Strawberry Banana Smoothie

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Easy to make strawberry banana smoothie recipe, perfect for a quick sippable breakfast or mid-day delight. This cold drink gives you a healthy boost of energy by using a delicious blend of fruits, oats, greek yogurt, and almonds. This article is sponsored by Almond Breeze, but all opinions are my own.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Let’s face it, life is busy and we don’t always get a chance to sit down for breakfast. So a quick fruit smoothie is the next best thing. In just 5 minutes with proper planning, you’ll never have to miss out on the most important meal of the day. I also enjoy this cold refreshment in the afternoon to get me through those sluggish days.

This smoothie recipe uses a mix of frozen and fresh fruits to give a thick smooth consistency. The texture elevated by using uncooked oats and Greek yogurt which also increases the nutritional benefits. For a tasty flavor, almond milk and a drizzle of honey provide just the right combination of sweetness.

ingredients for a healthy strawberry banana smoothie with oats, almonds, and yogurt

How to make a strawberry banana smoothie

A good kitchen blender with a strong motor works best to finely puree all the smoothie ingredients. To make sure that the tougher dry ingredients are completely broken down it’s important to add them to the blender in a particular order.

Place the almond milk and yogurt first, followed by the almonds and oats. The banana slices and frozen berries get incorporated afterward. This sequence ensures the hard ingredients get incorporated better with the liquids.

Lastly, I find that the natural sweetness of the fruit is enough, but a little bit of honey, or your preferred sweetener, can further heighten the flavor.

Frozen strawberries inside a blender cup with almonds and banana slices

Use frozen strawberries

Strawberries constitute a majority of the drink and using frozen berries makes the smoothie thicker while staying colder longer. Frozen strawberries are the key ingredient to the preferred texture without diluting the flavor. Use can use fresh strawberries, however, start with adding 1 cup of ice to the mix to create a thicker consistency.

Make it creamy and thick

Creating a creamy smoothie texture involves a combination of frozen ingredients, starchy fruit, healthy fats, and fiber-rich oats. Bananas naturally contain starch that releases when blended.

The yogurt and almonds have rich fats that incorporate into the mix. When dried oats get finely chopped, their fibers help with thickening. These ingredients suspend with the frozen fruit particles to creates the optimal texture.

close up of the top of a strawberry banana smoothie

What are the health benefits?

This strawberry banana smoothie recipe has all of the elements of an energy-packed breakfast; fresh fruit, almonds, yogurt, and old-fashioned oats. The fruits contain fiber, phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals. The bananas, nuts, and yogurt provide a boost of protein. The oats add soluble and insoluble fiber to help you feel fuller longer.

Optional add-ins

side view of a tall glass of strawberry banana smoothie with a straw

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Use ice cubes only as a last resort

Smoothies should be creamy, have a nice chill, and be thick enough to sip through a straw with slight resistance. You don’t want a smoothie that’s super icy or runny. At least half of the recipe should be frozen, 2/3 is preferable. Use ice cubes only if you have to. Frozen fruit yields the best result and won’t melt as quickly or dilute the flavor.

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Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Easy to make strawberry banana smoothie recipe! Gives you a healthy boost of energy by using a delicious blend of fruits, oats, greek yogurt, and almonds.
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3.83 from 89 votes
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings 3 cups
Course Drink
Cuisine American


  • cup Almond Breeze Original Almondmilk, unsweetened
  • ½ cup plain greek yogurt, or vanilla
  • ¼ cup almonds, raw
  • ½ cup old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup sliced bananas, about 1 medium banana
  • 2 cups strawberries, frozen
  • 1 teaspoon honey, (optional)


  • Add the almond milk, yogurt, almonds, oats, banana, strawberries, and honey (if using) in a blender.
  • Blend on medium speed for 30 seconds, using the tamper if needed to push the ingredients down. Increase speed to high and process until smooth and creamy, about 30 to 60 seconds.
  • Taste and add more honey as needed.

