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Strawberry Banana Green Smoothie


There was a time when I made this Strawberry Banana Green Smoothie almost every day for a year. I guess I am kinda like my dad— when you find something that works, why change it up? It only has five ingredients (and one being water), doesn’t take much food prep, and tastes very yummy (seriously).

It also uses ingredients that are easy to find all year round in the produce + freezer sections of most grocery stores. The key to make this healthy green smoothie habit stick, is making it easy and affordable. This Strawberry Banana Smoothie hits both of those on the head.

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My kids even ask for it! It’s such a proud moment as a parent when kids are craving fruits and veggies over processed foods.

Clare Hansard drinking a strawberry banana green smoothie with a paper straw | Simple Green Smoothies

The pic above is of my daughter Clare when she was 3 years old. She would ask for this smoothie all the time! I get a little teary eyed seeing her this little— she started 5th grade this year!!! Now, my kids wanting a spinach smoothie doesn’t happen every day, but it does still happen a LOT! Hope you enjoy one of my tried and true green smoothie recipes!

The reason why I combine quite a few fruits into this smoothie is to make sure we’re getting a variety of vitamins and minerals. My whole goal with green smoothies is to treat them as a daily vitamin to keep our immune systems strong and our body healthy. It’s been 8 years of drinking these now, and we’re still going strong!

Strawberry Banana Green Smoothie in a mason jar with Blueberries

 Tip: Thanks to the florida-grown blueberries, this green smoothie is more like a purple smoothie, which is great for kids and those who are afraid of the “green” color.

Here’s a few more plant-based recipes my kids love from the blog…

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Strawberry Banana Green Smoothie

  • Prep Time: 4
  • Cook Time: 1
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: Plant-based

Description

We’ve combined four of our favorite fruits for this smoothie – and it’s a yummy one! The flavors are bright and sweet, and it’s full of fruity goodness. As far as nutrition goes, this smoothie offers up a bundle of antioxidants from vitamin C-rich oranges and strawberries, to potassium-loaded bananas, and anthrocyanin-packed blueberries. And don’t forget all the vitamin K and iron in the spinach. 


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups spinach (fresh)
  • 2 oranges (peeled and seeded)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup strawberries*
  • 1 cup blueberries*
  • 2 bananas

Instructions

  1. Blend spinach, orange juice and water until smooth.
  2. Next add the remaining fruits and blend again.

Notes

*Use frozen strawberries and/or blueberries to make smoothie cold. **You can also use 3/4 cup water and 3/4 cup orange juice in place of the oranges and 1/2 cup water.

Keywords: strawberry banana smoothie, green smoothie with banana

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  1. Joy

    January 28th, 2013 at 8:45 am

    This is my daily “go to” green smoothie. For anyone that is not sure if they can do a daily green smoothie this is the one that will make you a believer and hook you healthy forever.

  2. Roely

    November 4th, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Do you think it’s to much sugar in this one ? Sounds good!

  3. SGS Rawkstar

    November 5th, 2015 at 7:31 am

    Hi Roely,

    Great question! Each smoothie has 3 cups of fruit in it, and it is recommended that an adult has 1.5 to 2 cups of fruit a day. When you drink 16oz of our green smoothie recipe you will be meeting, or just under your daily intake for fruit. If you feel like that is too much fruit, feel free to do 2 cups of fruit in each smoothie with 3 cups of leafy greens. Hope that helps. 🙂

    https://simplegreensmoothies.com/low-sugar-fruits

    https://simplegreensmoothies.com/fruit-and-vegetable-nutrition

  4. Georgia

    November 25th, 2015 at 5:34 am

    Hi lovely ladies,

    I have just downloaded your recipes cards and they all look yummy and cannot wait to try them. Being from the UK, I’m having a little issue with the measurements as I know that ‘a cup’ can change depending on what you’re measuring! Also, your recipe cards – how much smoothie does the recipes make?

  5. SGS Rawkstar

    November 30th, 2015 at 8:19 am

    Hi Georgia,

    Thanks for your leafy love! All of our recipes make two (16 oz) servings. Blending outside of the US? Check out our suggested conversions here. PS. Our book has an even more detailed conversion list!

