~ 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 •
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Here’s wishing you a heart full of fabulous memories to start your summer!
Classic Strawberry Banana Smoothie
This easy Strawberry Banana Smoothie recipe is cool and refreshing, with ingredients you probably already have on hand!
• Ready in 30 Minutes or Less • Vegetarian • Gluten Free •
- 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
- Put all ingredients into blender.
- Blend until smooth. All ingredients should be well incorporated.
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. Another thought: 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.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 3 1/2 servings Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 131Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 19mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 3gSugar: 23gProtein: 5g
Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only, and may vary depending on your choice of ingredients or preparation. No guarantees are made regarding allergies or dietary needs. Always consult a physician or dietician for specific advice and questions.
31 thoughts on “Classic Strawberry Banana Smoothie”
Taste was great and we enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing it
I’m so glad to hear that! Thanks for the sweet comment! 😀 ~Amy
I would’ve posted a picture of our smoothies, but we drank it all up too quickly! I’m sure I will be conscripted to make these again soon. Thank you!
So happy you liked these! I actually just made two batches for my crew yesterday – no kidding! It was the perfect way to welcome everyone home after a day of final exams, and also to use up an overabundance of strawberries I have in the fridge! So yummy – we love these smoothies! Thanks bunches for taking a moment to let me know you enjoyed them – that makes my day!! 😀 Have a terrific week, Jenny! ~Shelley
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.
Oh, I’m so thrilled to hear it, Olga! Thank you so much for your sweet comment – I’m delighted to know your family loved it as much as we do! 😀 ~Shelley
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
Can I omit the yogurt?
Hi, Margaret! You should be fine to omit the yogurt — of course, the smoothie will taste a bit different and won’t have that nice, creamy texture. But it should still be delicious! Let us know what you find out! 🙂 ~Amy