Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

Strawberry banana smoothie recipe - Dr. Axe

Total Time

2 minutes

Serves

1

Meal Type

,

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup strawberries
  • ½ banana
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup ice
  • ½ scoop vanilla protein powder
  • Stevia to taste

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to blender and blend until well-combined.

What’s the best thing about a strawberry banana smoothie recipe? For one thing, it only takes two minutes to prepare. Plus, it’s packed with healthy fats, protein and antioxidants and will have you feeling full and energized for hours.

Are strawberry banana smoothies good for weight loss? Yes, because they are filling and will help to prevent overeating, snacking and giving into food cravings. Try adding this strawberry banana smoothie to your morning routine or have it ready in the afternoon before you reach for an unhealthy snack. You can even have this smoothie instead of a sugary, unhealthy dessert after dinner. You’ll love how easy it is to make and its creamy, rich and sweet flavor.


What Are the Basic Ingredients for a Smoothie?

What ingredients are in a fruit smoothie? There are actually many ways you can prepare a smoothie, with options to change the base, fruit, sweeteners and boosters. So when you are following a fruit smoothie recipe, feel free to customize it to your liking.

For the base of my strawberry banana smoothie recipe, I use coconut milk, which not only adds a rich creaminess to your smoothie, but it is also full of beneficial fatty acids that are used by the body for energy. Some other base options for your smoothie are almond milk, kefir and yogurt.

You also want to add a thickener that will give your smoothie the right consistency. For this recipe I use ice, but another option is using frozen fruit instead.

And, of course, the star of any fruit smoothie is the fruit itself. There are a ton of combinations you can play with here, but mixing strawberries and banana is a basic and delicious choice. Plus, strawberry nutrition includes anti-inflammatory and anti-aging antioxidants, and bananas provide a quick source of energy and important minerals, like magnesium and potassium.

Finally, you have the option to add a natural sweetener and booster to your fruit smoothie. I like to use stevia as my sweetener, but you can also play with using honey or even a bit of maple syrup.

And adding a booster is a great way to up the nutritional content of your fruit smoothie. This is also another way to experiment with flavors, like with chocolate or vanilla protein powder.

For this strawberry banana smoothie recipe, I really stuck to the most basic ingredients so that it can be an easy go-to smoothie for anyone. But as you can see, there are many ways to mix it up and play with ingredients here.


Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe Nutrition Facts

One strawberry banana smoothie made using this recipe contains roughly the following: (1, 2, 3)

  • 396 calories
  • 9 grams protein
  • 29 grams fat
  • 32 grams carbohydrates
  • 7 grams fiber
  • 18 grams sugar
  • 93 milligrams vitamin C (124 percent DV)
  • 1.8 milligrams manganese (101 percent DV)
  • 0.4 milligrams copper (49 percent DV)
  • 248 milligrams phosphorus (35 percent DV)
  • 91 milligrams magnesium (29 percent DV)
  • 0.3 milligrams vitamin B6 (28 percent DV)
  • 0.9 milligrams vitamin B5 (19 percent DV)
  • 10 micrograms selenium (19 percent DV)
  • 1.4 milligrams zinc (18 percent DV)
  • 0.19 milligrams vitamin B2 (18 percent DV)
  • 778 milligrams potassium (17 percent DV)
  • 68 micrograms folate (17 percent DV)
  • 2.7 milligrams iron (15 percent DV)
  • 1.9 milligrams vitamin B3 (14 percent DV)
  • 0.12 milligrams vitamin B1 (11 percent DV)
  • 74 milligrams calcium (7 percent DV)
  • 0.15 micrograms vitamin B12 (6 percent DV)
  • 0.66 milligrams vitamin E (4 percent DV)
  • 3.6 micrograms vitamin K (4 percent DV)

How to Make This Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

It couldn’t be easier to make this strawberry banana smoothie. All you have to do is add 1 cup of strawberries, half a banana, ½ cup of coconut milk, ½ cup of ice and ½ scoop of vanilla protein powder to a blender.

Then blend the ingredients until they are well-incorporated, and just like that you have a smooth and creamy smoothie. If you want to add a little more sweetness to this smoothie, add a touch of stevia to taste.


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12 Comments

  1. Kathy on

    What is the best type and brand of coconut milk to use in smoothies? Canned, refrigerator, or shelf? I’m new to using coconut milk and all the articles just confuse the issue more.

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  2. Toni on

    I love to peel ripe bananas, wrap them in foil, then freeze to throw in smoothies like this. It makes them taste even sweeter & more like a healthy slushy!!

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    • Carrie on

      IPO my ripe bananas break them in half and throw them all into a large baggie, and put them in the freezer. I also add half of a medium sized apple, so I have my apple a day?

      Reply
  3. Adora on

    My feet hurt under the bottom. I was playing tennis but I hurt my arm, pulled an tendon. Since not being able to play my feet started to hurt. I THINK i’m low in potassium. I ALSO feel tired and confused sometimes. I loose concentration easily.

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  4. Margaret Moore on

    I have found your information very good. Three weeks ago I collapsed and ended up in hospital as they found my potassium levels were dangeriousley low. I had been suffering with a bad case of diarhera which I believe was the cause of it. Anyway after 2 day they managed to get my levels back up to 3.4 and discharged me with strict instructions to eat plenty of potassium rich foods and keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water. I am 67 years old with heart attack history and as I do not want to go down that road again I’ve been doing a lot of research on the internet. Your reports I found very helpful and with the help of my newly aquired nutrabullet I’m able to do smoothies with things I would not normally eat. My husband would also like to have smoothies but I worry because he is diabetic and a lot of things I put into the smoothies are very high in sugar. We mainly control his diabeties through his diet with one metformina a day (sorry, we live in Spain and I only know the Spanish word for this drug). Is there anything you can recommend as a smoothie that is high in potassium but low in sugar. Kind Regards, Margaret.

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  5. Martha Thomas on

    I am trying to loose weight and be more healthy but now I am concerned about my 15 year old dog who has irritable bowel and has been on steroids so long her liver numbers are very high. She is on detamerin daily and a pet oil and I put her on a grain free diet. I also added tameric last week. Any thoughts? It may be too late but after listening to your video I gave her some of my mct oil today and figured why not when I saw on a post you said its good for the liver. She is on a liver supplement from her accupuncturist….?

    Reply
  6. Donna on

    Dr. Axe, thank you for your complete, all inclusive information on foods that sustain health. I have afib and you give the best complex and simple explanations on potassium rich foods I’ve seen.

    Reply
  7. Maryellen on

    Dr axe why would you recommend using stevia in one of your smoothie recipes when artificial sweeteners are bad for you?

    Reply

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