and you really feel great about what goes in!! Greek yogurt, fruit, honey for sweetener … it’s so delicious and nutritious!! This Strawberry Banana Smoothie is a great place to start – it’s super easy!! Happy to have inspired you! ~Gretchen

    • Sheila!! We’re blushing!!
      And even though it looks too good to be true – it’s not! Nope – super healthy, super yummy, super easy!! We love it – and just know you’ll love it, too!!! 🙂 ~G&S

    • Hi Julie! Since it’s finally warmer here – I just can’t get enough fresh fruit! Smoothies are such an easy way (and super portable when we are running errands!) to get loads of nutrition! I love adding Greek yogurt – the flavor and texture are delish!!! 🙂 ~Gretchen

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