Made using 5 simple ingredients in just 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 (gluten-free).
About This Recipe
My go-to breakfast on busy weekday mornings is either a bowl full of overnight oats topped with fresh fruits, muesli, and 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 just 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 and that is 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 quick breakfast, evening snacks, or even as a healthy dessert. Add some protein powder to it for a boost of protein and it turns into a great pre or post-workout snack.
Strawberry and blueberry smoothie is gluten-free and can be easily made vegan.
Strawberry and Blueberries – You can use fresh or frozen strawberries and blueberries. If using frozen, then 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, but it does give a lovely flavor to the smoothie.
Others – You will also need milk, plain or strawberry flavored yogurt, and honey.
I use whole milk as it makes the smoothie really creamy, but you can use skim milk or low-fat milk too. The same goes for yogurt.
You can also use Greek yogurt in place of regular yogurt.
How To Make 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 the frozen berries to the large jar of a high powered blender or a food processor.
If your blender is not high-power, then thaw the frozen berries for 10 minutes for easy blending.
Add ½ cup milk, ½ cup yogurt, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1 tablespoon honey to the jar.
Blend until smooth.
Pour the smoothie into 2 serving glasses. Garnish with some 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 summers. I make sure to 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 the berries and drain them well. Spread them on a kitchen towel for a few hours to get rid of 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 for 8-10 months. Keep using them whenever you need them.
You can also chop the strawberries before freezing. Hull them and 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 any plant-based milk like almond milk, coconut milk, cashew milk, soy milk, etc. You can also use coconut water or orange juice in place of milk.
Replace plain yogurt with any 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 strawberry blueberry smoothie every time. Some of the 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.
Just like any other smoothie, this creamy strawberry blueberry smoothie also tastes the best when served fresh. But if you end up making 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 split and won’t taste good. Stir it well before serving.
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Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie Recipe (No Banana)
- ½ cup chilled milk (whole, 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.
- Pour into 2 serving glasses. Garnish with some more berries and a sprig of mint and serve chilled.