Healthy Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe (Paleo) - Dr. Axe

Healthy, Delicious Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

Strawberry banana smoothie - Dr. Axe

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 you, and are strawberry banana smoothies good for weight loss? Yes, they are because they are filling and help prevent overeating, snacking and giving in to 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 this banana strawberry smoothie and its creamy, rich and sweet flavor.


Key Ingredients

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. 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. (Also try our strawberry lemonade.)

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.

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 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.

What should you not mix in a smoothie? Unhealthy ingredients and artificial sweeteners should be avoided, along with added sugar.

How to Make a Strawberry Banana Smoothie

How do you make a strawberry banana smoothie from scratch?

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 strawberry and banana smoothie. If you want to add a little more sweetness to this smoothie, add a touch of stevia to taste.

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Strawberry banana smoothie - Dr. Axe

Healthy, Delicious Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

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  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Add this strawberry banana smoothie recipe to your morning routine or have it ready in the afternoon before you reach for an unhealthy snack.


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


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


  • Feel free to swap out the coconut milk for almond milk, kefir or yogurt as the base.
  • This recipe can be customized to add different fruits, so play around with the flavors you like best.
  • Add a natural sweetener like stevia, honey or maple syrup if you’d like a little more sweetness.
  • Prep Time: 2 min
  • Cook Time: 0 min
  • Category: Beverages
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 430
  • Sugar: 18.3g
  • Sodium: 194mg
  • Fat: 30.7g
  • Saturated Fat: 25.4g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 5.3g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 33.7g
  • Fiber: 7.1g
  • Protein: 11.9g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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  1. Nancy Jackson on

    This smoothie was sweet enough withour stevia. The banana, strawberries and vanilla powder, made it a nice breakfast! You are one of my fav health and nutrition gurus, Thank you! I am 71 and trying to get stronger and lessen the affects of Auto immune issues! :)

  2. Kylie Jenner on

    Okay, Sweets, delish. Damn, one thing, most yogurt isn’t like vegan. It’s dairy. So don’t say it’s a vegan recipe if a substitute for coconut milk is dairy.
    The coconut milk strawberry banana is delishh.
    Bye, Sweets

  3. William on

    Thank you for this article. You’re helping out a lot of people! I’d also like to help out and share this meal plan that helped me lose 50lbs in 2.5 months

  4. Kaif on

    Hey i have a question. I have heard since strawberries have antinutrinets, you shouldn’t combine it with milk as it may hinder absorption of calcium in milk. How true is that.
    You have added milk in this stawberry smoothie e

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  6. Maryellen on

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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….?

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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!!

    • 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?

  12. 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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