    Spices | Proteins | Superfoods:

    ½ tsp = 2mL
    1 tsp = 5mL
    2 tsp = 10mL
    1 TBSP = 15mL
    2 TBSP = 30mL

    Fruits:

    Mango | Pineapple | Strawberries | Beets | Carrots | Blueberries | Raspberries | Leafy Greens

    1 cup = 250mL
    1 ½ cups = 375mL
    2 cups = 500mL

    Liquids:

    Water | Coconut Water | Coconut Milk | Almond Milk | Fresh Squeezed Juice | Rice Milk

    ½ cup = 125mL
    1 cup = 250mL
    1 ½ cups = 375mL
    2 cups = 500mL

    Grams:

    1 cup of leafy greens = 30g
    2 cups of leafy greens = 60g

  6. Ashley

    December 13th, 2015 at 10:48 am

    Hey!
    I did this one today and it was delicious, it just had a lot of short, stringy pieces (I’m thinking from the oranges or medium pulp oj I added). I also used kale instead of spinach, so I don’t know what caused this for sure. Is there any way to smooth it out more, or is that how it is no matter what?

    FYI I have a new Blendtec, so any tricks or use recommendations would be appreciated!

  7. SGS Rawkstar

    December 14th, 2015 at 11:39 am

    Hi Ashley,

    You’re right!! The pieces you found in your green smoothie were probably from the oranges. A great way to breakdown the oranges in your green smoothie is to blend them first with your leafy greens + liquid base. Once blended to a juice consistency add your remaining ingredients.

    Hope this helps! 🙂

  8. Stephanie

    December 21st, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    Message for Georgia – I live in UK and I bought a set of funky cups in Poundland. You can also get them in Asda. You can see I shop in all the ‘posh’ places!!

    Jen & Jadah thank you for all your yummy recipes. Currently in my fridge is the cold and flu remedy as it is that time of year in the UK!

    Happy Christmas
    Stephanie

  9. SGS Rawkstar

    December 27th, 2015 at 11:55 am

    Hi Stephanie,

    Thanks for reaching out + helping your fellow rawkstar!

    Cheers 🙂

  10. Elaina

    December 23rd, 2015 at 6:30 am

    I absolutely love your smoothies! but is there anyway you can use this recipe as a meal replacer?

  11. SGS Rawkstar

    December 27th, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Hi Elaina,

    Great question! Of course you can! We suggest adding protein + healthy fats to your favorite recipe when using it as a meal replacement, to ensure you’re fueling your body with a complete meal. Learn more about our favorite meal replacement combos here…

    https://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/green-smoothie-meal-replacement

  12. Nadia

    December 23rd, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    Hi, Well first off, I love all of the green smoothies I’ve tried so far and me as well my family appreciate the weekly recipes to try out. But the truth is, I absolutely suck at conversions, so what would be the amount of ingredients put in the blender for a single serving of this recipe?

    Thanks

  13. SGS Rawkstar

    December 27th, 2015 at 11:58 am

    Hi Nadia,

    We’ve got you covered! Here’s a single serving version of our Strawberry, Banana, Blueberry, Spinach Smoothie:

    1 cup spinach, fresh
    1 orange, peeled + seeded
    1/4 cup water
    1/2 cup strawberries
    1/2 cup blueberries
    1 banana

    Enjoy! 🙂

  14. Audrey

    December 29th, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    I’m new to smoothies. Would it be possible to list the nutritional information for this recipe? Since I’m just starting out, I’d like to keep track of the vitamins etc… that I am drinking during the course of the week.

  15. SGS Rawkstar

    December 30th, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    Hi Audrey,

    Thanks for reaching out! We personally don’t list the calories or nutritional information with our recipes. You’ll find that when you consume more nourishing whole fruits and veggies, you will not only feel full longer, but you’ll also have lessened cravings for high-calorie, nutritionally empty foods. So in the end it balances out. But we know many people would like to have nutritional information. Three great resources for tracking calories are Self Nutrition Data, and the phone apps: My Fitness Pal and Lose It.