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  • Make it Dairy-Free: Use dairy-free yogurt (coconut, soy, oat) instead of Greek yogurt. 
  • If using fresh strawberries, start by adding 1 cup of ice to the blender to create a thicker consistency. 
  • The banana slices can be frozen for a thicker smoothie.

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Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 365 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.4g
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 56mg2%
Potassium 303mg9%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 150IU3%
Vitamin C 85.8mg104%
Calcium 200mg20%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Manu says

    That is one badass smoothie. I regularly sprint on my mountain bike before work and normally don’t have much time to prep brek before heading in. We also have a red Vitamix (haven’t given it a name, though) and it does a fantastic job of whipping things up. Delicious with the raw almonds!

    • Jessica Gavin says

      You totally made my day Manu! You definitely need a name for your vitamix, since I use mine everyday, “Ruby” is my buddy in the kitchen :)

    • Jessica Gavin says

      Hi Leslie- Yes you can leave out the yogurt and almonds. The yogurt adds creaminess and some thickness. You may need to add more almond milk since you are removing some liquid. Start with the recipe and adjust with more almond milk if needed.

  2. Sarah says

    Does anyone know the where to buy the drinking glass she uses to put her smoothie in? Looking for them everywhere!

  3. Kori says

    OOOOh that looks so delicious!
    Definitely will try. I was wondering though, is there a way to not have yogurt in it?
    I have a sugar intolerance and anything above 5-7g of sugar(per day) causes me stomach issues.

    • Jessica Gavin says

      Hi Kori- You can definitely leave out the yogurt but it won’t be as creamy. You could add more banana if desired.

  4. Marjorie Silverman says

    I just made this smoothie for my health conscious college student youngest daughter to take to the pool!!! I used blueberries instead of strawberries but she absolutely loved it!!!! I scored big points for this. I tasted it and I only wished I had made enough so that I could have my own. Thank you so much. I’m looking forward to enjoying many other of your healthy recipes because I do have an auto immune disorder and it’s very important for me to eat properly and avoid so many foods completely. I’ve been doing a pretty good job because I recently became a grandmother again and I’d like to be around and in good enough shape to enjoy our precious girl.

  5. Manal says

    How do I make this for one cup? When I adjust the serving size option, it gives weird measurements for each ingredient. Would you be able to give the recipe for 1 serving size?

    • Jessica Gavin says

      Hi Manal- I would recommend these amounts for 1 cup serving size:
      1/4 cup plain greek yogurt, 1/3 banana, 1 tablespoon almonds, 3 tablespoons old fashioned oats, 2/3 cup frozen strawberries, 1/4 cup almond milk 1/2 teaspoon honey, (optional). Add more liquid as need to get desired texture.

  6. Alice says

    Hi Jessica,

    I make my fruit shake with 3/4 plain kefir, 1/4 flavoured kefir. Then I add thawed 3 berry ( raspberries, blackberries and blackberries), a frozen strawberry ice cube, chia seeds, hemp seeds, and a few frozen banana slices, and a strawberry purée in ice cubes.
    If I wanted to use those ingredients and make 3 cups, how much would I use of each?
    In August I had arm and shoulder pain and need to build up my muscles again after 4 months of very little use; just starting physio again.
    Any advice you have would be appreciated.

  7. Tihomir Urumov says

    It sounds nice. Just it is really important the Yoghurt not to be a normal one. Because normal Yoghurt is very bad to be combined with both – Milk (any kind) and fruits!

  8. Bridgett Sherise says

    OMG!! Story time.. I started a new nutrition plan this week & so I went grocery shopping today. I didn’t look up this recipe until waaaay after I got home & started cooking dinner. I googled “how to make a 🍓🍌 smoothie” & this popped up. It just so happens that I bought every single thing this recipe called for today! When I tell you I’m obsessing over this!!! It’s literally perfect! I don’t want a 🍓🍌smoothie from nowhere else!! Thank you so much Jessica!!

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