Made using 5 simple ingredients in 5 minutes, this no banana Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie is a great way to start the day. Serve this easy and delicious smoothie for breakfast or an evening snack (vegetarian, gluten-free).
About Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie
My go-to breakfast on busy weekday mornings is a bowl of overnight oats topped with fresh fruits, muesli, nuts, or a tall glass of fresh fruit smoothie. They are both super easy to make and keep me full for a long time. I can grab a jar and have them on the go too.
My current obsession is this creamy Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie made without bananas. It is sweet from the blueberries, slightly tangy from strawberries, and filling from yogurt.
This smoothie sounds summery, but you can make it any time of the year, as frozen fruits work great in this recipe.
I have a simple trick to make this smoothie super creamy: freezing the fruits for 3-4 hours. This one step takes the smoothie from just a smoothie to a WOW breakfast option.
Healthy, wholesome, and lip-smackingly good strawberry and blueberry smoothie comes together in under 5 minutes.
Serve it for a quick breakfast, evening snack, or a healthy dessert. Add some protein powder to it to boost protein, and it turns into an excellent pre or post-workout snack.
The strawberry and blueberry smoothie recipe is gluten-free and can be easily made vegan. You can double or triple the recipe as per your requirement.
If you like smoothies, here are my favorites
- Peach Pie Smoothie
- Mango Kale Smoothie
- Mango Pineapple Smoothie
- Celery Smoothie
- Strawberry MilkShake
- Sunrise Sunset Tropical Smoothie
Strawberry and Blueberries – You can use fresh or frozen strawberries and blueberries. If using frozen, add them to the blender directly from the pack, and if using fresh, then freeze them for 3-4 hours.
Vanilla Extract – This is optional.
Others – You will also need whole milk, plain or strawberry flavored yogurt, and honey.
I use whole milk to make the smoothie creamy, but you can also use skim or low-fat milk. The same goes for yogurt.
You can also use Greek yogurt in place of regular yogurt.
Health Benefits Of Strawberries & Blueberries
Both strawberries and blueberries are high in antioxidants, which help protect the body from oxidative stress and damage caused by free radicals.
Consumption of strawberries and blueberries may help reduce the risk of heart disease.
Both fruits are rich in flavonoids, which can help lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation, and improve blood flow. The flavonoids have also been linked to improved cognitive function and a reduced risk of age-related cognitive decline.
These berries have a low glycemic index, which means they have a minimal impact on blood sugar levels. This makes them an excellent choice for those with diabetes or those looking to manage their blood sugar levels.
Studies have shown that consuming these fruits may help reduce the risk of certain types of cancer, including breast, colon, and prostate cancer.
How To Make No Banana Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie
Rinse ½ cup blueberries and 4 oz (100 g) strawberries.
Chop off the top green leafy part of the strawberries and slice them. Freeze the sliced strawberries and whole blueberries for 3-4 hours.
Freezing the berries makes the smoothie creamier. If you have forgotten to freeze the berries, add a few ice cubes while blending the smoothie.
If using already frozen berries, then skip this step.
Add ½ cup of frozen blueberries and 4 oz (1-0 g) frozen strawberries to the large jar of a high powered blender or a food processor.
If your blender is not high-power, thaw the frozen berries for 10 minutes for easy blending.
- ½ cup chilled whole milk
- ½ cup chilled plain yogurt
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon honey
to the jar.
Blend until smooth.
Add some more milk if the smoothie is thick for your liking. Check for sweetness and add some more honey if needed.
Pour the smoothie into 2 serving glasses. Garnish with more berries and a sprig of mint, and serve chilled.
Frequently Asked Questions
Although strawberries and blueberries are now available throughout the year, their quality is the best in summer. I freeze a large batch of strawberries and blueberries when they are in season and keep using the frozen berries year-round.
To freeze these berries, wash them and drain them well. Spread them on a kitchen towel for a few hours to remove any water on the surface.
Put the berries on a baking tray in a single layer and freeze for 6-8 hours. Scoop them in a freezer-safe bag once they are frozen and store them for 8-10 months. Keep using them whenever you need them.
You can also chop the strawberries before freezing. Hull them, cut them into small pieces, and freeze them on a baking tray. Check out my detailed post on how to freeze strawberries here.
You can skip adding milk and yogurt to the smoothie and replace them with water. Coconut water or orange juice also works great in this recipe.
To make it vegan, replace dairy milk with plant-based milk like almond, coconut, cashew, soy, etc. You can also use coconut water or orange juice in place of milk.
Replace plain yogurt with plant-based yogurt and honey with maple syrup or agave nectar.
Reduce the quantity of milk and make a thick version of this smoothie. Pour it into a serving bowl. Top it with sliced fruits, nuts, seeds, coconut flakes, granola, muesli, and edible flowers.
You can add more ingredients and make a new variation of this delicious blueberry strawberry smoothie every time. Some options are spinach, orange juice, chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds, mixed berries, pineapple, banana, cherries, avocado, mangoes, etc.
Add healthy fats like nut butter. Peanut butter, cashew butter, and almond butter are some options.
You can replace the honey or sugar with sugar-free substitutes like stevia or monk fruit for a low-calorie, sugar-free drink.
Add a little ground cinnamon and ground nutmeg for warmth.
Like any other smoothie, this creamy strawberry and blueberry smoothie tastes the best when served fresh. But if you make a bigger batch than required, you can refrigerate the smoothie in an airtight container for one more day.
Do not store it for longer. Otherwise, it will curdle and won’t taste good. Stir it well before serving.
While freezing your smoothie is a great way to extend its shelf life, the texture may change slightly after thawing. The smoothie may be slightly thinner, and the texture may not be as smooth as when freshly made.
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Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie Recipe (No Banana)
- ½ cup chilled whole milk (or skim, or plant-based)
- ½ cup chilled plain yogurt (full-fat, low-fat, Greek, plant-based or strawberry flavored)
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 ounce strawberries (100 g, fresh or frozen)
- ½ cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 tablespoon honey (or maple syrup or agave nectar)
Freeze The Berries (skip if using already berries)
- Rinse blueberries and strawberries.
- Chop off the top green leafy part of the strawberries and slice them. Freeze the sliced strawberries and whole blueberries for 3-4 hours.
- Freezing the berries makes the smoothie creamier. If you have forgotten to freeze the berries, add a few ice cubes while blending the smoothie.
- Add the frozen berries to the large jar of a high-speed blender.
- If your blender is not high-power, then thaw the frozen berries for 10 minutes for easy blending.
- Add milk, yogurt, vanilla extract, and honey to the jar.
- Blend until smooth.
- Add some more milk if the smoothie is thick for your liking. Check for sweetness and add some more honey if needed.
- Pour into 2 serving glasses. Garnish with some more berries and a sprig of mint and serve chilled.