  16. Val

    December 29th, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Is there anyway to get the estimated calories for all the smoothies?

  17. SGS Rawkstar

    December 30th, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    Hi Val,

    We personally don’t count calories, so we don’t include them in our recipes at this time. You’ll find that when you consume more nourishing whole fruits and veggies, you will not only feel full longer, but you’ll also have lessened cravings for high-calorie, nutritionally empty foods. So in the end it balances out. But we know many people would like to have calorie info. Three great resources for tracking calories are Self Nutrition Data, and the phone apps: My Fitness Pal and Lose It.

  18. Laurence

    December 30th, 2015 at 1:04 am

    Hello I am a astmatic. In the last 2 months i have been ill twice leading to 2 sets of antibiotics 3 sets of steroids and a hospital visit over christmas due to my astmah. The hospital said the cold has gone to my chest and i need to eat and drink more to help my immune system. I have been looking at your site and your green smoothie seems to be what i am looking for. Can you confirm this and if there is any others you recommend. Thanks for a great web site

  19. SGS Rawkstar

    December 30th, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    Hi Laurence,

    Looking to fuel your body? You’re in the right place. When dealing with health concerns we suggest working with your doctor to ensure green smoothies are the right choice! If you’re looking to boost your immune system check out these tips + recipes here…

    https://simplegreensmoothies.com/green-smoothie-recipes/mango-ginger-immune-support

    https://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/reboot-immune-system

    https://simplegreensmoothies.com/healthy-eating/immunity-booster-green-smoothie

  20. Maria

    January 11th, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Hey i would like to start on smoothies but still don’t know which blender i should get?
    Which one would you recommend to me? I was about to get the duronic one but not sure it’s good quality.

    Thanks!
    Everythingz so yummy here 🙂

  21. SGS Rawkstar

    January 11th, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Hi Maria,

    Thanks for reaching out! Check out our favorite blenders here…

    https://simplegreensmoothies.com/blenders/options

    Cheers 🙂

  22. Sabrina

    February 7th, 2016 at 7:18 am

    Are green smoothies good for a diabetic? I’ve been trying to eat good and healthy foods.

  23. SGS Rawkstar

    February 7th, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    Hi Sabrina,

    Thank for reaching out to us. Since we are not doctors or nutritionists, we suggest that any member of community with health concerns to speak to their healthcare provider to confirm that green smoothies and the natural sugars are okay for their eating plan. Here is a link to our favorite low sugar fruits.

    https://simplegreensmoothies.com/low-sugar-fruits

    Hope that helps.

  24. Neeta

    February 8th, 2016 at 4:47 am

    Hi,m trying ur smoothies..it’s yum n nutritious ..Plzz give substitute of kale as its not easily available hr in India.. blue berries n other berries r also rarely available .

  25. SGS Rawkstar

    February 8th, 2016 at 7:36 am

    Hi Neeta,

    Thanks for reaching out! Can’t find kale by you? No worries! Swap in another leafy green that you enjoy and that is accessible in your area. Learn more about our favorite greens here…

    https://simplegreensmoothies.com/rotate-your-greens

    Cheers 🙂

  26. Michelle Christine

    February 15th, 2016 at 5:52 am

    Yum!! I have tried mixing up my own smoothies and this is FAR better. It is crazy sweet!! Thank you.

  27. SGS Rawkstar

    February 15th, 2016 at 7:38 am

    Hi Michelle,

    YAY! Thanks for taking the time to reach out and share the green smoothie love!

  28. Naresh

    February 23rd, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    HI

    I prepared with Coconut Milk,Banana,Strawberry,Almond and top up with Unflavoured Protein Powder. I took it with me in office and found it very supportive until 8 PM . Earlier I used to eat biscuits that I have stopped it and take smoothies now

    Thanks
    Naresh

  29. SGS Rawkstar

    February 23rd, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    Hi Naresh,

    YAY! Love that green smoothie helped you stay satisfied through a long day at the office! Thanks for reaching out!

    Cheers 🙂

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