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The Best Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

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This is the best strawberry banana smoothie recipe.  It is made with sweet fresh strawberries, creamy almond milk, perfectly ripe bananas, and a touch of gluten-free rolled oats for added texture, making this smoothie a complete and balanced breakfast. Breakfast smoothie recipes are a lifesaver on busy mornings, and this one is no exception.

This smoothie is packed with flavor and nutrients, giving you the energy boost you need to conquer your day. With just a handful of ingredients and minimal prep, you can whip up this delicious and healthy beverage in minutes.

Packed with fresh fruit and naturally sweetened with a touch of maple syrup, this smoothie is free from refined sugars and artificial sweeteners.

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This classic strawberry banana smoothie recipe is a perfect blend of creamy and fruity. It is gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan-friendly making it a fantastic option for everyone to enjoy.

Best Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe Ingredients 

This easy healthy smoothie is made with just a handful of simple ingredients that are easily customizable. 

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free rolled oats (24 grams)
  • 1 cup strawberries, stems removed (140 grams)
  • 1 small or 1/2 large banana
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup
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You will need a good blender to make this delicious smoothie. I have a Vitamix, which is a high-powered blender. 

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Ingredient Tips and Substitutions

Almond milk is a popular choice for making simple smoothie recipes but you can use your favorite milk of choice. Feel free to use any dairy-free milk like oat milk, cashew milk, or even coconut milk. Keep in mind coconut milk will often add a subtle coconut flavor to the smoothie. 

When making a fruit smoothie you can use fresh or frozen fruit. This smoothie is not overly thick, if you prefer a thicker smoothie I would suggest using frozen strawberries and frozen banana as opposed to fresh berries and fresh banana. Frozen fruit eliminates the need for added ice cubes and adds a nice thick creamy consistency. 

Fruit offers plenty of sweetness while maple syrup adds a nice additional sweet flavor. You can also opt for a touch of honey instead of maple syrup if you’d like. 

As far as oats, I always suggest using gluten-free old-fashioned rolled oats. These will blend better than quick oats, or steel-cut oats. They provide a bit of chewiness that can be a welcome contrast to the creaminess of fruits and milk. Blending them partially creates a thicker and creamier consistency, making the smoothie more filling and satisfying. They are also a good source of dietary fiber, particularly beta-glucan, a soluble fiber. Fiber helps with digestion and keeps you feeling fuller for longer, making your smoothie a more well-rounded breakfast or snack option. Lastly, they also have a mild, slightly nutty flavor that doesn’t overpower the sweetness of fruits in a smoothie. 

How to Make the Best Strawberry Banana Smoothie

First, add the almond milk to the blender. With the liquid as a base, the blades encounter less resistance when starting the blend. This can be especially helpful to prevent clumping and when using a less-powerful blender.

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Next, add the vanilla extract and maple syrup to the blender.

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Then add the oats to the blender.

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Then add the fruit. Add the strawberries.

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Finish by adding the banana to the blender. If you are using fresh fruit add a few ice cubes as well. If you are using frozen fruit, you won’t need ice.

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Blend until smooth and then pour your creamy smoothie into mason jars or a tall glass. 

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Healthy Strawberry Banana Smoothie

This banana strawberry smoothie is perfect for a healthy snack or quick breakfast. 

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Because of the simplicity of this homemade smoothie, you can customize it with your favorite add-ins like peanut butter, chia seeds, or collagen. You can also add an additional protein boost with your favorite protein powder and enjoy it as a post-workout snack as well if you’d like.

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Best Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

The best strawberry banana smoothie recipe, made with sweet strawberries, ripe banana, almond milk, rolled oats, and maple syrup. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free rolled oats (24 grams)
  • 1 cup strawberries, stems removed (140 grams)
  • 1 small or 1/2 large banana
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 157Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 4gSugar: 18gProtein: 3g

nutritional values are estimates and may vary depending on products/ingredients used.

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