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All you need is 2 ingredients for the easiest, best strawberry banana smoothie recipe! It’s so deliciously simple, you’ll find yourself making it on repeat.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Here’s a smoothie recipe that’s almost impossibly simple: this Strawberry Banana Smoothie! All you need is 2 ingredients, plus ice and water. That’s right: two ingredients! It’s not often that our recipes are this easy…though we do believe in keeping all things pretty simple. Blend up bananas and frozen strawberries and you’ve impossibly got the perfect smoothie texture and flavor: it’s creamy, sweet and fruity, with just enough banana essence. No yogurt, milk or sweetener needed! It’s truly remarkable. In fact, we might give up our Perfect Strawberry Smoothie in favor of this one.

Ingredients for a strawberry banana smoothie

Here’s what you’ll need to make this strawberry banana smoothie. You’ll notice a lot of the traditional ingredients for a creamy smoother aren’t necessary. There’s no yogurt, no milk, no dairy to make it creamy! Just two pure, healthy ingredients that result in a plant based and vegan smoothie. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Frozen strawberries: It’s easy to find and store frozen berries, and they add a great icy texture to this smoothie.
  • Fresh banana: Our pet peeve is smoothie recipes that call for frozen bananas, because we don’t always have them on hand. We customized this one to use a fresh banana so that you can make it immediately.
  • Water and ice: For the body of the smoothie, you’ll just need a little water to get it to blend and ice for the perfect frothy texture.

Love plant based smoothies? Try these Top Vegan Smoothie Recipes!

Strawberry banana smoothie

Amp up the protein

Want to add more protein to your strawberry banana smoothie? Outside of protein powder, we’ve got some ideas for natural ways to add protein:

  • Almond or cashew butter. The almond and cashew flavor goes well with strawberry; we prefer it to peanut butter. Use about 1 tablespoon, 2 for a stronger flavor. Keep in mind this addition will also dull the color a bit.
  • Greek yogurt: If you like drinking yogurt in your smoothie, it adds quite a bit of protein! Try blending in ¼ cup to ½ cup, to taste.
Strawberry banana smoothie

Other flavor variations

There are a few additional flavor variations you can try to mix up the flavors in your strawberry banana smoothie! We think it’s perfect as is, but you could always try:

  • Lemon: Squeeze in the juice from 1 lemon wedge to brighten the flavors.
  • Vanilla. Use ¼ to ½ teaspoon vanilla to add complexity.
  • Mint or basil. Add a few fresh mint or basil leaves for an herbaceous spin.
  • Pineapple. Substitute 1 cup of the frozen berries for 1 cup frozen pineapple.
  • Mango or peach. Substitute 1 cup of the frozen berries for 1 cup frozen mangos or peaches.

Can you store this strawberry banana smoothie?

Actually, you can! Smoothies are best eaten immediately. But you can store this strawberry banana smoothie for 1 to 2 days refrigerated. Store it in a sealed container or a mason jar with the lid on. If it separates (which is perfectly normal), just shake it up and you’re good to go.

Why would you store it? It’s actually perfect for breakfast on the good. Mix up a smoothie the night before, and you can enjoy it for breakfast the next day.

Strawberry banana smoothie

This strawberry banana smoothie recipe is…

Vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free, and gluten-free.

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Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Strawberry Banana Smoothie (2 Ingredients!)

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 small smoothies 1x


All you need is 2 ingredients for the easiest, best strawberry banana smoothie recipe! It’s so deliciously simple, you’ll find yourself making it on repeat.


  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 2 bananas (room temperature)
  • ½ cup water
  • 8 ice cubes


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender, breaking the bananas into pieces. Blend until smooth.
  2. Serve immediately or store in a covered jar in the refrigerator for 2 days.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Strawberry banana smoothie, Best strawberry smoothie, Easy strawberry banana smoothie

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Another healthy drink? Try our homemade kombucha!

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. I love this recipe. It was super easy to make with my portable blender cup I got from www dot theblendaway dot com. They even give a free 50 easy healthy smoothie receipe book with every purchase.

  2. Hello,

    I happened to find your website looking for vegan smoothies. I need to lose some weight and I am a vegan and so it my husband. Can you help?