This healthy, refreshing, and super delicious Strawberry Banana Yogurt Smoothie comes together in 5 minutes and is a great way to start the day. It is gluten-free and can also be made vegan. Here is how to make it.
About Strawberry Smoothie
Strawberry Banana Yogurt Smoothie is a 5-minute breakfast recipe that is made using fresh or frozen strawberries, ripe bananas, yogurt, milk, and honey.
This easy smoothie recipe can be your on-the-go breakfast for busy days or a refreshing afternoon snack on hot summer days. It is healthy, filling, and, most importantly, yummy.
You can get a cafe-worthy strawberry smoothie recipe with yogurt with just 5 basic ingredients at home. This drink is gluten-free and can be easily made vegan.
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Health Benefits Of Strawberries
Strawberries are rich in Vitamin C, folate, potassium, fibers, and antioxidants.
It has a healthy amount of protein needed for the body.
They are good for your heart, help in regulating blood sugar levels, boost immunity, are known to have anti-cancer properties, regulate blood pressure, and aid in weight management.
The antioxidants and polyphenols in strawberries are good for heart health and prevent cancer.
These are good for skin and hair health.
Strawberries – You can use fresh or frozen strawberries. If using fresh strawberries, you will have to freeze them for a few hours.
Check my post on How To Freeze Strawberries when they are in season.
Bananas – Bananas make the base for the smoothie and are filling. You can skip adding bananas if you wish to.
Yogurt – Yogurt is a great source of protein and makes the strawberry smoothie healthy and nutritious. I have used plain yogurt, but you can use plain Greek yogurt, vanilla yogurt, or strawberry yogurt.
Milk – Milk is added to adjust the consistency and to add to the creaminess of this yummy smoothie. I like to use whole milk (full fat milk), but you can choose low-fat milk, skim milk, or plant-based milk.
You can even opt for orange juice instead of milk. Use 100 perfect fruit juice or make it at home.
Sweetener – You will need some sweetener like honey or maple syrup if you like your smoothie sweet. You can also use raw sugar.
How To Make Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie
Wash 10-12 strawberries well and wipe them using a kitchen towel. Chop off the top leafy part using a paring knife. Then cut the strawberries into slices and freeze them for 5-6 hours.
Peel and slice 1 large banana and freeze it for 5-6 hours.
Make The Smoothie
Pull the banana and strawberries from the freezer and thaw them for 10 minutes.
- 10-12 chopped and frozen strawberries
- 1 large banana, peeled, sliced, and frozen
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- ½ cup whole milk
- 1 tablespoon honey, or to taste
to the medium jar of a high-speed blender.
Blend until smooth.
Add more milk if the smoothie is thick for your liking. Add more honey if needed.
Pour the smoothie into 2 tall glasses and serve chilled.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can make a vegan strawberry smoothie by replacing yogurt with plant-based yogurts like coconut yogurt, cashew yogurt, soy yogurt, and milk with almond, soy, coconut milk, or even orange juice. Use maple syrup instead of honey to sweeten the smoothie.
To make a smoothie bowl, make a thicker smoothie by adding less milk. Transfer the smoothie to a bowl. Top it with fresh fruit slices, chia seeds, coconut flakes, granola, muesli, dry fruits, and oats.
You can add nuts or seed mix as well. Use edible flowers to make your smoothie bowls even more appealing.
Yes, without any doubt! Make sure you use fresh whole fruits. Skip any sweetener, as banana adds the smoothie’s needed sweetness.
Add your favorite fruits like berries, pineapple, cantaloupe, spinach, kale, coconut water, coconut milk, or orange juice.
You can even add a spoonful of oats to make this strawberry yogurt drink healthier and add fiber.
Greens like spinach, kale, etc., are a perfect addition to this smoothie.
You can also add nuts and nut butter, like peanut butter, cashew butter, etc to add a nutty texture.
Replace dairy milk with almond milk, cashew milk, or coconut milk to make a vegan smoothie.
To make a strawberry smoothie without bananas, replace bananas with mango, avocado, oats, chia seeds, or silken tofu.
Add cocoa powder to make a chocolate strawberry smoothie.
You can add flax seeds, hemp seeds, or chia seeds for a crunch and nutty flavor.
Add beetroot powder, spirulina powder, acai powder, protein powder, etc to make your strawberry smoothie healthier.
Some people prefer ice cream shakes over smoothies. Smoothies are made using fruits and can have fresh or frozen fruits. While ice cream shakes utilize flavored ice cream and milk. If you prefer ice cream shakes, you can replace yogurt with ice cream and blend it with the fruits of your choice.
The simplest way to store a strawberry smoothie is to refrigerate it. Keep the smoothie in an airtight container and place it in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Be sure to stir or shake the smoothie before drinking, as the ingredients may separate.
If you want to store the leftover smoothie longer, you can freeze it. Pour the smoothie into an airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw the smoothie in the fridge overnight or on the counter for a few hours before drinking.
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Strawberry Banana Yogurt Smoothie Recipe
- 10-12 strawberries (hulled, sliced, and frozen)
- 1 large banana (peeled, sliced, and frozen)
- 1 cup plain yogurt (use full-fat, low-fat, or plant-based as per your choice)
- ½ cup milk (use whole, low-fat, or plant-based as per your choice)
- 1 tablespoons honey (or to taste. You can also use maple syrup or sugar)
- Pull out the banana and strawberries from the freezer and thaw them for 10 minutes.
- Add the frozen strawberries, frozen banana, yogurt, milk, and honey to the medium jar of a high-speed blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Add more milk if the smoothie is thick for your liking. Add more honey if needed.
- Pour the smoothie into 2 tall glasses and serve chilled.
- You can adjust the consistency of the smoothie by increasing or decreasing the quantity of milk.